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Young engineer: how to save half a billion...
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Young engineer: how to save half a billion...

At first glance, building a career in the Far North is a bold, if not daring decision. However, it is there that the largest oil fields in Russia are located, so, combined with harsh winters and remoteness from megacities, local specialists have an opportunity to achieve rapid success in their efforts. A St. Petersburg university graduate told how to become a leading specialist in the Production Optimization Sector of RNYuganskneftegaz just within a few years.

Open borders: Tanzanian youth in Russia
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Open borders: Tanzanian youth in Russia

Despite the pandemic, Russia continues to hold educational exhibitions abroad, attracting foreign students to its universities. What are the consequences for the future if we stop addressing this issue today?

Mongolian Mining Engineer about Studying at St. Petersburg Mining University
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Mongolian Mining Engineer about Studying at St. Petersburg Mining University

The mining industry is one of the most prestigious sectors in Mongolia. A this year's graduate of Saint-Petersburg Mining University shared the story of how she ended up as a student of the first higher technical University in Russia. Now she is back home, working as the Underground Mining Specialist at a local mining company.

Why Do Moldovans Leave for Studies in Russia?
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Why Do Moldovans Leave for Studies in Russia?

A young researcher from Moldova came to Russia to study oil & gas engineering. During the years his studies have been lasting, labour migration from his home country to the Russian Federation has nearly stopped. Yet Pavel Tsyglianu, a PhD student at St. Petersburg Mining University, believes career prospects in the state he moved to are much better than in his homeland.

A Graduate from Botswana on How Studying at St. Petersburg Mining University Boosted His Career in the Home Country
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A Graduate from Botswana on How Studying at St. Petersburg Mining University Boosted His Career in the Home Country

Botswana's diamond-based economy is apparently one of the most successful in Africa. After all, an average monthly wage there reaches 6,533 Botswana pula, which is equivalent to approximately 490 euros. But what are the benefits of a degree obtained in Russia? A graduate of St. Petersburg Mining University shared his story of how Russian education has helped him and is still helping.

A Student from Botswana: Money We Earn through Diamond Mining Are Invested in Education
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A Student from Botswana: Money We Earn through Diamond Mining Are Invested in Education

Botswana is the second-largest diamond producer in the world after Russia. Hence the country managed to build up one of the most successful economies on the African continent. Authorities are, however, concerned of its one-sidedness…

Why Do Ecuadorian Youth Tend to Choose Russian Universities?
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Why Do Ecuadorian Youth Tend to Choose Russian Universities?

There are large oil reserves in Ecuador but not enough specialists who know how to work with modern technologies. Therefore locals, if an opportunity emerges, choose to study abroad.

How Does It Feel to Study in Russia for an African Student from Côte d’Ivoire?
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How Does It Feel to Study in Russia for an African Student from Côte d’Ivoire?

Life has become a success story for a young man from Côte d'Ivoire. As a child, he used to help his family on corn plantations. Some 15 years later, he is a PhD student at St. Petersburg Mining University who got a chance to shake hands with a Nobel laureate in physics.

What difficulties Iraqi Kurds face when they arrive in Russia to study?
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What difficulties Iraqi Kurds face when they arrive in Russia to study?

An Iraqi Kurd has told the story of how he ended up studying at Saint-Petersburg Mining University. What is he doing to preserve his cultural identity on the way to fulfilling a lifetime dream - to become an oil & gas specialist?

Russia is among top study destinations for young Mongolians
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Russia is among top study destinations for young Mongolians

Ragchaa Byambadorj was born in Mongolia, the country which is still mostly covered by unpopulated deserts and steppes, and where about a third of inhabitants continue practising a nomadic lifestyle. The big question is, why would he want to return home after graduating?