The course prepared by one of the best Russian experts in constitutional law will focus on political, economic and cultural dimensions of the Russian constitutional system. Historical background of constitutional reforms and today developments will be discussed, basing on concrete examples of these developments.
The course will both observe the specific of the Russian constitutional system in comparison to the other constitutional systems and penetrate into the key characteristics of the Russian constitution. Since adoption of the current Russian constitution of 1993 this constitutional system made a great evolution. The course will help to understand what ideas and concepts stand behind the Russian politics, both domestic and international, which principles lie in the basement of the legal framework for cultural, political and economic life of the Russian society. Foreigners and Russians see the Russian constitutional system in the «distorting mirror» of mass media; both of them need professional analysis of how the legal, governmental and economic systems are designed in Russia. The course will present this kind of analysis by a Russian scholar, familiar to contemporary development of constitutionalism in the world, who is able to present the view from inside Russia, but to position the Russian constitutional system in the a wide context of the world constitutionalism.
Week 1. Historical framework of the Russian constitutional development
Week 2. Constitutional exceptionalism: Russian case
Week 3. Human rights in Russia
Week 4. Political system of Russia
Week 5. Russian constitutional economics
For bachelor, masters, PhD students in biology, as well as their lecturers and advisors, also researchers, motivated secondary school students, and readers interested in modern biology
Life on Earth appears to be dominated by higher plants and animals. Yet an immense variety of microbial eukaryotes swarm in the foliage, grass, soil, bogs, ponds, streams, lakes, and oceans. These inconspicuous organisms are flagellates, algae, ciliates, sarcodines, slime molds, apicomplexans. This assemblage is generally termed the protists. Our course is to build a comprehensive picture of protistan diversity. The major steps of eukaryotic evolution will be in focus. By tracking phylogenetic affinities in protistan lineages we will elucidate the major branches on the tree of eukaryotic life.
Many protists are unicellular. This single cell is simultaneously a self-sufficient organism, which is able to sense, move, feed, and repulse an attack on its own. Therefore, protistan cells often demonstrate greater complexity of organelles, structures, and controls than the specialized cells of metazoan animals and higher plants. We will explore how free-living and parasitic unicells implement locomotion, food acquisition, digestion, osmotic regulation, and how they accomplish their life cycle. We also will look into how protists interact with the environment and manage to be biological success.
Within the six modules, we will speak of (1) what protists are, (2) flagellates, (3) sarcodines and slime molds, (4) ciliates, (5) apicomplexans and microsporidians, and (6) finally we will go over the modern phylogeny, will summarize life histories and discuss evolutionary trends in free-living and parasitic protists. This online course will have an optional on-campus extension, when the students have one week of practical exercises in the lab. Using light microscopy, they will observe, explore, and document live specimens and fixed mounts of naked and testate amoebas, foraminiferans, radiolarians, heliozoans, myxomycetes, flagellates, ciliates, gregarines, and coccidians.
Week 1. Introduction. Protists – what are they? Introduction to the modern system of eukaryotes.
Week 2. Flagellates.
Week 3. Ameboid protists.
Week 4. Ciliates.
Week 5. Apicomplexans.
Week 6. Conclusion. The Modern phylogeny of eukaryotes. A Single cell as an an organism with full functionality. Protists as a separate evolutionary trend.
Russia is one of two world powers with the most powerful nuclear аrsenal. Nuclear weapons play a big role in politics ensuring military security. At the same time, Russia is a party to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and pursues an active policy in this field. In addition, there is also a bilateral Russian-American regime of nuclear arms control. All this has a serious impact on international security.
The course material will help to understand the details of Russia’s policy, to understand the reasons for actions of Russia in the field of nuclear arms control, impact of Russia on the development of regimes. In this example you will learn the basic approaches and methods used in modern strategic studies when analysing the politics of states in the sphere of military security.
Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. Nuclear weapon: what’s in a name?
Week 3. Nuclear arms control
Week 4. The legacy of the Cold War
Week 5. Strategic nuclear arms control: from limitations to reductions
Week 6. Russia — U.S. nuclear arms control regime
Week 7. Challenges to the regime
For bachelors, master degree students and anyone who is interested in political sciences.
The course introduces the political system, the process of policy- and decision-making, and the specifics of public policy in Russia.
The course is designed to study the features of the political structure of modern Russia. It contains both general information on the institutional, procedural and value components of the political system and public policy in Russia, as well as a description of the problems, contradictions and prospects for the political development of the country. The course contains three main modules: (1) the political system and regime in Russia: state institutions, political parties, civil society; (2) the public policy process in Russia: the mechanisms for elaborating, adopting and implementing policies and decisions; (3) directions and problems of economic and social policy in Russia: development based on stabilization. The course is aimed at those listeners who want to gain systematic knowledge of politics in Russia, as well as those who are focused on studying Russia’s political development in complex and uncertain contexts. Studying the course students can choose the level of the course (general or in-depth), focusing on video material, information, discussions, forums, evaluations and interactive communication with teachers. The advanced level of the course development assumes the active participation of students in discussions, forums and project assignments. The overall mission of the course is to develop students’ objective political knowledge about Russia and their ability to make critical scientific analysis and assessment.
Week 1. Russian Political System: Constitutional Design and Regime Constellation
Week 2. Russian Party System and Civic Society Development
Week 3. Russian Public Policy Stages: From Stabilization and ‘2GDP’ to Modernization and Development
Week 4. Public administration reform: institutional capacity building in Russia
Week 5.: Citizens’ Engagement for Improved Policy-Making in Russia
Week 6. Russian public policy and development
For — Postgraduate course for non-medical graduates – specialists in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Bioengineering, Cybernetics, Psychology.
For graduate education of medical students after 2 years of basic sciences.
For improvement of professionals, for certified medical educators.
The course is useful to all those who are interested in human sciences.
For Doctors of related disciplines.
The course covers the fundamentals of General Pathophysiology, a key basic medical science essential for a physician. Pathophysiology serves as integrative core in the system of medical knowledge.
The course is designated for medical and biology students and for specialists of biological/chemical/physical/psycological profiles involved in medical research and clinical projects. It is also useful for postgraduate refreshing and self-studies of medical specialists.
The course describes subject and methods of Pathophysiology, its place within system of biomedical sciences and history. It includes General Nosology, gives systematic of typical pathological processes: arterial, venous and combined hyperemiae, stasis, inflammation, immunopathological processes, fever, stress, shock, etc. Course deals with different aspects of typical pathologic processes. It contains the analysis of the injury and defensive responses as regards separate cells, organs and tissues and the whole organism. The lectures based on author’s original three-volumed textbook and workshop in Pathophysiology re-published in Russia many times.
1. Subject and methods of Pathophysiology. History of Pathophysiology.
2. Reactivity and resistance. Genetical basis of Pathophysiology.
3. Pathoinformatics of the cell.
4. Locally driven typical pathological processes.
5. Pathophysiology of inflammation.
6. Fundamentals of Immunopathology Immune response, its sanogenic and pathogenic aspects. disease.
7. Systemically driven typical pathological processes.
8. Stress as typical neuroendocrine response of the whole organism towards extraordinary stimuli.
This is a complex of 4 courses which are taught in Russian language
1. Russian as a Foreign Language B1+. Part 1.
2. Russian as a Foreign Language B1+. Part 2.
3. Russian as a Foreign Language B2-1.
4. Russian as a Foreign Language B2-2.
The goal of this complex of courses is to summarize in a comprehensive way the knowledge and communicative skills of Russian as a Foreign Language in the framework of level B1. This complex has a cross-cultural context, it introduces the listener to the Russian lifestyle and way of thinking.
The content of the courses is created by authors of popular student’s books of Russian as a foreign language — «Zolotoye pero», «Okno v Rossiyu», «Russkoye pole», «Takaya raznaya Rossiya», «Russkiy yasik. Uchebnik dlia prodvinutih». We created these courses for those, who want to perfect their Russian language by repeating some difficult moments from level B1 and reach a sufficient level in their B2-2. These course will be helpful for foreign university entrants, who plan to graduate from a Russian university, as well as for those who are already in their freshman bachelor year and have some troubles adjusting to a new environment.
The course includes educational video lectures, podcasts, authentic texts for reading and listening, blocks of grammar, speaking and cross-reference assignments. With the aid of cross-reference assignments learners will be able to create their own written and oral texts concerning real communication goals and challenges, and assess the texts created by their peers.
The complex of 4 courses consists of 26 weeks, in which you can summarize your knowledge of the topics included in the Standard TRKI-1 and reach half of the level of TRKI-2.
A complex of 5 courses that form a specialization:
Course 1: Competitive Programming: Core Skills
Course 2: Computational Geometry
Course 3: Graph Algorithms
Course 4: Algorithms with Numbers
Course 5: String Algorithms
This specialization will introduce you to the world of competitions and will provide you with the skills to capitalize on the potential of computer science to drive your career. You will go through the essential basics of competitions: rules, main events, how to prepare and reasons of participation. Courses developed by current world championships cover all common problem topics/areas, which you can face at most prestigious contests.
Special contests are prepared by experienced participants of programming competitions. Learners can showcase their new skills and understanding of material by competing with other learners!
Unlock the power of algorithms, advance your career. Learn competitive programming — become competitive forever!
«Quantum Computing» is among those terms that are widely discussed but often poorly understood. The reasons of this state of affairs may be numerous, but possibly the most significant among them is that it is a relatively new scientific area, and it’s clear interpretations are not yet widely spread. The main obstacle here is the word «quantum», which refers to quantum mechanics — one of the most counter-intuitive ways to describe our world.
But fear not! This is not a course on quantum mechanics. We will gently touch it in the beginning and then leave it apart, concentrating on the mathematical model of quantum computer, generously developed for us by physicists. This doesn’t mean that the whole course is mathematics either (however there will be enough of it). We will build a simple working quantum computer with our bare hands, and we will consider some algorithms, designed for bigger quantum computers which are not yet developed.
The course material is designed for those computer scientists, engineers and programmers who believe, that there’s something else than just HLL programming, that will move our computing power further into infinity.
Since the course is introductory, the only prerequisites are complex numbers and linear algebra. These two are required and they have to be enough.
This join course created by SPSU and ETU includes 5 modules dedicated to different stages of the system development. Its modules represent several widely separated fields of biomedical engineering. We interconnect them by applying the knowledge from them all to a common task – the development of a prototype of an mHealth ECG system with built-in data-driven signal processing and analysis. Working on this task throughout the course, you will acquire a knowledge on how these branches of science, including electronics, mathematics, data science and programming are applied together in a real project. Pieces of hardware and software, as well as the data sets that we utilize in this course are the same components that we use in our work developing prototypes of devices and algorithms for our tasks in science and engineering.
The course is a joint work of Saint Petersburg State University and Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University ETU («LETI»).
Note that the goal of the course is not to provide you with fundamental knowledge on any of the topics highlighted in the modules, but to give you some useful skills on implementing them in practical tasks.
Game theory is devoted to study of mathematical models for processes, such as competition in the economy, political conflicts, voting problems, pricing, cooperative research agreements or strategic cooperation agreements. Using corresponding mathematical models, it is possible to predict the result of conflict, formulate a stable cooperative agreement and forecast the price dynamics. With the help of game theory, we are able to model different processes in which several parties with intersecting or related interests take part.
In the course, we will try to find answers to the following questions:
— What result can be achieved in agents interaction, where each one of them acts rationally and strives for its goal?
— What kind of cooperation types exist, what principles of optimality can be used in each of the types?
— How can we agree on cooperation, how to honestly divide profits or how to agree without redistributing profits?
— How to choose optimality principle, which would be beneficial to the participants for a long period of time?
— What are the approaches for application of game theory in the real life?
This course is designed for people who intend to perform business in Russia.
The entrepreneur constantly functions in the legal field: creates his enterprise, acquires property, concludes transactions, interacts with control and supervisory state bodies and bodies of the judicial system. Success of business and fate of the entrepreneur himself depend on the choice of the form of entrepreneurial activity, knowledge of his or her rights and obligations, on the correct response to legal and illegal actions of employees of government and management. That is why knowledge of law and ability to use legal tools in order to achieve goals are important for an entrepreneur no less than knowledge in the field of economics, finance and management.
The course gives a general overview on the most important issues such as: Russian political, legal and judicial systems, foreign investment policy, foreign trade, most common forms of legal presence in Russia for foreign investors, regulation on business activity in Russia etc
The course gives a concise survey of the Chinese character-writing tradition. You’ll master the fundamentals of the Chinese writing aesthetics; learn about the main phases of the characters’ evolution and about the great calligraphers of the past. You are going to distinguish 6 types of the Chinese written symbols, become skilled in history of Chinese scripts and possibility of their modern usage. You’ll get the explanation of the 214 Chinese character radicals (the first part in Part 1 of the Course, the second — in Part 2) and can practice their writing, using the animated and static samples given in videos and on pages. Elaborate tests are going to help you regularizing the new information and filling the lacunae.
Welcome to the mysterious world of the Chinese characters! You will definitely love it!
Centre of E-learning Development is the newest division of the St. Petersburg State University, the purpose of which is to provide access to knowledge for everyone. The combination of academic traditions of the St. Petersburg state University and modern educational technologies of e-learning provides quality education at a convenient time anywhere and to anyone in the world.