Azerbaijan was the first country in the world to have drilled an oil well and built an oil pipeline - both with the help of Russian experts. A petro boom followed as a result, but both then and now primary oil producers in the country are not domestic companies but foreign-based entities.
Indonesia is indeed much more than Bali and its picturesque beaches. Yet very few of us know that in the mouth of one of the country's volcanoes there is a lake of sulphuric acid. Samira Dial Megistra, a student of the Faculty of Oil & Gas Engineering at Saint-Petersburg Mining University, is originally from Indonesia. In this interview, she explained why she went to study abroad, albeit coming from one of the most beautiful countries.
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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?
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?
Before changing his life drastically and moving to St. Petersburg, Jerson Martínez Parry, a student from Columbia, graduated from the Educational Corporation Indoamericana (Corporación Educativa Indoamericana) and the Institute of Languages and Culture named after Leo Tolstoy (Instituto Cultural León Tolstoy).
It has been a second year in a row for students of the AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie) at the Mining University. For the second time as well, they have chosen the two week-long international summer school programme "Modern Technologies of Drilling Wells, Transport and Storage of Oil & Gas."
Students from Hanoi University in Vietnam and Taiyuan University of Technology (TUT) in China came to the Mining University to participate in the International Summer School programme, named "Underground Coal Mining”.
Students of the Lebanese International University came to Saint-Petersburg to participate in the summer school program of the Mining University, called "Geodetic Engineering: Theory and Practice". On the completion of the education, they shared their impressions and explained why they decided to be trained here for a second year in a row.
Students of the faculty of political science at the University of Bologna went through training at the International Summer School in the Mining University. Italian students came to St. Petersburg to gain new knowledge and participate in the summer school program named "Social-political Conflicts of Modern Society".
Top management of Caterpillar paid a visit to St. Petersburg and met with Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of the Mining University. The key topic of the meeting was linked to activities of the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.