A teacher from the USA, a good friend of our university, Nicholas Ourusoff visited USTU once again. This time, the professor flew into the Ukhta airport on March 12. The task of the professor was to conduct lectures at the department of computing, information systems and technologies, as well as the organization of seminars and master classes for students and teachers.
Within the framework of cooperation between Ukhta University and the world society of petroleum engineers SPE, guest lectures of the world's leading experts in various fields of the oil and gas industry are organized on a regular basis. On March 25, 2019, an open lecture was held by USA SPE lecturer Hedengren John David at USTU. The topic of the lecture: "Drilling automation and downhole monitoring with physical models."
Three students from Ukhta State Technical University began their studies at universities in Norway in early 2019. This became possible thanks to the cooperation of the USTU with the Norwegian partners in the framework of the development programs of the Norwegian-Russian cooperation "Barents Plus" and the Erasmus + program.
On December 27, 2018 a student from Masaryk University (Brno) Maria Lukeshova arrived in Ukhta city for her internship program, Maria’s internship program will last until the end of June 2019 and will be interning at the International department of USTU, also working with the preparatory department, and she’ll also be attending some class at the "Public relations and Advertising department at USTU".
On the 27th of December 2018, the International Department of USTU organized a meeting for the 2018/2019 preparatory course set, the meeting was themed a “Support meeting”. The meeting was comprised of the students of the 2018/2029 set, the Russian language lecturers and the International department team. The main reason for setting up the meeting was to prepare the students for the next 5 months of their study at USTU in the preparatory course, which entails having their documents up to date, preparing for their entrance exams and their Russian language exams.
On the 30th of November 2018, Marjanah Sadiq (Finland) who was here to gain more knowledge about the Russian Language and her Master’s Degree Thesis rounded up her 3 months internship with the International department of USTU. Marjanah Sadiq was awarded a certificate that signifies she productively completed 500 hours of internship, a warm farewell tea party and a few words from the students and staffs of USTU she had come in contact with.
On the 23rd of November 2018 international students of Ukhta State Technical University took part in an annual event that is organized by the central library of our city. Students from three different high school and colleges graced this year’s event and they all were eager to meet with some of the international students of the university. All international students that were scheduled to give a presentation of their country were Nigerians, the first group of the USTU’s preparatory course were also in attendance.
On the19th of November 2018, the 2018/2019 set of the preparatory course at USTU had the pleasure of having an excursion at the Gazprom museum (exhibition halls) in Ukhta city. The excursion was a completely new level of a study trip for the students who were not fully familiar with the basics of oil and gas industry, oil and gas extraction and the early oil and natural gas discovery expedition.
Ukhta State Technical University notifies the public about personnel changes in the management structure of the University. On November 1, 2018, the Minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation M. M. Kotyukov appointed Dmitry Anatolyevich Belyaev, as acting rector of USTU. Previously, D. Belyaev served as the first Vice-rector for educational activities and strategic development of Ukhta State Technical University.
6th of November 2018 at the preparatory Department of the International Department marked the beginning of the preparatory course of the third group. The third group consists of students from various countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, came to study at USTU.