On 20th April, 2017 the 2nd Interregional Conference "Education of Foreign Citizens and Export of Educational Services" has been started in the Ukhta State Technical University.
The opening of the meeting took place in an unusual format of a remote webinar in the form of a round table. The welcoming speech was made by the head of the international department A. N. Grigoriev, who noted the importance of the conference and wished the colleagues fruitful work.
On 14th April, 2017, an unusual Poetry Night was held in the history museum of the USTU. The organizers of the conference were the International Department. Poems of the classical Russian literature were recited by students from DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Uganda, Nigeria, India and Ghana, who study at the university in the preparatory course.
In such a creative form the students took an test in the course of phonetics taught by the graduate of the College of Lewis and Clark, the teacher of English Sarah Jean Mills.
From 31st March till 1st April, 2017 USTU was visited by the chief editor of «SPE TIMES», Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I. M. Gubkin, SPE lecturer, senior member of the organizing committee of the world oil youth council and a young specialist at Lukoil International (Ghana) Riverson Oppong. His main aim of the visit was to have a training and lecture program. The lecture took place in the big physics auditorium at 12 pm whiles the training program was in the small conference hall at the business incubator at 5 pm.
On 16th March, 2017 the delegation of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow visited USTU. It consisted of three people: Chief Specialist of the Diplomatic Mission on Energy Issues - Justin Berg, Second secretary of the Political Section - Neil Gipson and Senior Specialist of the Economical Section - Vladimir Medoev.
The main aim of their visit was, first of all, acquaintance with the university complex and USTU experience in cooperation with product companies, as well as discussion in different areas of partnership.
Every Thursday at 5 pm at the International Department our Fulbright teaching assistant from the USA, Sarah (Scout) Mills, organizes the English club for Russian and international students. She told the Intarntional Department that she had a similar club during her study at Lewis and Clark College, but it was called Russian club. She would like to share her story about Russian club with you as well.
On 21st February, 2017 the 5th All-Russian Olympiad in the Russian language among international students of Russian universities was completed in the Ural State University of Economics (Yekaterinburg, USUE). The event was attended by 210 international students from 50 countries, 36 regions of Russia and 67 universities.
For two weeks, from 7th February to 16th February, several excursions were held for international students of the preparatory course on which they are studying the Russian language to the end of July. Despite the fact that there is not much time till the entrance exams start, not all international students have made up their mind and still have doubts on what direction to continue their education at USTU.