St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” has taken one of the leading places among Russian universities in terms of the number of international students enrolled in summer and winter school programs.
The results of a study on the promotion of seasonal schools conducted by experts of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) were published. According to the study, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, ETU “LETI,” RUDN University, and the Higher School of Economics hold the leading positions in the number of international students enrolling in summer and winter school programs and website content with detailed information on the areas of study among Russian universities.
Also, experts highlighted the number of multilingual versions of school pages on the university websites: ETU “LETI” has eight languages, the same at Kazan Federal University, and RUDN University and SPbPU have three languages each. The pages of universities provide information on contact persons, the cost of courses, widespread cultural and leisure program. At the same time, experts noted a clear, convenient, and user-friendly interface.
Today, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” has ten areas of seasonal school programs in English and five in Russian.
In 2019, the university hosted the first winter English-taught professional schools; 75 students from Algeria, Argentina, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ghana, Germany, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Spain, Kazakhstan, Cote d’Ivoire, Latvia, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Syria, USA, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Ecuador took part in it.
Schools worked from January 21 to February 3 in five areas, namely Bioengineering Systems and Technologies, Mechatronics and Robotics, Intercultural Communication in Business, and Gems of Russian Culture in the Russian Language. Participants in winter schools were able to combine the acquisition of professional skills with a cultural program. Students got acquainted with world-famous sites of the “Capital of the North,” the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the laboratory museum of Alexander Popov, inventor of the radio, first elected director of Electrotechnical Institute, Tsarskoye Selo, which used to be an imperial countryside residence, and the New Holland Island skating rink.
“Our seasonal school programs are based on unique content. We are not just opening schools that all universities in Russia and the world have. We open schools in exclusive areas that are in demand in the global scientific and educational environment. One of such demanded schools is Heritage Science, which involves specialists from the Russian Museum and the Hermitage and Italian colleagues. This winter we plan to launch a new seasonal school, Automotive Energy.”