Days of Germany in Rostov


The Festival Days of Germany is over.

The Festival had a realy diverse and fascinating schedule. One of the events was Science Slam where 3 Rostov and 3 German pupils. Among the topics discussed were new technologies in agriculture and presentation on Sorbs, – Slavonic minority living in Germany- their traditions and language.

The Festival was organized under a motto Machines and Technologies and supported by German Embassy in Moscow. Among the organizers were: Center for German Language – partner of Goethe Institute, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Robert Bosh Fund.  The event welcomed 1000 guests.

The program included career fair, numerous workshops and seminars on didactics, methodic, literature, translation, mass media technologies. The Institute of Philology, Journalism and Intercultural Communication held a contest in literary translation.

Among other guests were: German comic artist, film director and other media professionals. The beautiful specialty of the Festival was a Restaurant Day where DAAD lecturer Sabine Korin cooked a national German dish.

To crown it up a festival of German movies and audiovisual festival took their turn .


Children of War: About Their Life, About Your History


Spanish Сulture Study Center (Moscow) will present from 25 May to 23 June at SFedU the International photo exhibition «Children of War: About Their Life, About Your History».  The event is supported by the Embassy of Spain in Moscow, the Honorary Consulate of Spain in Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Region Ministry of Economic Development, and SFedU’s Spanish-Russian Center for Language and Culture.

The exhibition is based on numerous archival and photographic materials, telling about the fate of thousands of children deported to the Soviet Union during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The exposition covers the period from the date of their departure from Spain to the present day, telling about life in orphanages, trained in the USSR, the return of some of them at home.

The exposition will be presented in two venues: In SFedU History Museum — 25 items;  In the exhibition hall of SFedU media center  — 58 items.

Inauguration and presentation of the exhibition will be held on May 25: at 10:30 (SFedU main administrative building, 1st floor); at 16:00 (Showroom of SFedU media center, in SFedU Campus). The documentary film about the life of Spanish children in the USSR will be shown at the opening (1969, Kiev Film Studio, director Arnaldo Fernandez, representative of the generation of «children of war»).

German Translation Contest


The Institute of Philology, Journalism and Intercultural Communication held a contest in literary translation where students and pupils from Rostov schools translated a story of a contemporary German writer. Among the jury were SFedU associate professors. The first prize was a publication on the website of Suhrkamp Publishing House (Germany).


SFedU Alumni Day


May 21st Southern Federal University will held the Alumni Day. Events will be organized at venues of SFedU structural units: faculties, institutes and academies. Everyone is welcome!
The Day Program

SFedU Hosts BSEC Meeting


As Russian Federation chairs in BSEC, Southern Federal University will become a venue for Working Groups to negotiate science, technology (May, 16-19)and education issues (May, 18-19).

Working Group is planning to consider implementation of BSEC Declaration, BSEC Action Plan for science and technology (2016-2018 гг.), joint projects, and other tools of strengthening cooperation among member-countries etc.
in conclusion there will be defined guidelines for further activities of organization regarding science and technologies.

Among the participants are representatives from the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Romania, Greece, Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan and leading Russian and foreign experts.

Lecture from the University Alumnus

Mr. Volker Meyer, the University Alumnus of 1984, «Boeing» international department representative , visited SFedU Institute of Philology, Journalism and Intercultural Communication on 27 — 29 of April.

The program of the stay included participation in the Inter-regional online conference «Research in modern linguistics and teaching methods: tradition and innovation.» That was the first online conference, which was organized with the participation of Regional Associations of German studies and language teachers of German in RF cities of Kazan, Saransk and Rostov-on-Don. Participants got acquainted with innovations in the methods of teaching of German language and linguistic studies in the field of translation theory.

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Mr. Volker Mayer also held a series of lectures on the theory and practice of translation: German dialects, false friends in translation, translation of stable expression and influence of the native language in the study of a foreign language.

SFedU Delegation on International Students’ Association Congress


The People’s Friendship University of Russia holds a Congress of International Students’ Association on May, 3-5. Among the visitors is SFedU delegation headed by the rector, Marina A. Borovskaya.

The agenda of the meeting covers a discussion of adaptation issues among international students, association’s president election, city tour, academic competition in the Russian language, cultural and sport events etc.

The conference is focused on such issues like international students’ rights defense, assistance in social and cultural adaptation, strengthening ties among youth from different countries, increasing international students’ awareness of Russian culture and traditions.

Today the association unites about 89 000 international students from 162 countries.