Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay visited SPbSUT

1 (1)On June 22, 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of  Paraguay in Russia  Mr. Ramon Dias Pereira and his wife visited  SPbSUT. The National University of Asunción (UNA), the oldest State University of Paraguay (1890) signed an agreement on scientific cooperation and academic exchange with our university and SPbSUT became the first Russian university among UNA university partners.

Honorable guests were welcomed by SPbSUT Rector Sergey Bachevsky, who emphisised the importance of  Russian-Latin American relations development on the level of cooperation between educational organizations. Oleg Zolotokrylin, Vice-rector for  International Cooperation and Nina Zhuravleva, Head of International Cooperation Department introduced the University to our guests. Darya Obukhova, business development manager of telecommunication company  Protei accompanied Mr. Ambassador and his wife and did a lot to lobby the meeting to be held at SPbSUT.

The parties exchanged the signed copies of the Agreement and Mr. Ambassador left a note in the book of honorable guests of SPbSUT.

Mr. Pereira was delighted by technical facilities of  the University: different kinds of research laboratories and auditoriums. While visiting Mediacentre, namely sound recording studio, he even played easily and with pleasure several music compositions on digital piano demonstrating the combination of  technology and art. Mr. Ambassador and his wife also visited SPbSUT Museum.

In his official address  Mr. Pereira warmly thanked for the reception and expressed strong confidence in further cooperation between our universities and countries.   The letter of appreciation for the Ambassador visit to SPbSUT was sent to the address of the rector Sergey Bachevsky. 


SPBSUT and EPITECH: educational fair in France

1In June, 8-19, 2015 the Higher school of digital innovation EPITECH, French partner-university of  SPBSUT, organized the educational fair in 12 regions of France where EPITECH has its regional campuses: Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lion, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse.

EPITECH School, which has been collaborating with SPBSUT since 2006, deserved the reputation of the leading educational institution  transforming a passion for computer science into expertise, opening doors to high-potential employment opportunities comparable to those enjoyed by graduates from the elite French Universities. It’s interesting to know that 30% of study hours for project-oriented model is devoted to internships in companies, and 20% (academic year) - to studying abroad in foreign partner-universities.

The representatives from partner-universities from Australia, Bahrain, UK, Ireland, China, Korea, Netherlands, USA and Sweden participated in the Fair - 2015. SPBSUT was represented by Nina Zhuravleva, Head of International Cooperation Department.

The purpose of participation in the fair was in the involvement of EPITECH students in education process at SPbSUT, also the distribution of the information about St. Petersburg and Russia. During the fair more than 100 French students, who came with their parents, got interested in studying at SPbSUT.

It’s the fourth time our university participates in the fair, gradually increasing the number of students, who arrive to study for the full academic year at SPbSUT. So, in 2015-2016 academic year 25 EPITECH students with other English-speaking students from other partner-universities will be studying at SPbSUT on specially designed academic program, which consists of bachelor’s and master’s degree courses from “Info-Communication Technologies and Communication Systems” programs.

From 2014 EPITECH has been developing a strategy of internationalization, offering to its foreign partners various options for studying at EPITECH. The education at this Graduate School of Digital Innovation  is rather expensive, but now SPbSUT students have an opportunity to study at EPITECH participating in the program of academic exchange. 


SPbSUT International Student Team: Winning Hackatons has become a tradition

1Saturday day on May 30, 2015 turned out to be really hot for SPbSUT 5 teams participating in a popular event in IT world - Hackathon. During 6 hours students were writing a code to implement their solutions – how to use Intel Real Sense cameras of complemented reality which will be available only next year.

Intel Real Sense technology is a new interaction way between human beings and computers or tablets based on gestures, video and speech commands analysis. The Real Sense camera is capable of scanning objects, estimating depth, sizes, contours, colors and distance to subjects.

It is possible to carry out any manipulations with the virtual copies of objects, and even to print them on 3D - printers. The technology monitors the movement of hands and fingers, it detects and analyses facial expressions of a person (the position and shape of the lips, eyes and cheeks). All this makes it a powerful tool for the development of next-generation applications and all this can be seen in IPTV laboratory of the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University for Telecommunications (SPbSUT) which was opened in May 2015.

Our university teams submitted their projects dedicated not only to camera use in a game world, navigation around the city, recognition of emotions for quality control of video content perception, but also they submitted the projects in the sphere of optimization of IPTV traffic transfer, and in the Internet of things management by means of gestures. Our students wrote a program code and presented their projects to the jury which consisted of Intel company representatives.

The team of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications took the 1st place in a team competition, having left behind some technical universities of Russia. Valuable prizes were won by students who developed a prototype of software product for network parameters of IPTV traffic optimization taking into account the control person’s head and eyes position, and also projects on scrolling of Google-maps by means of gestures.

A brand new laptop has been gifted to the team of SPbSUT international students from our partner universities – EPITECH (French Graduate School of Digital Innovation) – Aupetit Julien, Zaven Hakobyan and our international student trainee Fadi Hadi from the Higher school of Telecommunications, Leipzig, Germany.

The second place was taken also by our international students from France, Epitech –Benjamin Desbois and Léo-Victor Pradel-Malbreil.

During the whole event Julia Mikhailova, a 4th year student of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications and student exchange coordinator of SPbSUT International Cooperation Department helped foreign students, giving them a great support.

All Hackaton participants got as a present an Intel Real Sense camera. Such cameras are known not to be on sale yet either in Russia or abroad.

And who prepared all SPbSUT teams for Hackathon?

Associate Professor of Telecommunications Networks and Data Transmission Department, the Head of SPbSUT Internet of Things laboratory Ruslan Kirichek and senior lecturer Maria Makolkina were engaged in the organization and SPbSUT students training.

Participation in the Hackathon was organized in the framework of the course program “Self-Organization Networks".

We should point out that on April 2, 2015 students and professors of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications participated in MeetUP Intel Real Sense which was dedicated to the new technology of augmented reality on the basis of emotions recognition.

46 Russian students from our university and also 2 international students from Epitech (Zaven Hakobyan and Julien Aupetit), who study Internet of Things and Self-Organization Networks, visited that event. Having had much appreciated the idea of this technology, they realized the project and won the first place in Haсkathon. From the idea to the project is only one step!

Master's Degree Program in Infocommunication Technologies and Telecommunications Networks - Apply now!

iotYou are welcome to apply for Master's Degree Program in Infocommunication Technologies and Telecommunications Networks: Internet of Things and Self-Organization Networks at The Bonch-Bruevich Saint - Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT)!

The MSc degree Program is prepared by the Faculty of Infocommunication Networks and Systems and the Faculty of Economics and Management. It is a two-year educational Program taught in English and carried out in collaboration with SPbSUT foreign partner universities. More Information... 

SPbSUT welcomes Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

DSC02276On June, 1, 2015 the delegation from Hangzhou Dianzi University, China,  headed by  the Vice-president of Chinese university Sun Lingling visited the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. The guests were cordially welcomed by Oleg Zolotokrylin, the Vice-rector for International Cooperation and Nina Zhuravleva, Head of International Cooperation Department.

The delegation consisting of 5 members visited SPbSUT Internet of things (IoT) laboratory and Media Centre. Researches in the field of Internet of things have been actively conducted both in Hangzhou Dianzi University and in SPbSUT, thus the Chinese colleagues were very glad to share the best practices with SPbSUT representatives. The Chinese partners expressed high interest in educational and scientific cooperation with our university.

Hangzhou Dianzi University is in Top 5 of the best universities in Zhejiang province, it has strong support on the state level and students can obtain grants for education abroad including Russia. On behalf of the Vice-President Sun Lingling and the Head of International Office Tian Ye, the parties agreed to develop academic exchange and participation in various educational programs of both universities.

For more information on educational cooperation with Hangzhou Dianzi University please, contact SPbSUT International Cooperation Department  (room 343/1).

Visit from the University of Duisburg-Essen to SPbSUT

DSC02251Professor Ulrich Frank from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Head of Business Informatics Project visited the the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University for Telecommunications on May 19th, 2015.  Ulrich Frank met with the Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva and Professor of Economics and Management Faculty Alexander Sotnikov. The main purpose of negotiations was to discuss the opportunities in education cooperation, exchange programs in academic teaching staff and student mobility. The Faculty of Economics and Management, SPbSUT presents Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Business Informatics.

The main exciting news is the opening  of Master’s program in English language this year: Intelligent Info-communication Systems  program is represented by 2 Faculties  – Infocommunication Networks and Systems Faculty and the Faculty of Economics and Management. And foreign professors are supposed to conduct lectures at SPbSUT, including, probably, and the above mentioned University.

All the required information about this Master’s program can be downloaded here /eng/study-programs/master-degree-in-english/intelligent-info-communication-systems.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is among 10 largest German Universities with more than 40 thousand students. Many international students study at the University of Duisburg-Essen and give the cities of Duisburg and Essen an international atmosphere. Thus, Ulrich Frank emphasized that their University is deeply concerned about educational cooperation with Russian universities. Our guest also attended an exhibition of student research projects which were carried out in SPbSUT within the 69th Regional Scientific Conference of students and young scientists "Student Spring - 2015".

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New cooperation opportunities with the University of South Florida (USF)

3The Dean of the Muma College of  Business (University of  South Florida – USF), professor Moez Limayem visited the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) on April,16, 2015. Professor held an exciting lecture for our students. Meeting was organized by International Cooperation Department and Faculty of  Economics, SPbSUT. 

Professor Moez Limayem noted friendly atmosphere at our Universitry, active and curious students. The presentation of  USF can be downloaded here.

Following the results of negotiations with the vice-rector for  International Cooperation Oleg  Zolotokrylin  and  the head of  International Cooperation Department  Nina Zhuravleva, the parties agreed to combine efforts in further work on opening Double degree programs  and developing our academic exchange programs. One of the programs which aroused students’ special interest became the master program in Management Information Systems.

If you have any questions concerning studying at the University of South Florida , please contact SPbSUT International Office (343/1, tel.+7 812 305-12-24).


Eun-Ju Kim, Chief of Innovation and Partnership Department, ITU visited SUT

1On March, 9-13, 2015  Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, the Chief of Innovation and Partnership Department, Telecommunication Development  Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) visited Russia by invitation of the International Academy of Communication (IAC).

In the year of  150th  anniversary of ITU foundation, the purpose of  this invitation is to promote the international cooperation between  ITU  and  Russian field-oriented entities and organizations in development of  ICT. The mission program of Dr. Kim to Russia included visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg.

So, in Moscow Dr. Kim met with Anastasia Ositis, the President of International Academy of  Communication (IAC) ,  the alumnus of  our  university  (at that time Leningrad Electrotechnical  Institute of  Communications  named after Prof. M.A. Bonch- Bruevich), with the Deputy Minister  of  the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (Minkomsvyaz) Rashid Ismailov, with the Head of Federal Communications Agency (Rossvayz) Oleg Dukhovnitsky and Deputy Head of Rossvyaz Roman Sheredin, with the General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Radio Research & Development Institute (NIIR) Valery Butenko, with the rector of Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) Artem Adzhemov, with acting general director of the State Unitary Enterprise Central scientific-research Institute of communication Andrey Gryazev and with other  representatives of  industry and media.

On  March,11  Dr. Eun-Ju Kim and the President of  IAC Anastasia Ositis visited  the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of  Telecommunications (SUT) and the Central Museum of Communications named after prof. A.S. Popov.  During their visit to  SUT Dr. Kim and A.Ositis met with the first Vice-rector for academic affairs Dr. Prof. Georgy Mashkov, Head of International Cooperation Department, PhD, Nina Zhuravleva, chair of St. Petersburg branch of International Academy of Communication, SUT rectorate counsellor,  Head of  Television and Metrology Department of  SUT  Dr. Prof Alexander Gogol, Dean of  the Faculty of Radiotechnologies of  Communication Prof. Oleg Vorobiev.

Respected guests visited educational laboratories of  the Television and Metrology Department.  Dr. Prof. Alexander Gogol demonstrated excellent opportunities  of  training  in the field of video technology available for students of  St. Petersburg State University of  Telecommunications.

The parties discussed the possibilities of  partnership development  between SUT and  ITU, the extention of SUT representative as a member of  ITU-D in all three sectors (ITU-D, ITU-T, ITU-R). The parties stated that SUT and ITU successfully carried out their cooperation started in 2012, when SUT became a member of ITU. SUT organized joint events, seminars and international conferences. According  to Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, ITU is ready to pursue an active coordination, to continue organizing  joint  activities with SUT  in the sphere of common interest, especially in promotion of  young specialists’ initiatives  in  ICT.

ITU  is  ready to support  SUT and to give technical and organizational  assistance in:

- advancing  the  status of  SUT electronic scientific journal  "Information Technologies and Telecommunications";

- organizing seminars at SUT and  training SUT professors, students and staff  in ITU capacity building activities;

- building Network of Academia through which various associated programs such as exchange of experts/professors/students can be realized;

- using St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications as an experimental platform for distribution of broadband access technologies and services on the basis of broadband communication and ICT applications. All these efforts open new opportunities for connecting people and interaction of them, for sharing knowledge, resources and experience, for transformations of people’s lives and contribution to sustainable development all over the world.

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SPbSUT alumnus from Jordan congratulated SUT women on International Women’s Day

CYMERA_20141116_211719It’s always a pleasure to think of my youth and studentship time spent in one of the best cities in Russia and not only in Russia – in St. Petersburg (former Leningrad).

At that time SPbSUT University was known as the Bonch-Bruevich Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute for communications (LEIC).

I keep our remarkable professors such as Buga, Palshkov (my dissertation advisor), Shapiro, Gomzin, Shmakov, Dzhakoniya, Zeitlenok, Mashkovtsev and many others in the warmth of my heart. I’m grateful to them not only for science and skills they gave me on on my profession but also for life experience and their lessons of honesty, industriousness, proudness and love of life. 

I remember our dean of radio communications and radio broadcasting and vice-rector for international relations Alexander Gogol with great respect. They guided our study process and took care of our students’ life so conscientiously. Of course I remember my friends, class rooms, dormitories. We spent our time all together: we prepared our term and laboratory projects, enjoyed dancing parties on weekends in the dormitory on Studencheskaya street, 5, we celebrated holidays together.

From 1978 till 1983 I had my graduate program at the Bonch-Bruevich Institute, then I went on with my further academic study there and finished my postgraduate training program (PhD dissertation) in 1987.

At present time I’m a professor and keep up the work of my Russian teachers and mentors.

From 1990 till 2009 I was a professor at Jordan University Yarmuk (Irbid, Jordan) and presently I’m a professor at the Engineering Applied Science University in Amman, Jordan.

On this occasion, let me congratulate all women at Bonch University with this wonderful holiday of spring - March 8, and wish them love and happiness!

Yours respectfully,

Dr. Mohammad - Mofid Sulaiman

Chair/ Dept. of Elecrical & Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering Applied

Science University Amman, Jordan

Opening ceremony of the exhibition “Post stamps of Liechtenstein. History of a project

On March 03, 2015 the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University for Telecommunications hosted an opening ceremony of unique and rare exhibition “Post stamps of Liechtenstein. History of a project”. The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, one of the oldest museums of science and technology in the world, is the co-organizer of this exhibition.

The following prominent guests and representatives of the University and Museum administration participated in the opening ceremony: Rector of SPbSUT Sergey Bachevsky, Vice-rector for International Cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency Dmitry Panyshev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Information and Communication of St. Petersburg Denis Chamara, Director of the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications Ludmila Bakautova, Director of National Museum of Liechtenstein Rainer Vollkommer, General Director of Liechtenstein Post (before 2014) and director for International Cooperation at present Herbert Karl Ruedisser, Director of SPbSUT Museum Sabina Deripasko, artist and designer, the author of some stamps Alex Doll, Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg Michel Fayette, Vice-consul for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of China in St.Petersburg Miao Yuan.

Opening the exhibition, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) Dmitry Panyshev noted in his speech that letters are the means of communication, and a stamp is a symbol of communication: “Now stamps of Liechtenstein can be admired not only by philatelists, but also by SPbSUT students, professors and guests .”

Rector Sergey Bachevsky expressed his gratitude to the partners and friends of the University for the possibility to present a unique exposition of post stamps in SPbSUT.

General Director of Liechtenstein Post (before 2014) and director for International Cooperation at present Herbert Karl Ruedisser said: “Stamp is not only a sign of postage paid but also a piece of art that reflects the historical era and people of a country." He presented a special gift to the rector Sergey Bachevsky and Deputy Head of Rossvyaz Dmitry Panyshev - special stamps dedicated to the outstanding Russian military commander Alexander Suvorov when staying in Liechtenstein.

After the opening ceremony the artist and designer Alex Doll met with SPbSUT students and told them about the creating process of post stamp sketch dedicated to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi – 2014. While printing these stamps the craftsmen used the colors made of granite chips taken from Krasnaya Polyana mountains (Krasnaya Polyana is a place in Sochi region). Students also admired the philatelic series of stamps created by Alex Doll named “In the footsteps of Alexander Suvorov in Switzerland”.

During two weeks SPbSUT students, professors and guests will have a chance not just to see the stamps but also to get some knowledge of the amazing history of the Principality of Liechtenstein.