Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia


Program Description

Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia

International ecological summer school “Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia” of Siberian State Aerospace University offers a great opportunity for foreign and Russian students to get acquainted with the heart of Siberia, Krasnoyarsky Kray, and to observe its beauty.

Participants will get a chance to be taken on a voyage through unique natural and artificial ecosystems of Central Siberia, to witness fauna and flora behavior in natural medium and to see with their own eyes the differentiation between the 5 Climate Regions!

Besides academic classes, participants will acquire knowledge in the open air. They will gain an opportunity to dive into depths, to climb some peaks, to visit the Republic of Khakassia – an extensive territory with numerous lakes and rivers, countless steppes and sainted places – and to experience the power of Yenisey, one of the largest rivers in the world.

Period: 22 July - 06 August, 2012


Academic fields:

  • biodiversity support: history of nature conservation, strategies and programmes for biodiversity support, protected areas and its categories, conservation priorities, principles and conflicts;
  • biotesting: assessment of anthropogenic load level by bioindication methods;
  • landscape science: comparative analysis of various natural and artificial landscapes of Central Siberia;
  • speleobiology: calculation of bats, microscopic study, microbiological analysis;
  • identification of microcenosis and phytocenosis.

Field practice is planned to be conducted at the national park “Stolby”, Khakassia lakes, the Krasnoyarsk reservoir and the Karaulnaya cave.

Hours per week, incl. classes in the open air: 34.

All participants will take exams and obtain transcripts with ECTS credits.

Language of instruction: English

Cost €1100 includes

  • learning (135 hours or 5 ECTS credits);
  • dwelling in Khakassia – no-frills summer houses for 3-4 persons;
  • three meals a day in Khakassia;
  • visit of the Karaulnaya cave;
  • transport charges to Khakassia and back to Krasnoyarsk;
  • cultural programme (sightseeing tour, visit of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, V.I. Surikov Estate-Museum, V.P. Astafyev Estate-Museum, National Park “Stolby”, Fun-Park “Bobrovy Log”, The Krasnoyarsk Dam, etc.);
  • travel pass for all transports;
  • full medical insurance within the whole period of stay;
  • use of Internet in the University;
  • equipment rental for practice at the cave and rock-climbing.

Additionally paid:

  • dwelling (at the hotel, single rooms, amenities for two rooms) €220, incl. breakfast;
  • air travel;
  • visa procurement;
  • meals (supper, dinner, about €200 for 16 days);
  • additional excursions, amusements, the Russian language (optional).

Deadline: 15 May 2012

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About the UniversityKrasnoyarsk today is known all over the world as one of the biggest Rocket and Space Centers in Russia with fundamental science, training of highly-qualified work power and industr ... Read More

About the UniversityKrasnoyarsk today is known all over the world as one of the biggest Rocket and Space Centers in Russia with fundamental science, training of highly-qualified work power and industry. More than 70% of Russian space vehicles are developed and produced in Krasnoyarsk. Siberian State Aerospace University (SibSAU), founded in 1960 as a unique higher educational institution where theoretical training is combined with practice in hi-tech enterprises, currently is a contemporary multi-disciplinary higher school where specialists in such high-technology and innovative spheres as rocket and space production as well as computer sciences, international business, finance, management, and humanities are trained.SibSAU has trained more than 20 000 specialists for these years. More than 60% of engineers, scientists and managerial staff of the basis enterprises – PJSC “ISS named after academician M.F. Reshetnev” and PJSC “Krasmash State Enterprise” – are the graduates of the Siberian State Aerospace University. Nowadays SibSAU named after academician M.F. Reshetnev is the internationally acclaimed scientific and educational center, leading higher school of the branch, leader in work power training for scientific organizations and enterprises of the defense body in the field of “Space Systems”. The University continues the traditions of the higher technical school combining theoretical teaching and works in science-driven basic enterprises of the space branch; it is considered to be one of the innovative centers of Russia. The scientific priorities of the University are “Space Information Systems”, “Secluded Manned Space Systems”, “Rocket and Space Vehicles Production”. In these areas, SibSAU takes the leading position in the Russian Federation, moreover, in workforce training and scientific research. Read less