Railway Traffic Control Systems in Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University
BULAVSKII, Petr Evgenevich
Achievements and awards of the educational program. The project “The System of Forward-Looking Training of Specialists in the Field of High-Speed Railway Transport” is a laureate of the Award of the Government of Saint Petersburg.
Teaching staff. Training is provided by over 74 teachers (over 81% have an academic degree) including members of expert, coordination, science and technology, dissertation councils under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Russian Railways company, heads and specialists of research organizations, academicians of the International Telecommunication Academy.
Facilities and resources. There are 22 research laboratories, nine testing centers, two innovative enterprises, a unique working model of the traction energy system.
Research activities. The university carries out fundamental research in the field of theory of controllable discrete systems construction and develops recommendations for reducing the specific power consumption of high-speed electric trains. It participates in the projects: “Development and renovation of the railway infrastructure on the approaches to the North-Western basin ports;” “The Moscow — Kazan High-Speed Railway,” “The Yekaterinburg – Chelyabinsk High-Speed Railway.”
Educational process. The university applies pedagogical technologies: split-level education, research methods, the lecture and seminar credit system, gaming technologies, information and communication and health saving technologies, the innovative evaluation system “Portfolio.”
Strategic partners. The university co-operates with over 400 enterprises: Siemens AG, National Instruments, the Russian Railways company, High-Speed Rail Lines JSC, Railway Research Institute (VNIIZHT JSC), Research and Design Institute of Informatization, Automation and Communication in Railway Transport (NIIAS JSC), Radiovinika OJSC, St. Petersburg Metro, the INTEX company, and others.
International projects and programs. The university delivers training courses in the field of state-of-the-art info-communication technologies in
Competitive advantages. The university provides financial assistance to students: enhanced scholarships, grants, etc. Over 95% of students undertake internships and get employed at the leading enterprises of the sector with the equipment that has no comparable counterparts on the communication networks of other Russian providers. There are eight student accommodation blocks, a gym, a swimming pool, a clinic and a geological facility. Students can join specialized sports clubs (games, hockey, rugby, cheerleading), artistic collectives, The Club of the Funny and Inventive (the KVN), student production brigades, attend the fine arts studio and participate in volunteering activities, etc.
Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. The university provides pre-university training for foreign citizens (applicants), organizes summer/winter schools.