21 April, 2021
International Seminar on«Effective Instruments for Chemical Reducation in Urban Ecosystems: NONHAZCITY PROJECT for St. Petersburg»

International Seminar on«Effective Instruments for Chemical Reducation in Urban Ecosystems: NONHAZCITY PROJECT for St. Petersburg»

On April 21, 2021, the Boiling Point SUAI hosted an international seminar «Effective istruments for chemical reduction in the urban ecosystems» within the framework of the NonHazCity project with the financial support of the «Interreg. Baltic Sea Region».

NonHazCity2 is a continuation of the global program of the European Regional Development Fund INTERREG for the reduction of hazardous substances, which has been operating in the EU since 2011.

The international seminar brought together European and Russian participants (more than 40 participants in person and more than 30 participants online). The program of the seminar included 2 sections: on the implementation of environmental criteria in green public procurement and chemical risk management in environmental management systems.

In connection with the outbreak of COVID-19, a hybrid format for the event was chosen: online and offline.

The opening of the seminar began with a welcoming speech by the Rector of the SUAI Yulia Antokhina.

«In the context of the spread of coronavirus infection, the issues of reducing chemicals in urban ecosystems are becoming increasingly important. The forced use of disposable products containing plastics and hazardous additives increases the burden on the environment every day. The topic of conscious consumption does not lose its significance, is interesting for the participants, inspires for discussions and the development of specific solutions and proposals to achieve a favorable state of urban ecosystems» - noted Yulia Antokhina.

Further, the Chairman of the organizing committee, Director of the Institute for Fundamental Training and Technological Innovation, Elena Semenova made a welcoming speech and noted that «SUAI has many years of experience in international cooperation on environmental issues. Raising the priority of environmental and human health issues requires concerted action».

President of the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Heidrun Fammler in her welcoming speech presented the NonHazCity2 project (reduction of the use of chemicals in products in the cities of the Baltic region).

In the first section, representatives of Germany (Heidrun Fammler, BEF Germany), Finland (Hannamaria Yliruusi, Turku University of Applied Sciences), Sweden (Eva Cruz, City of Västerås), Latvia (Normunds Vagalis, Riga City Council), Lithuania (Audrone Alijošuitė, BEF Lithuania), Russia (Evgeniya Kuznetsova, Ecological Union) shared their experience on the inclusion of environmental criteria in the public procurement system, discussed barriers and ways to overcome. Evgenia Kuznetsova presented the «Guide for Green Public Procurement», developed jointly by the Ecological Union and SUAI.

Jens Kerstan, Minister of Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany), made a detailed presentation on the importance of public green procurement and its impact on the state of the urban environment.

The work of the second section was no less lively. The section was opened by Robert Pochyluk (Vice-President of the Association Polish Forum ISO 14000, Poland) with a report on chemical risk management in the framework of ISO 14001. Further representatives of Russian organizations Galina Ivanova (Deputy Director of the FBU «Test St. Petersburg»), Elizaveta Novozhilova and Irina Yakovleva (Certification Association «Russian Register») spoke in detail about the application of best management practices, certification of environmental management systems, as well as the integration of chemical risk management into the environmental management system.

During the seminar, the participants developed a number of effective solutions to ensure a comfortable and safe environment.


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21 April, 2021
SUAI at Belarus – St. Petersburg Work Group Session

SUAI at Belarus – St. Petersburg Work Group Session

April 21, 2021 SUAI took part in an online-session by the Belarus - St. Petersburg Work Group on science and technical activities, organized by the State Committee on Science and Technologies of Belarus and the Committee on Science and Higher Education.

The meeting aimed at discussions on current projects and future programs of cooperation. The leaders of universities and research centers exchanged experience and arranged a more in-depth transfer of technologies between the countries. St. Petersburg, open for international contacts, is one of the key partners in science and education for Belarus.

The session resulted in a roadmap of activities and measures to enhance cooperation and attract more participants for mutual development.

21 April, 2021
SUAI at International Education Exhibition “Go to Russia for Education”

SUAI at International Education Exhibition “Go to Russia for Education”

             April 19-23, 2021 ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO holds “Go to Russia for Education” exhibitions in Asia. SUAI and over 50 Russian universities participate to promote Russian professional education and attract international students.

            On April 21st SUAI’s internationalists gave a presentation for candidates from Bangladesh. Potential students found out how to enter SUAI and received a list of educational programs. SUAI’s stand provides additional information for students from Bangladesh, Japan, Syria and Vietnam. Also, Japanese students will be listening to another presentation on SUAI’s technical education.

            ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO and participating universities hope to continue events of various formats to attract international students to Russian universities.

17 April, 2021
16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021

16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021

April 14-17th, 2021 SUAI hosted the 16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021 together with the XV International Conference “Vibration-2021. Vibration technologies, mechatronics and controlled machines” and VI International Conference “Electric drive, electrical technology and electrical equipment of enterprises“.

This year the conference introduced a mixed format of online and offline events, including the opening ceremony, a youth section, Russian speaking and English speaking sections and keynote speeches. Also, a videoconference was organized by SUAI’s Rector Yulia Antokhina to meet the Vice-Rector Ildus Ibragimov from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, the Vice-Rector Oksana Loktionova from the Southwest State University and the Andrey Ronzhin, the Director of St. Petersburg Research Center at RAS.

The Conference traditionally became an open platform to share knowledge and meet colleagues in such interests as Robotics and Automation, Electric Power Engineering, Mechatronics and Vibration Technologies, Electric Drives and Technologies.

The articles are to be published in traditional journals of the Conference.

The Organizing Committiee thanks the participants and invites everyone to cooperate in future.

14 April, 2021
SUAI Meets Hungarian Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs

SUAI Meets Hungarian Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs

April 14th, 2021 Mr. Gábor Mikecz, the Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs from the Consulate General of Hungary in St. Petersburg, visited SUAI to find out about SUAI’s education and research potential for Hungarian universities.

The Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev welcomed Mr. Mikecz at SUAI speaking about SUAI’s educational programs and experience of cooperation with two Hungarian universities: Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Óbuda University. Thus, SUAI has a platform to establish new contacts with Hungarian higher education.

The Director of the Center for Coordination of Scientific Research Alexey Rabin promoted SUAI’s laboratories and their projects with Russian and international partners.

Searching for cooperation ideas, the Hungarian Consul agreed to spread information about SUAI’s opportunities for Hungarian universities and appreciated the University’s efforts in developing cooperation with Hungary.