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 International Students Receive Diplomas in Modern Pedagogics

Eight international students from Turkmenistan, Faculty of Biology, PSU, graduated from the professional retraining program in Modern Pedagogy, obtaining a qualification “Teacher of Basic and Secondary General Education”.

Overcoming language and cultural barriers, using modern technologies and new methods, the Faculty of Education at the Regional Institute for Continuing Education, PSU, did its best to help international students become an effective teacher.  

All the Course students had their final theses defended, receiving excellent marks and graduation certificates. The knowledge and skills acquired during the Course will enhance their professional performance in practice, at school.

The diplomas were presented by Mikhail Mukhin, Acting Head of the Institute, Valery Zhuk, Deputy Dean for Extracurricular Activities, and Tatyana Kuznetsova, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Biology, PSU. 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.

Join our Broad International Community, Study Russian for Free!

PSU Academic Library invites international students to join the DigitalUni Russian Club for free online courses in Russian as a foreign language.  

The DigitalUni Russian Club is a project by IPR MEDIA with a grant from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Having joined the Club, you will:

  • participate in free conversation clubs run by teaching professors from Russian universities;
  • get access to free educational literature on Russian as a foreign language, for different levels;
  • use broad education material, including videos;
  • pass the test for knowledge of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL);
  • get a personal certificate;
  • will see presentations of Russian universities.

Note: If you are not yet a part of international studentship, the links in below the newst will help you to join us. If you are an international student already, and Perm-based, here is more to you:

PSU Academic Library invites all those interested to use its sites and facilities for a comprehensive free online courses in Russian as a foreign language along the academic year, until 1 September, 2022, using: 

1). any device with Internet access, anytime and anywhere, using a registered PSU username and password, indicated in the student’s personal account;

2) any device with Internet access, anytime and anywhere, using a n individual username and password, with an assistance by PSU Academic Library or IPR Media ( “Our service is addressed to those already studying at Perm State University,” says Svetlana Solaryova, Head of PSU Academic Library. “Complementing the above opportunities, PSU International Department assists our students in their access to the source. Actually, any Russian student and teaching staff studying or researching Russian language, culture, traditions and history is welcome to use it, as well.”

Get more news about PSU Academic Library.
E-Sources at the Library.
PSU Academic Library Facebook.
DigitalUni Russian Club.
Russian as a Foreign Language.

Learn New Profession with No Studies Sacrificed

Seeking for an extra advantage for your CV? Curious about studying in abroad, yet longing to upgrade your language? Looking for additional income, now?

Should you be positive about any of these questions, then the “Manager for Intercultural Communication” course at the Littera Language Center, PSU is likely for you!

Based on a credit-modular training system, the course combines core disciplines with a personal plan by the students: the English language and translation classes are accompanied by electives (business and academic communication, oral interpretation, and running city tours), plus optional modules (preparation for IELTS, mediation, second foreign language, pronunciation, intercultural communication, etc.). Both online and offline modes are available.

After completing the program, the student gets a certified diploma by Perm State University, stating the qualification of a Manager in Intercultural Communication. The diploma allows to officially perform as a specialist in international relations, a translator, a mediator, or a tour guide.

To remind, the Littera Language Centre is a part of the Regional Institute of Continuing Education, a division of Perm State University. It owns an exclusive license to run official IELTS and TOEFL international exams, regionally. The Center provides English language courses for adults and children on a constant basis. The teaching process involves communication techniques and CELTA international standards, as well as multimedia equipment, English native speakers and interactive formats. Since 2004, the Center has trained more than 5,000 specialists in the field of communication, translation and extended use of foreign language.

Learn more about the Program here (Russian source).

Study IT at PSU, for Free!

Which international languages do you know? English, French, Spanish? No, we mean, truly international which make us equally share it?

PSU is opening admissions to IT Networking University in nine programs, including web development, basics in programming, and 3D modeling. In other words, you will learn a language that is in demand all over the world and, moreover, allows to make money. The faculties of Geography, Geology, Mechanics and Mathematics, and Physics, PSU, are launching free courses at the IT Network University.

How do I develop an Android app? What are the ways to create a 3D model of an object in Blender? How much time will it take to learn Python and automate working processes in QGIS? Perm State University is going to help students from other study fields to learn this, and much more. Technical background is not necessary, since the programs are divided into 3 levels: Junior, Middle and Senior.

“This year, we are planning to renew several popular modules, such as the “Basics of Frontend”, “Programming in Python”, “Basics of 3D Modeling in Blender”, as well as launch a new course on developing apps for mobile devices,”

comments Konstantin Gavrilov, Dean of the Faculty of Physics, PSU.

To learn more about the content of the programs and register, please, follow the link.

Although many course terms are in English, some basic Russian will also be required. The IT Network University is an implementation of the local Perm project “Human Resources for Digital Economy”, as a part of the national program “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation” with the support of the Ministry of Information Development and Communications, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Perm krai.

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