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Participate Scholarship Competition, Study in Slovakia

PSU International Department informs: According to an agreement between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic on cooperation in the field of education in the 2022/2023 academic year, the Republic of Slovakia sets a training and internship Program for the undergraduate students (up to 5 months), and graduate students, scientists and teaching professors (up to 10 months).

To participate in the Program, the candidate must prepare two packages of documents.
The set of documents for the Slovak side includes:

  1. Filled in Questionnaire;
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Plan for study or scientific work;
  5. Letter – an invitation from a Slovak university (if possible);
  6. Letters of recommendation;
  7. Academic certificate/extract from the student’s record book or diploma;
  8. List of publications related to scientific work;
  9. Photos for the questionnaires.

For the Russian side, it is necessary to provide a letter of recommendation from the home university (PSU, in this case), a curriculum vitae, a certificate of knowledge of Slovak or English (in Russian), and the first page of international passport.

The deadline for accepting applications for the 2022/2023 academic year is 16:00 March 10, 2022.

Information about the program in English and Slovak, the questionnaire and the list of documents for the Slovak side are available on the website of the Ministry of Education Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: of-cooperation-for-20222023/
Please, find more detailed information on the Program on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, or in the information letter (leave no spacings in the link).

Documents for the Russian and Slovak sides must be sent by e-mail:
Contact person – Olga D. Poleshuk, phone: 8-495-788-65-91, e-mail:

Littera Language Center at PSU: Launches New Program, Invites Students

According to the goskills platform, one of the most popular tendencies of the recent year, traced among many Europeans, is acquiring new competencies. Which ones would be your choice?

The Littera Language Center at the Regional Institute for Continuing Education, PSU invites you to apply for an extra-curriculum study program “Executive Assistant and Interpreter”, and gain new competencies in English language.

Upon the completion, program graduates will receive a certificate by Perm State University, providing the qualification of an Executive Assistant and Interpreter – allowing further progress in translation, international relations or tourism.

Interested? Please, see links below the post!

The Regional Institute for Continuing Education, established in 2004, remains one of the largest centers for additional education and professional orientation in the Perm territory – providing courses for all kinds of audiences, from college and university students to civil servants and practicing professionals.

Executive Assistant and Interpreter Program: (avoid space in the link)

Application due to: 28 January at: avoid space in the link

Picture source: What Does an Executive Assistant Do?

PSU Starts Classes Offline and On-Campus, Gradually

According to an official order by PSU Rector, workshops using laboratory equipment or related software for full-time students, including college students, will be held on Perm State University campus, since 17 January. Classes in sport athletics will also be held in full-time format.

Students doing master degrees will study in a mixed mode: an individual learning format will be set for each study group, depending on course disciplines. Part-time, external and graduate students will continue their classes in an online format.

Since 24 January, first and final year undergraduate and specialty students, as well as first year college (pre-university) students are supposed to switch to full-time format. The final decision on that will be based on accordingly, upon the first stage initial feedback and epidemiological situation in the region.

Checking online individual student plans is advised.

“For quite a while, we have been planning a switch to off-line studies. I understand that many students have not been in full-time class for about two years, already. To make this transition more even, and give students enough time for preparation, we have decided to do it in several steps. I am sure that even those who had been comfortable with distance learning, will enjoy a real university vibe after getting back to campus,”

comments Dr. Dmitry Krasilnikov, PSU Rector.

Prior to off-line studies renewal, the emergency alert system has been tested at PSU. The test involved University staff and students, with a participation by law enforcement agencies and PSU Student Union representatives.

PSU Lawyer Contributes to Copyright Agreements, Internationally

What do we know about streaming media? Delivering content, avoiding breaking the law? How relevant would be the ways of its regulation to state and us, people?

Streaming is known as an alternative to file downloading, a process in which the end-user obtains the entire file for the content before watching or listening to it. The term “streaming media” can apply to media other than video and audio, such as live closed captioning, ticker tape, and real-time text, which are all considered “streaming text”. The legal question of streaming is getting extremely controversial with the development of Internet and norms of copyright, implied in international legislation.

Professor Anton Matveev, Department of Civil Law, Perm State University, has joined the international lawyers group preparing a draft Agreement on Cooperation between the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The draft aims to protect the rights to objects of copyright and related rights in processing information and telecommunication networks. The agreement had been signed at a meeting of the Council of CIS State Leadersin November, 2021.

The agreement intends to unite efforts of the CIS member states at protecting copyright and allied rights in the Internet format;establish common approaches to related problems in the area, including unified norms of national legislations.

“One of the agreementnovelties, that we proposed, was the provision of Article 7. According to that, reporting about and (or) disclosing the public of objects of copyright and related rightsinvolves the use of such objects as part of radio and (or) television programs, transmitted via Internet resources,”

says Professor Anton Matveev, D.J.S., Faculty of Law, PSU.

“Regardless the fact that streaming becomes most required feature of the modern Internet, neither it is mentioned in our federal legislation, nor it is fixed in global international copyrightagreements – as formal and unambiguous, as it may be. Our efforts are aimed at making it clear that Internet broadcasting resides in the so-called Internet right (the right to address public audience), and not by the powers providing traditional broadcasting, or newly introduced legal authority,”

explains Professor Anton Matveev.

Back in 2016, the development of the draft Agreement had been given to the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (RGAIS), serving as a basis institution for CIS countries’education, professional upgrade and advanced personnel training in intellectual property. By order of the RGAIS Rector, Professor Anton Matveev from the PSU Civil Law Department has been included in the working team.

Study in Perm, Build Career in France: Motivation Advice by PSU Alumnus

Looking for opportunities besides studying in Russia? Elena Mezentseva, graduate of the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature (2017), manager in international education at the Quartier Latin (Paris-Moscow), shares her vision of turning University years into future prospects and career.

Interviewer: How did your professional prospects grow after graduating from Perm State University?

Elena: After completing a bachelor’s degree at PSU, I continued my master’s studies at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, France, with whom our Department of Linguistics and Translation has had a long-time partnership. My home bachelor’s degree as a linguist and translator made it possible to study other related disciplines, like science du langage, langues étrangères appliquées, communication multilingue. So, I chose to do a master’s degree in langues, littératures et civilizations étrangères et régionales in études russes. Studying at PSU and the University of Grenoble-Alpes encouraged my passion for academic mobility. Not only did I regard this only as an opportunity to study abroad and host for foreign students back home, I also became interested in the logistics and preparations involved, acquiring to the adaptation of foreign students.

The academic internships in France for bachelor’s degree and mobility projects implemented in master’s degree defined my professional ambitions and outcomes. After completing my master’s degree, I started working remotely for the Quartier Latin company, assisting with training and settling in France.

Int.: Do you believe the knowledge gained at PSU became useful for your future?

Elena: Apart fromspecific knowledge of translation, theory of foreign languages and intercultural communication, the study at PSU helped me acquire general skills of critical thinking, data search and public speaking – making it possible to successfully pass a master’s course in France. Until today, I am applying these competencies at communicating with foreign students, running international business correspondence, and doing my duties as an interpreter and a translator.

As information becomes quickly irrelevant in a changing world, the knowledge gained during the University years prove to be most comprehensive and timeless.

Int.: Could you, please, share some vivid memories of your student years?

Elena: There have been plenty ofbright and memorable moments, since the very first year! These, of course, include training courses in Grenoble and Paris, which had become pivot points for me. I also recollect our University’s centennial celebration, when the campus turned into one whole festival town, full of live performances, happenings and art spaces.

Yet, perhaps, the most important event, or change was meeting my wonderful classmates, with whom we became real friends, as well as bright teachers, whose advice and guidance helps me a lot, until today!

Int.: What could you wish the future University applicants?

Elena: The student years is a unique time that gives a lot of new friends, knowledge and perspectives. Make sure you use every opportunity possible, and show your own initiative in that search, too. Do participate in exchange programs, scientific conferences, extracurricular activities, as this will allow you to meet different people, broaden your horizons and shape your goals. While still a student, try to put into practice what you have learned, as this will add value to your CV. May your student years be interesting, rewarding and exciting! And, be sure that joining the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, you will find yourself in a large academic family, a source for support and professional confidence, indeed!

Interview source (in Russian): Department of Linguistics and Translation, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU

Studying in Russia? Learn History, Meet Friends, Build Collaborations!

Are you a foreign student studying in Russia? Looking for new friends or research collaborations? Interested in Russian culture and history? Students from Perm State University, as elsewhere across Russia are welcome to take part in 2nd International Winter School of History ’2022.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Historical Society, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Tula Region and the Tula State University invite Russian and foreign students to participate in the 2nd International Winter School of History ‘2022.

Students of all undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses may take part. The School will be held from 21 to 25 March, 2022. Applications are due to 25 January, 2022.

The School will cover the following theme tracks:

  • history of Russian economy and industry;
  • history of Russian literature;
  • history of Ancient Russia and the Moscow kingdom;
  • history of the Great Patriotic War (WWII);
  • history of the Russian Empire.

The School Committee covers costs of travel, accommodation and meals for the School participants. A prerequisite for participation are: certificate of vaccination against coronavirus infection; certificate of contraindications to vaccination, or a previous illness. Applications are accepted in two categories: international students studying at Russian universities, and Russian students.

Applicants must fill out an electronic form, and send a motivation letter indicating personal information and preferred track (no more than 2,000 characters). For international students, required is a letter in Russian, for the Russian students the one in English.

Please, see related links in the comments below:

2nd International Winter School of History ’2022:
Application form:
Information Letter:!2022/01-11_3/infopismo_Tula.pdf
Further contacts: Olga E. Shumilova,, tel: +7-910-940-76-24.

PSU Student from China Researchers War Literature, Gets PhD

The Faculty of Philology at Perm State University congratulates the graduate student Song Tianyao (China) on the successful defense of her PhD thesis in Russian Literature.

According to Professor Svetlana Burdina, tutor of Song Tianyao, her research might be regarded as significant, since, for the first time and in one paper, as it tracesthe influence of Russian military prose on Chinese literature of 20-21 centuries.

Throughout her studies and research activity at PSU, Song Tianyao worked as an assistant at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and taught Chinese to students in Philology, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages and Literature (2018-2021). She previously graduated from Shandong University (China) in 2012, and further studied philology at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow).

The thesis by Song Tianyao, titled “Artistic Reception of B. Vasiliev’s Military Prose in China”, has already received recognition by scholars from Tver and Moscow, Russia – praising her level of training,decent quality of translations and excellent command of the Russian language.

“The members of the dissertation council and thesis critics have been attracted by Song Tianyao’s revelation that a prose by a particular Russian writer became a ‘prism’ for the Chinese appreciation of war – serving a source for further interpretation in literature and film scripts,”

noted Dr. Boris Kondakov, Dean of the Faculty of Philology, PSU.

The thesis defense took place at the Dissertation Council for Philological Sciences of Tver State University. The tradition of defending a PhD thesis at some other university, other than the university of initial research, is quite frequent in Russia. As elsewhere globally, departments of Russian universities specialize in particular research problems. This leads to discipline-based dissertation councils– building research collaborations and acquiring graduate’s interests across the country.

To Remind,

In autumn, 2021, 15 students from the Chengdu Institute of the Sichuan University of Foreign Languages (China) came as future teachers of the Russian language to study at PSU. Their arrival had been inspired lead by another PSU alumnus, Li Wenxu, who graduated from the Faculty of Philology, PSU in 2018.

“In their research, students from China particularly compare Russian and Chinese literature, examine the influence of the former on the latter, and study the literature of ‘eastern’ Russian emigration in 20th century,”

says Ekaterina Klyuikova, Deputy Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Philology.

“Here at PSU, I learned to appreciate Russian military prose and rural writers. In Perm, I felt a real Russian spirit I missed to appreciate in the capital cities. The local culture brings us closer to nature and tradition,”

says Song Tianyao, PSU post-graduate in Philology.

PSU Hosts Freie Universität Berlin Officer

On 2-3 December, Mr. Tobias Stüdemann, Freie Universität Berlin – Moscow Office met Perm State University representatives to discuss academic communication and science diplomacy. The expert spoke about the story of Freie Universität Berlin, which promotes the principal value of academic freedom; he also gave practical advice on how to establish and maintain academic contacts with German colleagues. According to Mr. Tobias Stüdemann, successful cooperation between the University and its partners depends on a key ability to correctly present one’s research to international academic community.

During the visit, Mr. Tobias Stüdemann met the team of the Department for Scientific and Innovation Activities to discuss the principles of conducting scientific research in Russia and Germany, as well as the general rules of cooperation with German scholars and specifics of educational process at Freie Universität Berlin. At the end of the event, Mr. Tobias Stüdemann elaborated upon scientific diplomacy in Russia and Germany with the staff of the International Academic Cooperation Office, PSU.

“We are much obliged to Mr. Tobias Stüdemann for sharing a valuable piece of advice on how to effectively collaborate with colleagues from Germany. This will surely help our researchers establish long-term cooperation between Russia and Germany, testing it in joint grant competitions, as teams,”

says Natalya Dobrynina, Head of the International Academic Cooperation Office, PSU.

The visit by the German expert to Perm State University has been organized by the Department of International Academic Cooperation, PSU as part of the Rational Subsoil Use REC, and its international activity, in particular.

PSU International Students Join Medical Volunteers

Medical volunteers chose Perm State University as a place to run a round table with international students. On 30 November, the activists and audience discussed opportunities of foreign students in volunteering, regarding it as an excellent chance to meet the local Russian culture.

As a movement, the Medical Volunteers are famous for collaborating with more than 1,700 medical, educational, public and other organizations throughout Russia. The movement follows the mission of reviving the charity tradition and assisting health care at works.

To put it simple, what do medical volunteers do?

  • help at medical institutions;
  • teach the rules of first aid;
  • accompany sports and public events;
  • get engaged in prevention of diseases;
  • speak for and encourage blood and bone marrow donation;
  • promote healthy lifestyle;
  • carry out career guidance among schoolchildren.

The meeting at Perm State University ended with a motivational video about international medical volunteers, showing personal examples of how volunteering helped foreign students and served other’s inspiration. PSU students showed enthusiasm in running further projects in volunteering.

To remind, on 6-10 December, Perm Krai hosts Perm Forum of Public Activity and Volunteering, uniting educational institutions, non-profit organizations, social movements, public figures, business representatives, volunteers and all those involved, including active members of PSU community.

The All-Russian Public Movement of Medical Volunteers, started in 2013, is one of the largest voluntary healthcare organizations in Europe. With a support by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, it has more than 85 regional branches, uniting 86,000 people and providing aid for about 4 million Russians, annually.

Interested? Steps to Join Medical Volunteers

Eager to join the team and follow the Medical Volunteers mission?

1. Read the charter of the VOD “Medical Volunteers” in the document attached;

2. Make a decision to take responsibility for yourself, your team activity and beneficiaries;

3. Fill out the form following the link;

4. Register at: https://волонтеры-медики.рф/stat-volonterom/;

5. Also, register at a, which serves unified info platform for building volunteer activity, nationally;

6. Let us know about your desire to become a volunteer by contacting our activist Ksenia Kurginyan:;

7. Pass an interview and get your questions answered;

8. Do good deeds!

Proud of Your Research Being Published? Let Everyone Know!

PSU International Department reminds about a brilliant opportunity to get recognition from a published article, which can make young scholars improve their academic performance while studying in Russia:

Irkutsk National Research Technical University, a long-time partner of Perm State University, invites for the International Competition of Scientific Articles to be held on 10 December, 2021 (applications are due to 9 December).

The competition aims to generate and promote interest in research activities, improve the level of scientific culture and the quality of professional training. International students, undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in sciences and arts are welcome to participate.

The competition is held in several modes:

  • oil and gas business;
  • mining;
  • architecture and construction;
  • economics and banking;
  • hi-tech;
  • aircraft and mechanical engineering;
  • linguistics.

The competition is run by the Department of Advertising and Journalism, Irkutsk National Research Technical University. Please, address your questions and publications to Anna Baldynova and Larisa Erbaeva at

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