Tracks of Recent Days

  1. Area and university description
  2. Professors
  3. Program description
  4. Contacts
  5. Dates and enrollment procedure
  6. Visa
  7. Russian Language
  8. Cultural Program
  9. Number of students
  10. Costs
  11. How to apply

1. Area and university description

The Krasnoyarsk region, an area five times the size of France and 33 times the size of England, sits close to the center of Asia and spans from the very north of Russia to the very south. The Yenisei river, one of the largest and longest north-south flowing rivers, runs through the whole region.

The climate of the Krasnoyarsk region is continental, but conditions are also influenced by the anthropogenous impact of the reservoir cascade.

Vast territories of the region are rich with forests; in fact, Krasnoyarsk has a greater forest area than any other region of Russia.

Krasnoyarsk, the capital of the region, is a major industrial and cultural center of Siberia. The Yenisei river cuts through the city, dividing the city into districts as well as marking a geographical distinction: the right bank is considered taiga, while the left bank is part of the steppe.

The University was founded in 1960 as a branch of the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute. Today it is an institution of higher education offering educational programs in more than 30 different areas and having graduated over 11,000 Bachelor’s-, Specialist’s-, and Master’s-level students. However, SibSAU is constantly expanding its endeavors both in terms of training specialists and in carrying out research and development projects for various companies and organizations. A top priority is internationalization; the University is very eager to work with students and professionals from different parts of the world.

There are currently 11,000 students enrolled at SibSAU, studying in eight different schools including the Institute of Civil Aviation, the Institute of Computer Science and Telecommunications, etc. The Institute of Space Techolody is a home to departments such as Physics, Technical Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.

Total number of teaching staff is over 800. More than 150 of them are doctors of sciences and professors, and more than 400 are docents and have PhD.

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2. Professors

Highly qualified teachers head the program. The staff consists of SibSAU professors from the Department of Humanities.

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3. Program description

International Cooperation Department and Foreign Languages Resource Center of Siberian State Aerospace University named after academician M. F. Reshetnev provide a fascinating program for Russian learning students who are interested in History.

Siberian Region is a huge area with rich history. People sometimes perceive Siberia as an exile place with ever-frost and taiga. The summer school allows students to deflate this rumour, to see with their own eyes the most remarkable historical and cultural monuments and constructions from the beginning of the twentieth century of the Krasnoyarsk region, and to make a film about the monuments of Russian and Soviet history. The film "Tracks of Recent Days" will be a unique trip to historical ages of Krasnoyarsk and the Krasnoyarsk region which keep a lot of secrets.

The program totals 72 academic hours or 2 cps (ECTS points). Students have 16-18 class hours per week, excluding excursions. The language of instruction is Russian. The language of excursions and cultural program – Russian, English or German.

Eligible participants: The program is targeted toward undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students with a starter level of Russian.

Content of the program:

The summer school lasts for three weeks, and includes language and cultural programs:

  • Training course of Russian, preparing course for Test of Russian as a foreign language: Basic level (TORFL-0). The successful completion of the Basic level test confirms that candidate possess the beginning level of commucative skills, allowing to satisfy the minimal requirements in social and cultural communication. The training course is held by the teachers of SibSAU, having the corresponding certificates.
  • Classes in History and Country Study, as well as field studies. They include excursions, seeing the historical and cultural monuments and constructions, trips to the historical places of the Krasnoyarsk region.
  • Training course of video filming, working on the film "Tracks of Recent Days".

At the end of the course students will receive a certificate.

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4. Contacts

Contact person:

Natalya V. Ivleva

Senior Specialist, International Cooperation Department, SibSAU

Tel.: +7 (391) 291-90-64

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5. Dates and enrollment procedure

Application deadline – May 15, 2012

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6. Visa

To obtain a visa to enter Russia you need to receive an official invitation from SibSAU. As soon as we get a package of documents from you, SibSAU will send you an invitation by mail or e-mail. (depending on requirements of Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country). After you receive an invitation, you can apply for the visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country.

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7. Russian Language

The starter level of Russian is expected, as the program includes training course of Russian for testing at basic level. At this level candidates acquire a basic ability to communicate in a limited number of the most familiar and everyday situations in a Russian-speaking environment. It also provides a linguistic minimum for professional purposes. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of this course. The cultural program is conducted in Russian, English or German.

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8. Cultural Program

The program includes a variety of cultural activities, visiting historical places of the Krasnoyarsk region from the beginning of the twentieth century. Students will enioy visiting the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, the house-museums of a famous Russian artist Vasily Surikov and a famous Russian writer Viktor Astafyev, as well as an urban-type settlement Shushenskoye in the southern portion of the Krasnoyarsk region. Shushenskoye is a museum dedicated to Lenin's time in Siberia. It is one of the most prominent local sights. Many visitors from all over the world come here to see the history of Lenin's stay and nature reserves of this area.

Students will also have tour around the city of Krasnoyarsk getting to know its landmarks, sculptures and fountains and visit the Nature Reserve "Stolby".

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9. Number of students

The minimum number of students for the program is 8; maximum is 15.

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10. Costs

The program cost is 890 euro. This includes tuition, cultural program, accommodation, breakfast. Accommodation will be provided in the Krasmashevsky Sanatorium, which is near the university. Double rooms are available. Students may need about 150-250 euros to cover lunch and dinner expenses. Travel expenses are not included.

All the applicants have to provide initial payment (200 euro) until May 30, 2011.

Cancellations after May 30 will have a 150 euro - service charge deducted from the amount paid. Total amount (890 euro) has to be paid until July 15, 2011.

Payment details:

Name of the account: (R. Bryan Holden) SIBSAU
Account number: 0249-FY101180.0
IBAN: CH16 0024 9249 FY10 1180 0
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A
Name of Bank: UBS
Address of Bank: Avenue du Casino 41
CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland

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11. How to apply

Step 1 - register on-line.

Step 2 - receive a confirmation e-mail from a coordinator.

Step 3 - send a package of documents to the International Cooperation Department of SibSAU by mail:

  • printed out registration form with a signature,
  • copies of all passport pages.

We will inform you on receiving all the documents by e-mail.

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