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Are Hydrocarbons a Curse or Foundation for the Global Economy?
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Are Hydrocarbons a Curse or Foundation for the Global Economy?

Over 900 specialists including representatives from Shell, Novatek and Gazprom participated in "Hydrocarbons. Look into the Future" online conference that took place at the Mining University.
The main topic - what does the future hold for hydrocarbon industries?

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.

Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University: Forcing America out of the EU. Russian Gas Perspectives
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Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University: Forcing America out of the EU. Russian Gas Perspectives

New anti-trust legislation policies and sanctions have led to the situation when supply volumes of Russian pipeline gas have almost reached their limits. The market is growing, but in these circumstances the larger part of the Russian share may be snatched by the US soon. What can be done to avoid it? Or perhaps fighting for the slice of the cake is no longer relevant? After all, many Western politicians and business people keep saying that the fossil-fuel era is over soon, while a switch to renewable energy is only a matter of time.

Education in Russia vs Colombia - student opinion
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Education in Russia vs Colombia - student opinion

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).

Only one Olympic champion through the whole of the country’s history. why?
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Only one Olympic champion through the whole of the country’s history. why?

Quin Anh Do lived the first 12 years of her life in Yaroslavl. Right away after returning to her historical homeland, the girl began to dream of going back to Russia. What is the reason?

British Experts about the Difficult Situation European Investors Got Themselves Into
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British Experts about the Difficult Situation European Investors Got Themselves Into

Shareholders of Barclays demanded that the bank's top executives stop investing in non-renewable energy. The European Investment Bank stated that starting from the end of 2021 they would no longer support the majority of projects linked to the use of fossil fuels. These statements, coupled with a warm winter for the second year in a row, and thus perfectly aligned with the global warming trend, should in theory convince Europeans that authorities are aiming to develop a climate-neutral economy - and not on paper but in real life.

A Congolese Student about Russia: It Is Like Another Planet
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A Congolese Student about Russia: It Is Like Another Planet

What comes into our minds when we think about Africa? The hottest continent? The largest living mammals on Earth? The world's largest desert? It is what we think, but it is all a bit different from the African perspective. Rukirande Indrissa Elir, a student from the Congo, remembers a lot of less nice things: cruel wars in which children participate and fighting for the control of mineral resources. Despite the mentioned above, he wants to come back home once his studies in Russia are over. Why? What is he going to do upon return?

Aberdeen: The Millionaire Factory
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Aberdeen: The Millionaire Factory

What’s it like studying in the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’? And how can one benefit from entering one
of the oldest British universities - the University of Aberdeen?

Spanish and Kazakh Students: We Do Not Have the Same Opportunities as Students of the Mining University Have
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Spanish and Kazakh Students: We Do Not Have the Same Opportunities as Students of the Mining University Have

Ten years ago, there were 13.5 thousand degree students of foreign origins in Saint Petersburg. This number has increased to 31 thousand by now. If other education forms - such as short-term programmes or summer schools - are included, the figure rises to 38 thousand people.

St. Petersburg Technology Start-Ups Are Striving to Make It to Europe
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St. Petersburg Technology Start-Ups Are Striving to Make It to Europe

The global pace of digitalisation is enormous, but European post-graduates in mining do not lag behind the trend - as of now, the most demanded innovative solutions in the EU are the ones that simplify work processes through the use of information technologies. Most importantly, both the EU and the companies are ready to pay for revolutionary developments. One of the institutions, whose aim is to search for the new promising projects and facilitate the financing of those, is the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT).