FENOR Summer School 2015

In early August 2015, the EUSP Arctic Studies Program has successfully held the first FENOR Nomadic Summer School. Its participants and mentors have visited several sites in the Northwest Russia, conducting anthropological fieldwork and getting acquainted with everyday life in the area.

15th Meeting of Friends and Trustees of the EUSP Endowment Fund

On June 19th, Mikhail Piotrovsky and Alexey Kudrin hosted the 15th Meeting of Friends and Trustees of the EUSP Endowment Fund in the State Council Hall at the Hermitage. During the meeting the University's top development priorities were announced. Oleg Kharkhordin, EUSP Rector, gave a short discourse about the University's standing within global academic rankings. In conclusion, Alexander Kurylev, EUSP's Vice-Rector for Development, thanked EUSP friends for their continued support. At the end of the official part of the meeting EU's faculty, trustees, donors and friends continued to mingle and to discuss further development strategies.

New Issue of Stasis journal: The Heritage of Vladimir Bibikhin

This issue (№1, 2015) is devoted to the heritage of the eminent Russian philosopher Vladimir Bibikhin.

Issues in Reforming Russia at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries: On the 100th Year Anniversary of Sergei Witte’s Death

On June 19th-20th, the European University at St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences hosted an international conference titled “Issues in Reforming Russia at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries: On the 100th Year Anniversary of Sergei Witte’s Death” with support from Goznak. This was the sixth conference within the framework of the program “Reforms and Reformers in the Historical Destinies of Russia”.

Politics and Economic Success

On June 5, Oleg Vyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MDM bank, gave a lecture in the EUSP’s Conference Hall. The idea for the lecture came about from observing how various countries promote their own economic interests: why some achieve their proclaimed goals while others do not, pointing out that there is no single answer to this question.

Summer School “Islam in Russia”

From May 24th until May 31st, the first summer school titled “Islam in Russia: Muslim Education, Ideological Trends and Contemporary Texts”. Summer school events were organized jointly by Kazan Federal University and the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia (European University at St. Petersburg).

History as Politics: Ukraine and Its Neighbors (1990s-2000s)

On May 18th, as part of an open seminar, the Department of History hosted a lecture by Georgii Kasyanov. Kasyanov is a professor of history at Kyiv Mohyla Academy, head of the Department of Modern History at the Institute of History of Ukraine at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, and president of the International Association for the Humanities.

Spring School of Technology Brokers

From May 17th until May 19th the Spring School of Technology Brokers took place at the Raivola Hotel. It was organized by the EUSP Professorship in Public Administration, St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) and Russian Venture Company (RVC ). Participants included 50 representatives of universities and academic institutions from 11 Russian regions. Competitive selection was based on a project description for commercializing technology, or a letter of motivation. During three days participants learned about various aspects of the work that technology brokers perform.


Leiden Islam Blog: May 13, 2014

Alfrid Bustanov: Muslims in Crimea and the Challenges of Cultural Legacy

The Washington Post: April 29, 2014

A Comment by Professor Grigorii Golosov: U.S., E.U. sanctions on Russians amid Ukraine crisis have little impact on the ground

International Business Times: April 22, 2014

A Comment by Jack Sharples: Rising Ukraine-Russia Tensions Bring More Focused Discussion Of West's Energy Options

Nature: April 8, 2014

A Comment by Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: Western science severs ties with Russia

The New York Times: March 12, 2014

Boris Kolonitskii: Why Russians Back Putin on Ukraine

The Globe and Mail: February 3, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Moscow nightclub mogul steers clear of Sochi

Open Democracy: January 22, 2014

Dmitrii Travin: Putin’s political triumph - but economic impasse

The Globe and Mail: January 19, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Gazprom spire a marker for Putin’s power

The New York Times: December 12, 2013

A Comment by EUSP Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: The Kremlin, the Press and the Protesters: A Case Study of Rule of Paranoia

Voice of Amercia: November 30, 2013

A Comment by Professor Yulia Vymyatnina of EUSP Department of Economics: European Union Signs Up Moldova and Georgia, but Loses the Big Prize, Ukraine