Russian and Dutch Students have Presented their IT Co-projects
The delegation from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University visited the Netherlands and spent three days there. The visit has resulted in many achievements. The most significant of them was an associate agreement. According to the agreement, Information Systems in Economics and Management Department of the Polytechnic University (ISEM) and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences are going to exchange students and professors.
In October 2014, some ISEM students got an opportunity to participate in co-projects together with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences students. The crucial stage of this cooperation took place between March 23 and March 28. The students in cooperation with their Dutch counterparts had been developing some web apps for Dutch companies for 6 months. They were developing the design specifications, some other documents, and app demands. Overall, there were made five apps designed for various tasks – e.g. a mobile version for 24baby.nl, a plugin for CMS WordPress, an app for oil and gas industry paperwork, and a smartphone app for solar energy users. The final presentation took place on March 26. After the voting, the first prize went to the team that had been developing a mobile module calculating payrolls for long-distance truck drivers. One of the project managers was a first-year ISEM Master student, Daria Moiseeva.
After the presentation, Polytechnic University students took a two-day course of lectures in Erasmus University Rotterdam, which is one of the leading European universities (the 90th position with QS rankings). Our students got some useful knowledge in business computer science and applied computer science for economics, while thoroughly enjoying the process. “The lectures involved dialogues between the professors and the students. Everybody was able to express his or her opinion. The participants seemed interested in getting and providing information. All the theoretical points were illustrated with practical cases. Most importantly, we were glad to find out that the training we got in ISEM in the Polytechnic University made it easy for us to be at the same level with Erasmus University students. We are very grateful for this opportunity. Every year there are more and more options for us to take part in international co-projects!” said Alexandr Lepekhin (group # 43704/2).
At the end of the visit, I. V. Ilyin, the head of ISEM, and A. S. Dubgorn, an ISEM teaching assistant, delivered a lecture for Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences students. Our professors were talking about enterprise architecture and how it needs to be modeled in accordance with the TOGAF and ArchiMate international standards. To make the lecture more practical, they illustrated the theoretical part with a particular case, which described a project of 1C: MES system implementing for a large St. Petersburg manufacturing company. Our students, Alexandr Lepekhin and Gleb Bogoduhov, who had taken part in this project, told their Dutch colleagues about architecture modeling and deployment managing using PRINCE2 methodology.
In accordance with the association agreement between the Polytechnic University and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, next term ISEM is starting the student and professor exchanges. Russian and Dutch students got interested in the exchange, and several Rotterdam students have already applied for participation in ISEM International Term. Gleb Bogoduhov (group # 43704/2) told us that the visit to the Netherlands left him quite interested in Polytechnic University international programs. “Dutch universities teach their students using projects connected with real companies. It was very interesting for me to meet real business professionals and learn some new things,” said Gleb Bogoduhov.