From the beginning of the new academic year, project-based learning has been actively developing at South Ural State University. One of the key goals of project-based approach is practical application of scientific inventions.
Be on the same wavelength of relevant changes in the academic field, open up new horizons, attain top positions in the QS World University Rankings by subjects – all of these are ingredients for success of the leading university in the South Ural.
As part of the project-based education implemented at SUSU in September 2018, a project aiming at creating a programme for the complex development of utilities infrastructure has been launched at the Department of Town Planning, Engineering Networks, and Systems.
The heads and members of the project team under М 8.1.3. “Implementing Advanced Language Training in the Bachelor’s Programme” 2.1.1 “Implementing the Best Practices of Language Training in Universities under Programme 5-100” took part in the 5th International Conference on ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internationalization.
Participants of the project of the Virtual Museum of South Ural’s Writers – master’s degree students of the Department of Russian Language and Literature – are working on the first key stages of the work, which is panoramic shooting of the object, the museum/apartment of a famous poet from Chelyabinsk, Yanis Grants.
Each year, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Ranking Agency publishes a number of rankings of best universities of the world. Regional QS EECA ranking includes 300 higher education institutions of the countries of developing Europe and Central Asia.
In the modern world, when an avalanche of information noise comes crushing down at us, it is very difficult to distinct real facts from fake information. In a time like this, the role of qualitative journalism especially increases. Today, it is necessary to improve the level of trust to new media and impart the skills of fact checking to journalists. This is especially important for assessment of political statements’ accuracy.
SUSU’s Centre for International Education invites students to take part in exchange programmes. Students will get a chance to spend spring semester in a partner university while studying there for free; upon return to SUSU, credits for the disciplines that were completed at a partner university get transferred.
Requirements for students: English language knowledge not lower than level B1, international passport, high grade point average, full-time mode of study.
On October 26 and 27, the 11th meeting of the Council for Enhancement of Competitiveness of Leading Universities of the Russian Federation among World’s Leading Research and Education Centres (the Council of Project 5-100) was held in Kaliningrad. In the course of the meeting, results of each university’s progress within programme 5-100 were thoroughly analysed.
Students of South Ural State University actively participate in Academic Mobility programs, which are being fulfilled at the university for 6 year now. This is a great opportunity to try a new system of education and plunge into culture of a different country. China is one of the most popular destinations of international student exchange.
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Today, art spaces are moving more and more towards virtual spaces. Many museums in Russia and around the world have their own virtual twins. Of special note are literary museums. Without leaving your apartment, you can visit museums dedicated to Mikhail Bulgakov, Marina Tsvetaeva, and many other authors. In 2018 our university also joined the process of creating such virtual memorial house museums, as part of a focus on project-based learning.
Each of the SUSU schools or institutes is engaged in project-based education today. The value of such approach to training is that along with theory the future professionals could obtain certain practical skills, which s/he could directly apply in production while joining the process of work. As much as seven Master’s students are involved in the project by the SUSU School of Medical Biology, who travel to test fields, do experiments and analyse their results.
Starting from September of 2018, SUSU has been officially implementing project-based training within master’s studies. Project-based learning programmes are presented practically in all Schools and Institutes of SUSU.
South Ural State University is continuing to expand the borders of its international collaboration. SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov has signed a partnership agreement with Sudan University of Science and Technology, which was represented by Rector Rashid Ahmed Mohamed Hussein. Professor Hussein is also the director of the Department of Research at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of the Republic of Sudan.
Two years ago, on October 3, 2016 the Office of Academic Writing began its work at SUSU in order to integrate the research and teaching staff of SUSU into the world’s academic community. The services that the Office offers are in big demand among the university employees, since absolutely free of charge the authors get a complex assistance from tutors and professional consultants at all stages of preparing their scientific publications: starting with consulting on choosing a journal and executing an article and ending with editing of its English version by a native speaker.
Masters, postgraduates, young researchers, and research staff have the unique chance to take classes in the Lingva program of additional linguistic training in the 2018/2019 academic year within the frames of the university competitiveness enhancement project.
The aim of the program is to enhance the level of the English language knowledge of the university employees for their active participation in the international scientific and educational activity.
In the new academic year, the SUSU Institute of Open and Distance Education invites university staff and teachers to join the courses on advanced training. The topics of the advanced training courses are the intersection of new informational and pedagogical technologies. The training is practice-oriented, what allows the students who complete the course to efficiently implement the obtained knowledge and skills in their work.
Macmillan Publishers (Yekaterinburg), English Club English Language School, South Ural Exams Centre (Chelyabinsk) and South Ural State University invite for a workshop entitled “Optimise your teaching skills for exams”.
The event is to be held on September 28 in conference hall of SUSU’s SIGMA academic building.
South Ural State University, as a participant of Project 5-100, is focused on developing research studies integrating computer sciences and engineering, related to active implementation of the Internet of Things into industry, and aimed at responding to global challenges alongside the leading companies of the Ural region. For these purposes, Smart Industry strategic academic unit (SAU) was created in the university.
For fourth-year students learning English, the new academic year will become an indicative one. They have a unique chance to obtain IELTS International Certificate. SUSU is the only university in Chelyabinsk which offers its best students this opportunity.
On September 11th through 14th, the 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition, the major event in the sphere of higher education in Europe, was held in Geneva (Switzerland). Russian higher education institutions were represented by universities-participants of Project 5-100, South Ural State University among them.
The Accreditation in Education All-Russian Informational and Analytical Journal evaluated educational programs of South Ural State University. Experts of the ranking were representatives of academic community of Russia’s higher education institutions.
By the results of expert voting within the Best Programs of Innovative Russia project, 15 main educational programs of SUSU were listed among the best in the Russian Federation.