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 17th October at USTU was an open lecture which given by the American lecturer Ledgerwood Leroy Williams III. The theme of the lecture: "Solving the mystery of low rate of penetration in deep wells". The presentation considered the detective story of the development of models that try to explain the low rate of penetration when drilling deep wells.
Vladimir Zakusov a master’s degree student, who majors in “Management” at Ukhta State Technical University participated in the academic mobility program Erasmus+, Global mobility and training at the Nord University in the city of Bodø (Norway). USTU and Nord signed an agreement, which enables students of our university to have the opportunity to study on the exchange. The training took place from January to June 2018.
4th of October 2018 marked the beginning of the preparatory course for the second group of students at USTU. Just like the first group, the second group is just as diverse as it consists of students from Liberia, Senegal, Sudan and Canada. During opening ceremony, the students felt many positive emotions, met with their head teacher, Elena Volokhova, who will be their mentor and guide all through the next year and will help them to feel the depth and beauty of the Russian language.
On September 23, 2018, the Republican volunteer forum "Support of volunteerism", dedicated to the year of volunteering in Russia was completed. The forum took place in Ukhta city from September 20. For four days, about 200 participants – high school students, university students, representatives of city organizations and public associations and five "silver" volunteers (volunteers older than 55 years) - attended more than ten lectures of Federal experts Ksenia Nazarenko and Timur Bochanov, trainers of the RSM (Association of trainers Of the Russian youth Union).
September 14, 2018 officially marked the beginning of the 2018/2019 preparatory course. This year's group includes international students from a wide range of countries, including Cameroon, Côte d'ivoire, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, India and the United States.
On the 9th of September 2018 a Finnish intern Marjanah Sadiq arrived at the Ukhta Airport to begin her internship journey at USTU, her internship is at the International department of the university, duration of 3 months (from September to November).
Ukhta State Technical University celebrated “Day of Knowledge” on the 1st of September 2018 as it’s always celebrated annually. In the morning, following the tradition of USTU, the Rector, Lecturers and staff of USTU honored the memory of the first Rector of Ukhta industrial Institute (which is now known as USTU) G. E. Panov and Hero of Russia A. I. Alekseev, laying flowers at the memorial plaques.