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Educational Consultant

A good educational consultant is someone who:

* listens carefully
* is compassionate and tenacious
* knows many studying options
* works with students at all learning levels
* is a creative problem-solver
* behaves ethically with honesty and integrity
* continually engages in professional development
* has visited many Universities.

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SUAI has Cooperation Agreements with the following establishments:

* UNESCO
* UNESCO International Institute of Education Planning
* College of Europe (Belgium)
* ENSICA higher school training engineers in aerospace instrumentation at Toulouse (France)
* ENSMM Higher school of microelectronics and engineering at Besancon (France)
* INRIA (France)
* Bourdeaux-1 University (France)
* Suffolk University (USA)
* GT-Technology (USA)
* Szczecin Politekhnica (Poland)
* Karlsruhe University (Germany)
* Darmstadt University (Germany)
* Valladolid Iniversity (Italy)
* Valladolid University (Spain)
* BUAA Peking Aerospace Iniversity (People’s Republic of China)
* Kharbin Polytecgnical University (People’s republic of China)
* Nankin Aviation University (People’s republic of China)
* Keymoung University (Republic of Korea)
* State Chiao Toun University (Taiwan)

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Founded on January 25, 1941, it is a multi-specialty center of training, retraining and upgrading the skills of engineers, programmers, managers, economists and lawyers, and a large scientific center considered the post prestigious center for learning how to build airplanes both in Russia and abroad. Faculty of evening classes were opened in 1951.

It is confirmed by the careers of our graduates, which include many prominent scientists, scientific and industrial leaders, public figures including I. A. Glebov, academician, who many years headed the Leningrad Branch of the Academy of Science of the USSR, A. N. Serioznov, the director of the Siberian research institute of aviation named after S. A. Chaplygin, A. N. Serioznov, academician of the Russian Academy of Science. V. V. Simakov, the Doctor of Technical Science, Laureate of the State Premium of the USSR, the director of the Design Office of experimental works of Russian Agency of Control Systems, M. M. Miroshnikov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science who had been the leader of the Russian Agricultural Institute named after S. I. Vavilov for more than 20 years, L. I. Chubraeva, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Science, the head of the Chair of information technologies in electromechanics and robotics, G. S. Poltavchenko, plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian federation in the Central District and other personalities.

* A university where 90 percents of lecturers have scientific degrees, every fifth of them is a doctor of science

* Ten faculties, 42 chairs, thirteen institutes and centers, over fifty programs of Advanced training, Postgraduate and Doctor’s degree courses

* Laboratories and lecture halls equipped with modern facilities

* Student constructor center and student experimental laboratory (STELA)

* It’s Library is one of the best of university libraries in the city; it is permanently replenished and renewed storage contain over one million volumes and its bibliographic department is equipped with modern information and copy technologies, the automation system of library technologies; the sole Russian Center of Knowledge of the International Society of ISA Instrumental-makers functions on the resources of SUAI library

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Change is Progress and Knowledge is the best Weapon.

International conferences and seminars at SUAI.

* Aerospace Instrument Technologies
* European Forum on Frequency and Time
* Wave Electronics and its Application in Information and Telecommunication Systems
* Instrument-Making in Ecology and Individual Safety
* International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics
* Problems of Higher Education under Conditions of Market Economy
* Distance Education: UNESCO Chairs. Exchange of Experience
* Intellectual Technologies and Distant Education in XXI Century
* JAVA-Technologies for Distance Education
* Higher Education in the XXI Century: Problems and Aspects
* Communication Technologies and Distance Education in XXI Century: Aerospace Education and Science
* Electronics in Medicine. Monitoring, Diagnostics, Therapy
* International Conference on School Information Science and Problems of Steady Development
* BICAMP – International School-Seminar “Future of Information, Space, Aircraft and Medicine Instrumentation”
* Scientific Sessions of Postgraduates
* Integration of Science and Education in the XXI Century
* 16th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace
* International SpaceWire Conference
* International Conference of the UNESCO IITE and UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs “UNESCO Chairs Partnership on ICTs use in Education: Innovations and Best Practices”

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The only constant is change.

LETI is constantly attending important world University conferences, scientific and seminars to keep in touch with the pulse of the latest developments in this fast changing arena.

For eg. Eurocon , International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electromagnetic Ecology (EMC&EME), International Conference on Mobile Learning, E-society & E-Management ( ICMLEM), System synthesis and applied synergetics
International Scientific Conference
, Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications (FRUCT), etc.

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Some points for international students considering entry into the field of Electronics in LETI:

# Only place in the north-western region of Russia having technical equipment in Nanotechnology in par with European level in the field of Microsystems technology. 25 years of research in nanotechnology.
# For the last 3 years the Faculty has earned more than 1 billion rubles in research and has invested 400 million rubles. in retooling academic laboratories.
# 1 Nobel Prize winner, more than 30 recipients of International, State (Lenin, etc. ) prizes.
# 4 in the ranking of citation of scientific papers among technical universities of Russia
# Fifth place in the world ranking of universities – the leaders in the field of nanotechnology (in the studies of “Market NANO: from nanotechnology to nanoproduct”)
# It is one of four leading research groups in the world in research and applications of ferroelectric materials at microwave frequencies
# Winner of the U.S. government’s competition “100 best works in the field of scientific and technological activities” (Research & Development 100 Award).
# Annual victory in the competition leading scientific schools of Russia.
# Annual recipient of grants from the Russian President for young scientists. each year students of LETI win the All-Russia competitions and contests.
# Annual recipient of government contracts and grants for research funded by the Russian Ministry of Education Foundation for Basic Research, the U.S. government, EU, International Science Centre tehnicheskogim, LG electronics, Samsung and more.
# More than 100 scientific publications and 10 patents annually.

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The results of LETI’s research work are implemented in companies and research centers of the USA, Finland, China, France. The University co-operates with such companies as Motorola, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Parsytec, etc. with which education and research centers were established.

ETU participates in the major European programs: Tempus (Tacis), FP6, FP7. Traditionally the University works with international associations SEFI, EAIE, cooperates with national funds and organizations (CIMO, DAAD, Swedish Institute).

It’s collaborative partners include:

* Technical University of Dresden (Germany)
* Technical University of Hannover (Germany)
* University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
* University of Wuppertal (Germany)
* Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)
* University of Munich (Germany)
* Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
* Research Centre Jülich (Germany)
* University of St. Andrews (UK)
* University of Birmingham (UK)
* University of Glasgow (UK)
* Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)
* University of South Carolina (USA)
* Texas Tech University (USA)
* Colorado State University (USA)
* University of Troyes (France)
* Ben Gurion University (Israel)
* Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
* Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
* University of Oulu (Finland)
* Chalmers University (Sweden)

and many other research centers around the world.

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St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) has the following faculties for students:

* Faculty of Radiotechnics and Telecommunications (FRT)
* Faculty of Electronics (FEL)
* Faculty of Computer Technology and Informatics (FCTI)
* Faculty of Electrotechnics and Automatics (FEA)
* Faculty of Instrument-Making, Biomedical and Ecological Engineering (FIMBEE)
* Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM)
* Faculty of the Humanities (FH)
* Open Faculty (OF) — evening and instruction by correspondence (Only for Russians)
* Faculty of military education (FME) (Only for Russians)
* Faculty of retraining and the raising the level of skills

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Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” founded in 1886 is regarded as one of the world largest education and research centres in Radio Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science.

In 1891 it was reorganized into the Imperial Institute of Electrical Engineering – the first higher education institution in Europe for training engineers and researches in the field of Electrical Engineering.

A. S. Popov, the inventor of the radio, worked in this institute. There is a memorial museum to A. S. Popov in the institute. Z. I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate of Physics for his achievements in the field of heterostructure, also worked this institute. At one point he was a dean of the faculty electrotechnics (now faculty of electronics).

There is a legend that V. I. Lenin hid from the police at the University. Now the room where he hid is unofficially called “Lenin’s Lecture Hall”.

LETI has more than 1000 highly-qualified staff (a 70% Ph.D. rate), 30 of them have Russian and international prizes. More than 30 academicians and members of the Russian Academy of Science worked at LETI. In twenties of the 20th century LETI took significant part in development of electrification plans of Russia.

LETI is the Alma Mater for over 70000 students and over 3000 international students.

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St. Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University offers postgraduate educational program (internship, residency, fellowship courses) for medical graduates in more than 40 medical specialties. Every year more than 300 physicians undergo postgraduate training.

• University has following Scientific Research Institutes:
• Scientific Research Institute of Cardio-Vascular Pathology
• Scientific Research Institute of Pulmonology
• Scientific Research Institute of Nephrology
• Scientific Research Institute of Pharmacology
• Scientific Research Institute of Bone Marrow Transplantation

The research activity is also conducted by all the chairs and by 48 scientific laboratories and more than 20 clinical laboratories (breath physiology investigation; cardiovascular system physiology investigation, clinical biochemistry etc)

The University regularly organizes the work of local (mostly for practical doctors’ education), all-Russian and international scientific conferences; its specialists participate in scientific conferences held abroad (USA, European countries etc) Clinical (for clinical departments) and scientific activity are obligatory parts of work of all teaching staff.

Some clinical departments of the University work with other Clinical Research Institutes and big clinical centers of St. Petersburg, which are not directly included in our structure but are conduct joint research work with the University:

• Clinical Research Institute of Traumatology
• Clinical Research Institute of Influenza
• Institute of Oncology
• St. Petersburg Center of Rheumatology
• St. Petersburg clinic for Infection Diseases (Botkin Hospital)

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