FINNO-UGRIC RESEARCHERS VISIT KHANTY-MANSIYSK

Post-graduate students of Finnish and Hungarian universities visited Yugra State University to get familiar with Khanty and Mansi culture.


Simo Kantele, Tomi Koivunen, Zsofia Siraki, Istvan Hangrad with Erika Estalos and Aron Kutnyanski are young researchers and post-graduate students who came from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), University of Helsinki and University of Turku (both Finland) to undertake their internships at Udmurt State University (Izhevsk, Russia). They teach Finnish and Hungarian languages in the host university and collect research material for theses.


Foreign guests together with students of Yugra State University spent 3 days in Khanty-Mansiysk visiting «Dobrino» recreation park, «Torum Maa» open-air museum and other tourist attractions.


Our university represented to the visitors its learning resources and brand new techniques for teaching ethnic culture of Khanty and Mansi. Guests from Finland and Hungary also met the university administration, Dina Gerasimova, the head of the Institute of the Northern Peoples and Jozsef Balázsi, the Hungarian language teacher who came to YSU to deliver lectures on «Finno-Ugric linguistics», «Ethnic linguistics», and «Language concepts and basic universals».


On the last day of the visit European guests and indigenous students of Yugra State University got together to discuss further cooperation and  unity in the Finno-Ugric world.