Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

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On January 25, 1941 the Leningrad Aviation Institute (LAI) was founded on the former premises of the Leningrad Road Institute (Gastello Street, 15) by the Decree of the Soviet Government. 1200 students were enrolled in three faculties of Aircraft Construction, Instrumentation and Motor Building. During the Great Patriotic War the Institute operated an aircraft and tank repair shop. While some of the students and the faculty standing for the city, the LAI was evacuated.

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24 July, 2020
Young Professionals in Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security within WorldSkills

Young Professionals in Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security within WorldSkills

July 24, 2020 SUAIs Boiling Point Center was the venue for a broadcast recording on WorldSkills competence considering Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security.

The developer, manager and chief expert of the competence Anton Sergeev, the CEO of Infoteks education center Anna Chefranova and the senior lecturer, a certified expert, Nikolay Matveev gave interviews speaking about the development of the competence, its role in modern digital economics and educating students on corporate protection against internal threats to information security.

The Director of SUAIs WorldSkills Center Irina Anisimova talked on future professions and skills as the basis for SUAIs Boling Point Center program.

24 July, 2020
End of Summer ABC Fairs 2020

End of Summer ABC Fairs 2020

This summer provided universities with new online opportunities for recruiting students, one of them being ABC Fairs exhibitions by the Eastern European University Association (EEUA). SUAI participated in 11 stages of ABC Fairs with the last one finishing on July 24 in Turkey. The exhibitions in dozens of countries from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Southeastern Asia and other regions brought SUAI over 1500 contacts to process.

Online exhibitions, organized due to pandemic issues, enabled more potential applicants to meet international universities and start applying without visiting a country.

The event contributed to SUAIs successful adaptation to the challenges of 2020, bringing freshmen and popularity in the world.

20 July, 2020
SUAI at International Exhibitions in Africa

SUAI at International Exhibitions in Africa

July 6-17, 2020 SUAI participated in the new stage of ABC Fairs in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

SUAI experts organized a stand for English and French-speaking countries of the continent. The exhibition resulted in more than 600 contacts.

SUAIs Department of International Affairs answered questions from potential applicants to guide young talents through the application process.

July 20 the final stage of exhibitions opened to meet students from Turkey.

03 July, 2020
SUAIs Student Finished Internship at Turku University of Applied Sciences

SUAIs Student Finished Internship at Turku University of Applied Sciences

We congratulate Maria Usoltseva, an instrumentation student at SUAI, on finishing internship and studies at Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Maria has studied 3D modeling, IoT, Finnish language and joint Finnish students in research at Turku biological laboratory. Also, she passed a training in Unity-based game development and digitalization. Maria has written her review on education at Turku University of Applied Sciences:

Turku University of Applied Sciences has a large modern building, with automated doors, a large dining room and iron lockers like in American films. Each floor has spaces with tables and sockets, which can be booked through an online meeting service for the team to work together on projects. There is a game development company and a software development company on the campus, which are fully supported by students. University life in Europe is a little different from that at our university. Each student makes his or her own schedule based on the courses they choose. Some courses are conducted during only half a semester, some are conducted remotely. Attendance of lectures is not checked, self-education has a keyy meaning. For example, a lecture on 3D modeling takes only 4 hours, but homework for the course takes at least 8-10 hours per week. According to my schedule, I attend three lectures and two meetings of the project team at the university per week, but in fact the training takes much more time. Each employee and student has a special university mailbox, so the process of communication between the university and students is much easier. The university mailbox provides students with information about upcoming classes, planned activities, schedule changes and other important things in the life of the university. You can also use the online calendar built into the mailbox to schedule a meeting with a faculty member or administration representative and discuss your concerns.

Communication between students and faculty is somewhat more informal than in Russian universities. The instructor is more of a mentor than a teacher. Always ready to help, answer a question and understand a situation. Students turn to teachers simply by name and the whole process of communication takes place on an equal footing, without division of freshman professors. In classes on 3d modeling, we study the Blender application, which helps you make a model of absolutely any subject or creature, starting with the design of the apartment and ending with an animated character for a computer game. During the 4-hour lecture, the instructor introduces us to the functions of the application and their application, and at the end of the lesson we have time to complete the task. The homework is to create a new model using the new skills, as well as to finish the model given in the lecture.

It is often used to create models for computer games. During the project course on game creation we used the models created in Blender for export to Unity environment. In the Innovative Projects course at the beginning of the semester, each exchange student selected 3 projects that they would like to join. The aim of our project was to develop an illumination device for cells with matter placed in a laboratory microscope. The device is a board with 64 remotely controlled LEDs using a website that we developed.

My area of responsibility in this project was the development and creation of a 3d filter prototype model, which prevents the light from spreading from one LED to the adjacent cells. As part of the work on this project the team meets twice a week for 2-3 hours in the laboratory. The work was carried out entirely by students. Once a month our meetings were attended by a curator from the university and the project client. The idea of this course is that real companies pay the university, so that the students would solve their problem to help their business. The tasks are absolutely different, from a 3D building scanner and creating an underground parking plan to a computer game for visually impaired people.

In the game development course we have allocated half of the semester for self-study of the Unity development environment with the help of the online course provided by the developer of this environment. During the second half of the semester by the exchange students, without the intervention of the teacher, we created a computer game from scratch. The course of Internet things is divided into three sub-courses. Basics of the Internet of Things, its analysis and security of the Internet of Things. During the course we learned to program on a microcontroller arduino and a microcomputer rasbery pi, performed laboratory work on python to analyze databases and laboratory work on safety.

A semester of exchange in Finland was the best thing that happened to me during all 3 years of study at the university. It is an invaluable experience. I got to know a lot of people from different countries, learned traditions and cultures of other nationalities and made new friends. Also, thanks to this semester I improved my English very much, because despite the large number of Russian students, most of the time I spoke English. I got the skills to work in an international team and got to know the education system and life in another country. Thanks to everyone in Turku University of Applied science who helped me and taught me. Special thanks to Päivi Oliva for helping and guiding us whole semester, and to Emmi Junkkari for being my tutor.

03 July, 2020
Final Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

Final Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

July 3, SUAI participated in the final webinar on export of Russian education. The topic of todays online-meeting was the Diversification of international recruitment tools as the instrument of the Export of Education Project.

In previous sessions the participants talked on basic tasks and priorities of governmental policies in export of Russian education in 2020, goals and tasks within the Export of Education Project, economic interests of Russian regions in the development of higher education export, international accreditation of educational programs and implementation of quota recruitment in 2020.

The challenging year of 2020 caused many discussions on tools, methods and problems of international activity at universities. Dozens of reports and presentations by the organizers aimed at providing necessary information, so that Russian universities could respond to challenges.

The 4 webinars resulted in better understanding of current situation and of specific features in this years international activity.

02 July, 2020
SUAI Enhances Cooperation with Chinese Higher Education

SUAI Enhances Cooperation with Chinese Higher Education

July 2, 2020 a MoU between SUAI and Shenyang Ligong University (SLU) was signed to establish and develop academic cooperation with international exchanges of mutual interest.

The signing ceremony was held online, SUAIs side represented with the Rector Yulia Antokhina, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev and the Head of the International cooperation Sub-Department of DIA Yulia Makarova.

The MoU considers student and faculty exchange, joint educational programs, transfer of information and materials, cooperation in R&D within joint projects.

SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina claimed to be ready for new initiatives beyond the agreements in MoU, expecting stable increase of cooperation.

30 June, 2020
SUAI at Third Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

SUAI at Third Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

June 30, 2020 RANEPAs Center of Competence for leaders and experts of international services held the third Strategic session within the Export of Education Project.

The webinar discussed presentations and reports by the organizers of the session to find out about working with foreign students and applicants. The leaders of universities, international services and international student offices discussed international scientific and educational cooperation, economic interests of Russian regions in the development of higher education export, international accreditation of educational programs, implementation of quota recruitment in 2020 and experience in recruiting foreign students under COVID-19 conditions.

Also, deeper recommendations were given on finding students in South America, Asia, Africa, Western Europe and CIS countries.

26 June, 2020
SUAI Shares Practices on How to Make Business in Finland

SUAI Shares Practices on How to Make Business in Finland

June 26, 2020 SUAI took part in the webinar on how to make business in Finland to share practices and experience with other universities, enterprises and social entities. The INCROBB program, the Southeastern Finland-Russia partnership CBC 2014-2020, focuses on cross-border cooperation in various fields.

The webinar watched reports and presentations by St. Petersburg and Finland officials to find tools and better understanding for cooperation. The participants gained highly-valued information on how to work with partners from Finland with mutual profit.

25 June, 2020
SUAI Participates in Webinars by HSE in St. Petersburg

SUAI Participates in Webinars by HSE in St. Petersburg

June 25, a series of webinars by St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics (HSE) finished. SUAI and other Russian universities gathered four times to discuss work of universities during the pandemic. The webinars concerned university reputation and transformations in educational process for the academic year 2020/21.

  • June 4, the webinar talked on reputation and enrollment campaign issues.
  • June 11, the topic was world rankings during the pandemic.
  • June 18, the participants discussed university adaptation to new reality.
  • Finally, June 25, the series closed with discussions on online-education.

The participants considered cases of Russian and international universities to use experience in fighting COVID-19 issues.

The webinars resulted in establishing of a new education community aiming at development of national education and creation of its better image abroad.

25 June, 2020
SUAI Participates in Second Webinar within Export of Education Project

SUAI Participates in Second Webinar within Export of Education Project

June 25, 2020 SUAI participated in the second webinar on export of Russian education. International services of national universities attended the webinar to exchange experience and develop joint initiatives. The project of four online-sessions focuses on popularization of Russian education abroad. In the session the experts discussed goals and tasks within Export of Education Project in 2020 considering specific features of international activities under current challenges.

The webinar discussed presentations and reports by the organizers of the session to find out about working with foreign students and applicants.

The next weeks will see two more Strategic sessions at RANEPAs Center of Competence for leaders and experts of international services.

22 June, 2020
New Stage of ABC Fairs Begins

New Stage of ABC Fairs Begins

June 19, 2020 SUAIs stand finished its operation in former Soviet republics bringing new contacts from potential applicants. Intergovernmental agreements between Russia and many of those countries facilitate recruitment of students.

June 22, 2020 the fair moves to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka and Nepal with expectations by universities to find new talents. SUAIs virtual stand is now open for help and consultations.

Creative Activities

For decades, SUAI graduates leading designers, chief engineers, heads of large industrial enterprises have been shaping the aircraft, the space and the instrumentation engineering.

- Georgy Poltavchenko

The Ex-Governor of St. Petersburg,
graduate of the SUAI Institute of Aerospace Instruments and Systems