Summer Schools: combine a unique cultural program with study
Two professional Summer Schools for foreign students: "Biomedical systems and technologies" and "Computer technologies and methods of knowledge extraction" were completed on July 14.
Two professional Summer Schools for foreign students: "Biomedical systems and technologies" and "Computer technologies and methods of knowledge extraction" – were completed on July 14.
Professional summer schools were held at the university from 3rd to 14th of July. Participants of the school were students and specialists from the USA, France, Serbia, India, Korea, Armenia, Denmark, Mexico and Germany.
During two weeks spent at the LETI, the guests expanded their knowledge in the fields of programming and biomedical systems, got acquainted with the Russian language and culture, visited the historical sites of our city, made excursions to Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof, and organized a picnic on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
The head of the summer school on "Biomedical Systems and Technologies" Zafar Yuldashev spoke about the school's program in more detail: "At the department of biotechnical systems, the summer school was held for the second time. Students came to us from France, Slovenia, Algeria, and USA. The program contained an educational component – the study of educational disciplines, the performance of laboratory works and projects, as well as the cultural part. Students are satisfied, and some have an interest in further education in our university."
Students from Korea, India, USA, Germany, Malaysia, and Armenia visited the summer school on computer technologies and methods of knowledge extraction. Program Manager Kirill Krinkin noted that this form of additional education for foreign citizens is held at the university for the first time, but despite this, everything went well.
The participants themselves shared their impressions of the program.
According to Francis Javier Carmona Guerrero from Denmark, who was trained on the program "Computer technologies and methods of knowledge extraction," the program perfectly combined excursions and training sessions. The participant of the same program, Ripsim Snkhchan (Armenia), noted the high level of the organization: "I absolutely do not regret that I came and spent two weeks in St. Petersburg! This city is amazing, and the organizers of the summer schools have done everything to show us it in all its glory".
Tiyana Pantelić from Serbia, having completed the summer school on "Biomedical Systems and Technologies", is thinking about returning to LETI for studying in magistracy after receiving a bachelor's degree in her country.
Stefan Matrosov came to the program "Biomedical Systems and Technologies" from Samara, where he studies at the first year of a bachelor's degree in biotechnology.
"For me, the summer school was very interesting, because I just started to get higher education, and the knowledge that I receive here is completely new for me. I found out about something I had never even guessed before. Moreover, I am for the first time in St. Petersburg – a city with beautiful architecture and white nights", – Stefan said.
At the end of the program, all participants were awarded certificates of completion of summer schools. At the presentation, the head of the International Student Office Renat Yalyshev stressed that the doors of the university are always open, and invited graduates of summer schools to come to LETI to continue their studies in magistracy or graduate school, as well as other programs of summer schools.
In August, LETI will host a summer school in the Russian language "Intensive Russian Language Course and Social Adaptation in St. Petersburg", the program of which provides classes on language practice. Over 60 people will participate in it. Summer schools in Russian language are organized in LETI from 2013 – from that time more than 150 people from China, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Nigeria, Yemen, Syria, Vietnam and other countries have attended the course.