XI International Festival of National Cultures at SPbSUT: You are welcome!

afisha_fest_2015_enThe Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) invites you and your students to take part in the 11th International Festival of National Cultures which will take place on April 22 – 24, 2015.

Deadline for submitting your application forms – March, 15, 2015 - to have time to get the invitation to start Russian visa getting process.

Great Britain: Study possibilities for SUT students

03On February, 16, 2015 Ms. Melanie Nearchou, a staff member of  International Office of University of Exeter (UK), visited the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of  Telecommunications (SUT) and made a presentation about University of  Exeter to SUT students, teachers and staff.

Melanie Nearchou spoke about educational opportunities at University of  Exeter, which is in the list of TOP-10 UK universities, about academic programs at her university and answered questions.  She was asked about degree programs and short-term training programs, such as summer schools, etc. SUT students were especially interested in availability of scholarship for those programs.

Normally, University of  Exeter does not offer graduate, post-graduate and PhD programs for free. However, both University of Exeter and SUT will seek for some options to establish academic exchange programs. Melanie shared her positive impressions of her visit to SUT by on-line broadcast of Radio Bonch.

SUT International Cooperation Department thanks all participants of  the meeting for  their interest and questions.

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For Melanie’s presentation about University of Exeter please follow a link below:






8e2d2ef87ae0fcf6264fb81553f16796_745_0_0 In the  framework  of  the XVI  International Baltic Communication Forum (BAFO) "Global  and regional communication: Present and Future" the fascinating  event  “International Day”  took  place on December, 4, 2014. The event was organized by the International Cooperation Department  with the support of the Humanities Department at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT).


International Day was officially opened by Oleg Zolotokrylin, the Vice-rector for International Cooperation, Nina Zhuravleva, the Head of the International Cooperation Department and Sergey Losev, the Dean of Humanities Department.

This year the XVI International Baltic Communication Forum at SPbSUT once again proved to be the international event. At the official opening of the Forum, on December, 5 the Consul General of Switzerland in St.Petersburg Michel Fayette met with the rector of SPbSUT professor Sergey Bachevsky.  SPbSUT welcomed partners from the University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria and the University of Applied Sciences HUMAK, Finland. Members of the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg and representatives of Azerbaijan University  of  Languages  attended  the opening ceremony of the Forum.

International Day included two events and was conducted entirely in English: Workshop "International Partner Programs: opportunities for students and for teachers"; Round table "Information perception in virtual and constant reality: distinguished features".

The workshop began with the presentation of Nina Zhuravleva, who told the students about the possibilities of international academic mobility: exchange programs, summer schools, courses and seminars organized by partner universities of SPbSUT. The next speakers were the guests of the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria. Online connection was organized with the partner from the University of Applied Sciences HUMAK, Finland by which they have demonstrated educational opportunities for SPbSUT students and shared their experience in the integration of foreign students in the educational process - Finnish partners remained in touch with the audience and for the seminar and roundtable.

International day provoked a wide interest among all the students. The event was also attended by teaching staff from the Faculty of Humanities, Info communication  Networks  and  Systems, Economics faculty. 

Thus, at the Round table "Information perception in virtual and constant reality: distinguished features" (moderator – Nina Zhuravleva), reports and presentations were made by: prof. Alexander Sotnikov, Assoc. prof. Ph.D. Elizaveta Belova, PhD Maria Zobova, student exchange coordinator Janneta Barkar and  assist. prof. Alexandra Marinskaya. Guests from Austria prepared an interesting presentation on “Problems of international students’ integration. Optimization of integration processes by means of virtual and non-virtual tools.”

Perhaps one of the most brilliant performances was the demonstration of a prototype of a new application developed by the exchange students of the French partner of SPbSUT - EPITECH School of Digital Innovation. The App is designed to help in optimizing the integration of foreign students in the international ambience of SPbSUT and Russia as a whole learning environment, as well as in the urban milieu of St. Petersburg. The Presentation of the final version of the application is scheduled for April 22, 2015 - the first day of the International Festival of National Cultures at SPbSUT.


Students’ feedback about  International Day

Gregoire Motot, EPITECH-SPbSUT student: "It was a great experience for me to have the opportunity to present the application for the University created by French students. It was an honor for me to show our project in front of doctors of the university and guests from different countries. I want to thank everyone who helped us to create this application, the administration of the university who inspired us to work on this project, the team I worked with and specially our designer, a student Kirill Grigoriev. I also want to thank  professor Ruslan Kirichek who helped us with everything we needed to succeed in work over this project."

Benjamin Desbois, EPITECH-SPbSUT student: “The conference was really interesting and a good experience for us. The App will give the opportunity for the next exchange students and we  are  very  glad about this.”

Geraskina Veronika – Bachelor SPbSUT student: “It was really informative. We  saw  real examples of  possibilities for studying abroad.  I  have  the strength  to move further and to learn foreign languages in the best way possible”.



SNOW BONCH or how students spend their time during winter holidays in Russia

_MG_6871_1Holidays are a good reason to go outside and a possibility of active rest.  SPbSUT students use this opportunity at 100%. At the beginning of February the labor union of our university organized a trip to Toksovo to the recreation facility "North slope". Every year SPbSUT labor union under the guidance of Dmitry Homenchuk organized such students’ winter practices.

Students went snowboarding and skiing, and these activities proved to be a powerful source of energy and positive emotions for the next semester. In the early Sunday morning students  gathered in the university. But not for studying! Whether you are a beginner or a professional, welcome to Snowbonch! According to the program you are welcome to go snowboarding and skiing, well-cooked and tasty lunch. Russian winter proved to be itself - there was so much snow! 

This year SPbSUT foreign students from Angola, Egypt, France and Morocco also took part in that amazing event. Benjamin Desbois, SPbSUT – Epitech (France) student, gave a feedback: «We  had  a lot of  fun  and got Russian winter experience  - it was a great opportunity  to  travel  around  the  city.  We all had great time! I'm really thankful to all the international staff of Bonch University, and all people who organized this event».

Such trips have become already a tradition, and students look forward to taking part in them during the year. It is a real drive and positive emotions. We want to thank Dmitry Homenchuk, Alexander Usenko and trade union committee from all students!




Summer University 2014

18The International Summer University – St. Petersburg (SUSTP) organized by the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) together with the International Association of Electronic Sciences (IAFES) has come to the end. This year 24 students from China, Cyprus, Germany, Austria, Finland participated in SUSTP.

During two weeks from July, 7th till July, 18th  each day began with a lesson of Russian language (Professor Tatiana Velyaminova, SPbSUT). After that participants divided in three groups and continued training according to the schedule. Thus, by the end of the second week students SUSTP managed to complete the following courses:

  • «Creating the Internet of things: from idea to series production» (Ruslan KIRICHEK, PhD, Associate Prof., SPbSUT);
  • «Computer music and sound design» (Gleb ROGOZINSKY, PhD, SPbSUT)
  •  «Journalism – old and new technologies in Mass Media» (Prof. Dr. JohannGÜNTHER, Austria);
  • «Effective Communicator in the New Media Era: beyond professional boundaries. Interculturalaspect» (Nina ZHURAVLEVA, PhD, AssociateProf., SPbSUT).

An excursion to FabLabPolytech has been organized as a part of the course «Internet of things». FabLab is known as a special creative space, a workshop for the youth.

However students arrived to St. Petersburg not only to get new knowledge, but also to gain a possibility to get acquainted with the sightseeing attractions of one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Students-volunteers of our university prepared different excursion programs and were ready to come to help at any time. Let us appreciate the team of our volunteers: Julia Mikhailova, Elena Khorosheva, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Olga Dvoeglazova, Anastasia Sevostyanova, Daria Rubanova, Sophia Kalyazina, Ilya Zhukov.

For two weeks SUSTP participants visited the basic places of interest in St.-Petersburg, they had a boat trip along the Neva river, enjoyed a famous show of drawbridge, as well as they went to the environs of the city: Gatchina, Pushkin, Peterhof.

The Closing ceremony of the Summer University took place at SPbSUT on July, 18th. The ceremony was conducted by vice-rector of International Cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin and Prof., Dr. Johann Gunter (Austria)  – the co-organizer and partner of this project. All participants of SUSTP received certificates on its successful termination. And the Chinese students prepared very touching gifts: personal letters with the words of gratitude and bouquets of flowers to every student-volunteer and every teacher.

St. Petersburg Summer University (SUSTP). July 6th – July 19th 2015.