International Polytechnic Winter School 2020

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Program Description

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International Polytechnic Winter School 2020

Enjoy your unforgettable winter holidays with us!

Come, learn and explore one of the most beautiful cities of Russia in wintertime: exciting cultural and social life, picturesque surroundings and suburbs. St. Petersburg is a true entertaining cosmopolitan with a large cultural contribution.

Dates: January 27 – February 07 (2 weeks)
ECTS credits: 4-5
Participation fee: 360 – 540 Euro (depends on a program)

List of Winter School programs 2020

Space Technology (ST)

Space Technologies

Do you want to learn more about space telecommunication and have exciting holidays in the most beautiful city in Russia? Join this Winter School!

The Winter School course "Space Technologies" is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as the first space technology course or an add-on course. The program aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics. The theoretical courses cover astrophysics, space technology, and physics. Students will train their practical skills during a hackathon (a creative coding marathon) and an interactive business simulation workshop. The speakers are industry experts and scientists experienced in the field of space technology.

6-hours intensive course of Survival Russian is also included in the syllabus.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Natural Sciences (NS)

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Get a unique opportunity to go deeper into physics and enjoy staying in the most beautiful city of Russia! Come to Saint-Petersburg and reveal the marvelous spirit of our lovely city!

This is a joint program developed in cooperation with the School of Physical Sciences of SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan).

The course is suitable as the first plasma physics course or an add-on course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

The primary objective of the course is to present the fundamentals of plasma physics particularly highlighting high-temperature plasma physics and its applications to controlled fusion. The course begins with an overview of plasma phenomena and their applications. The lectures cover Coulomb collisions, single particle motion in a magnetic field, magnetic traps, principles of controlled fusion, plasma heating and diagnostics. The program also includes study visits to a tokamak laboratory and a laboratory for plasma technologies.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Information Technology (IT)

Smart Manufacturing and Digital Future

This is a joint program developed in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). The program provides students fundamental and applied research activities in the field of intelligent robotics and control systems; practicing innovative technologies and hard- and software solutions for the problems of industrial automation and high-tech industrial control systems. Students analyze the interactive environment of cyber-physical and robotic systems to create new solutions and mathematical models in the field of intelligent robotics and control systems. Teams of students study and demonstrate technologies of industrial object remote control, group control of team behavior of collaborative robots and situational control in conditions of uncertainty in the framework of applied developments.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Machine Learning: Theory and Application (St. Petersburg - Moscow)

The outstanding winter school “Machine Learning theory and application” is a joint program with MISIS university in Moscow and is cut out for those who are keen on machine learning applications and development.

The course introduces students to the theoretical foundations of machine learning and data science, as well as to the solution of real business problems with the help of computer vision, classification and regression algorithms. The optimal balance between theory and practice provides both a good foundation and the ability to apply knowledge in practice.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Modern SAP Technologies

This course describes the fundamental theory of enterprise resource planning systems and shows how the basic business processes interact with the SAP ERP in different functional areas.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Civil Engineering (CE)

Civil Engineering

The outstanding winter school “Civil Engineering” is entirely carried out in English and is cut out for those who are keen on BIM technologies and energy-efficient buildings. Staying in our charming city with its marvelous architecture would be of great value and contribution to this course.

We welcome students to come to St. Petersburg - the Venice of the North! St. Petersburg is the cultural heart of Russia as well as a major trade gateway, financial and industrial center. You will definitely enjoy staying in Saint-Petersburg and having fun during winter holidays.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Digital Construction

The outstanding winter school “Digital Construction” is entirely carried out in English and is cut out for those who are keen on design solutions made with the application of modern information technologies. Staying in our charming city with its marvelous architecture would be of great value and contribution to this course.

The course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the process of construction object’s design, building and operation with application of different technologies assumed by the concept of the digital economy – Building information modeling, Additive manufacturing and Building automation systems. The course includes practical hands-on exercises with using modern software to design, test and implement corresponding project and technological solutions in the area of industrial and civil engineering.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Energy Technology (ET)

Nuclear Engineering

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University on behalf of the Institute of Energy presents traditional and annual Winter Energy School. The School provides the opportunity to attend an intensive academic program with lectures and company visits (Thermal Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plant, industrial companies and leading enterprises). All studies are developed according to the European requirements and can be recognized as a period abroad. The 2020 edition of the Winter Energy School is organized to offer 4 ECTS in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oil and Gas in Energy Industry and Turbomachinery.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee (until 10th of November): 540 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 670 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, course materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Turbomachinery

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University on behalf of the Institute of Energy presents traditional and annual Winter Energy School. The School provides the opportunity to attend an intensive academic program with lectures and company visits (Thermal Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plant, industrial companies and leading enterprises). All studies are developed according to the European requirements and can be recognized as a period abroad. The 2020 edition of the Winter Energy School is organized to offer 4 ECTS in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oil and Gas in Energy Industry and Turbomachinery.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee (until 10th of November): 540 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 670 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, course materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Electrical Engineering

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University on behalf of the Institute of Energy presents traditional and annual Winter Energy School. The School provides the opportunity to attend an intensive academic program with lectures and company visits (Thermal Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plant, industrial companies and leading enterprises). All studies are developed according to the European requirements and can be recognized as a period abroad. The 2020 edition of the Winter Energy School is organized to offer 4 ECTS in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oil and Gas in Energy Industry and Turbomachinery.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee (until 10th of November): 540 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 670 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, course materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Oil & Gas

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University on behalf of the Institute of Energy presents traditional and annual Winter Energy School. The School provides the opportunity to attend an intensive academic program with lectures and company visits (Thermal Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plant, industrial companies and leading enterprises). All studies are developed according to the European requirements and can be recognized as a period abroad. The 2020 edition of the Winter Energy School is organized to offer 4 ECTS in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oil and Gas in Energy Industry and Turbomachinery.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee (until 10th of November): 540 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 670 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, course materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Renewable Energy

The up-to-date interdisciplinary program provides an overview of technical and engineering aspects of innovative energy system design and implementation. Theoretical courses will analyze the characteristics of renewable energy sources and examine the socioeconomic impact of the energy transition. International professionals will boost your knowledge and skills in this highly demanded field of expertise.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development

This program offers training in the field of energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy. You will gain essential technical skills in this area as well as study financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business. A multidisciplinary approach, critical review of existing practice throughout the program will enable you to come up with original and creative solutions to problems within the energy sector.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Digital Technology (DT)

3D Concept Modeling

Winter course “3D Concept Modeling” aims at bridging the gap between ideas and their physical representation by introducing students to the basics of three-dimensional modeling, sketching and rapid prototyping technologies. It gives a unique opportunity to learn about the product design process and practice different approaches to develop an idea into a prototype with the help of digital and analog techniques.

We invite a diverse auditorium of creative people: product or industrial designers, computer graphics artists, fine arts or business-focused students. The module will be of interest for both experienced designers and beginners who'd like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Both Russian and international students can take part in the Summer School, all teaching will be conducted in English.

The module consists of 2 weeks of intensive teaching: cross-disciplinary curricula offers courses which represent different stages of the design process from hand drawing to computer visualization and production. Extensive practical work is aimed at gaining insight into the contemporary product design process and is lead by qualified professors. The facilities for the courses include well-equipped laboratories, computer rooms and drawing studios of SPbPU. Part of the Summer School takes place in FabLab Polytech, a digital fabrication center located inside the University's campus — a unique environment for creativity and collaboration.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Business and Management (BM)

Doing Business in Russia

Would you like to know how to do business in Russia and enjoy your winter holidays in the cultural capital of Russia - the city of Saint-Petersburg? Join this winter school!

Within this winter course, you will gain knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit the “Baltika” brewery company, while extra-academic activities will bring you into the inner life of the Russian Cultural Capital.

Participation fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
  • Regular registration fee: 540 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Russian Studies (RS)

Russian Language & Culture

Would you like to improve your Russian language skills, learn more about the Russian culture and spend unforgettable winter holidays in the magic city of Saint-Petersburg? Join this winter school!

Within this winter program, you will obtain or improve your Russian language skills, learn more about our history and art and see the world-famous cultural treasures of the city with your own eyes.

Participation fee:

  • 360 euro

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips, cultural program, invitation letter issuance.

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Star professors of SPbPU and partner universities

Outstanding professors will challenge you to explore the theme and increase your knowledge of the subject. Study methods emphasize student’s active participation and involvement. Case studies, group discussions, and field trips are an integral part of the learning process in addition to lectures.

Accommodation

With our friendly community, you may explore fantastic on-campus life and everyday outside activities! The university’s campus is located between 4 metro stations, and all of them are 15-20 minutes far from the city center.

All our guests are offered with double or triple accommodation in an apartment with shared facilities and a kitchen in the comfortable student dormitory. All the apartments are equipped with a bed, bedside table, desk, chairs, wardrobe, curtains, and bedclothes. There are also limited free wi-fi zones in the dormitory lobbies.

Deadline for registration

  • Early bird deadline: October 28, 2019
  • Regular deadline:
    • For non-EU citizens: November 18, 2019
    • For EU, Iranian and Indian citizens, citizens of visa-free countries: December 16, 2019

Cultural program and outdoor activities

We offer our students not only excursions to St. Petersburg most famous palaces, monuments, and museums but also a number of field trips to the leading international factories and enterprises.

For further details, please refer to the contacts below:

  • summerschool@spbstu.ru
  • +7 (812) 534-25-31
Last updated September 2019

About the School

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized ... Read More

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Read less
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