Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

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On January 25, 1941 the Leningrad Aviation Institute (LAI) was founded on the former premises of the Leningrad Road Institute (Gastello Street, 15) by the Decree of the Soviet Government. 1200 students were enrolled in three faculties of Aircraft Construction, Instrumentation and Motor Building. During the Great Patriotic War the Institute operated an aircraft and tank repair shop. While some of the students and the faculty standing for the city, the LAI was evacuated.

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Events

Eighth International Conference Philosophy and Culture of Information Society at SUAI

Faculty of Humanities, Department of History and Philosophy will traditionally hold the annual conference Philosophy and Culture of Information Society.

The Eighth session of the conference will take place on November 20-22, presided by the Rector of SUAI Yulia Antokhina.

This year the conference will be held online for the first time. However, it attracts more and more participants every year. 155 authors from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan and dozens of Russian universities and other institutions have sent their abstracts.

The growing geographical spread of the conference reflects the increase in understanding information society problems, with many methods and solutions being provided. SUAI has become an international platform for discussing challenges of modern world.

The conference proceeding will be published in the near future.

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Russia-Mexico Week: Connections

Russia-Mexico Week: Connections

November 9-13, 2020 SUAI will hold a science and practice workshop called Russia-Mexico Week: connections to commemorate the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Russia. The online program of the event will include speeches by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mexico in Russia Norma Berta Pensado Moreno and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in Mexico Viktor Coronelli.

The workshop will listen to reports by diplomacy, higher education and media dealing with Russian-Mexican international relations, followed with discussions on bilateral contacts, politics, culture, art and economy of the two countries.

Students and faculty are invited to attend the workshop daily on above mentioned dates from 16 to 17:30 P.M.

Working language: Spanish, Russian (occasionally).

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88903793333?pwd=K3NJTDMwOWIwVDY5aDdIcGM0SWpqUT09

Conference ID: 889 0379 3333

Password: 754230

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Program (DOCX)

News

11 January, 2021
SUAI Becomes a Certified Center of Space System Engineering Competences

SUAI Becomes a Certified Center of Space System Engineering Competences

The year 2020 brought much success to SUAI in what concerns WorldSkills and FutureSkills initiatives: we saw launch of new competences, national and international competition victories and growth of respect within the WorldSkills community.

An important last years achievement was a successful accreditation of SUAI as a head center of Space System Engineering competences in the Northwest of Russia.

Starting from December 30, 2020 the University will now hold a Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) certificate. This accreditation certifies that SUAI uses high-standard equipment and technologies to train experts and estimate knowledge.

30 December, 2020
Rector of SUAI Yulia Antokhina Wishes Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Rector of SUAI Yulia Antokhina Wishes Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Dear students, teaching staff and administration colleagues from SUAI,

The last night of the year always brings miracles crossing out all the trouble in the past year. Thus grants us with a possibility to live, work and create from the start. The year to come has 365 pages and hopefully each one will be filled with bright and positive events and glorious achievements.

Let your dearest people be with you during the holidays to share warmth and joy of the New Year miracles for the whole year. I wish you and your beloved kindness, love and wealth.

18 December, 2020
Project Making and Training Factories Principles in Education

Project Making and Training Factories Principles in Education

December 15-17, 2020 joint efforts by SUAI and the Northwest Center of Strategic Development elaborated the program on introduction of project making and training factories principles in education. SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina introduced these principles for the University in order to enhance professional competences.

Training factories are a key instrument in education development within modern concepts of didactics and methodology of education. They increase possibilities to solve lack of experts in advanced industrial technologies.

Russian and international speakers were invited to speak on experience in creating training factories together with partners from industry willing to upgrade the processes required.

The universal program for universities and colleges is elaborated by order of the St. Petersburg administration, with 60 participants to successfully complete it during the 3 days.

14 December, 2020
SUAI Participates in Second Forum by Association of Russian and Belorussian Universities

SUAI Participates in Second Forum by Association of Russian and Belorussian Universities

December 14, 2020 the Second Forum by Association of Russian and Belorussian Universities took place online seeing speeches by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov and the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko. SUAIs Vice-Rector of International Affairs Konstantin Losev participated in the Forum to meet university leaders and internationalists from both countries.

In the Forum the participants talked on higher education potential of the countries, digitalization of studies and academic exchange during the pandemic.

After the plenary session the Forum was divided into sections for deeper discussions of bilateral cooperation in culture, education, youth policies, science and technologies, based on the long-term historical heritage shared by Russia and Belarus.

11 December, 2020
SUAI at 2020 Silk Road International Symposium

SUAI at 2020 Silk Road International Symposium

December 11, 2020 SUAIs Vice-Rector for International Activities Konstantin Losev participated in the 2020 Silk Road International Symposium on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research and Application of Aeronautics and Astronautics, held by BRAIA.

Uniting Aerospace universities and industries from all over the world, BRAIA promotes such cooperation for scientific and commercial benefit by means of ensuring continuous and industry-based higher education.

In the session, the participants discussed joint research issues, but also heard a series of reports on advanced aerospace technologies.

09 December, 2020
SUAI at Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Round Table

SUAI at Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Round Table

December 9, 2020 a Roundtable on training tourism experts and creating the St. Petersburg center of tourism competences under UNWTO. SUAI was represented by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Konstantin Losev. The Tourism faculty-based educational program saw excellent recruitment rates even in 2020.

The Round Table talked on challenges in tourism education, synchronization of industry-based educational programs at different levels and building a linear educational process using new technologies.

The participants discussed creation of the St. Petersburg center of tourism competences under UNWTO, determining its tasks and operation processes. In addition, the experts and professors in tourism, economics, management, law together with city administration agreed to promote cooperation between St. Petersburg and other Russian regions in tourism education.

07 December, 2020
SUAI at Workshop on Game Theory

SUAI at Workshop on Game Theory

December 7th the Faculty of liberal arts and sciences of St. Petersburg University and Dr. Aleksei Savvateev held a Workshop on game theory to bring together researchers of mathematics, economics, statistics and linguistics.

The Workshop transformed into a multidisciplinary dialogue, with many fields of research involved. SUAIs participants Doctor of Economics Konstantin Losev and PhD in Philology Marina Chikhanova, both from the Faculty of Humanities, promoted SUAIs science in the discussion.

Doctor Savvateev spoke about the history of game theory and its application in many well-known disciplines. For example, game theory helped in optimization of road traffic and auction biddings. Both liberal arts and technical disciplines are able to include dame theory components in research and studies.

04 December, 2020
SUAI Opens Cosmostart Forum 2020

SUAI Opens Cosmostart Forum 2020

The pan-Russian Cosmostart Forum on space technologies started on December 3rd 2020. The studio and online-platform brought together researchers, cosmonauts, students, pupils and spectators from all over Russia.

Opened by SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina at the SUAIs Boiling Point Center, the Forum saw online and offline guests during the broadcast.

The Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Kniaginin and other industry and administration honorable speakers talked on tendencies in space technologies and wished success to the participants.

In the next 2 days the Cosmostart Forum will see workshops and master-classes by leading experts and the Art-therapy charity project: development of a spacesuit cover designed with pictures by children ill with oncology.

01 December, 2020
SUAI at e-Stars 2020 Summit

SUAI at e-Stars 2020 Summit

December 1, 2020 SUAI took part in the 3rd e-Stars Summit, organized by HSE and Coursera global education program.

e-Stars 2020 Summit brought together education experts and university leaders to discuss digital economics issues in international education. SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina and Vice-Rector for International Affairs

Konstantin Losev joined the debates on challenges for universities during the pandemic. Among the topics are:

  • Combination of profound and fundamental education facing the tendency of shorter formats of teaching sessions;
  • Efficient managing schemes for digital transformation;
  • Global regional and local changes in educational system under new digital technologies;
  • Key fields to concentrate on for a successful university.

A round table on new vectors of education by Zoya Zaitseva was a headliner of the summit, talking about current criteria for good positions in QS World University Rankings. Year 2020 has modified some of the traditional approaches to evaluation of education, with growing importance of distant training and online educational programs in English.

27 November, 2020
SUAI at IV Workshop on Lodging and Adaptation Issues for International Students

SUAI at IV Workshop on Lodging and Adaptation Issues for International Students

November 27, 2020 the Association of International students supported by the Government of the Russian Federation held the IV workshop on Lodging and Adaptation Issues for International Students to discuss government initiatives in training international students.

SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina and Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev met their colleagues from leading Russian universities to find solutions on lodging and adaptation of international students during the pandemic. The leaders of Russian international education searched for suggestions to be sent to the State Duma and to the Government.

The new reality under pandemic restrictions brought changes in educational process, migration legislation, and adaptation activities. The participants had to decide how to keep traditions of Russian higher education while remaining compatible at the international market.

Even in 2020 the number of international students in Russian universities increased, stated the experts from governmental science and education structures. The universities received recommendations on individual approach in adaptation, building schedules and creating a long-term education under pandemic restrictions.

26 November, 2020
SUAI at Increasing Competitiveness of Russian Higher Education: Analysis of Best Practices in Education Promotion Industry Conference

SUAI at Increasing Competitiveness of Russian Higher Education: Analysis of Best Practices in Education Promotion Industry Conference

November 26, 2020 the Increasing Competitiveness of Russian Higher Education: Analysis of Best Practices in Education Promotion Industry Conference was held within the Export of Education Federal Project.

Among other leading universities leaders SUAIs Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev participated in the conference to discuss ways of reaching the Projects goals. SUAI, an active participant of the initiative, focuses on increasing its international ranking positions.

In the Plenary Session the participants talked on internalization, export of education, recruitment of foreign students during the pandemic, regional and profile peculiarities when promoting national education.

After the Session SUAIs Vice-Rector worked at discussion sections where the internationalists exchange opinions on increasing Russian universities competitiveness, foreign students adaptation and role of marketing for educational programs promotion.

Creative Activities

For decades, SUAI graduates leading designers, chief engineers, heads of large industrial enterprises have been shaping the aircraft, the space and the instrumentation engineering.

- Georgy Poltavchenko

The Ex-Governor of St. Petersburg,
graduate of the SUAI Institute of Aerospace Instruments and Systems