A delegation from the UK, who came to St. Petersburg to participate in the Russian-British Raw Materials Dialogue, aims to destroy the negative buzz surrounding Russia that builds up in the Western media.
One of the main advantages of meetings held in the forum format is in the opportunity to establish real contacts between the scientific and business communities of two countries, achieved by switching from exchange of opinions and theoretical discussions to more practical concerns
After visiting the Mining University, the Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation stated the need to expand academic cooperation between both countries.
This September, a new academic year has begun and, with the start of the new school year, traditional discussions on the role of education and universities in Russia have once again resumed.
A number of Finnish universities is keen on cooperating with higher education institutions of St. Petersburg. The proximity of Saint-Petersburg and partner universities is not the only reason, but this decision has been also heavily influenced by the fact the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO was established here, in Saint-Petersburg, at the Mining University.
In the first half of this year, over 19.5% more foreign tourists have come to visit our country than in 2017. Among the countries who have contributed to the growth in numbers are China, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic and USA. In fact, not all of these incomers were interested in going sightseeing or attending cultural events.
This June, the agreement between the Russian National Association of Mining Engineers and the British Institute of Mineral, Materials and Mining (IOM3) was signed. According to the agreement, experts of the Association were granted exclusive rights to certify specialists of extracting and processing enterprises.
More than 1300 young oil-industry workers from sixty-two countries came to St. Petersburg to participate in the Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Council. During this week, young specialists exchange experiences with each other and meet the industry leaders.
Thanks to this agreement, Russian public companies will manage to increase their capitalization through improving human resource capacity.
The project has already been supported by Alexander Shokhin, the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).