Minutes of the Rector’s Meeting
St Petersburg University enters the top league of the best universities in Russia
According to the National Aggregate Ranking 2023, St Petersburg University showed an unprecedented result in each ranking and entered the top league of Russian universities.
This year, 686 Russian universities are included in the league table of the aggregator of independent evaluation of higher education. Based on the results of processing the data obtained from all sources, universities are divided into ten leagues. Thus, 44 universities were in the top league, i.e. 6.4% of the total number of participants in the ranking. St Petersburg University received the highest grade (A) for all 12 indicators.
The National Aggregate Ranking 2023 was prepared by the Guild of Experts in Vocational Education. It has been published for the fifth year in a row and is based on the mathematical processing of indicators from 12 data sources about Russian universities (St Petersburg University enters the top league of the best universities in Russia).
The meeting participants were surprised by the results of this ranking. Alexey Rodionov, Senior Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, said that the area of study ‘Asian and African Studies’ is not mentioned in the rankings as the universities were not ranked in this area. Alla Shaboltas, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, said that the indicators of St Petersburg University in the field of ‘Psychology’ are comparable to those universities, for example, RUDN University, that are not specialised in this field. The participants in the meeting came to the conclusion that it is necessary to analyse different rankings in order to get the complete picture.
Professor Emeritus of St Petersburg University Yuri Natochin awarded the Order of Friendship
Professor Emeritus of St Petersburg University Yuri Natochin was awarded the Order of Friendship for his contribution to the development of science and many years of conscientious work by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation № 263 dated 12 April 2023 "On Awarding State Awards of the Russian Federation".
The colleagues congratulated Yuri Natochin on his well-deserved award.
According to Valeriia Malomuzh, Acting Vice-Rector for International Affairs, a number of new events took place last week.
Lecture delivered by General Moe Kyaw, military attaché of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
On 3 April, Brigadier General Moe Kyaw, military attaché of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar visited St Petersburg University. He delivered a lecture to students and lecturers on thethe history of the country’s armed forces called the Tatmadaw (General Moe Kyaw, military attaché of Myanmar, delivers a lecture to students at St Petersburg University).
Events at the St Petersburg University Representative Office in Spain
On 4 April, the St Petersburg University Representative Office in Spain hosted the online lecture "Goals and values of personalised education" as part of the new lecture series "How to teach and learn in the 21st century". The lecture was delivered by Elena Kazakova, Director of the Institute of Pedagogy. On 6 April, Nina Shcherbak, Associate Professor in the Department of English Philology and Cultural Linguistics of St Petersburg University, delivered the online lecture "Transcendentalism and American Poetry".
Negotiations with representatives of the Belarusian-Russian University
On 6 April, representatives of St Petersburg University held negotiations with representatives of the Belarusian-Russian University. During the negotiations, agreements were reached on: the conclusion of a cooperation agreement between St Petersburg University and the Belarusian-Russian University’; implementation of St Petersburg University online courses in the academic programmes of the Belarusian-Russian University; and establishment of the Centre for Modern Educational Technologies.
Events at the Representative Office of St Petersburg University in the Republic of Uzbekistan
On 12 April, the Representative Office of St Petersburg University in the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a webinar on professional development for teachers of Russian as a foreign language. It was delivered by: Tatiana Kolosova, Associate Professor in the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language and Methods of Its Teaching; and Olga Popova, Director of the Centre for Non-Degree Programmes in the field of "Russian as a Foreign Language" at St Petersburg University. Events at the St Petersburg University Representative Office in the People’s Republic of China On 13 April, the St Petersburg University Representative Office in Harbin (China) hosted the online lecture "Legal issues in using artificial intelligence technologies". The lecture was delivered by Vladislav Arkhipov, Head of the of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law and Director of the Centre for Information Security and Digital Transformation of St Petersburg University.
Opening of the exhibition and lecture "Harbin: distant and close"
On 14 April, the grand opening of the exhibition "The Special City of Harbin" was held at the Twelve Collegia building. The exhibition was timed to the 125th anniversary of the city. Ms Wang Wenli, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, was the guest of honour at the event. The ceremony was also attended by: Ms Liǔ Ruò Méi, the cultural attaché at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in St Petersburg; Elena Lebedkina, Head of the Main Department for Exhibitions, Museum, Library and Publishing Activities; and Alexey Rodionov, Senior Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies. The reading room of the M Gorky hosted the lecture "Harbin: distant and close". It was delivered by Nikolai Samoilov, Head of the Department of Theory of Social Development of Asian and African Countries at St Petersburg University ("A city known to every Russian". St Petersburg University celebrates the 125th anniversary of Harbin).
Agreement between St Petersburg University and Grodno State Medical University
A cooperation agreement has been signed between St Petersburg University and Grodno State Medical University (the Republic of Belarus). The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Agreement between St Petersburg University and the I K Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy
A cooperation agreement has been signed between St Petersburg University and the I K Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (the Kyrgyz Republic). The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Agreement between St Petersburg University and the International Investment Forum (the UAE)
A cooperation agreement has been signed between St Petersburg University and the Annual Investment Forum. The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Agreement between St Petersburg University and P M Masherov Vitebsk State University
A cooperation agreement has been signed between St Petersburg University and P M Masherov Vitebsk State University (the Republic of Belarus). The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Contract between St Petersburg University and the International School of Languages s.r.l. for state testing in Russian as a foreign language
A contract has been signed between St Petersburg University and the International School of Languages s.r.l. (the Italian Republic) to conduct state testing in Russian as a foreign language. The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Agreement between St Petersburg University and the Notarial Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan
A cooperation agreement has been signed between St Petersburg University and the Notarial Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The text of the agreement can be found on the St Petersburg University portal in the list of Partner Universities in the International Cooperation section.
Surgery by doctors at the Pirogov Clinic
Traumatologists-orthopaedists at the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies at St Petersburg University have performed an operation on the lumbar spine of a child diagnosed with spina bifida. It was a severe congenital disease and the girl spent her whole life lying in bed. The operation has been performed by leading traumatologists at the St Petersburg University Clinic. Among them are: Sergei Riabykh and Professor Aleksandr Gubin. They represent the St Petersburg School of Paediatric Spinal Surgery of Professor Eduard Ulrich.
According to Dmitry Shkarupa, Director of the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies, the progression of the disease worsened the general state of health. The deformity caused compression of the chest and abdominal organs. This led to a violation of breathing, digestion and the functioning of all body systems.
The operation lasted about 10 hours. The doctors removed four vertebrae. The surgeons reassembled the spinal column using titanium rods and screws installed in the thoracic, lumbar, sacral vertebrae, and pelvic bones. During the operation, the doctors managed to straighten the spine. After healing, the girl will be able to sit and take a vertical position by using special devices.
In world practice, such operations are extremely rare. They require the highest qualification of surgeons and the most state-of-the-art equipment in the operating rooms. According to the doctors, in complex clinical cases, the probability of screw deviation can reach 20%. To avoid this, the surgeons at the St Petersburg University Clinic used a mobile CT scanner. The mobile CT scanner and a carbon table (therefore "transparent" for X-ray) enabled the doctors to scan the patient’s spine during the operation (Experience and technology: St Petersburg University surgeons operate on a girl with severe spinal deformity).
Dmitry Shkarupa stressed that the St Petersburg University Clinic have performed operations to correct severe spina bifida deformities for all patients, from infants to the elderly, since 2010. To ensure comprehensive support to children with the consequences of the pathology, a special centre was opened. The centre is headed by Stanislav Ivanov, an orthopaedist-traumatologist.
All-Russian total dictation at St Petersburg University
St Petersburg University is once again one of the centres for the all-Russian campaign "Total Dictation". This year, 254 participants gathered at St Petersburg University. The text was about Vladimir Arsenyev, a researcher of the Far East. The text also focused on ecology. The text was a written by Vasilii Avchenko from Vladivostok. The text was read by Professor Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Director of the Institute for Cognitive Studies at St Petersburg University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Honorary Scholar of Higher Education and Honoured Worker of Science of the Russian Federation (St Petersburg University joins the "Total Dictation — 2023").
The results of the dictation are available on the Total Dictation website.
Website dedicated to the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg University
St Petersburg University launched a website 300.spbu.ru dedicated to the 300th anniversary, which will be celebrated in in 2024. The website publishes thematic materials and news about preparations for the celebration of the anniversary.
The website presents interesting facts about St Petersburg University; innovative developments that were first introduced at the University; and unique objects from the University’s collections.
For 300 years, the University staff, students, and alumni have made many achievements. Among them are: Nobel Prize winners and Olympic champions; famous writers and political leaders; explorers and public figures. The website presents portraits of the most famous graduates, academic staff and administrative staff of the University from the 18th century to nowadays.
Today, the University leads our country and the world in terms of the number of Arctic studies. It successfully develops solutions in the field of distributed ledger technologies and implements a unique clinical practice format. You can read about the research resources and opportunities that students have to launch their own high-tech start-ups in the section 300 Years of Innovation.
You can also share your memories of studying at the University or wish luck to future University students by sending a message to the time capsule. Each review will be assigned its own number and become part of the blockchain network developed by the Distributed Ledger Technologies Centre at St Petersburg University. You can also buy souvenirs with the official symbols of St Petersburg University. These souvenirs will remind you of the years of study at the oldest university in Russia, fascinating lectures, personal discoveries and achievements. The online store offers alumni badges, stylish sweatshirts with exclusive prints, shopper bags, notebooks, thermal bottles and mugs that are convenient to use every day.
Competitive selection for scholarships
In the spring semester, St Petersburg University holds competitive selections for scholarships from the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation for students and doctoral students; scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation for full-time students and doctoral students in the academic programmes of higher education in specialties or areas of study that correspond to the priority areas of modernisation and technological development of the Russian economy; personal scholarships established by the Government of the Russian Federation; and scholarships named after prominent figures from the Government of St Petersburg to name just a few.
Information on the deadlines and procedure for submitting applications, the required documents, competitive selection criteria, and the selection committees are available in the section Extracurricular Activities on the St Petersburg University website. There is also a presentation "How to get a scholarship or a grant?".pdf and a video memo on participation in contests for scholarships at St Petersburg University.
The procedure for taking into account the opinions of student councils
In accordance with Paragraph 2 of Clause 6 of the Procedure for taking and easing disciplinary measures for students, approved by Order № 185 of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation dated 15 March 2013: ‘when choosing a disciplinary measure, an organisation carrying out educational activities must take into account the severity of the disciplinary offence, the reasons and circumstances under which it was committed, a student’s previous behaviour, his/her psychophysical and emotional state, and the opinion of student councils, representative bodies of students, parent (legal representative) councils of the under-age students of the organisation carrying out educational activities’. Due to the fact that the Procedure does not establish a period during which the student councils must submit their opinion, on 29 March a request on the need for clarification was sent to the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
As Aleksandr Babich, Senior Vice-Rector for Youth Policy and Admissions, said, on 11 April, a response was received: ‘In the situation under consideration, labour relations can be considered as similar relations in terms of the procedure for taking into account the opinions of the representative bodies of employees when terminating an labour agreement at the initiative of the employer. Thus, in accordance with Part 2 of Article 373 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation, the elected body of the primary trade union organisation, within seven working days from the date of receipt of the draft order and copies of documents, considers this issue and sends the employer its reasoned opinion in writing. An opinion not submitted within seven days is not taken into account by the employer. Thus, according to the legal department of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, in the current situation at the University, a reasonable period for sending the opinion of the student council will be a period of seven working days from the date the student council receives the relevant documents, after which the opinion of the student council may not be taken into account’.
Aleksandr Babich said that the St Petersburg University Student Council has not considered the draft orders sent to the Council on bringing students to disciplinary responsibility for more than six months (the last extract containing the opinion of the St Petersburg University Student Council on the choice of disciplinary measures for students was submitted at the end of September 2022).
To date, the Student Council of St Petersburg University has 177 sets of documents under consideration. Twenty six out of them were submitted more than seven months ago. Nineteen out of them were submitted five months ago. Two out of them were submitted more than four months ago. Two out of them were submitted more than three months ago. Two out of them were submitted more than two months ago.
In connection with the clarifications received from the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, in the near future, orders will be issued to bring students to disciplinary responsibility. Their drafts were sent to the Student Council of St Petersburg University and seven working days passed from the date of receipt. Among the 177 orders, five orders concern expelling students from the University. Among the students are: a doctoral student in economics (who expressed a disrespectful attitude towards the participants in the meeting of the St Petersburg University Student Council); two students from Uzbekistan (they were detained for stealing in grocery stores); and a college student (for statements of nationalistic character towards Chinese students).
In future, decisions on the application of disciplinary measures to students will be made in the manner described by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Educational activity with students
Until 2020, Federal Law № 273-FZ "On Education in the Russian Federation" dated 29 December 2012 did not contain general requirements for organising the educational activity. Such requirements were introduced on the basis of Federal Law № 304-FZ ‘On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Education in the Russian Federation" on the Educational Activity with Students’ dated 31 July 2020. It entered into force on 1 September 2020. It stipulates the development and implementation of the working programme of educational activity and the calendar plan of educational activity by the educational organisations. The academic programmes of universities were to be brought into line with the requirements of Federal Law № 304-FZ ‘On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Education in the Russian Federation"’ dated 31 July 2020 (including the procedure of incorporating a working programme for educational activity, a calendar plan for educational activity and others) only by 1 September 2021.
As Vladimir Eremeev, Vice-Rector for Human Resources at St Petersburg University, said, after the publication of Federal Law № 304-FZ ‘On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Education in the Russian Federation" on the Educational Activity with Students’ dated 31 July 2020, the authorised federal executive bodies developed a legal framework that ensures the educational activity in accordance with the main directions of state policy in this area. In particular, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has developed an exemplary working programme for educational activity in educational organisations of higher education, formulated guidelines for the development of a working programme for educational activity and a calendar plan for the educational activity of an educational organisation of higher education.
In pursuance of the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation, higher education organisations, including St Petersburg University, have developed and are implementing working programmes for educational activity and calendar plans for educational activity. In order to implement the necessary provision of educational activity, the positions of "Vice-Rector for Educational Activity" and "Deputy Director of the Institute / Dean of the Faculty for Youth Policy" were introduced (for example: Minutes of the Rector’s Meeting dated 28 March 2022).
Vladimir Eremeev noted: in the current conditions, the teaching and learning process is designed to ensure the interaction of the academic staff and students and stimulate students to actively, rather than passively, gain professional and social experience. It is important that every university lecturer realise the above-mentioned need and choose the model that is underpinned by educational activity as a guideline in the teaching and learning process.
At St Petersburg University, the model that is underpinned by educational activity in the teaching and learning process can and should be implemented primarily through educational activities in the teaching and learning process and in the course of communication between academic staff and students during lectures, seminars, workshops, and consultations. Each professor, associate professor or assistant lecturer must realise that the whole range of his/her professional capabilities (qualifications, teaching abilities, creativity, and others) must be used in order to equip students with professional knowledge and instil in them the concepts of patriotism, citizenship, rules and norms of behaviour in the interests of a person, family, society and the state; respect for law and order; a sense of honouring the memory and deeds of the heroes of the Fatherland; and a sense of caring for the world and national cultural heritage and traditions to name just a few. Equally, students should be educated by relationships between people at the University and the personal example of each of the lecturers. In this regard, academic staff should instil in students the desire and need to follow the norms of behaviour stipulated in the St Petersburg University Student and Staff Code of Conduct.
In order to focus the attention of academic staff on the obligation to conduct educational activity with students, a corresponding obligation will be included in labour agreements with the academic staff.
These events are designed to emphasise the importance of educational activity. Yet the current absence of such provision in labour agreements does not exempt employees from performing educational functions established by the Federal Law. Directors and deans were instructed to hold meetings with academic staff to explain the need for educational activity with students. The meeting participants noted that this duty was assigned to the University students in the past.
Conducting a survey of students at the end of the academic year
St Petersburg University conducts an annual survey among the students at the end of the academic year. It is organised within the framework of the annual calendar of events and monitoring the results of an independent assessment of the quality of education. The purpose of the study is to identify students’ opinions about the conditions of study in the academic programmes in the 2022/23 academic year. The study is traditionally conducted by sociologists from the Centre for Monitoring the Quality of Education at St Petersburg University. Participation in the survey is confidential. The received data will be analysed and presented in a generalised form.
Students and doctoral students are invited to talk about their involvement in the teaching and learning process; interaction with students and staff; learning conditions; and participation in extracurricular activities. The questionnaire contains the topics of using the information platforms of St Petersburg University; the collections of the M Gorky Scientific Library at St Petersburg University; and applying for help on various issues to the departments of the University. Additionally, students are invited to share their opinions about the experience of studying in the academic programme and the employment of doctoral students. There are questions about creating special learning conditions for people with disabilities.
During the survey period, the Centre for Monitoring the Quality of Education at St Petersburg University, together with volunteers from the University students, will distribute QR codes to students with an electronic link to the questionnaire and speak at academic councils at the academic and research subdivisions.
The survey of St Petersburg University students in the 2022/23 academic year will last until 30 June. All questions and suggestions related to the study can be sent to email@example.com.
Organisation of the teaching and learning process
Over the past week, 17 enquiries were addressed to the Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Activities. The majority of enquiries relate to preparation of documents on studies, procedures for granting an academic leave, and the review of decisions of assessment committees. One of the enquiries contained information about the student’s disagreement with the decision of the assessment board. Thus, according to the student, there were a number of violations related to the composition of the board and the procedure of the assessment. In this regard, the student proposed to organise a video recording of tests and exams. Based on the results of the consideration of the enquiry, a decision was made to conduct assessments by assessment boards with video recording.
An analysis of the information on the organisation of the teaching and learning process provided by the heads of academic and research subdivisions has been carried out. Classes are held according to the timetable in due order. As of 14 April 2023, the information was not sent by: Abdulla Daudov, Director of the Institute of History; and Anna Germer, Director of the Medical College.
The heads of academic and research subdivisions continue to hold meetings with student activists: group heads, and representatives of student councils and student scientific societies to name just a few. Over the past week, meetings on the organisation of the teaching and learning process were held at: the Institute of Philosophy; the Institute of Chemistry; the Faculty of Biology; the Faculty of Asian and African Studies; the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty; the Faculty of Foreign Languages; the Faculty of Arts; the School of International Relations; the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes; the Faculty of Sociology; the Faculty of Physics; the Faculty of Philology; the Faculty of Economics; and the College of Physical Training and Sports, Economics and Technology (the minutes of the meeting were not formalised and not submitted for publication).
The work of the committees to check compliance with the timetable of classes and interim assessments is underway. Over the past week, 166 inspections were conducted. No cases of violations were identified.
Participation of St Petersburg University scholars in the St Petersburg International Legal Forum
From 11 to 13 May, St Petersburg will host the 11th St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is a member of the Organising Committee and participates in the development of the forum programme. St Petersburg University is also a co-organiser of the Youth International Legal Forum, which will take place on Day Zero of the St Petersburg International Legal Forum.
At the suggestion of St Petersburg University, the programme includes several round tables. Among them are the following: "Legal regulation of e-sports and relations in the metauniverses"; "Investments and Dispute Resolution within BRICS"; "Development of forms and methods of state control in the field of ecology and nature management"; and "Legal language: terminology and syntax of legal documents" to name just a few. It should be noted that the work on the programme is still underway.
On 4 April, Sergei Belov, Dean of the Faculty of Law at St Petersburg University, sent letters to the heads of the academic and research subdivisions. Among them are the following: the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication; the Graduate School of Management; the Institute of Earth Sciences; the Institute of Pedagogy; the Institute for Competition Development and Antimonopoly Regulation; the Institute of Philosophy; the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty; the Faculty of Arts; the School of International Relations; the Faculty of Political Science; the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes; the Faculty of Psychology; the Faculty of Sociology; and the Faculty of Economics. The letters contained a request to recommend experts from among the members of the respective institute and faculties to participate as speakers in the Legal Forum. As of 16 April, answers were received only from Aleksandr Kurochkin, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science; and Anatoly Puyu, Director of the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Aleftina Timoshenko, Director of the Institute for Competition Development and Antimonopoly Regulation, replied that she is participating as a representative of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the relevant panel of the forum and could also represent St Petersburg University. Nikolai Skvortsov, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, replied that there are no relevant specialists at the Faculty of Sociology.
Sergei Belov again asked the heads of the academic and research subdivisions to consider the possibility of recommending experts to participate in the panels of the 11th St Petersburg International Legal Forum.
Cultural events at St Petersburg University from 17 to 23 April 2023
Elena Lebedkina, Head of the Main Department for Exhibitions, Museum, Library and Publishing Activities, has presented the digest of cultural events of the University, which will take place from 17 to 23 April.
Opening of the book exhibition "Alexander Ostrovsky at St Petersburg University"
The M Gorky Scientific Library (Room 51, 7/9 lit. O, Universitetskaya Embankment) holds the book exhibition "Alexander Ostrovsky at St Petersburg University". The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the outstanding Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky. It features lifetime editions of the writer’s works and rarely published translations of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes made by Alexander Ostrovsky. A separate part of the exhibition is devoted to the staging of graduation performances based on the plays of Alexander Ostrovsky by students of the academic programme "Stage and Film Actor" at St Petersburg University.
The first online meeting "St Petersburg — a city out of time"
At 6 pm on 18 April, the St Petersburg University Representative Office in Barcelona (Spain) will host the first online meeting "St Petersburg — a city out of time". It focuses on the history of St Petersburg. The lecture will be delivered by Olga Armenkova, Assistant Professor at St Petersburg University, an escort interpreter around St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, and a teacher of foreign languages and foreign literature. She will talk about the golden age of the city on the Neva River; the Peter the Great and Elizabethan baroque; and the role played by the Spaniards in its construction and development.
Regional qualifying round of the all-Russian student contest "Chinese Bridge"
At 1 pm on 19 April, there is a regional qualifying round of the all-Russian student contest "Chinese Bridge" in the Assembly Hall of the Twelve Collegia building. The event is co-organised by the Chinese Consulate General in St Petersburg. The theme for the 2023 contest is 天下一家, i.e. "One world, one family". The purpose of the event is to provide students of universities in St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region with the opportunity and platform to acquire the skills of public speaking in Chinese.
Open lecture "The background of the Nabokov style and Nabokov against the background of other styles" by Fedor Dviniatin
At 6 pm on 20 April, the Vladimir Nabokov Museum at St Petersburg University will hold the open lecture "The background of the Nabokov style and Nabokov against the background of other styles". The lecture is delivered by Associate Professor Fedor Dviniatin, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Heritage of Vladimir Nabokov at St Petersburg University and Head of the research project of St Petersburg University dedicated to the study of Vladimir Nabokov’s texts by quantitative, corpus and computer methods.
Opening of the exhibition "To the 170th anniversary of Nikolai Korkunov"
On 21 April, the Matsneva Law Branch Department at the M Gorky Scientific Library opens an exhibition "On the 170th anniversary of Nikolai Korkunov". It focuses on the life and work of an outstanding legal scholar and professor in law at St Petersburg Imperial University.
Format of the meeting of the Academic Council of St Petersburg University on 24 April
The meeting of the Academic Council of St Petersburg University on April 24 will be held in person in the Assembly Hall of the Twelve Collegia building at the University. The Secretariat of the Academic Council sent the agenda of the meeting to the members of the Academic Council by corporate mail addresses. The e-mails said that this meeting will be held in person. Aleksandr Gnetov, Academic Secretary at St Petersburg University, asked his colleagues to adjust their plans in order to arrive at the meeting of the St Petersburg University Academic Council on time. The beginning of registration and receipt of voting ballots is scheduled for 3pm.