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Discuss Cultures, Learn More!

Looking for new friends? Want to learn Russian, or may be discuss something in English? Eager to practice your presentation skills, or just find more about countries around the globe?

17 students from the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU, took part in the International Online Forum “Student’s Vision of the World”. The purpose of the Forum was to create a digital space for intercultural exchange, expand the scope of student activities and develop joint international and inter-institutional projects.

The projects by PSU students have been fairly recognized and certified by the Forum committee from Omsk State Agrarian University.

The Forum received over 200 applications from students from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Estonia, Morocco and more. The projects covered a variety of broad subjects, including culture, science and sports – in the shape of essays, videos and podcasts, discussing digitalization and values of the 21st century.

Interested in the projects? Fee; inspired, see how the participants’  projects at the Forum Facebook page.

And, some more to …

…Remind, that soon prior to the Forum, the students from the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature won the 1st prize in the International thematic discussion “Culture is the Fifth Skill”, dedicated to cross-cultural communication and nationalities across the globe.

11 teams of students in Linguistics from Russia and Belarus took part in an online discussion. The PSU team prepared a presentation on the UK, using creative approach and theatrical performance, demonstrating the British mentality, values, etiquette, traditions, verbal and non-verbal behavior.

The “Culture is the Fifth Skill” was initiated by the Francisk Skorina Gomel State University (Republic of Belarus), discussing the cultures of Japan, South Korea, Russia, Norway, Great Britain, Israel, Thailand, Australia and China.

PSU Scholars Discuss Erasmus+ Opportunities, National and International

The team of the International Academic Cooperation Office at Perm State University visited the International Office of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (KBFU, Kalinigrad, Russia).

PSU team discussed the nearest perspective of science diplomacy and international cooperation, following the goals of the Perm Scientific and Educational Center “Rational Subsoil Use”.

The partners paid special attention to the ARTEST international project, implemented within the Erasmus+ mission, co-initiated and supported by Perm State University. The meeting raised questions of quality standards in the project management, implementation of current tasks and technical solutions, both on- and off-line.

The International Erasmus+ project “ARTEST: Enhancing education programmes in Arts and Humanities via European STEM methods and tools” aims to rethink education in humanities in line with EU standards, research and practices – to catch up with the latest trends of the labour market and reinforce education by adopting digital methods of research and education. The geography of the project connects Europe and Asia, covering countries from Germany to Mongolia. The project also connects historical cultural heritage and the latest digital technologies.

More information about the ARTEST project might be found here.

On behalf PSU, Natalya Dobrynina, Kristina Vetrova and Anna Peisakhovich regarded the opportunities of grant opportunities for international audience – contributing to major academic and research events, and interaction with invited scholars as a part or science diplomacy, within joint international projects.

Anna Belova, KBFU spoke about the specifics of academic communication with the countries of the Baltic region. Tatiana Tsvigun, Head of the Institute for the Humanities, emphasized the relevance of joint initiatives in digital humanities and interdisciplinary research. Olga Kim, Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Youth Policy, KBFU and the PSU team discussed the ways of further cooperation between the universities.

“We are always glad to host partners from Perm State University. Regardless of the difficult times in international cooperation, live communication and professional exchange remain important – ensuring the development of effective communication within the project consortia. The experience of our Perm colleagues in the implementation of Erasmus+ projects has been especially valuable for us, ”

said Daria Gerber, Head of the International Office, KBFU.

The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students”) is a European Union (EU) student exchange program, established in 1987. The new Erasmus+ program combines all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus Student Network consists of 534 local associations (“sections”) in 42 countries and has more than 15,000 volunteers across Europe. As of 2014, the Erasmus program has promoted the mobility of more than 3.3 million students within the European community. More than 4,000 university institutions from 31 countries are participating in the project.

PSU Students Win RUB 2.5 Million Grant

Seven students from Perm State University have been announced laureates of “Your Move” All-Russian Student Competition, winning RUB 2.5 million ($34,000) for the university projects.

In the competition finals, the participants developed projects with teams of previously selected spheres. Among the prize-winners are PSU international students and, particularly, Meylis Tuvakov (Turkmenistan), Faculty of Economics, who initiated the Center of Foreign Culture at Perm State University.

Alisa Okulova, a 4th year student at the Faculty of Philology, and her team have developed a “Restart” Project solution – helping graduate students cope with burnout:

“My team and I worked on a mega-challenge of Stress-Free Space at universities. Our “Restart” project involves the creation of a platform – providing access to useful info, videos and dialogue with a chatbot, and also advice from university psychologists and students who have coped with emotional burnout,”

shares Alisa Okulova.

Meylis Tuvakov, known as a curator of PSU Center of Foreign Culture, unites a team of task-oriented, fast and able volunteers, aimed at collaborations on and off-campus, including sports and creative projects.

“To improve yourself and show progress, one has step into a team. Together, we try to implement cool ideas into projects of all kind. Not does it only help us to promote ourselves or faculties we belong to, but also develop successful communication, team work, brainstorming, leadership and more – turning them to action,”

Meylis states.

The Grant will be given to several PSU projects and will be regarded as an investment into student activity, on the whole.

PSU to Tell About Grant Opportunities in 2021

Where can I find financial support for my research project? What is the best way to plan my actions, and resources? What if my project goes beyond the university and aims at a wider society? Which partners should I look for to make it successful?

On Tuesday 20 April, the Information Workshop “Grant Opportunities for the Erasmus + Program in 2021” will take at Perm State University (PSU). The workshop will concentrate on existing grant opportunities and practical advice, shared by International Academic Cooperation Department team, PSU.

The seminar will take place on PSU campus, off-line, from 1pm till 3pm (local Perm time) in the meeting room of the PSU Academic Council (building 1, left wing, floor 4, room 424). Faculty staff, researchers and teaching fellows are invited to participate. To take part, please register using the following link.

“The seminar will feature relevant opportunities and grant competitions, open for Russian universities, researchers and teaching fellows. The speakers will present samples of successful projects at Perm State University under the Erasmus+ program,”

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

Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s Programme for education, training, youth and sport. It offers opportunities for mobility of learners and staff and cooperation across the education, training and youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules and a structure which aims to streamline the administration of the program.

Participate Design Contest, Find New International Partners

Got artistic skills, full of ideas, fancy design? Want to be a part of an international educational project? Interested in both European and Asian partners?

Perm State University announces a Contest on the logo development for the international project Erasmus+ ARTEST!

International Erasmus+ project “ARTEST: Enhancing education programmes in Arts and Humanities via European STEM methods and tools” invites students, teaching staff and employees of the Consortium* to participate in the contest on the project’s logo development.

The goal of the Contest is to develop a logo for the international project ARTEST.

Terms and conditions of participation:

  1. Logos are accepted in .png format with a size of no more than 300 pixels (8 cm) on a side. In addition, authors can send a logo in vector format, keeping all used fonts in curves.
  2. A logo should reflect the following project idea:

The ARTEST project aims to rethink education in humanities in Russia and Mongolia in line with EU standards, research and practices to catch up with the latest trends of the labour market and reinforce education in humanities by adopting digital methods of research and education. The geography of the project connects Europe and Asia, covering countries from Germany to Mongolia. Also, the project connects historical cultural heritage and the latest digital technologies. More information could be found here.

  1. A completed application and a statement of consent to the processing of personal data (Appendices No. 1 and No. 3) with the attachment of the logo in electronic form should be sent to the e-mail address fwlperm@gmail.com. In the subject line, “ARTEST Contest” should be indicated.
  2. Logos are accepted from April, 1 to April 25, 2021.

More detailed information on the terms and conditions of participation could be found in the Regulations (Please, see PDF document attached).

For additional information and questions, feel free to contact the Contest organizers: Dobrynina Natalia, Vetrova Kristina, Peisakhovich Annafwlperm@gmail.com. In the message subject line, please indicate the “ARTEST question”.

*the Consortium includes:

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