Aleksandr Shestakov, Rector of South Ural State University, talks about the challenges that higher education faced half a century ago and is facing right now, why SUSU needs international students, and how the “university” factor influences the opportunities for the development of the region.
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The Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Valerii Falkov has held an online meeting with the rectors of Russian universities on the preparation of educational organisations for the new academic year in the context of the prevention of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). During the meeting, the minister announced several important innovations for universities for the coming academic year. During the meeting, the issue of the start date of the new academic year was also mentioned.
The ceremony of awarding the scholarships by the Chelyabinsk Region Legislative Assembly to postgraduates and students of organisations of professional education and educational institutions of higher education was held at South Ural State University. The event was conducted by the deputy of the Legislative Assembly, SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov.
A grand opening of the exhibition “Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” took place at the SUSU Art Gallery.
The instalments include 42 works in oils and acrylics. Most of the works in the exhibition are landscapes. The works of this genre demonstrate all the main styles that the artist was a master of, from the subtlest types of nature in drawing and colour nuances to the chaos of strokes, in the movement of which familiar images appear.
From November 30th through December 4th, a course will be held for young activists of the Chelyabinsk Region to develop professional competencies of the student self-government representatives. Registration is open until November 28th.
The Twelfth International Scientific Readings Mass Media and Communications 2020, organized by the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the National Association of Mass Media Researchers (NAMMI), with the participation of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), was held online in Moscow.
Early in November, a lecture on “What Is Truth? What Is Our Reason for Being?: A Dialogue between Artists Known as the Itinerants and Realist Writers of the Second Half of the 19th Century” by Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Natalia Shlemova was held within the framework of the Night of Arts campaign at the Chelyabinsk Museum of Visual Arts. The event was organised to coincide with the exhibition of paintings of the Tretyakov Gallery on the “Russian Life.
The Urban Greenhouse Challenge is a competition of design projects for innovative multi-storey greenhouse complexes in an urban environment among interdisciplinary teams from the fields of engineering, lighting technology, agriculture, biology, architecture, design, economics, marketing, and others.
For the first time in the history of the project, the competition will be held at a Russian university, that is in Tomsk Polytechnic University, and will be dedicated to innovation technologies for reforestation after fires and felling.
Additive technology, or additive manufacturing, is one of the most dynamically developing fields of "digital" manufacturing. SUSU scientists collaborate with world leaders, and the new programme for training specialists in this field is recognized to be among the best ones in Russia.
December 7th through December 11th, a 2nd Student Science and Technology Conference on Asteroid Safety will be held at South Ural State University.
The conference aims at evaluating the results of the project-based learning of students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, who have been working within the projects of the Asteroid Youth Design Bureau in the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.
An online International Natural Sciences Tournament ("TEN") was held November 13th through November 15th. It is a team competition between students of universities of the CIS countries solving the beforehand-published scientific problems in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology, medicine, and engineering.
On November 20th, a hackathon will be held for volunteer centres of universities and secondary specialized educational institutions of the Chelyabinsk Region. Within the framework of the "Chelyabinsk Is a City of Kind Hearts!" project more than 130 volunteers of our region will try to find solutions to the problems they faced in their work in 2020.
The Association of Student Theatres of Russia supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Chelyabinsk Region is holding a STFest Festival-Laboratory of Storytelling Performances at the SUSU Mannequin Theatre Studio.
On the occasion of the World Television Day, which is celebrated annually on November 21, Rostelecom company, the leading national provider in our country, shared on what kind of video content residents of the Chelyabinsk Region prefer, how many films are bought per month, and how the Internet has influenced the development of television and television viewing. The data was announced at a press conference, which was held in the safest format, that is online.
An open, online lesson for students of economic and mixed faculties of higher education institutions in our region was dedicated to Economists Day, which is traditionally celebrated in November. The main goal of this event is to establish constructive interaction between the authorities and the young generation, and increase the level of economic literacy of the population of the Chelyabinsk Region.
On November 10th, a scheduled meeting of the Supervisory Council of South Ural State University was held in an online format. SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov presented an improved variant of the university development strategy till the year of 2030 before the Council members, which had been elaborated with consideration to the comments and proposals from the meetings held in September and October.
The exhibition “Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” will open at SUSU Art Gallery on November 20th.
The instalment includes 42 works in oils and acrylics. The curator of the exhibition is an art critic, Head of the SUSU Fine Art Museum, senior lecturer of the Department of Theology, Culture and Arts Anatoly Razuev.
An international webinar on the topic of the Bologna Process as a Factor of Internationalization and International Mobility Development was held.
Staff members of the International Research Collaboration of the SUSU International Office took part in this event. Representatives of the Office of Erasmus+ in Russia and the Dutch National Agency Erasmus+ acted as the organisers.
Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the SUSU Institute of Media, Social Studies, and Humanities Denis Pelikhov participated in the filming of the TVP Polonia television program "Słownik polsko@polski" (Wroclaw, Poland), dedicated to the Polish language and culture of speech.
The three-day Global Smart Industry Forum continues its work at South Ural State University. On the second day of the global conference, world experts in the field of digital technologies took part in the plenary session and online sections.
During the day two of the conference, experts from Russia, Germany, and India spoke online at the plenary session and presented their projects on the digitalization of industrial enterprises, including metallurgical ones.