The Day of Russian Science is celebrated on February 8th. It emphasizes the exceptional role of science in society and the importance and relevance of science in our lives. One of the major universities in Russia, South Ural State University, makes significant contributions to the development of science in our country and our region. Cooperation with Russian businesses and educational institutions helps the university develop large interdisciplinary projects in the most relevant fields of science.
“Research activities, scientific developments and new technologies are important factors without which it is impossible for the university to develop, or for society in general to progress. Our university has always been famous for its scientists, whose names are known all over the world. SUSU's scientific potential continues to grow. We are improving our positions in national and international rankings, creating scientific consortiums and collaborations, and actively participating in the work of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Materials,” notes Rector Aleksandr Shestakov.
Scientists from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom work in the university's 12 international research laboratories. There is a constant exchange of experience within international teams. It is worth mentioning that last year 55 projects were supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
In 2020 SUSU worked with its industrial partners to successfully implement projects supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. Among them: a project on the high-tech production of hydraulic actuators for multi-cycle testing, a project to develop of integrated self-adjusting control system of complex technological complex of production, transmission and consumption of thermal energy and water based on BIM and BEM technologies, and more.
In December 2020, the university took part in the annual national exhibition VUZPROMMEXPO–2020, which took place in the Expocentre international centre of business activity in Moscow. SUSU presented a number of exhibits developed jointly with its industrial partners.
The university has achieved significant results in digital industry, materials science, and ecology. It is actively developing research using supercomputer modelling, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. At the beginning of the academic year, the first neurocomputer in the Urals was launched at SUSU.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared 2021 the Year of Science and Technology. It is impossible today to successfully carry out economic or social transformations without science. The year 2020 has clearly demonstrated the importance of science for human security and quality of life.
South Ural State University (SUSU) is a university of digital transformations, where innovative research is conducted in most of the priority fields of science and technology development. In accordance with the strategy of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, the university is focused on the development of big scientific interdisciplinary projects in the field of digital industry, materials science, and ecology. In the Year of Science and Technology, it will take part in the competition under the Priority-2030 program. The university acts as a regional project office of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre (UIREC).