International Baltic Communication Forum (BAFO): Round Table on Information perception in virtual and constant reality

IMG_1533December, 4,  2015  SPbSUT International Cooperation Department together with the Faculty of Humanities organized a Round Table Discussion titled "Information perception in virtual and constant reality" in the framework ofthe XVII International Baltic Communication Forum (BAFO) "Global and regional communication: Present and Future".  

Being initiated last year, an international event is comparatively new, nevertheless, it is already recognized as the venue offering a broad, multi-disciplinary and multi-national discussion space for students, professors and professionals of both technical and human spheres.

The Round Table was opened by the Vice-rector for International Cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin and the Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva who welcomed more than 40 guests, teachers and students, from various countries such as Russia, Finland, France, Hungary, Nigeria, Tajikistan.  Thanks to online connection, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, had a chance to participate.
The Round table  featured versatile reports and successful presentations on topical issues of modern education focusing on information perception, Internet-based education (e-learning), virtual education platforms, and gamification. It witnessed speeches by Clovis Gonon, Gaston Rivoire, our students from Epitech school of Innovation & Computer Expertise .France, Aziz Ghariani, our student from Télécom Lille ,France, Pierre Frizon, our student from Télécom Ecole de Management , France.

A particular interest was given to the report on Internet-based educational platforms by Petra Platz, Assistant Professor from Széchenyi István University, Hungary .

Cory David Barker, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland spoke on Hierarchically complex forms of information perception and coordination in web-based interfacing (via Skype).

SPbSUT was represented by the reports of Anna Khan, Faculty of Humanities, and Maksim Zaharov, Faculty of Infocommunication Networks and Systems.

We express our gratitude to all the participants and guests for interesting speeches and discussions and invite everybody to join us next year to the round table which will no doubt keep its path encouraging international multi-disciplinary communication and cooperation.

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SPbSUT – Frankfurt Programming Contest

2  SPbSUT students took part in international programming contest «Programming Day»under the guidance of Olga Petrova, associate professor of the Department of Programming Engineering and Computer Facilities, Faculty of Infocommunication Networks and Systems.

The event was organized by professor Dr. Doina Logofatu from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences   (SPbSUT partner university). Dr. Logofatu welcomed SPbSUT students to this event third time in a row. Previous contests were held in 2013 and 2014 years. From SPbSUT party the quiz was organized by the Department of Programming Engineering and Computer Facilities.

The contest was handled in the on-line mode. There were 25 teams in total, 5 of which represented our university. Our university teams were composed by from one to three people - First and Secondary grades students who study Programming Engineering. Some of them didn’t have an experience in such quiz at all.  More over, it was the first time when our students dealt with unfamiliar e-arbitrator web-site and spent a lot of time for registering and acquaintance, while Frankfurt students practiced it regularly. No wonder that Frankfurt students won this time.  In our turn we gained a valuable experience.

Mikhail Petrov and Vyacheslav Goncharov proved to be the most active participants and well prepared. Nikita Brutkov, Boris Paschenko, Roman Filippov, Aleksandr Zubkov, Damir Mardanov, Nikita Shustov, Victor Kisel were all active participants in the contest.

All participants on behalf of the SPbSUT expresse gratitude to Dr. Logofatu for great opportunity to participate in «Programming Day» and appreciated for a gained experience. We hope to continue such practice of joint handling of Programming Day.  

Delegation from Vietnam visited SPbSUT

Снимок экрана 2015-11-19 в 12.16.32Delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and communication visited SPbSUT on November 13th 2015. The guests were greeted by Rector Dr. Prof. Sergey Bachevsky. During the meeting with SPbSUT management team, NGUYEN VINH AN - the Head of Vietnamese delegation, and the head of deputy for human resources department of Ministry of Information and communication of Vietnam, stated the objective of the visit such as discussion of the opportunities in short-term skill upgrading and personnel development of the dedicated Vietnamese Ministry in SPbSUT. He expressed his hope for soon project implementation because of SPbSUT technical and professional potential.

 

SPbSUT demonstrated laboratories of the Protected Communication Systems Department, which train professionals in information security. Department staff members delivered short presentations on possible courses of study. Cyber security studies sparked the outstanding interest among Vietnamese colleagues. Among other things, delegation members showed an interest in other short-term upskilling courses in the field of telecommunication.

 

Following the meeting results the parties signed the memorandum of the meeting, confirming the settled intention of both parties to collaborate.


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Mobility development within the TEMPUS between Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and SPbSUT

Снимок экрана 2015-11-19 в 12.04.46 Anders Carlson – ENGENSEC project senior manager http://engensec.eu/?p=608 (new generation experts' Masters Program in Cyber Security, recognized by EU) from Blekinge Institute of Technology http://www.bth.se/ (Sweden) visted SPbSUT on November 2-7th. Project partners from P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University and St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences also visited SPbSUT.

In the course of his visit Anders Carlson gave a lecture and held a laboratory class in Digital Forensic for Masters students (10.04.01 program study “Information Security”).

Whithin the frame of this class students were proposed to get into a security issues investigation process. Students were explained the major techniques of Digital Forensic. A laboratory class was held for students to practice detecting security threats via implementing up-to-date tools such as Wireshark, Networkminer and specific OS Ubuntu DEFT. The class was held in a Protected Communication Systems Department’ lab, which is managed by Andrey Krasov. Students gave a positive feedback on Ander’s class because it was practical oriented and was about detecting security issues.

During his visit Anders also met with Nina Zhuravleva – the Head of International Cooperation Department and discussed issues related to the Summer school at SPbSUT in 2016. In the course of a 2 week Summer school a bootcamp in cybersecurity is assumed to be held for the students from partner countries. Perspective plans related to the Erasmus+ (academic exchange program) and Masters double degree in Information security were also discussed at the meeting.

Negotiations were conducted with representatives of development group for Advanced Network & Cloud Security, Wireless & Mobile Security, Digital Forensic, ReSeLa classes. They have mapped out a plan on future meeting with partners on material development for Masters.

By the end of the week IT Academy workshop was held within the frame work of ENGENSEC - a joint educational program. The main topic was – «Network security and scumware». The main objective was to attract students to security issues.

Anders Carlson described the advantages of the new Masters program, set before contemporary threats for today – targeted and random attacks.

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SPbSUT and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) signed a cooperation agreement

2On October 20, 2015 SPbSUT hosted guests from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China). A delegation from the Chinese University headed by President Dr. Li Yinguo warmly welcomed by Rector of SPbSUT Sergey Bachevsky. The updated cooperation agreement was signed at the meeting which was actually prolonged after 10 years of mutual collaboration between two universities.

The guests met with the Vice-rector  for  International Cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin, Head of the International Cooperation Nina Zhuravleva. Colleagues from China also met with the dean of the Faculty of Information Networks and Systems Lev Buzyukov, visited the lab HUAWEI, laboratory and IPTV quality of experience QoE,  Lab  of Internet of Things, Education and Research Center "Media Center" and the Department of Television and Metrology where Prof. Oleg Ukrainsky presented laboratory facilities to the delegation.



Chongqing University Rector gave an interview to Bonch News with great pleasure:

 

“Could you please tell us about the purpose of your visit to St. Petersburg?”


Li Yinguo:  "We came to St. Petersburg far away from the East, from the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, firstly, to congratulate warmly the St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications with 85-year anniversary. Secondly, in order to strengthen our relations and expand cooperation, because both universities have one thing in common - we are working in industry of Telecommunications and  IT. And I want to express the wish that the directions of cooperation of the universities will be increasingly expanded. I wish St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications future development and prosperity!


“What are your impressions from the visit to our University?”


Li Yinguo: "Firstly, we feel a sense of kinship because most of the courses taught at your University  are in many respects similar to the disciplines at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Secondly, we are delighted with a warm welcome by the administration, Faculty and staff of your University and we feel perfectly at home here.  Thirdly, I am sure that the University with such life-affirming spirit and energy can be rightfully considered advanced from the international viewpoint. Thank you!"

 

Additional information:
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) is the State University founded in 1950. It is focused on research in the field of IT and Telecommunications. The University is in good standing in the ICT industry in China due to the high quality of education and research and a large number of graduates working in the ICT industry. CQUPT is considered the birthplace of scientific digital communications in China.

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