The delegations of Sapporo city of Japan at NSUACE (Sibstrin) and some results of the visit

It is always very exciting and responsible to receive foreign partners, especially from a country such as Japan that is famous for its loyalty to traditions, courtesy, and curiosity. We are always very responsibly to prepare festive events in order “not to lose the face”. It resulted in the fact that delegations from different institutions of Sapporo city in Japan showed interest in NSUACE (Sibstrin).

The representatives of the international department, the engineering and technical department of the University of Hokkaido visited us in spring and autumn of 2019. The following issues were discussed at the meetings: the steps to conclude an agreement on cooperation, the student exchange, the implementation of the international competition of sketched projects to improve the territory of Novosibirsk city dedicated to the 30th anniversary of twinned relations with the city of Sapporo, Japan.

To implement a joint Competition in Novosibirsk, the support of a number of important organizations of the city is necessary, first of all, the municipal cultural center “SIBERIA-HOKKAIDO”. We express our deep gratitude to the director Alexander Viktorovich Spiridonov, who received the director of the IIA N.V. Sineeva and the director of the IAUP A.A. Gudkov and supported in their endeavors.

The world situation related to COVID-19 made its adjustments to the joint international work and cancelled the planned Competition. However, the IIA together with the scientific information department prepared the plan of international events for 2020/2021 and invited Japanese colleagues to participate.

This winter the meeting was held by the director of the CIP E.V. Lytkina together with the director of the CED V.A. Gvozdev and the head of the TOC department V.V. Molodin with the employees of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Hokkaido with the support of MAIC MCC “SIBERIA- HOKKAIDO”. The possibility to arrange students for production practices at the Japanese construction and design organization as part of the educational process was discussed; as well as the prospects for cooperation with the business community of Sapporo city; specialists training and possible ways of cooperation of NSUACE (Sibstrin) with the organizations and companies of Sapporo, the twin city of Novosibirsk.

As the results of the meeting, Japanese participants published an article about the city of Novosibirsk and the visit to NSUACE (Sibstrin).

At another meeting, which was also held with the support of MAIC MCC “SIBERIA- HOKKAIDO”, it was decided to accept students of NSUACE (Sibstrin) for one month in Japan by the director of the Sapporo project company.

In this regard Japanese language courses were organized at IIA. The first basic Japanese language course was completed in June 2020.

The students are waiting for a competitive selection now (based on the results of Japanese exam and the session at NSUACE (Sibstrin)) by Japanese representatives, the winners will be sent to practice at the project and construction company in Sapporo.

The choice of NSUACE students did not fall by chance. A special training in the disciplines is being carried out at civil engineering directions at NSUACE (Sibstrin) those are of great interest in the civil engineering areas in Japan. We are talking about the use of information modeling in construction, which provides effective management of data at the construction project.

The students who passed the Japanese exam wrote reviews of Japanese language course:

“Good afternoon, dear Inna Mikhailovna, first of all, I would like to express my great gratitude to the Linguistic Department of Institute of International Affairs. For the organization of these amazing courses, for the constant support and assistance of us, students. And, of course, for a quick response in emergencies of the pandemic.”

Thanks for always being in touch. And also, for patience.

Everything was interesting at the courses. Olga Sergeevna is a great teacher. Teaching the language was accompanied by a lot of interesting information. Many points were told about Japan and the Japanese. And also, about the amazing experience of living in that country, as well as about the hospitality of Russia.

As for the educational process itself, Olga Sergeyevna managed to show us that learning a new language is not scary at all, that one can master the basics even in such a limited period as 3 months! This is incredible!

Expectations for the internship:

I honestly do not know what to think, it all seems far from being true. However, I believe that soon enough I will find myself in Japan, and I will try my best to appear both a qualified specialist and a good person.

Sincerely, Anastasia Polyakova, student of the group 520a, CUBS (Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures).”

“I liked the Japanese language course very much. The language with all its peculiarities is remarkably interesting, I am eager to continue learning it. Although most of the course was held online [due to the pandemic], it was still engaging. Olga Sergeyevna taught us not only the language but also Japanese culture, mentality, customs, and traditions. I really want to go to Japan for an internship and I hope that I will be able to.

Shmeleva Valeria, student of the group 511, Architecture.”

The course was very engaging. The teacher was giving us wonderful feedback which helped a lot in understanding the material and eliminating arising questions.

During the internship I would like to get familiar with the organization of the working process, perhaps also with software systems, and in general I would like to become more efficient as a specialist.

Thanks for giving such opportunity! Darya Troyan, student of the group 620a, CUBS (Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures).”

The Linguistic department “Academic Mobility” invites everyone to enroll in English, German, French, Japanese language courses for the next academic year 2020-2021, room 223 “Institute of International Affairs of the NSUACE (Sibstrin).”

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