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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 SUAI’s Rector Yulia Antokhina at the SUAI’s 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. SUAI’s 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.

SUAI’s 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 SUAI’s Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev participated in the conference to discuss ways of reaching the Project’s 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 SUAI’s 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.

23 November, 2020
Results of the Eighth International Conference "Philosophy and Culture in Information Society"

Results of the Eighth International Conference "Philosophy and Culture in Information Society"

The conference was held from 20 to 22 November 2020. For the first time the work took place in correspondence mode.

The international conference was organized by the Department of History and Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University) and the editorial board of the journal "Philosophy and Humanities in Information Society".

The proceedings of the conference have more than four hundred pages and shows the trends in the development of cooperation between scientists, outlined at our previous forums. Among 155 people who have sent their materials for publication, there are teachers and professors who have started working with us since the first conference in 2013. The number of participants is constantly growing, among them students and graduate students of universities in Russia, Poland, Belarus, Armenia. Students of the Faculty of Humanities of the SUAI are also becoming more active. In student works, the problems of information society are considered in an original way and at a sufficiently high academic level, for example, the development of education in the context of a wide transition to distance learning.

International participation in the conference continues to expand. This year, 12 colleagues from the Republic of Belarus have published their articles in the conference proceedings. Their works contain, in particular, an assessment of the complex socio-political situation that has developed in Belarus in 2020.

Analysis of the conference results allows us to draw a number of important conclusions. First, the understanding of the philosophical and humanitarian problems of information society attracts more and more attention of university teachers, students and cultural professionals every year. New productive approaches are being formed. Second, the disunity between scientists from different countries of the former USSR and the gap between the generations of researchers, which was clearly outlined in Russia in the 1990s, is being overcome. Third, the teachers and professors of the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation manage to play a noticeable positive role in organizing and conducting research on the problems of information society.