International Students Project Marathon
St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has developed a unique learning format within the framework of international educational programs – a Students Project Marathon based on joint students project activities.
The Students Project Marathon is a format of interaction between partner universities, consisting in the development of joint projects by students, postgraduates and profes-sors.
- Mixed international team: bachelor and master degree students, PhD, professors from partner universities.
- Project task: meet current scientific and technological topics, is in demand by the industry, and cor-respond to the key directions of the world science development.
- Joint research: research and experiments, sample testing, development of new technologies.
- Mutual mobility: collaborative learning, intercultural communication, research work in a partner labora-tory, teaching as visiting professors.
- Summing up: project results are evaluated by members of the expert commission - professors of both universities, representatives of customers, investors, and external experts.
Objectives of the Project:
- uniting of young scientists from different coun-tries, creating sustainable long-term scientific rela-tionships, retaining talents
- development of academic mobility
- research results and joint publications
Benefits for the students:
- project research experience
- international team experience
- intercultural and interdisciplinary communication
- increase the employability and opportunities of successful scientific career
- world’s leading universities, SPbPU strategic and key partners: implementation of the educational program
- R&D centers and laboratories, Russian and inter-national industrial companies and business com-munities: customers of scientific tasks, projects and places of internship, implementation of R&D results
Benefits for the university:
- sustainable long-term relationships between sci-entific groups
- quality of education, involving students in science
- international reputation
- international projects and grants, joint publications
- cooperation with industry
- academic mobility, visiting professors program
Results for 2018 – 2020
- Partner Universities: TU Graz (Austria), Technical University of Madrid (Spain), University of Cadiz (Spain), TU Berlin (Germany)
- Scientific areas: IT technologies, materials science, bio-medical technologies, linguistics, energy
- 95+ participants
- 15+ projects
- 10 joint scientific publications
- 6 applications for international grants
- 8 international conferences
- 7 ERASMUS+ Mobility grants
«During the project, we compared two types of welding: laser and electro-beam. To do this, we conducted experiments in Russia and in Austria. The stud..
«The participants actively interacted with each other, and showed excellent re-sults. The range of disciplines in which they worked is very wide. This..
«I worked on a project connected with non-relational databases. Such databases are optimized for applications that work with large amounts of data. At..
«Not all students have the opportunity to work in laboratory every day. And if after graduation they want to continue to develop in the scientific are..
«I am always excited to meet and work with new people, to exchange ideas and learn something new. Working on this project gave me exactly that opportu..
«As researcher and lecturer, it is my highest desire to create and support envi-ronments that foster knowledge transfer as well as innovation. Bringin..
«My part of the project was to create a web crawler and parser for the real estate project. The main part was to extract information from websites and..