University – My Place

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) and St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (SPbGETU "LETI") are inviting you to the dialogue on the international and inclusive academic environment.
The discussion opens the Exhibition of Finalists in the International Contest of Young Architects
"LETI – Future Academic Spaces".

  Tue, 07 september 2021

15:00 – 16:30 MSK

Languages – English and Russian.
The mixed format – live and zoom participation.

Organized by

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (SPbGETU "LETI")

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

An important factor of successful education for international students coming to Russia is the environment they get in - language, culture and physical. International students spend a lot of time getting used to new places and making them their own. Their successful adaptation is a task with many solutions.

Dialogues of young “space creators” with students, users of the university's public places, will help to identify the most relevant demands for their transformation.

The exhibited works of the Contest finalists and solutions they offer will be used as the subject for open discussion.

The discussion will start public voting to define best works in each nomination. Their ideas and solutions will be used in the real projects of the LETI Campus development.

Introduction of program and participants

Keynote speeches:

Larisa Efremova, Vice Rector for international activities, RUDN presentation TBD

Anastasia Minina, Vice Rector for international activities, SPbGETU ‘LETI’ “LETI agenda: inclusive international academic environment’.
Sites of the 4 Contest nominations, projects and ways to develop hospitable physical, information and digital environment of the university for efficient studies, work and comfortable stay.


Site 1. Entrance and the Cube. Proposals of the Contest finalists.

Opinions: Place of first impression, its signage and functions, what is necessary? What information about campus and university should be visible and easy to get? What means of information delivery really work? Who and what should be the first to meet a student or a guest? What is the hospitality zone of the university?

Site 2. American lounges. Proposals of the Contest finalists.

Opinions: how to make the place comfortable for individual work, meetings and relaxation in-between studies and work? Public places in the university today and tomorrow. Creative solutions for inspiring environment.

Site 3. Vologdin garden. Proposals of the Contest finalists.

Opinions: How to transform the university campus into the R&D project field? Integration of reality and virtuality within the learning process. Online projects of LETI – the new mobility.

Site 4. The Forum. Proposals of the Contest finalists.

Opinions: what is the future of a university in the big city? Let us think about the functions of old and new buildings: studies, research, sci congresses, festivals, something else?

Concluding part: Plans for the future. The two vice rectors.
Final action – QR code voting for the projects you like.