Summer University 2014

Summer University 2014
St. Petersburg Summer University (SUSTP)

July 6th – July 19th 2014

St. Petersburg Summer University (SUSTP)
 
The “St. Petersburg Summer University” (SUSTP) was open to all students and helped all participants to gain from new methods of lecturing and research as well as enjoying the international atmosphere. As set by the traditional program itself, this program brings also regional and international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks together and provides the opportunity for local and international students to learn and share their experiences.
 
St. Petersburg
 
Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург) is a city and a federal subject (a federal city) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg was founded by the Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 1703. From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, St. Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants. St. Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. It is the northernmost city in the world to have a population of over one million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.
 
The Summer University took place during the best time the city can offer: white nights.
 
Teaching Staff
Beside me, there was no foreign teacher. All the advertisement was made with foreign professors, but at the end, we had me and Russian teachers.

The teachers were
  • Tatyana Velyaminova

  • Nina Zhuravleva, Ph.D
    PhD, Associate Professor
    Head of International Cooperation Department
    The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), Russia

 
-             Doctorate (PhD) in 2008 at St. Petersburg State University: Political Science,
Intercultural Communication and Journalism
-             2005 - Graduated from Ivanovo State Power University (Public Relations, diploma with honours) and Russian State Humanity University, Moscow (Jurisprudence)
-             2005-2008 – PhD student and lecturer at St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Journalism, Department of Communications and Public Relations;
- Negocia High School of Chamber of Commerce & Industry, France, Paris – Marketing and Communication Exchange Program
-             5 years experience as PR-consultant and Media Analyst at NICCOLO M – Centre for Strategic Communications, Moscow
-             2009-2010 – Project Manager at Television Content Distribution Company, St. Petersburg
-             from 2011 – Senior Partner at RATIO ART – Agency of Intercultural Communication,  St. Petersburg
-             Associate Professor at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT)
Courses: Public Relations and Advertising, Theory and Practice of Mass Communication, Marketing Researches, Branding, Communication Technologies, Integrated Marketing Communications
-       2012-2013: Advanced Professional Training in the following programs:
        «Modern Technologies in Social Advertising» (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia), «Public Relations and Marketing in Czech Republic and in the European Union» (Prague, Czech Republic), «Interests’ Representation Strategies: Media, Public and Government Relations in the capital of the European Union» (Brussels, Belgium)
-             Finalist of IPRA-PROBA Golden World Awards 2013 in the nomination “Best project in Public Relations theory” for the book “Integrated Communications: Essentials of Advertising and Public Relations”
-             from 2014 - Head of International Cooperation Department at the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications
-             Academic Interests: Communication Studies, Cultural Diplomacy, Social Technologies
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
Objectives
The attendee will learn and practice how to generate and enhance effective communication skills in social medium; how different intercultural contexts and communicating technologies influence on communicative competence and personal effectiveness.
“Beyond professional boundaries” means without regard to your qualification, profession, but ad hoc, in intercultural context, task-built.
Visiting different media and art centres, studios in St. Petersburg will let the attendees plunge into unique medium – the mixture of different cultures, art and science, experiment and knowledge, old and new technologies, experience and novelty.
 
Topics
•            New Media Era: challenges and requirements for an effective communication
•            Modern world as a “global village” or a just a “visual image” which a communicator has on a personal device and has to manage it
•            Parameters of intercultural communication: sphere of communications, communication subjects, types of culture, length and intensity of cultural contact, contact motivation, contextual factor
•            Effective communicator: specifications, models, technologies; cultural restrictions
 
Methods
Lecture and workshops, group and role play activities, teamwork, case studies, experiment, observation
 
Course outcomes
•            Social context modeling
•            Using effective communication techniques
•            Intercultural must know and know how
•            Managing expectations  -  managing future

  • Ruslan Kirichek, Associate Professor, Ph.D
    Associate Professor, Ph.D
    The Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

 

Born in 1982 in Tartu, Estonia. Began military career in 1996 enrolled in the Suvorov Military School in St. Petersburg. Studied Computers Science, Complexes and Networks at the Mozhaiskogo Military-Space Academy in St. Petersburg from 1999 to 2004 (Gold Medal). Military service as an professional contract officer of Russian Army. For special services received the rank ahead of the captain in 2007. Parallel with military service received second higher education "Communication Network and Switching Systems" at the Bonch-Bruevich State University of Telecommunications of ST. Petersburg (diploma with honours). Assistant Professor for Networks Science at the University of Telecommunications of St. Petersburg from 2007 to 2012. Ph.D. in Networks Science from the University of Telecommunications of St. Petersburg 2012. Associate Professor for Networks Science at the University of Telecommunication of St. Petersburg from 2012 - at the moment. Actively participated in the development of National Standards for the information security. Author of more than 30 scientific papers. Member of the IEEE since 2009. In addition, head of the Laboratory Internet of Things at the University of Telecommunications of St. Petersburg.
Research interests: networks simulation, testing communication networks, Internet of Things
 
Building an Internet of Things: from idea to series production
 
Course Objective
The course provides an overview of modern technological approaches to constructing Internet of Things. After successful accomplishing the course, students will know the stages of development of the Internet of Things, which will fully realize their own ideas. Course focuses on the use of open source software and hardware for prototyping.
 
Course Topics:
 
- Introduction to Internet of Things
- Where to find a place for the project and associates: Fablab and Hackspace
- There is an idea! What's next? Overview of software tools for planning Internet of Things
- Sketch, layout and prototype. What's the difference?
- Overview of hardware and software for prototyping
- Simulation Prototype Internet of Things
- Software for creating PCB
- Creating the device chassis. 3D - Printers
- Working prototype. Extensive testing
- Production. Cost minimization
- Examples of projects: from concept to series production
 
Excursion in St. Petersburg Demo Center or Fablab Polytech

  • Gleb Rogozinsky, PhD
    PhD, Deputy Head of SPbSUT Medialabs
    The Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

Gleb G. Rogozinsky is a deputy head of Media Labs at The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SUT), Russia. He reads lectures for foreign students on themes related to computer music, sound processing, audiovisual programming and coding standards.
Gleb graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television in 2006 as a Master in Radio Engineering. His diploma was on Methods of Wavelet Sound Synthesis. Several years later Gleb successfully defended PhD dissertation Perceptual Audio Coding based on Wavelet Packets and has become PhD in 2010.
Besides SUT, Gleb professes at Interactive Arts department of Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television, teaching sound producers and media artists.
Gleb is one of the contributors for the open language of computer music Csound. He developed several objects for it and took part in number of international activities, including International Csound Conferences at Hannover High School of Music and Theatre (Hannover, Germany, 2011) and Music College of Berklee (Boston, USA, 2013).
 
Gleb Rogozinsky’s scientific interests include artificial intelligence, cognitive networks and audiovisual processing, as well as modern music composition, especially academic electronic music. He is the author of several compositions.
 
Course: Computer Music and Sound Design
 
The main subject of this course is sound synthesis and audio programming in sound design and computer music.
The course is based on Csound – the popular C-based language for computer music and digital signal processing. Students who apply to the course will study sound synthesis techniques including FM and granular synthesis, get familiar with special communication protocols like MIDI and OSC, be able to build own VST plug-ins and learn how to use algorithms for music scores generation.

 

  • Johann Günther
    Professor at: Danube University Krems, Austria, Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russia and Jianghan University, Wuhan, China

Doctorate (PhD) in 1974 at University in Vienna in Communication Science, Two terms in Cambridge.

 

Many years in management positions in industry like marketing manager with Philips, „DATEX-Technical Development Corp.“ Frankfurt, Germany,  export director for Central- and Eastern Europe and Latin America. Alcatel Headquarters in Paris with the responsibility for Latin America and Europe, development of the distribution network of Alcatel in Eastern Europe, foundation of 12 companies with nearly 100 subsidiaries (Kazachstan to Hungary)

 

1979 - 1996
lectures at the University of Vienna „Department for Journalism and Communication Science“ with main emphasis on new communication technologies

1996 – 2004
head of the „Department for Telecommunication, Information and Media“ at Danube University, Austria, 1999 – 2004 Vice-President

2004 – 2007
Executive Director University of Applied Sciences St.Poelten

2007 – 2010
Agency for European Integration, Prishtina, Kosovo, Project manager, development of University System

From 2010
vice chancellor University of Buraimi

 

Publications: 50 books, some in up to seven languages, participation in more than 60 compendiums, more than 200 articles in specialist journals
 

 
Organisation Staff

The organization was done by

EVGENIYA NOVIKOVA from the side of SUT

Evgenija made a very good job and there was no reclamation. She has things coming already in advance.

The responsible manager in SUT was Prof. Nina Zhuravleva, the head of “International Departement”. Nina made a professional job.

IAFeS main partner for organizing this summer university was Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Oleg Zolotokrylin. He is the supporter of the summer university idea and he was present at the main events.

 

The group from China had 2 teachers for support with them, which was nessecary, because all students were young and first time abroad.

The Cyprus group had also own teacher with them.

This made the control more easy.

 

The afternoon programs and excursions for students were organized by students from SUT.

The students made an excellent job and were very well exepted by the students.

 

For the seminar rooms there was staff from SUT: technician for technical equipment, general seminar room subjects, etc

The supporting Russian Students

Dvoeglazova Olga

 

Zhukov Ieya

 

Mikhailova Julia

Khorosheva Elena

Kaliazina Sofia

Sevoslanova Anastasia

Rubanova Daria

 

Kuznetsova Tatiana

Excursions

07.07.2014                  City

08.07.2014                  Down Down

09.07.2014                  Peter & Paul Fortress

10.07.2014                  Individual Tour

11.07.2014                  Isaac Cathedral

12.07.2014                  Peterhof (full day) by boat

14.07.2014                  Boat Trip

15.07.2014                  Summer Garden

16.07.2014                  Fablab Polytech

 

 
Teaching Program

 
All students could follow all subjects.
The timetable was made, that this was possible.
Due tot he fact, that weh ad just 24 students and 4 moduls, we could allow this. One teacher had in average 6 students in one group, but he / she had to teach the same several times.
 
The only exception was Russian language. This was made for all students in one class room at the same time.
  

Russian Language

Tatyana Velyaminova
  

Cultural Difference Management

Nina Zhuravleva, Ph.D and Dr. Johann Günther
 
Presentation, Rethoric, Ethic, Way of Life, Stakeholder in Society, Change in Culture, Identity, Social System, Innovation Cycles, Intercultural Competence, Impact ICT, Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants, Communication Types, Digital Communication, Expatriotes, Success Factors of a Manger, Decision Making, Leadership, …
  

Journalism - New and old Technologies in Mass Media

Johann GÜNTHER
 
Know how about basics in communications and media technologies.
Learned and tested how to act in front of a camera.
Learn about non-verbal and verbal communication and get experiences in this.
First contact with different media. Excursions to newspaper, radio station, TV and new media house.
Theory of Communication
Practical work in the course
Excursions to media organizations
Journalism
New and old Technologies in Mass Media
Production of a Film about Summer University
The students will have the chance, to learn theoretically about communication technologies and rules of journalism. But they also can work with new media by themselves. They will produce own TV- and radio clips. The group will visit newspapers, television studios and other media companies.
In parallel they will produce a film about Summer University
 
Creating an Internet of Things: from idea to series production

Ruslan Kirichek, Associate Professor, Ph.D
 
The course provides an overview of modern technological approaches to constructing Internet of Things. After successful accomplishing the course, students will know the stages of development of the Internet of Things, which will fully realize their own ideas. Course focuses on the use of open source software and hardware for prototyping.
 
- Introduction to Internet of Things
- Where to find a place for the project and associates: Fablab and Hackspace
- There is an idea! What's next? Overview of software tools for planning Internet of Things
- Sketch, layout and prototype. What's the difference?
- Overview of hardware and software for prototyping
- Simulation Prototype Internet of Things
- Software for creating PCB
- Creating the device chassis. 3D - Printers
- Working prototype. Extensive testing
- Production. Cost minimization
- Examples of projects: from concept to series production
 
Excursion in St. Petersburg Demo Center or Fablab Polytech
 

Computer Music and Sound Design

Gleb Rogozinsky, PhD, Deputy Head of SPbSUT Medialabs
 
The main subject of this course is sound synthesis and audio programming in sound design and computer music.
 
The course is based on Csound – the popular C-based language for computer music and digital signal processing. Students who apply to the course will study sound synthesis techniques including FM and granular synthesis, get familiar with special communication protocols like MIDI and OSC, be able to build own VST plug-ins and learn how to use algorithms for music scores generation.