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On February 13, the videoconference Neuchâtel (Switzerland) - Samara took place in “Boiling Point” of SSEU

February 15, 2020  

The interactive week "SmartCitiZens" in Neuchâtel and Basel (Switzerland), in the framework of which students of Samara State University of Economics developed joint projects with Swiss students, ended with the presentation of projects to the experts at the video conference Neuchâtel-Samara.

The students, who were at that moment at the Higher School of Management ARC (Neuchatel), presented the first results, which they have yet to work on remotely until June.

The experts expressed their recommendations on further development of the projects. Individual projects to implement the SmartCitiZens concept in the cities participating in the SmartCitiZens project generated great interest and broad discussion on the part of the expert community.

The representatives of the Swiss partners were Daniel Veve, a representative of the Neuchâtel administration, Stefano Benagli, head of the energy department of the Neuchâtel administration, and Mattia Rücker, head of the energy efficiency department at SBB (Basel). The Samara expert group was represented by scientific supervisor of students’ project teams Anna Zotova , who supervises the creation of new business models within the Smart City concept, and Irina Svetkina who supervises economic security issues within the framework of the implemented projects. In addition, external experts were invited: Ivanenko L.V., PhD, professor, head of the Master's program "Management of the city and urban systems" at Samara University; Samokhvalov Y.A., project manager of the project office of digital development of Samara region; Kovalenko A.G., PhD, professor of Samara University.

"Smart CityZens" - joint research project with partners from Switzerland

January 30, 2020

The team of SSEU researchers together with the partners from the Higher School of Management ARC (Neuchatel, Switzerland) and the Higher School of Economics (Basel, Switzerland) won a grant competition for innovative educational projects funded by the Swiss foundation Movetia. The "Smart CityZens" project is aimed at organizing the joint research by the scientists of two countries under the "Smart City" concept. International student project teams will be created to work together on the tasks set by the project business partners.

The Smart City concept is understood as a model of a city that provides, on the one hand, sustainability of its development and, on the other hand, comfort of its residents. New technologies are being introduced and the environment of the city residents is steadily changing. This is why it is important to develop innovative approaches to solve numerous problems of urbanization and create new comfortable living conditions. This project is of great interest to the Samara public because it will help introduce and promote the concept “smart city” in our region. This will facilitate  focusing on advanced technologies that allow rational use of available city resources and familiarize ourselves with new approaches to the organization and infrastructure of the transport system, electric power industry, water supply and construction of "smart buildings".

Come back from Spain!

In the university Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the next training was held within the Erasmus+ project, one of the participants of which is SESU.  The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is the oldest university in Spain. It was founded in 1495.  The representatives from Chinese, Georgian, Kazakh, Israelish and Russian universities took part in this event.

The theoretical course was given on promotion and creation of spin-off at the University. Then the best practices of USC on interaction with enterprises were presented. On the basis of the University of Santiago de Compostela more than 15 spin-off operate, they provide certain facilities on their successful functioning. Scientists develop new products and technologies for companies in the Galicia region, as well as assist in market research and performance evaluation.

The University's research and development activities are mainly conducted in three different areas: Chemistry (CiQUS), Medicine (CiMUS) and Information Technology (CiTIUS). Project participants visited key laboratories where students and masters implement their research under the supervision of USC scientists.

The delegation of our university, consisting of Maria Suraeva and Olga Naumova, also attended the training of AYeconomics, which conducts market research and effectiveness evaluation of new products developed at the university.

One of the stages of the project was to visit the Lugo University campus. On its territory there are spin-off companies Quescream and Innolact, working in the food industry (dairy products).

Summary report on the results of an internship in Sopron, Hungary

As part of the international project Enhancement of Higher Education and Corporate Sectors Integration in Accordance with New Social Environment (ENINEDU), employees of Samara State University of Economics Mikhail Nazarov and Roman Fedorenko, together with the representatives Russian and Kazakh universities completed a training course at the University of Sopron, Hungary. The host was the Faculty of Economics of the University of Sopron, and the main speakers were the Faculty Dean, the faculty staff and invited experts.

During the internship in Sopron, Hungary, the main locations were the Faculty of Economics of Sopron University, the National Research Center, research laboratories of the University, the Railway Transportation Control Center of Gysev Company, one of the companies cooperating with the University. The first visit was to the Faculty of Economics.

The organizers gave a brief description of the education system in Hungary, the key activities of Sopron University were presented. Dr. Thomas Tsegledy, who presented his faculty, described in detail the programs being implemented at the university. During the discussion the competitiveness of the Faculty of Economics and the Hungarian higher education system in general was assessed. The issues of organizing student internships in companies cooperating with the university were highlighted.

On the same day, the visit to the National Research Center at Sopron University was organized.

Dr. Dennis Levente presented the experience of building partnerships between the University and the National Research Center with commercial organizations in Sopron. During the discussion, the principles of cooperation between business and universities in Hungary were talked over and certain examples of successful cooperation between the University of Sopron and large and small enterprises were discussed. Part of the session was held in the Center's laboratories, during which the issues of students' involvement into research projects from commercial organizations were discussed.

Then, the participants visited the Gysev Railway Transportation Management Center, one of the companies which cooperates with the university. This center is a manager for many nearby stations. Gysev is an important partner of the university and a customer for the research conducted by the Faculty of Economics.

During the visit, the university's dual degree program, based on the combination of traditional education and working in a partner company, was presented.

The training continued at the National Research Center, where various formats of interaction between the university and business partners were considered. Of particular interest was an The overview of the university and business cooperation programs, presented by Dr. Istvan Bartock on the example of the Faculty of Economics was of much interest to the participants.

During the discussion of cooperation between higher education and business, the main differences in the Hungarian, Russian and Kazakh state systems were identified to stimulate cooperation between the university and business.

The internship was organized on a high professional level. The events were relevant, interesting and fully corresponded to the issues declared for the discussion.

Presentation of the ENINEDU project at the international forum in Paris (France)

The delegation from Samara State University of Economics headed by Acting Rector G.R. Khasaev took part in the third international forum "France-Russia Partnership: digital transformation and innovative pedagogical technologies".

The forum was organized by the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and the International Association of University Professors and Associate Professors at UNESCO.

After the welcoming speech of Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and Alexey Meshkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the French Republic, Acting Rector of SESU G.R.Khasaev made a speech "Coordination of interests in higher education under the digital revolution". The first part of the report was devoted to the current project ENINEDU, which is being implemented, including the French partner university, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. The overall objective of the project is to expand cooperation and harmonize interests between business and higher education in all consortium countries. The improvement of such cooperation will lead to a gradual increase in the effectiveness of the national development strategy, as well as to the change in the situation with graduates in the field of entrepreneurship. The regional specifics of the Samara region and the groups of stakeholders with whom the administration of Samara State University of Economics has to build relationships.

2nd International Business – Intercultural Summer School

Samara State University of Economics would like to invite international students to take part in our 2nd International Business – Intercultural Summer School.

The program is aimed at development of Asian – Russian relations. It includes lectures on History, Economics, intercultural communication, visits to successful Samara regional trading and industrial enterprises, joint projects, crash course of Russian language and extensive excursion program.

Program details

Place of holding: Samara State University of Economics (city of Samara, Russia)

Duration: 05.08.19 — 18.08.19

Target Group: Students from all over the world excited to acquire new cross-cultural experience and extend their linguistic prospective through immersion into unique multinational social pattern

Language of instruction: English

Full Summer School Program

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Contact: Svetlana Komarova

After successful program completion the participants will be awarded with Certificates of Participation.

If you want to take part in the 2nd International Business - Intercultural Summer School, please fill in the Registration Form and send it to e-mail:

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Chinese Summer School: for the first time in SSEU

The international Russian-Chinese Summer School continues its work in SSEU. For a week students from the urban district of Shaoxing, the Chinese province of Zhejiang, study the basics of the Russian language, get acquainted with our city and its history.

According to Svetlana S. Komarova, the head of the department for work with foreign students, one of the organizers of this project, such a school is being held on the site of Samara State University of Economics for the first time and the more valuable experience is the overcoming of language and cultural barriers. All training is in English, and it is the main language when teachers and students of the project communicate. The students-volunteers of SSEU actively help to build intercultural communications.

"We are breaking templates in each other's perceptions," said Nailya F. Tagirova, the ideological inspirer and executor of the project, director of Institute of Theoretical Economics and International Economic Relations of SSEU. "We have different cultures, everyday habits, but at the same time, we have something to learn from each other."

The training program is very rich and extensive - lectures, games, trainings, presentations. As noted Julia A. Zherdeva, associate professor of the Department of Institutional Economics and Economic History of Institute of Theoretical Economics and International Economic Relations of SSEU, the classes are aimed at building skills of intercultural communication, so there are minimum traditional lectures, more communication in a game form, dialogues, and exchange of knowledge.

So during one of the classes Julia A. Zherdeva acquainted the students with the cultural traditions of the multinational Samara province. A day before, the students of the Summer School tried to understand the difference between the life of a Russian student and a Chinese student? They found out, first of all, that the student from China goes to bed until midnight, gets up at 7 am and prepares for studies, and his student's schedule includes a day's sleep, after which he continues the training process until the evening. In turn, the students of the school were interested in how often Samara students argue with their teachers?


Future engineers, technicians, designers, teachers, managers from China study at the Summer School. They prepare their own video reports about the lessons at SSEU.

In addition to training sessions, the students of the Summer School went on many excursions around the city and beyond - guests had time to visit the Art Museum, the village of Shiryaevo, the museum-exhibition center "Samara Space", the bunker of Stalin and other cultural sites of Samara.

Hu Deifei, English teacher:

"I was impressed by the variety of architecture styles in Samara. You walk around such interesting buildings every day and probably do not notice it, and those who are here for the first time see their beauty. I also noticed that people in your city like sports very much - they are very beautiful, fit, athletic people."

Volunteer students working in the Summer School help the guests cope with everyday difficulties, spend their free time together.

Anastasia Svetlova, 3rd year student of Institute of Theoretical Economics and International Economic Relations of SSEU, volunteer of the Summer School:

Students from China are disciplined. They all do everything in the group, without independent initiative, routes and decisions are not discussed. In general, this is an interesting experience, to find out how your peers live in the country with a completely different culture and customs. With all the differences in the daily routine, habits, nutrition, we have something in common. Brilliant students take the first desks in classrooms, and those who are not very interested in studies sit far from the teacher - in general, students, probably, are the same everywhere.

Lera Osnovina, 3rd year student of Institute of Theoretical Economics and International Economic Relations of SSEU, volunteer of the Summer School:

As volunteers we help Chinese students navigate in everyday matters. For example, in their free time girls like to go shopping. They ask us about prices, about the banks with the best exchange rate, what stores it is better to go to. They are not very familiar with our food, and it is unusual for us that they are so happy to buy instant noodles. Sometimes the questions, of course, pose a dead end - for example, whether it is necessary to boil cooked sausages? Or what is a dumpling in a borsch? They do not have the usual mobile applications such as Viber, WhatsApp, so we had to add the chat, which they use on their smartphones and talk there.