Foreign Partners Appreciated SPbPU International Review
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has launched an electronic edition "SPbPU International Review". The materials include information on SPbPU achievements in the international scientific and educational space, news on the implementation of major projects, interviews with outstanding alumni etc. The first issue of the Review largely focuses on the topic of the coronavirus pandemic and tells about the Polytech experience in organizing international events and projects in the situation of closed borders and lockdown.
“The coronavirus pandemic has not become an obstacle to the development of international activities. On the contrary, in this difficult period for the whole world, we were able to find new formats of interaction and initiate new projects, ” SPbPU Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Rudskoi underlined.
And this is really so: "SPbPU International Review" shares how the Polytech took the leading positions in the TНE University Impact Rankings 2020; how intensive was the work done by the two official representations of the Polytechnic University in Shanghai and Madrid, or how the defense of Masters’ theses was held in this difficult semester. As well you can find the information about the implementation of the largest SPbPU international projects - the International Polytechnic Winter and Summer Schools, interaction within the consortia on international educational projects, various activities of tutors and student clubs that organized a flash mob in 10 countries to support foreign students, and many other activities. You can get acquainted with the first issue of the review here. The review issues coordination is implemented by the International Academic Cooperation Department.
The international review of the Polytechnic University was highly appreciated by foreign partners. Thus, SPbPU strategic partner - Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU; Hong Kong) - cordially thanked the International Office of the Polytechnic University for the fascinating issue and noted that the university team is looking forward to developing cooperation in a "live" format. Another SPbPU strategic partner - Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM; Spain) - called the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University’s initiative “wonderful and inspiring other universities to make new achievements and breakthroughs”. In addition, the Spanish partners underlined that the new issue of the Polytechnic University provides other universities with up-to-date information on some of the ways to continue developing international cooperation in various areas even in this difficult period of time.
“There was no single day without receiving news from our foreign partners and friends at this difficult time. It showed a lot of important issues, but the most essential thing is that we all realized that when we are together, nothing is impossible. Despite the borders and distances, and the difference in time zones, we managed to transfer work on projects, meetings and negotiations to an online format, and not only kept in touch, but significantly intensified our joint activities. We have something to share, but at the same time, we all understand that only via joint efforts, we can get a truly breakthrough result, ” according to Dmitry ARSENIEV, SPbPU Vice Rector for International Relations.
by SPbPU International Office