From 12 to 15 April 2017, in the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Riyadh, an international exhibition devoted to higher education issues was held. The exhibition was attended by several dozen leading universities in the world, including St. Petersburg State University. The University was represented at the exhibition by A.V. Tyushev and prof. Oleg I. Redkin.
Much attention is paid to education in Saudi Arabia: hundreds of thousands of Saudi students are studying abroad, and new universities are opening up inside the country. The participants of the exhibition were interested in the program for training specialists with an in-depth study of the history and culture of Islam that is being implemented at St. Petersburg State University. Saudi applicants were also attracted by other educational programs of St. Petersburg State University, which are taught in English.