Russian universities have announced 2017 short summer programmes.
As a rule, summer schools in Russia offer one- to eight-week programmes from June till September. Each programme is field specific. Some schools offer international students Russian language courses both for the beginners and intermediary learners requiring more practice or deeper immersion.
Specialised summer schools are focused on various subjects. Students can take up maths or database analysis, study history of architecture or learn how to make video games. Some schools address launching of startups and business project development and promotion.
Students receive certificates upon completing summer school programmes. A number of schools “award” international or education ECTS credits. ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union.
After summer school classes, students can go on museum tours, visit parks, attend cultural events and even embark on a cruise of Russian rivers.
Classes are conducted by university teachers and visiting professors from foreign universities, business people, scientists, artists and other prominent figures who can share their experience with students.
During summer months, international students can brush up their Russian, sample tuition specifics in the target university, learn more about the city they have chosen for studies and find new friends.
It is recommended to enrol in programmes in advance as the number of summer school students is limited. As a rule, applications open in late March – early April.
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The courses are designed for different language proficiency levels, from learning Russian from scratch to improving language knowledge or fluency.
Length of study: seven days to two months
All groups take an intensive course with four to six hours of daily language studies four or five days per week. Every week, students have several tours of scenic, historic and cultural locations in St Petersburg and its suburbs.
Students will study modalities of biomedical data computer analysis and the use of robots and modern technologies in rehabilitation and prosthesis. Tutors will involve students in the discussion of successful research and innovative biomedical engineering projects. Tours of St Petersburg and its suburbs will be arranged.
Applications are accepted from post graduates, master’s degree candidates, senior students and young specialists interested in ecology.
Instruction will be provided by visiting professors, including Sybille van den Hove from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Ruben Zondervan of Lund University and Ilona Otto of the Potsdam University for Climatic Impact Research and other scientists.
The course is offered to students having a basic knowledge of economics, management and international relations. They are trained to apply their knowledge in specific Russian business environment and gain an understanding of Russian business climate, mentality and culture.
Each student, upon completion of the school course, is entitled to two to 11 ECTS credits and an international certificate.
Doing Business in Russia: International Perspective
Senior Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students will gain an insight into the specifics of Russian business environment and the knowledge of doing business in Russia or in partnership with Russian companies.
Lectures, master classes and case studies will be supplemented by visits to international companies, innovative enterprises and the Innoprom international industrial exhibition. Students are awarded up to 6 ECTS credits upon programme completion.
IT Mainstreams: Big Data and Project Management 2017
The school welcomes students in different study directions who completed at least two years of Bachelor’s degree programme. A 60-hour big data and project management course is offered. Twenty hours are allotted for Russian language studies.
Summer School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) for young scientists
Leading scientists will update students and young scientists on latest BICA achievements. In lecture classes, students will learn how to create perception models and “program” emotions. An overview of neurobiology and cognitive science developments will be presented.
The programme is intended for students who completed three years of Bachelor’s degree studies and wish to pursue computer modelling of complex systems and processes. Students will study computer graphics, human-machine interface and sound technology specifics
Students will gain theoretical knowledge in developing and designing optical systems as well as hand-on experience. Thirteen research topics will be offered, including OSD for telescopes, microscopes, camera lens etc.