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SPSU (St-Petersburg State University)

SPSU (St-Petersburg State University)

Saint-Petersburg State University (SPbU) is one of the leading universities in Russia. It was founded in 1724 by Peter the Great as the first Academic University in the country 

Today SPbU offers over 570 degree programmes in the different areas of study:  85 bachelor programmes, 205 master programmes and areas of specialization (incl. 11 master programmes taught in English), 263 doctoral programmes in the area of specialization and others.

SPbU Academic Opportunities:

  • SPbU degree programs are available in the six main areas:
    • Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences
    • Natural Sciences and Medicine
    • Economics and Management
    • Earth Sciences
    • Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Art and Culture
  • SPbU is one of the world’s biggest centers of Russian language study
    • Every year about 1500 students from over 70 countries take their Russian courses at the University. The unique teaching methodology that has been created during 60 years of teaching Russian as a foreign language at SPbU meets both personal and professional demands of international trainees
    • SPbU is ready to support Russian language departments development in foreign partner-universities  

There are more than 30 000 students, 6 000 – academic staff members.

Every year the University hosts about 2,500 foreign students from more than 90 countries of the world (incl. about 1,3000  international students on degree programs).

SPbU cooperates with about 300 partner universities and has at its disposal the best university Research Park in Russia.

Among SPbU alumni were many famous people namely Dmitry Mendeleev, Ilya Mechnikov, Alexander Blok, Vladimir Putin and others.

Url of the main (English) Web-page of the University: http://english.spbu.ru/

Saint-Petersburg State University thematic priorities in the BRICS Network University:

  • Computer science and information security
  • Ecology and climate change
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • BRICS studies
  • Water resources and pollution treatment

The educational programmes, which Saint-Petersburg State University offers to the partner NU universities in the framework of the thematic priorities of BRICS NU

Educational programme “Computational Technologies”

The SPbU MSc educational programme “Computational Technologies” spans the range of topics related to what, why and how can be computed using modern computing technologies. The programme includes fundamental theoretical disciplines (e.g. Mathematical Description of Hard Forming Processes; Algorithmic Coding Theory; Precomputation of Complex Problems), discusses practical applications of the theoretical approaches (e.g. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Natural Processes; Methods of Statistical Information Processing) and considers modern computing technologies that can be used to solve fundamental computational problems (e.g. Methods and Algorithms for High Performance and Distributed Computing; Automated Systems of Data Collection and Processing; Grid, Cloud computing and Big Data Technologies). Along with academic studies the programme includes short-term internship in one of the leading institutions working in the area of parallel and distributed computing. Currently the program partners with Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia). Students have opportunities to access cutting-edge scientific equipment of the SPbU Research Park, participate in research projects related to high-performance and distributed computing, prepare scientific papers for local and international conferences, join summer schools and international contests. In addition, students are encouraged to continue the studies on the PhD track; we welcome international PhD students to work on their theses in the area of computational science, parallel and distributed computing.

SPbU Representative in the Computer Science and Information Security ITG of the BRICS NU:  Dr. Vladimir Korkhov, Associate professor, v.korkhov@spbu.ru, http://www.apmath.spbu.ru/en/staff/korhov/

ITG members:

    1. Computer science and information security: Vladimir Korkhov, Associate professor, v.korkhov@spbu.ru, http://www.apmath.spbu.ru/en/staff/korhov/
    2. Ecology and climate change: Galina Pryahina, g.pryahina@spbu.ru
    3. Economics: Elena Efimova , e.efimova@spbu.ru
    4. Energy:  Sergey Grigoriev, grigor@lns.pnpi.spb.ru
    5. BRICS studies: Dmitry Baryshnikov, barydmit2008@yandex.ru
    6. Water resources and pollution treatment: Sophia Lesovaya, s.lesovaya@spbu.ru

NCC member: Ekaterina Babelyuk, Senior Vice–Rector for Academic Affairs, e.babelyuk@spbu.ru

BRICS STUDIES

 

Master degree programme “Russia and China in Modern World Politics”

 

Annotation

This Master's degree program is unique for the Russian higher educational system. With increasing intensity and diversification of Russian- Chinese relations, the need for specialists capable of solving research, scientific, practical and applied problems in the sphere of cooperation between RF and PRC  in the socio-political sphere is constantly growing. Comparison and analysis of the two countries' positions on global challenges of the modern world, the ways and means of reforming their political systems, the basic directions of modernization will enhance the level of mutual understanding and efficiency of interaction between Russia and China.

Master's program graduates will be prepared for teaching, consulting and expert activities in the governmental bodies, public and civic organizations, educational institutions focused on deepening of multifaceted ties between Russia and China.

Along with Russian academics, Sinology experts from RF Chinese academics, the Consulate General of China in St. Petersburg representatives, the Confucius Institute, the Chinese business center and the Russian-Chinese cultural center specialists will participate in the process of the program implementation and evaluation of its the results.

Head of the programme:
Dr. Prof. Galina Isaakovna Gribanova, professor, polit@spbu.ru

Programme language  - Russian, English

 

Courses in History

1. Museum work in the BRICS countries

The course «Museum work in the BRICS countries» of the master's degree educational program "Museum supervision" is intended to provide the basic knowledge on the history, traditions and innovations of museum work in the countries, which belong to the Association of BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. As a result of studying this discipline students: 1. are to acquire their knowledge on the formation and development of museums in each country; 2. get information about innovations of museum work in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa; 3. know more about the museum collaboration between BRICS countries; 4. get acquainted with museological literature on the theory and history of museums in the BRICS countries.

2. Domestic and foreign works about Latin America;

The purpose of studying this discipline is mastering undergraduates knowledge of Latin American foreign and domestic historiography from ancient times to the present day.

3. Iberian world and Russia in XVI-XIX centuries .: history of relations

Discipline is intended to form the students' knowledge and understanding of the place and role of Russia in the foreign policy of Spain, Portugal and Latin America, the impact of Russia's relations with the Iberian world in the development of international relations in the era of modern and contemporary. As part of the course focuses on the political, economic and cultural contacts and relations with Russia region (Iberian Peninsula. Central and South America) since the beginning of the XVI century. up to this day. An important place in the academic discipline is assigned consideration of the problem of formation and development of knowledge and understanding of peoples of Russia and the Iberian world of each other.

4. The Ethnic History of Аmerica;

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the ethnic history of the Americas from ancient times to the present day. The objectives of the course is to develop students' knowledge of the content of the most important stages of America's ethnic history, ethnogenesis of the peoples inhabiting the region, the history of ethnic relations in the region and about the most important changes in the ethnic map of the region throughout its history.

5. The History of World Religions;

The purpose of the study of the discipline is the assimilation of the students general knowledge about the historical development of the world's religions and their influence on the political, social, economic and cultural processes in the different countries and regions. The course examines the historical features of formation and development of Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Western Christianity, with particular emphasis on the transformation of religious systems in the Western world, historical causes and consequences of these changes.

6.History of international relations (1946 - early XXIst century)

The purpose of the study of the discipline is to provide students a basic understanding of world politics and international relations, history, theory and practice, the formation of ideas about the subject and object of research of world politics and international relations, the key concepts of the discipline. The study of current trends and schools in the study of world politics, the analysis of the prevailing currently subsystems of international relations, to acquaint students with the main stages of the history of the world economic system in modern times, to show changes in the economic policy and financial priorities in the formation of foreign policy.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Educational programme “Computational Technologies”

The SPbSU MSc educational programme “Computational Technologies” spans the range of topics related to what, why and how can be computed using modern computing technologies. The programme includes fundamental theoretical disciplines (e.g. Mathematical Description of Hard Forming Processes; Algorithmic Coding Theory; Precomputation of Complex Problems), discusses practical applications of the theoretical approaches (e.g. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Natural Processes; Methods of Statistical Information Processing) and considers modern computing technologies that can be used to solve fundamental computational problems (e.g. Methods and Algorithms for High Performance and Distributed Computing; Automated Systems of Data Collection and Processing; Grid, Cloud computing and Big Data Technologies). Along with academic studies the programme includes short-term internship in one of the leading institutions working in the area of parallel and distributed computing. Currently the program partners with Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia). Students have opportunities to access cutting-edge scientific equipment of the SPbSU Research Park, participate in research projects related to high-performance and distributed computing, prepare scientific papers for local and international conferences, join summer schools and international contests. In addition, students are encouraged to continue the studies on the PhD track; we welcome international PhD students to work on their theses in the area of computational science, parallel and distributed computing.

Programme language  - Russian, English

 

Head of the programme:
Dr. Prof. Alexander Degtyarev, professor, a.degtyarev@spbu.ru, http://www.apmath.spbu.ru/en/staff/degtiarev/

SPbSU Representative in the Computer Science and Information Security ITG of the BRICS NU:
Dr. Vladimir Korkhov, Associate professor, v.korkhov@spbu.ru, http://www.apmath.spbu.ru/en/staff/korhov/

 

 

Educational programme Database Technologies”

Annotation

Master program focuses on in-depth study of principles of the administration, development and design of modern databases as well as related issues and technologies. Other models (distributed, object, object-oriented, hierarchical, network databases) are considered along with the classical relational databases. Some areas of database applications, such as information retrieval, webometrics, data mining and some others, are also being explored.

Educational programme “Programming and Information Technology”

Annotation

This educational program is aimed at training professionals who have received fundamental training in the field of applied mathematics and information technology. In particular, graduates can effectively use modern information technologies of parallel and distributed computing and data mining techniques in dealing with natural-scientific, technical and  technological problems

Programme language  - Russian, English

 

Constructive Algebra Algorithms for Information Processing

Lecturer:  Prof., Dr.  Alexei Yu. Uteshev  http://www.apmath.spbu.ru/en/staff/uteshev/index.html

The course is developed in cooperation with the company Raidix http://www.raidix.com 

Course webpage: http://pmpu.ru/vf4/algorithms_e

Description

The course is focused to mathematical foundations of modern algorithms for information processing such as data compression, error correction and cryptography. The course includes: lectures (37×2 academic hours), students’ individual work (20 hours), final exam  (2 hours)

Syllabus:  Algebraic preliminaries; Cryptography; Galois fields; Coding; Fast Fourier transform.

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology – modern direction in psychological science and practice that aims to study laws of a human mental development and design of programs of psychological help through all the stages of a lifespan: from early childhood to latest life periods. Education is oriented on complex study of theoretical and applied issues in modern Developmental Psychology and covers a range of problems related to understanding of age laws and individual and psychological differences in human development. Program includes learning modern methods of psychological diagnostics, psychological correction, various types and technologies of psychological help across lifespan.

Courses in the module:

Developmental Psychology

Psychodiagnostics in Developmental Psychology

Psychotherapy

Perinatal Psychology

Lifespan Psychology

Psychology of Midlife and Aging

Creativity and Development: Theory and Practice

 

Research areas:

Developmental perspectives on well-being and psychological health

Career and professional development

Positive aging

Crisis across the lifespan

 

Contact: Dr. Larisa Arsenjevna Golovej, professor, developmental.psychology@spbu.ru