Russia, St.Petersburg

Biomedical Engineering

when 15 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 510

This is a joint program developed in cooperation with Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany). This course will cover fundamentals combined with up-to-date research topics in specific fields of Biomedical Engineering.
Students will expand their knowledge on mass and heat transport in the human body. The lectures will also include basics of polymer science and electrospinning. The students will apply these fundamentals to the field of tissue engineering, polymeric scaffold engineering and deep temperature engineering (cryotechnology). They will learn about polymeric implants, how to design artificial lungs and kidneys as well as how to overcome the shortage of donor organs by engineering exemplarily living heart valves and vascular grafts in a bioreactor. In order to allow for long-term on-the-shelf availability, these engineered tissues have to be stored at deep temperatures in special freezers. Therefore, the students will be introduced to the topics of cryobiology and cryotechnology to be able to solve those storage requirements.
6-hours intensive course of Survival Russian is also included into the syllabus.

The cultural program includes:
- Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city.
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
- Pub Quiz in the city center of St. Petersburg.
- Visit to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant.
- Excursion to Peterhof palace-ensemble with picturesque gardens, a countless number of fountains and giant golden statues.
- Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue (optional, for extra price).
- Excursion to Pushkin, former tzar summer residence famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit the outstanding Catherine Palace with glorious Amber room (optional, for extra price).

Course leader

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. Birgit Glasmacher, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany;
Dr. Viktoria Kapralova, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytech, Russia.

Target group

Students are expected to have at least 1 year of university-level studies;

Fee info

EUR 510: Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to company and cultural program.