PetrSU Students Presented Research in Germany
Students took part in an international seminar at the Eberhard Karls University (Tubingen, Germany).
Students of the Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences became participants of the seminar “Local Governance and Public Well-Being” held on July 1-6 in Tubingen, the twin-city of Petrozavodsk.
A separate session of the seminar was dedicated to the presentation of research results by students of four programs: “Political Sciences”, “International Relations”, “Social Science”, and “Social Work”. The reports covered the research done within course work and theses preparation. The seminar invited students whose research focuses on the issues of public participation in the development of local communities of the Republic of Karelia.
The reports covered a wide range of relevant issues of the modern social environment, such as specifics of building regional image (Alisa Kruglova, the 3rd year student of Political Science), the emergence of women’s movement in the Republic (Elizaveta Dibtseva, the 3rd year student of Political Science). The reports analyzed innovative potential of youth in social and economic development of the region (Kirill Fitisov, the 4th year student of Social Work), presented the results of social study of Petrozavodsk citizens’ conceptions of urban environment (Polina Kopteva, the 3rd year student of Social Science), looked into the importance of twin-city relations for the development of creative urban environment (Ekaterina Shestakova, the 4th year student of International Relations).
In addition to presenting the reports, the students took part in the meetings with the authorities of the city administration, social activists involved in the devilment of twin-city relations, civil activists who develop coworking centers in the twin-city.
In the upcoming academic year, the partners plan to hold a series of events to further strengthen the cooperation between the cities and research communities, with the involvement of students.