Robots and Simulators: Exhibition of the University Achievements in Research and Engineering Opens as Part of the SUSU Anniversary Celebrations

South Ural State University keeps celebrating its 75th Anniversary. In the anticipation of this big event the results were drawn on the SUSU activity in the field of science and innovations. The exhibition of achievements in research and engineering From Chelyabinsk Mechanical Engineering Institute to the University of Global Digital Transformations presents the results of the university work in this field.

Science and Innovations - Answers to the Digital Challenges of Time exhibit presented the innovations developed by the research teams of the university institutes, schools, research and education centres and laboratories. Rector Aleksandr Shestakov took part in the exhibition opening ceremony.

“The exhibition of the SUSU achievements in research and engineering demonstrates the practical results our university has shown over the recent years, and allows us to determine where to move on to next. This is a way to summarise our current achievements in the field of innovations. One of the tasks which South Ural State University set before itself was to become an entrepreneurial university, and that means that the innovations we are creating here must find their application in our country’s industrial sector,” noted Rector of the University.

Many laboratories, centres and institutes of the university are fitted with high technology equipment for performing advanced research studies. Over a number of years 8 unique international research laboratories have been established at the university, which are headed by scientists of world-wide reputation. Vice-Rector for Research Aleksandr Diakonov shared on development of the innovations sector:

“Over the recent years our university has show a significant breakthrough in its scientific and innovative activities. Today the developments by our small innovative enterprises, research and education centres, and international research laboratories are exhibited here. We should mention special achievements by our scientists in international innovations, and collaboration with big industrial partners and leading world-class laboratories. This proves that the SUSU science is now stepping up to high international level.”

The exhibition guests were offered a chance to appreciate the latest SUSU scientists’ innovations, which have become widely known beyond our region. The university researchers are performing studies in all fields. They are the authors of inventions of special importance for medicine (for instance, unique corrective insoles, an apparatus for rehabilitation of leg-injury patients, or ECG T-shirts), construction (in particular, translucent concrete, which is called a decorative material of the future); they also created devices used in forensics; and Vanya robot helping international students to learn Russian; and much more.

Thanks to SUSU, which started establishing small innovative enterprises back in the middle of 2010, 56 of those are currently functioning. These are very important for the process of SUSU becoming an entrepreneurial university, according to Anton Nurkenov, Deputy Head of the Research and Innovation Services.

“The key fields of our university development are being displayed at the exhibition, including the innovations related to digital transformation and Industry 4.0. Those are our know-hows in these fields. This is what we can do now, what we use to teach students, and in what fields we interact with industrial organisations. Here it is important to collaborate with small innovative enterprises, in the work of which many of our university’s graduates are involved. The main goal of such companies is to introduce products and technologies to the innovative market, and to start selling their products and services.”

At the engineering achievements exhibition one of the SUSU’s small innovative enterprises, Uctech-Profi Educational Equipment Manufacturer, demonstrated a ТСВ-02 welder training simulator, and a virtual-reality based simulator for petroleum production industry, and the university guests showed genuine interest in both these technologies. Stands by GIS Research and Education Centre, Experimental Mechanics Laboratory, and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory were also among the important exhibits.

The exhibition will be working all through the Anniversary week, and all those willing are welcome to learn about the achievements of SUSU in research and engineering. For a detailed Program of the events on the occasion of the university’s 75th Anniversary, please visit the SUSU web-site.

Azaliya Sharafutdinova, photo by: Oleg Igoshin
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