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PSU Strikes Agreement with Worcester, UK, Offers New MA Programs

Interested in studying in Britain? Keen on Economics? Choosing a new master’s course? Read and apply!

The Faculty of Economics, PSU is expanding its cooperation with the Worcester Business School – University of Worcester (UK).

In 2020, the Faculty of Economics, PSU introduces a new Double Degree program, titled “Perm State National Research University – University of Worcester”.

On 23 June, 2020, a cooperation agreement was signed between PSU and the University of Worcester. The University of Worcester was founded in 1946; it is a long-standing PSU partner. The University of Worcester is known as a close-knit and successful community, supporting students to succeed at various educational and research levels.

“Cooperation with UK universities under the Double Diploma program has been one of priorities of our Faculty, and overall PSU international cooperation. Yet, uniting both classic and modern educational approach in education is not new for us. Since 1998, our Faculty has been collaborating with leading universities in the UK,”

Mikhail Gorodilov, Dean of the Faculty of Economics

The University of Worcester offers full-time master’s programs in economics for our students, in cooperation with PSU Faculty of Economics, to mention the International Management MSc, Human Resource Management MSc, and MBA (Master of Business Administration). For the first time, our students will receive a scholarship of £2000-3000! The duration of study in England is 8-9 months. The target audience is bachelors and specialists who have entered any MA course at the Faculty of Economics, PSU.

“We regard this program as fresh and attractive. It also gains popularity among our students. At the moment, we offer 3 different joint programs to choose from. The University of Worcester scholarship will also be awarded to our students for the first time. Haven opened that brand new direction since June 2020, we hope for an uprising interest among the new applicants of our MA courses”

says Ekaterina Chuchulina, head of the Project Office for International Cooperation

For further information on the University of Worcester-PSU MA courses, please contact:

Project Office for International Cooperation,
Perm State National Research University,
Faculty of Economics, building 12, office. 203
Ekaterina Chuchulina, Office Head (Whats App,Viber), tel.: 8 (922) 357-67-57
instagramm: International_economPSU.

PSU Scholars Explore Prehistoric Times

International group of palinologists, archaeologists and geographers have reconstructed the state of vegetation, climate and nature management in the central part of Perm territories over the past 8,000 years. Researchers obtained important data on the growth rates of peat bogs and the corresponding intensity of carbon accumulation. The research has been carried out by an international group of scientists from the University of Goettingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and PSU. The results of the study have been published in the Boreas (journal).

“The main research method was the analysis of deposits containing pollen from different eras. The base sediment was a 3.5-meter peat core taken from the Paltinsky swamp near the township of Krasnokamsk. Separate samples were extracted from different layers of the peat column. For each of them, radiocarbon analysis made it possible to determine their age. Further, the study of pollen grains and a number of other residues provided data on the vegetation of the adjacent territory have been performed,”

Pavel Sannikov, assistant professor at the Department of Biogeocenology and Nature Conservation, PSU.

Lyudmila Shumilovskikh and Monika Schmidt, palinologists from the University of Goettingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) note that the main result of the study was the establishment of the dominance of different types of vegetation and their time frame. So, in the territory of Perm 8,800–6,900 years ago, pine-birch taiga prevailed, which is characteristic of the dry climate of the early Holocene. Later, in the Middle Holocene (6,900-4,000 years ago), the spread of spruce and broad-leaved species started, which serves an indication of the prevailing humid climate.

Penetration and distribution of fir at the beginning of the Late Holocene (4,000–2,300 years ago) coincides with the maximum distribution of broad-leaved species, indicating a warm climate. The decrease of broad-leaved species’ effect on forests starts 2,300 years ago, indicating the overall decrease of temperature and increasing role of human activity in the early Iron Age.

“The recently obtained data complements those previously gained archaeological assumptions about the ancient population of Prikamye, and serves their confirmation. At the same time, the new information on agriculture makes us partly re-shape our vision of the local economy structure, the Ananyinsky and Glyadeniv cultures, in particular,”

Mikhail Pereskokov, associate professor at the Department of History and Archeology, (PSU).

The publication uses a complex of palionological, archaeological and geographical data. The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF, Российский научный фонд) and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). In the framework of the current RSF grant the research team continues the study on the general theme of “The Early Iron Age and the Age of the Great Migration to the Urals: adaptation, migration and cultural transformation in a changing natural environment”.

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