International Students Project Marathon – 2020

In 2020, despite the pandemic and the transition of almost the entire global academic community to online format, the Students Project Marathon was not only continued, but also became one of the tools for implementing international online mobility.

The pandemic did not prevent the Student Project Marathon in 2020

Within the framework of the Students Project Marathon – 2020, 5 more joint projects were launched in partnership with the Technical University of Madrid and the University of Cadiz (Spain) in the field of energy, humanities and materials science.

In 2020, the project "Students Project Marathon" was presented at several international conferences as a successful example of remote joint research work of international stu-dent teams in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News about the Students Project Marathon – 2020

Online Student Project Marathon - is it possible? This was not only one issue discussed by the teams of SPbPU and the Technical University of Madrid (UMP, Spain) at a recent video conference. SPbPU representatives were Associate Professor of the Higher School of Physics, Materials and Technology (SPbPU Institute of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering and Transport) Ekaterina VASILIEVA and regional coordinator of cooperation with Ibero-American partners Svetlana KALIKINA. The Polytechnic of Madrid was represented by the Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Director of Composites and Nanocomposites Lab Juan Manuel MUNOZ-GUIJOSA.

The SPbPU International Office and institutes PU continue to work on the preparation of the International Student Project Marathon. Despite the pandemic, new participants from all over the world are joining the event. To date, the main partner universities and areas in which groups of students will conduct research have already been identified. Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) remains a permanent participant in the Inter-national Student Project Marathon. On the part of the Austrians, the curators are pro-fessors Wolfgang SLANY and Nikolai SCHERBAKOV, the curator on the part of Poly-technic University is Associate Professor of the Institute of Computer Science and Technology Vadim PAK. The participants have identified a pool of topics on which the research is planned. For example, students will work on problems of recognition and generation of speech, texts, and emotional images; create a control system for drones for the delivery of goods, and even deal with a serious topic of the recognition and prediction of cancer using deep learning technology.