XV International Festival of National Cultures

On April 9th, the 15th International Festival of National Cultures started at SUT. This year, the festival of spring, friendship and student life was marked by a large number of guests and, as always, a warm atmosphere.

 The solemn opening ceremony of the Festival was held in the university hall decorated with flags of different countries.

 Representatives of the SUT and guests of honor addressed the participants with a welcoming speech: First Vice-Rector, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs G.M. Mashkov, Vice-Rector for Educational Work and Public Relations I.A. Alekseenko, Consul of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Russia Silvia Simko, representative of the University of Versailles (France) Guilleman Willy Daniel Fabris, Head of the International Cooperation Department I.I. Karimova. Our foreign graduates, as well as the participants of the 2018 Summer School from India, also conveyed their warm greetings to the participants of the festival.

 The guests of the Festival were representatives of Russian and foreign universities: St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, University of Versailles (France) , Eurasian National University named after Gumilyov (Kazakhstan), University of Telecommunications of Leipzig (Germany), as well as the community of students of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

 A tour around the university was organized for everyone. It included visits to the Museum of SPbSUT and the scientific and educational centre «Media Center». The guests noted that the university created excellent conditions for high-quality and versatile training of highly qualified specialists, in both technical and humanitarian fields.

 The opening ceremony included the performance of children from the community of Uzbek youth in St. Petersburg, who danced the Andijan polka. Then the guests of the Festival could taste the dishes from different countries. The participants of the culinary competition presented national cuisines from 11 countries: Angola, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Mali, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France. It should be noted that the guests of the Festival from partner universities of St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan and France also presented their cuisine.

 During the tasting, the honorary jury and visitors of the competition enjoyed the unique tastes of national dishes, appreciated the design of the tables and the original presentation.

 The closing ceremony of the Festival, performances of creative teams, awarding the winners and participants of the culinary competition and sports tournament were held in the Assembly Hall of SUT.