Project-based learning, which was successfully launched in autumn of 2018, has become one of the main projects of our university in 2019. The new educational approach is rightfully considered as one of the best practices of the university, the experience which can now be translated to other educational institutions in our country. Project-based learning at the university is supervised by Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor Andrey Radionov.
South Ural State University, as a participant of Project 5-100, focuses on developing research studies, which integrate computer sciences and engineering, are related to actively implementing the Internet of Things into industry, and aim at meeting the global challenges jointly with leading companies of Big Urals. One of the university’s long-time partners is Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, who puts a bet on innovations and digitalization and is solving the tasks on switching to Industry 4.0 jointly with our university.
Young researchers are actively involved in the scientific and innovative activities of South Ural State University. As part of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100, the Asteroid Youth Design Bureau was opened at SUSU, where students are engaged in the designing of spacecrafts for landing on asteroids.
The SUSU Laboratory of Functional Materials was established at the Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre in 2018. At present, the laboratory conducts research in the field of condensed matter physics, magnetism, metals and alloys, as well as studies new functional materials.
In Russia, much attention is paid to ensuring sustainable development of the engineering education thanks to big-scale governmental funding of the human resources potential, high-technology equipment and information infrastructure of professional education in the priority fields of developing science, engineering and technology.
Every year, young scientists of South Ural State University take part in the UMNIK (Smart Guy) programme which provides support to commercially oriented R&D projects. Winners of the programme receive grants in the amount of 500 000 rubles for bringing their projects to life.
The unique Emerson Competence Centre laboratory was opened in 2018 within the frameworks of the Global Smart Industry Conference, organized and held jointly with Emerson corporation, USA. The Centre features equipment, which allows to improve educational process in the field of automation technologies.
An International Congress on Neuropsychopharmacology was held in Athens. Among the participants was Director of the SUSU School of Medical Biology, Doctor of Sciences (Medicine), Professor Vadim Tseilikman. The report on the after-effects of stress by this scientist from Chelyabinsk captured interest of his foreign colleagues thanks to innovative approaches and the obtained results.
South Ural State University presented its research projects at the Russian Agricultural Exhibition “Golden Autumn 2019”. The university’s developments in angroindustrial technologies were highly evaluated, and an awards ceremony for the Geoinformation Systems Research and Education Centre staff, who won gold and silver medals at the exhibition, was held at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Chelyabinsk Region on October 18th.
Associate Professor of the SUSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Anna Krasavina, took part in another science-to-practice conference on Journalism in a Global Context arranged by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) and held at the Institute of Journalism of the Technical University Dortmund (Germany). The Conference in Dortmund had been arranged in cooperation with the Africa Institute for Media, Migration and Development (AIMMAD) and the African Media Initiative (AMI) Association under sponsorship of the Robert Bosch Foundation.
The PlantWeb Laboratory of Intelligent Information and Measurement Systems of Process Control Based on the Distributed Intelligence Architecture (Emerson-METRAN-SUSU) was born as a result of a long-standing and close cooperation between the Metran Industrial Group and South Ural State University.
The annual matriculation ceremony for SUSU international students will be held on October 27th.
It is a great opportunity for freshmen to find new friends from different parts of the world. There will be an event-packed cultural and entertainment program for the participants. The event will feature performances by international students’ teams. Photographers, videographers and performers will also attend. And contests and giveaways from sponsors and partners will be an integral part of the event, too. Each invitation ticket is a lottery one.
The 8th All-Russian Association of International Students of Russia Congress was held October 15th through October 17th, 2019. Among the event’s participants were 30 state universities of the Russian Federation.
South Ural State University is cooperating with the world’s leader in the sphere of informational technology and radio electronics – the Samsung Company. Students of South Ural State University have a chance to learn today’s most demanded technologies for free, within the programmes of Samsung IoT Academy in a unique training lab designated to study the technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT 0 Internet of Things) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.
Chelyabinsk is one of the leaders in the level of development of information technologies in Russia. South Ural State University is the leader in implementation of supercomputer technologies in the Ural and Siberian regions. The university has launched a supercomputer centre, which is used to solve research, academic, and industrial tasks both for our country and for clients abroad.
Associate Professor at the SUSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Olga Kharitonova, took part in the 11th International Media Readings entitled “Mass Media and Communications – 2019” held at the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University under sponsorship of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
South Ural State University has successfully completed enrolment for international students to Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes taught in English. As of today, the university has 17 programmes taught in English. Every year students from Iraq, China, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, India and other countries come to study to SUSU.
On October 15 of 2019, Head of the Centre of Testing and Language Training, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Elena Doronina, held an online master class entitled “Training to pass a B2 level certification exam” at the Pushkin Institute Centre of Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU). Taking part in the master class were 26 second-year students of the TFSU Faculty of Russian Language.
In 2017, with the support from SMS Group, a world’s leading manufacturer of metallurgical equipment, South Ural State University opened an international research Laboratory of Mechanics, Laser Processes and Digital Production Technologies, which was headed by Professor of the National Engineering School of Saint-Étienne Philippe Bertrand. The laboratory supervisor on behalf of SUSU, Candidate of Sciences (Engineering), Associate Professor Marina Samodurova shared on the main fields of research.
A big-scale URAL FEST International Students Forum on training international students in Russian universities will be held at South Ural State University November 14th through November 16th, 2019.
This event will bring together students and alumni from different countries, who chose the Ural Federal District universities to gain prestigious higher education. The forum will touch upon burning issues faced by international students.
South Ural State University together with Lyceum No.11 of the city of Chelyabinsk arranged field trips for schoolchildren to hold outdoors master classes in Lesnaya Zastava Children’s Camp. Specialists from SUSU Schools and Institutes showed the soon-to-be university applicants how and what is studied by students of the university.
South Ural State University is planning to start collaborating with one of the major universities in Shaanxi Province in the People’s Republic of China – Xi'an International University (XAIU). A delegation from this university has come to visit SUSU in order to discuss the prospects of collaboration in such fields as academic and cultural exchange.
The Synthesis and Analysis of Food Ingredients Laboratory was opened at the SUSU School of Medical Biology in 2016, within the frameworks of Project 5-100. The laboratory was created for the purpose of searching for solutions of the tasks in the field of developing the technologies of synthesizing food bio-polymers and their modified forms, produced by using ultrasound.