Pavel Chechel, a PSU post-graduate student, takes a training course at the University of Pila (Poland)
Pavel Chechel, a second-year post-graduate student at the Faculty of Computing Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, PSU, won the All-Russian open competition for awarding scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation for students to study abroad, for applicants among students and post-graduate students of organizations engaged in educational activities, studying under full-time educational programmes of higher education funded from the federal budget for 2019/20 academic year. Throughout the academic year, he is taking a training course and internship at one of the European universities.
“I am in the north of Poland, in the town of Pila, not far from Berlin. Like other students from abroad, I am studying the language, history and culture of the country, I attend classes of my research supervisor according to my major. We discuss details, ideas of the thesis and we are planning to publish an article in a local journal.
The learning process at the University of Pila is in many ways similar to the Russian learning environment. But there are differences. As a rule, groups consist of 10-15 students, so they are much smaller than ours. Thus, the teacher can devote more time to each student both when checking individual tasks and when answering questions. Practice looks even more interesting if the subject is taught by a teacher from another large university located in another city. Of course, in Russia the distance between cities is greater cities, and it won’t be possible to come regularly, say, from Samara to Penza to deliver classes.
The laboratories are equipped somewhat differently in terms of furniture: there are armchairs designed for long-term work, well-tuned lighting and other details that allow you not to feel tired from work during the day”, said Pavel Chechel.
“The competition for the President’s scholarship to study abroad is held annually, and everyone can take part in it. This is a great opportunity to learn new disciplines, gain experience from foreign colleagues, improve foreign language skills, and, of course, make new friends!”, emphasized Pavel.