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.
— For how long has your life been related to South Ural State University?
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.
A presentation of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Materials (UIREC) to general and honorary consuls of foreign states, and employees of diplomatic missions located on the territory of the Russian Federation will be held via videoconferencing on March 1 at 14:00.
The final stage of the Zvezda (Star) Multidisciplinary Engineering Olympiad started on January 30th. This year, it has brought together more than 300 thousand participants from 82 regions of Russia. The results will be announced on April 15th.
We have spoken to Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and coordinator of the Zvezda MEO Yuliya Bolotina about the innovations of the Olympiad and the opportunities it provides for young students.
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Senator from the Chelyabinsk Region, member of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defence and Security Margarita Pavlova presented a note of acknowledgement of the Federation Council to the administration of the Military Training Centre of South Ural State University at the ceremony of honouring the military personnel of our region.
The Department of Philosophy of the SUSU Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities (IMSSH) within the framework of transdisciplinary collaboration of scientists, has begun to solve the problem of adapting society to crisis conditions by creating an adaptive chatbot “Sokrat-2020”.
A postgraduate student from South Ural State University has been awarded a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The young scientist is working in a project on the "Modelling of Phase Composition to Develop the Principles of Creating Gradient Materials with Various Functional Properties". The work's main objective is to determine the conditions in which it is possible to create new materials by combining several materials, for instance, metal and ceramics.
The power engineers from SUSU suggest improving the system of heat exchangers operation by using nanofluids and nano additives correctly. The scientists reviewed two types of nanofluids, represented by hydrofluoroethers, and made recommendations for colleagues. The research results were published in the highly-ranked journal Thermal Science and Engineering Progress (Q1).
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia) conducts a public opinion poll, the main task of which is to determine the level of customer trust in the security of the electronic technologies and services being implemented.
Inadequate protection of certain instruments and technologies leads to financial losses and, in general, undermines the public's trust in the financial system of the Russian Federation. The Bank of Russia considers it a priority to assess the risks associated with the safety of using financial instruments.
After graduating from SUSU, a former student of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering did not have an intention to leave the university. According to Ruslan Peshkov, modern South Ural State University provides great opportunities for both students and teachers.
– Ruslan, for how many years have you been associated with the university?
Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14. All over the candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. This is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Couples send Valentine's Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.
Universities in Romania are opening their doors for international students. You can apply until the end of April.
The scholarship program is organized by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Ministry of National Education. The country’s higher education institutions are prepared to accept students, postgraduates, and doctoral students in the new 2021-2022 academic year.
There is a place for women in any field of science – be it supercomputer simulation, metallurgy, or biotechnology. They work side by side with men and move the science and technology process forward.
In order to highlight the importance of the role of women in scientific community, UNESCO established an International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated annually on February 11th. South Ural State University has joined the celebration and has honoured female scientists who demonstrated high performance in 2020.
Foreign language over a cup of tea: the South Ural Association of International Students and Alumni is launching a new project.
An English Club is opening at South Ural State University. The organizers have stated that everyone who wishes to join is invited, but they note that it is better to have at least an A2 level of English (basic English).
Supporting and retaining talents in regions will become one of the most important results of the work of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Materials. An increase in the number of high-tech jobs and the volume of production of innovations will help achieve the goals. This was stated by the First Deputy Vice-Rector for Science of Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU) Vladimir Kruzhaev at the round table “Leadership of Russian Regions in the World Scientific Agenda”.
South Ural State University is the most famous university in South Ural and no wonder international students choose it to get their education. It offers various educational programs in two languages, English and Russian. Fundamental scientific basis and high standards of specialists training attract lots of students from all over the world. Nowadays the university is a home for more than 2,500 international students from 58 countries.
What opportunities can the university offer to the students?
A series of master classes by SUSU scientists and invited specialists ended the celebration of the Day of Science at the university on February 8th. The university staff shared their experience with colleagues and students, and together they discussed the means of fulfilling the scientific potential of young and experienced researchers.