During the World Festival of Youth and Students, which took place in Sochi from 15th October to 22nd October, 2017, a number of working meetings were held. USTU met with diplomatic representatives, as well as youth and students of countries participating in the Festival.
On Monday, 16th October, Ecology and Natural Resource Management department organized a seminar with Finnish student Siiri Söyrinki, who currently works as an intern at the international department. Siiri studies in Environmental Change and Policy master program at University of Helsinki and is interested in solving environmental problems. The theme of seminar was mitigating climate change in Finnish energy sector as Siiri is looking forward to exploring the subject in her master thesis. Students and professors from ecology department took part in the seminar.
In the period from 5 to 7 October 2017, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Malaysia in Moscow Syed Saifuddin Bin Syd Ahmad visited USTU. The main purpose of the visit is acquaintance with the university complex, strengthening of friendly relations, discussion of directions of possible cooperation, including future study citizens of Malaysia at USTU.
On 5th October, 2017, the international department hosted the opening ceremony of the preparatory course, the main goal of which is to train international students who come to USTU from the far abroad countries and to prepare them for entering the university to continue their study at bachelor's and master's programs.
On 22nd September 2017 a meeting of the international council of rectors in mining engineering education was held the Mining University. Among the participants there were 120 university leaders from over 60 countries.
The international department of USTU gives students and teachers the opportunity to participate in academic exchange programs almost anywhere in the world. Of the options, the most popular chosen destinations are in the northern parts of Europe. This semester, an international student who is in her second year in oil and gas department, Olga Akulova took the opportunity. Until January, 2018 Olga will be studying in Norway as part of the “Barents Plus” exchange program.
Nicholas Ourusoff is no stranger to the USTU community. He is an American lecturer of Russian origin who teaches at the department of computer science, information systems and technologies of the university.
For the first time in the history of USTU there is finally a chance to get to know Finland, land of heavy music, silence, ice hockey and salmiakki. With the beginning of school year, the first Finnish club was launched on 7th September, 2017, at 5 pm at the international department of USTU (office 321/1 "A").
Every time while writing an article about any event we used to describe it the way we see it. This time we have decided to change the format and let our intern Siiri share her impressions about the Day of Knowledge at USTU with you. This is what she would like to tell you: