Polytech Days in Berlin 2020

06 - 07.02.2020

Friedrichstraße 176-179, 10117 Berlin, Germany


UPD: 10.02.2020

Dear friends, guests and participants of the International Forum "Polytech Days in Berlin 2020"

Our wonderful celebration has finished! For two days there was the atmosphere of cooperation, partnership, friendship in the Russian House of Science and Culture - the real spirit of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Over than 300 participants from 15 countries of the world joined the Forum!

The business program of "Polytech Days in Berlin 2020" allowed us to share our experience in developing international cooperation in various fields, listen to your ideas, suggestions and constructive comments, establish many new contacts and confirm plans for future development with our long-standing partners.

We hope that art and historical exhibitions, interactive areas, exams, lectures and musical accompaniment not only resulted in pleasant memories of SPbPU graduates, but as well made it possible for all our guests to feel the atmosphere of the Polytech.

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University would like to express thanks to all of you for your active participation in the business and cultural program of the Forum and would be glad to stay in touch with our dear guests - representatives of universities and companies, state and public organizations, graduates of the Polytechnic University, representatives of the media and all colleagues and friends.

We are pleased to meet your requests in any aspects of the activities of our university, in the filed of science and education. A lot of information is available on our main website www.spbstu.ru, but we are always happy to answer all your questions, send the required information or help to establish contacts and contact directly with our colleagues, professors, researchers, and faculty of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Please contact us via the address polytech.germany@spbstu.ru familiar to you or directly address the SPbPU International Office via intadm@spbstu.ru, +7 (812) 534-1002 or +7 (812) 535-8038

For all issues related to interaction with #PolytechCommunity and contacts with graduates get in touch with the SPbPU Alumni Interaction Center alumni@spbstu.ru +7 (812) 591-6681

The doors of the Polytechnic University are always open for you, at any time! A great opportunity to visit our university is International Polytechnic Week 2020 that will be held in the period of May 18-22, 2020!



The most significant publications in Russian and foreign mass media following the results of the Forum

With our warmest regards and gratitude,

the Organizing Committee of the Forum " Polytech Days in Berlin 2020"


UPD: 21.01.2020 Dear guests of the event, please pay attention to the updated program of the event

UPD: 17.01.2020 Dear guests of the event, please pay attention to the updated detailed programs of the tracks with the indication of speakers and discussion topics

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is pleased to inform you that in the period February 06 — 07, 2020 in Berlin will be held «Polytech Days in Berlin 2020» Forum. The Forum will be held within the «German-Russian Year of Higher Education Cooperation and Science 2018 — 2020» and is supposed to be a finalizing event in a range of SPbPU 120th anniversary celebration.

We kindly invite you to participate in the Forum program that includes panel discussions, round tables, case presentations related to successful cooperation of SPbPU with European partners in the academic and research field as well as collaboration between university and industry.

3 tracks will be the main components of the Forum:

  • “Digital Transformation of Industry”
  • “Russia-EU: Opportunities for Collaboration in Research”
  • “Internationalization Strategy — Win-Win Strategy”

And of course, we are waiting for all our alumni and all our friends at the “European Forum of SPbPU Alumni ”, where our guests can meet friends, chat with them and remember their years of study, as well as get acquainted with the capabilities of Polytech nowadays.


06 FEBRUARY 2020
09.30 – 10.30
10.30 – 11.15
Grand opening (film about the Polytechnic University), Conference Hall
  • Prof. Andrei Rudskoi, SPbPU Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Welcome speeches:
  • H.E. Sergei Nechaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Germany
  • Grigory Trubnikov, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Dr. Stefan Rudolph, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Employment and Health, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Pavel Shevtsov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation
  • Andrei Sobolev, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Germany
  • Jens Böhlmann, Head of the Contact office for small and medium-sized
    businesses in Russia, German Eastern Business Association
  • Dr. Christoph Leitl, President of The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry «Eurochambres»
11.15 – 12.45
Panel discussion "Russia – EU: Sustainable development through dialogue between universities, industry and society"
Moderator: Prof. Andrei Rudskoi, SPbPU Rector
  • Dr. Stefan Rudolph, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Employment and Health, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Andrei Sobolev, Trade Representative of the Russian Embassy's Bureau of Trade and Economy in Berlin
  • Dr. Sergey Nikitin, Head of the Representative Office of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Germany
  • Heads of universities — strategic partners of SPbPU:
    • Prof. Wolfram Ressel, Rector of University of Stuttgart
    • Prof. Volker Epping, President of Leibniz University of Hanover
  • Heads of leading companies — strategic partners of SPbPU:
    • Dr. Michael May, Head Company Core Technology Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, Siemens AG
    • Mr. André Biener, SAP University Alliances, Country & Innovation Network Manager, SAP SE
    • Dr. Falk F. Strascheg, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Prof. Branko Katalinic, President of DAAAM International Vienna Association
  • Vladimir Chetiy, Chairman of the World Alumni Association
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00
Business Tracks:
  • Digital Transformation of Industry (Moderators: Prof. Alexey Borovkov, Prof. Wolfram Ressel), Conference hall
  • Russia-EU: Opportunities for Scientific Collaboration (Moderators: Prof. Vitaliy Sergeev, Dr. Jörg Schneider), Turgenev hall
  • Internationalization strategy – WIN-WIN Strategy (Moderators: Prof. Dmitry Arseniev, Prof. Angela Ittel), Gagarin hall
16.15 – 16.30
Speech of SPbPU Rector Prof. Andrei Rudskoi
16.30 – 18.00
Reception, communication and networking
16.30 – 18.00
Specialized working meetings (optional)
  • Networking session "SPbPU Partnership with German universities in the field of Management, Economics and Trade"
  • Working meeting on a joint SPbPU-TU Berlin project in the field of linguistics
  • Networking session on the activities of the International Research and Education Center composite technologies "Baltico-CML-Polytechnic", SPbPU
  • Working meeting on joint projects of SPbPU and the Russian Student Sports Union with German universities and Associations in the field of youth sports
07 FEBRUARY 2020
08.30 – 11.30
Meeting at the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Germany. Open discussion "Russia - Germany: Digital Transformation. Dialogue between universities and industry"
13.00 – 15.00
SPbPU – TU Berlin Strategic Partnership Forum
  • Round table: SPbPU - TU Berlin strategic partnership results and prospects
  • Grand ceremony of signing the Strategic Partnership Agreement
11.00 – 18.00
European Forum of SPbPU Alumni
11.00 – 12.00 Registration, Welcome Coffee
11.00 – 18.00 Interactive events for participants
  • Art, Historical and Technological exhibitions
  • Photo Zone "I –  am Polytechnic"
  • Territory #PolytechCommunity
  • Presentation of the book "Songs of the Polytechnic University"
  • Film about SPbPU
  • Musical accompaniment - music band "Pisk"
12.00 – 14.00 Ceremonial Opening of the Alumni Forum
14.00 – 15.00 Round Tables
  • Lecture "Role of SPbPU in the history of Europe and in the world history"
  • Round table with leaders of European Alumni Associations (moderator: Vladimir Chetiy)
  • Round table «Interaction of participants of the Presidential Management Fellows Program at the international level for sustainable development» (moderator: Vladislav Raskovalov)
15.00 – 16.00 Networking
  • Networking-session «Near and dear»
  • Quiz! Please! Team building intellectual game
  • Session of simultaneous chess game with the FIDE Master, SPbPU PhD student Pavel Martynov
16.00 – 18.00 Ceremonial speech by SPbPU Rector Prof. Andrei Rudskoi
  • Reception, graduates awarding, music performance “Pisk”


Business Tracks

06 February 14.00 – 16.00, Big Conference Hall


  • Prof. Alexey Borovkov, SPbPU Vice Rector for Innovative Projects, Leader (co-director) of the "TecnNet" working group (Advanced Manufacturing Technologies) of the National Technology Initiative (NTI), Head of SPbPU NTI Center "Advanced Manufacturing Technologies" (Russia)
  • Prof. Wolfram Ressel, Rector, University of Stuttgart (Germany)


The participants of the discussion — representatives of the Russian and German expert community — will discuss the project implementation in the creation of globally competitive production of the new generation, which corresponds to all stages of the life cycle of production: from the training of students and the acceleration of start-ups development, project planning of high-tech products, implementation of engineering calculations and virtual simulations — up to the production of prototypes using advanced manufacturing technologies, in production chain and further support of the products.

As part of the track, a presentation will be held on the results of the joint activities of the SPbPU departments and the German partner SAP SE, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, Siemens AG, leading German universities, leading automotive companies and other representatives of the high-tech industries — held. Best practice examples in the area of the development of original technologies, designs, device technology with the use of advanced production technologies are presented, as well as other fields of Russian-German interaction are discussed.

Topics for discussion:

  • Industry Digital Transformation Programs: experience and perspectives
  • The use of advanced manufacturing technologies (digital design and modeling, digital twins, new materials, additive technologies): approaches and interpretations, the implementation of large industrial projects
  • Opportunities for cooperation in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies and digital transformation of industry

Programs and speakers:

  • Prof. Alexey Borovkov, SPbPU Vice Rector for Innovative Projects, SPbPU, Leader of the “TechNet” working group of the National Technology Initiative (NTI), Head of SPbPU NTI Center “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” (Russia), “Development of advanced manufacturing technologies in the National Technological Initiative, in National Programs "Science" and "Digital Economy"
  • Prof. Wolfram Ressel, Rector, University of Stuttgart (Germany), «Arena 2036", Smart Industry, Interaction of Science and Industry”»
  • Dr. Stefan Rudolph, State Secretary of Ministry for Economic, Employment and Health, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), “Prospects and opportunities for cooperation between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern enterprises and technology centers in Russia”
  • Prof. Anatoliy Popovich, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Transport (Russia), “The application of additive manufacturing for advanced functional materials”
  • Dr. Stefan Weidner, Executive Director, SAP University Competence center, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany), Dr. Nikita Golovin, Director of International Academic Competence Center “Polytechnic – SAP”, SPbPU NTI Center (Russia), “SAP Next-Gen program – a purpose driven innovation through universities to industry: experience of SAP University competence centres collaboration"
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Seiler,  Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (Germany), Sergey Salkutsan, Deputy head of the SPbPU NTI Center Directorate (Russia), “The triple helix model: entrepreneurial universities contributing to joint creative interactions between startups, industry, academia and governments”
  • Dr. Martin Gitsels, Vice President of Siemens in Russia, Dr. Pavel Drobintsev, Director of the SPbPU Institute of Computer Science and Technology (Russia), “Siemens-Polytech strategic partnership”
  • Prof. Rudolf Pichler, Head of  “Smart Factory”, Graz University of Technology (Austria), Prof. Viacheslav Shkodyrev, Director of SPbPU Higher School of Cyber Physical Systems and Control (Russia), “Smart Factory”
  • Josef Neuhäusler, Consultant in the Automotive branch (Germany), Mikhail Aleshin, Project office director of the Engineering Center “Computer Engineering Center”,  SPbPU NTI Center (Russia), “SPbPU competence and experience in the global Automotive market”
  • Dr.-Ing. Dirk Büchler, Director BaltiCo GmbH (Rostock, Germany), Dr. Alexander Nemov, leading researcher, SPbPU NTI Center (Russia), “Advanced composite truss structures for energy equipment and shipbuilding: production and optimization”
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Marcus Kästner, Head of chair of Computational and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Institute of solid mechanics, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), Dr. Artem Semenov, Deputy director of Higher School of Mechanics and Control processes, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, SPbPU (Russia), “Multi-scale and multi-physics modelling for complex material behavior and technological processes”

06 February 14.00 – 16.00


  • Prof. Vitaliy Sergeev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, SPbPU Vice Rector for Research (Russia)
  • Dr. Jörg Schneider, Head of Division International Affairs, DFG (Germany)


Within the framework of this track, the possibilities of cooperation between universities and scientific centers of Europe and Russia will be discussed in line with the main global trends: open science, big data, large-scale international collaborations, as well as national and international programs of support. Various formats for the implementation of international research projects of SPbPU and universities in the EU will be presented: establishment of laboratories supervised by foreign scientists, visiting professors programs and participation in megascience projects. On the basis of the cases presented, the possibilities of obtaining financing for joint research projects, as well as the trajectories of participation of foreign scientists in the research activities of the university will be discussed.


  • National and international programs of support for scientific cooperation between Russia and the European Community
  • Strategies for the formation of international scientific teams with leading scientists for megascience projects
  • Creation of joint laboratories (best practice)
  • Experience of implementation of joint international projects in the following fields: renewable energy, life science, ecology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, nanoelectronics, digital logistics


EU-Russia Scientific Collaborations: SpbPU Experience and Further Development

  • Prof. Vitaliy Sergeev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, SPbPU Vice Rector for Research (Russia), «Russia-EU Scientific Collaborations: Experience and Opportunities of SPbPU»
  • Dr. Jörg Schneider, Head of Division International Affairs, DFG (Germany), «DFG projects on support of joint scientific projects»
  • Dr. Sergej Paveliev, Project Manager, ZENIT GmbH – Centre for Innovation and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), «Initiative “Cooperation axis North Rhine-Westphalia - Russian Federation”»

Experience of implementing joint projects in the field of biotechnology, ecology and digital logistics

  • Prof. Kerstin Kuchta, Vice President Academic Affairs, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), Prof. Natalia Politaeva, “Industrial Ecology” Research Laboratory, SPbPU (Russia),“Joint project of SPbPU - TU Hamburg in the field of biotechnology”
  • Prof. Igor Ilyin, Director of the SPbPU Higher School of Management and Business (Russia), Prof. Dr. Hanno Schaumburg, Head of the coordination office for Eastern Europe, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), Prof. Vadim Korablev, Higher School of Engineering and Physics, SPbPU (Russia), “Experience in the realization of joint international projects”

Experience of implementing of joint projects in the field of Life Science

  • Prof. Dmitry Frischmann, Head of “Bioinformatics” Laboratory, Technical University of Munich (Germany), Dipl-Ing. Alena Sokolkova, Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, SPbPU (Russia), «Creation of bioinformatics laboratory at SPbPU»
  • Prof. Boris Chichkov, Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hanover (Germany), «Experience of international scientific cooperation in the field of Life Science»

Experience of implementing joint projects in the field of Material Science

  • Prof. Marc Christopher Wurz, leading researcher of the Institute of Micro Production Technology, Leibniz University Hanover (Germany), Prof. Alexey Philimonov, Director of SPbPU Research and Education Center "Physics of Nanocomposite Materials for electronics" (Russia), «Joint project of SPbPU - LUH for ultrapure alloys production»
  • Dr. Ilya Peshekhodov, Material Data Management Engineer (Germany), “Experience of international research cooperation in the field of material science”

Experience of implementing joint projects in the field of Mechanics

  • Prof. Anton Krivtsov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of SPbPU Higher School for Theoretical Mechanics (Russia), Prof. Holm Altenbach, Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Managing Director of the Institute of Mechanics, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany)

06 February 14.00 - 16.00


  • Prof. Dmitry Arseniev, Vice Rector for International Relations, SPbPU (Russia)
  • Prof. Angela Ittel, Vice President for International Relations and Teacher Education, TU Berlin(Germany)


The track will be aimed at sharing internationalization strategy advantages and best practices of SPbPU interaction with the world leaders in the field of education. It will focus on new formats of engineering education, project-oriented students’ activities as well as practice of conducting joint student project marathons with leading universities in Germany and Austria.
Information will be provided on the experience of implementing joint educational programs, including double and triple diploma programs and best practices of strategic partnership between SPbPU and Technical University of Berlin, Leibniz University Hannover and Graz University of Technology.


  • Why is an internationalization strategy considered to be a win-win strategy?
  • What will be the benefits of cooperation between European partners and Russia?
  • What is the real contribution made by internationalization to the university life?
  • What are the mechanisms for successful internationalization and what does the optimal path for its development at universities look like?


  • Dr. Birgit Barden-Läufer, Director of the International Office, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), Nataliya Butych, Strategic partnership coordinator, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), Dr. Alla Mazina, Deputy Head of SPbPU International Education Office (Russia), “Strategic partnership between SPbPU and LUH: best practices of double and triple diploma programs”
  • Prof. Ralf Ossenbrink, Coordinator of the Double Degree program "Materials Processing Technologies", Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (Germany), Prof. Magdalena Mißler-Behr, Chair of Business Administration, especially
    planning, innovation and foundation, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (Germany), Dr. Anton Naumov, Deputy Director for International Relations, Institute of Metallurgy, Materials and Transport, SPbPU (Russia), Dr. Irina Rudskaya, Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade,  Higher School of Economics and Management, SPbPU (Russia), “Experience of BTU-SPbPU partnership, from the creation of joint laboratories to the development of joint graduate and postgraduate programs
  • Prof. Detlef Heck, Graz University of Technology (Austria), Dr. Marina Romanovich, SPbPU Higher School of Hydrotechnical and Power Engineering (Russia), Dr. Marina Romanovich, SPbPU Higher School of Hydrotechnical and Power Engineering (Russia), “Joint student project marathon”
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Wolf, Director of the Degree program “Industrial Engineering”, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Germany), Dr. Nikita Lukashevich, Deputy Director for International Relations, SPbPU Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade (Russia), “Joint International Double Degree Program SPbPU — Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau”
  • Elena Eyngorn, Research Assistant, Institute of Space Technology, TU Berlin (Germany), Olga Emelyanova, coordinator, Polytechnic Summer School (Russia), Prof. Sanowar Khan, Deputy Dean City, University London (Great Britain), Elena Selivanova, SPbPU Higher School of Cyber Physical Systems and Control (Russia), «Joint Master's degree programs and European projects: Best practices of networking programs, Erasmus + projects, summer schools for the sustainable development of the university»

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