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Summer school 2013

International Summer school

 

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Dear friend,
What it this life if full of care,
We don't have time to stand and stare!
No time to see, when woods we pass
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass
No time to see in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night
A poor life this is if, full of care
We don't have time to stand and stare

By W.H. Davies (1871-1940)

True it is, isn't it? But if you take part in the Summer School offered by the Buryat State Academy of Agriculture you will getthe experience you are seeking for and enrich your life both professionally and culturally.

If there is a focus on the international experience in your professional career planning the summer school "Sustainable Forestry in the Baikal Region" is right for you!

Buryat State Academy of Agriculture (BSAA) offers an academic program for Summer school in forestry which is held annually for the BSAA and international students. The program combines an intensive Russian language course, classes on sustainable forestry in Baikal region as well as a diverse cultural program.

One of the most fascinating ecosystems on the Earth – the forest – is the focal point of our summer school. As a renewable natural resource, wood has bright prospects, as well as other bioresources have. During the school students will learn not only about Siberian forests as a resource for timber production but also about non-timber forest products which include foods such as wild mushrooms, nuts and berries, medicinal herbs, and a wide range of other products. Besides forests are both perfect and at the same time vulnerable resources for recreation, such as tourism.

This program will be organized both in the fields and in the city of Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia situated on the banks of two rivers the Uda and the Selenga, that flow into Lake Baikal, the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. Buryatia is located on the crossroads of European and Asian cultures. You will gain the experience of learning another culture, rich biodiversity and different lifestyle.

You will have the opportunity to visit the center of Buddhism in Russia, nature and art museums, Lake Baikal and make new friends. We will offer you Intensive Russian language course based on the method of activization of the reserved capacity of the person. We promise you will have a lot of fun while here.

Duration of the program - 12.08.2013 – 27.08.2013

Registration deadline – 31.05.2013

Zoya Yampilova, Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Program Director

Head of International Relation Office


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Dear friend,

On behalf of The Buryat State Academy of Agriculture I am pleased to invite you to take part in summer school "Sustainable Forestry in the Baikal Region" to be held under the program GoEast: SOMMERSCHULEN of the German Academic Exchange Service (http://www.daad.ru).

Our program aims at providing you with knowledge and expertise on the sustainable forestry in the Baikal region.

One of the most fascinating ecosystems on the Earth - the forest - is the focal point of our summer school. As a renewable natural resource, wood has bright prospects, as well as other bioresources have.

 

During the school students will learn not only about Siberian forests as a resource for timber production but also about non-timber forest products which include foods such as wild mushrooms, nuts and berries, medicinal herbs, and a wide range of other products. Besides forests are both perfect and at the same time vulnerable resources for recreation, such as tourism. This program will be organized both in the fields and in the city of Ulan-Ude.

 

The capital of the Republic of Buryatia situated on the banks of two rivers the Uda and the Selenga, that flow into Lake Baikal, the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. Buryatia is located on the crossroads of European and Asian cultures. You will gain the experience of learning another culture, rich biodiversity and different lifestyle.

 

You will have the opportunity to visit the center of Buddhism in Russia, nature and art museums, Lake Baikal and make new friends. We will offer you Intensive Russian language course. We promise you will have a lot of fun while here

 

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Baikal Region 

 

Eastern Siberia strikes us with its natural beauty. Lake Baikal, or "Sacred Sea", is located in southeastern Siberia, in the Republic of Buryatia and the Irkutsk region, Russia. At 25-30 million years old, it is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. It measures 636 km long and 80 km wide at the maximum. It's basin is made up of three underwater depressions, which together hold a volume of 23,600 cubic km of water, 20% of the world's fresh surface water.

 

The deepest point in Lake Baikal is 1637 m, and it has an exceptional clarity which allows 40-50 m of visibility. The entire surface of the lake freezes over in the winter. Lake Baikal is home to 1200 different species of animals, and 1000 species of plants. 80% of the species at Baikal are endemic. The most unique animal at Baikal is the freshwater seal Phoca siberica, known as the nerpa, which is also the only mammal which inhabits the lake.

 

Its 600-kilometer length cuts through Siberia and is an ecosystem of its own. In 1996 UNESCO recognized it as a world heritage site. Lake Baikal has more unique species of fish, plants and animals than any other lake in the world. One of these, the nerpa, is the only fresh water seal in the world. Lake Baikal provides plenty of opportunities to explore beautiful nature, either as a stop along the Trans-Siberian, or as a destination of its own.

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The Republic of Buryatia 

 

Republic of Buryatia is located in the south-east of Russia. In the north it borders on the Irkutsk region, in the west - on the republic of the Republic of Tyva, in the east - on Chita region and the south - on Mongolia. Republic of Buryatia is a subject of the Russian federation. 

 

It has its Constitution and state symbols: the Coat of arms, the Flag and the Anthem. People's Khural is the highest legislative body and the Government is the highest executive body. President is head of the executive power.

 

 

Republic of Buryatia covers the area of 351,3 thousand sq. km.. The population is 970 thousand people. There are six towns, twenty one administrative districts, twenty settlements of town type and six hundred fourteen rural settlements. Ulan-Ude is the capital of the republic.

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Ulan-Ude 

 

 

Dear Friend! The information that follows will introduce you to the brief history of the city. You might be interested to know how a small border settlement has grown into a capital city. The information though fragmentary will surely instigate you to a more thorough study.

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Buryatia (formerly named as Verkhneudinsk) is situated on the banks of two rivers: the Selenga and the Uda. Archaeological finds indicate that first human beings settled here about seven thousand years ago.

 

As a town it developed from a small Cossacks winter quarters (zimovye) in 1666.

 

The place was called


 

 

"Zaudinsky kamushek" and was respected by Buryats, indigenous ethnic people as a holy place.

 

It is a large scientific, industrial, financial, religious and cultural center. More than three hundred thousand people live here. There are several institutions of higher educational training, national and cultural societies, museums and theatres.


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About the Program 

 

Dates and enrollment procedure:
    • Duration of the program - 12.08.2013 - 27.08.2013
    • Language of instraction - English, German and Russian
    • Registration deadline - 31.05.2013

Contacts:

Zoya Yampilova, Program Director
Head of International Relation Office
Tel. +7 (301)2442799 (office)
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The 1st week

August 12 - August 16

Mostly in Ulan-Ude

Includes:

Russian course-12 hours

Sightseeing around the city

Visit to a timber processing company

On Saturday-departure to Baikal

 

 The 2nd week

August 17 - August 22

Mostly at Baikal

Includes:

Russian courses-20 hours

Forestry classes (field visits)-8 hours:

  • Acquaintance with the unique nature of the area: intro to the forest stand tree composition, forest age structure and other features of a stand.
  • Gathering non-timber forest products: mushrooms, nuts, berries, medicinal herbs.
  • Visit to Zabaikalsky National Park

On Friday-departure to Ulan-Ude

On Saturday-departure to Tunka

 

The 3rd week

August 23 - August 27

Mostly at Tunka National Park

Includes:

Russian courses-8 hours

Forestry classes (field visits)-4 hours:

Acquaintance with the biodiversity of the area

Specific features of forest stand tending in the area

Mountain climbing (Peak of Love, 2080 m high)

Visit to thermal springs

Certificate awarding ceremony

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Costs 

 

Cost of the program incl. tuition, accommodation, half board, visa formalities, city tour and local transfers is 800 €


 

Students may need about 100-150 Euros to cover dinner expenses while in the city. At your wish a boat trip to the isles of Lake Baikal may be arranged. The price is between 50-60 €.

 

Please note:

Participants should be vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis

 

Additional Information

 

Visa

To obtain an invitation letter for a Russian visa, please send the following information Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. :
-a scanned passport copy,
-the name and address of your university,


 

-the location where you will apply for the visa
-your position (student or teacher)

 

 

Russian Language

 

Your level of Russian is not important, as the program is conducted in English and an introductory Russian course is available. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of this course.