Science and Education News

Call for participation in the Closing Conference of the Russian-German Year is announced

On October 8 through 11, 2016, in Berlin, the conference for the young adults and school exchange organizers will be held dedicated to the closing of 2015-2016 Russian-German theme year “70 years since the end of the World War II: Young-adult exchange – mutual understanding – collaborative future” The theme year is conducted under the patronage of Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. For the Conference Program, it is planned to exchange experience, to evaluate the projects of the young-adult and school exchange programs, tour program, namely, visits to the Museum of German Resistance (Museum Deutscher Widerstand), German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Seelow Heights Memorial, and development of concepts for future Russian-German cooperation of the young adults for commemoration of the WWII. The Conference is held under the aegis of the Russian-German Year of the Young Adults exchanges 2016-2017. The Conference working languages are Russian and German.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

The short list of the VII New Children’s Book Contest is announced.

The New Children’s Book Literary Contest published the seventh season’s short lists in the nominations. Readers are invited to vote in the nominations “Out-of-school stories” and “Fantasy World” till August 31, 2016, inclusive. On September 1, 2016, the voting will be closed.

The long list of the literary contest is announced in three nominations and comprises 115 works. The gallery of semi-finalists in the nomination “New Children’s Illustration” is published.

Source: «New Children’s Book »

Olga Vasilyeva is appointed Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

On August 19, 2016, by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Ms. Olga Vasilyeva is appointed Minister of the Russian Federation.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

The procedure for purchasing services for providing access to the information in foreign databases is brought under regulation.

On August 2, 2016, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Federation Government Chair, signed the order and the decree to regulate the purchase procedure for services of providing access to the information in the document, documentographic, abstract and full-text foreign databases and specialized databases of the international science citation indices.

In accordance with the changes made to the Federal Law of April 5, 2013, FZ-No. 44 «On contract system in the sphere of purchases, goods, works, and services to satisfy government and municipal needs», the state and municipal libraries, education institutions, state and municipal research organizations shall purchase the services of provision of access to the information in document, documentographic, abstract, and full-text databases and specialized databases of the international science citation indices (further referred as databases) from authorized database agents included on the list approved by the Russian Federation Government.

 

Source: Russian Library Association

Global trends in engineering education

Russian and international experts to discuss global trends in engineering education at Irkutsk National Research Technical University.

“Interdisciplinary engineering education: Global trends and management concept – SYNERGY” International Online Conference will be held on the premises of Irkutsk National Research Technical University” on July 11—13, 2016.

The University Press Service reports that the global trends in organizing and managing interdisciplinary research and education projects and students’ involvement, interdisciplinary projects in resource efficient technologies and sustainable development (including projects to preserve Lake Baikal natural fund) will be discussed during the conference.

The scientific forum is held on the sites of five Russian technological universities. It commenced on May 24 at St. Petersburg LETI State Electrotechnical University, then the torch was passed to I. M. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas;on July 4 Kazan National Research Technological University and on July 8 Tomsk Polytechnic University welcomed the Forum participants. The fifth online session will be held by Irkutsk National Research University. Within the framework of the Forum plenary sessions, round tables, panel discussions, videoconferences will take place.

Source:Irkutsk National Research Technical University

The Polytechnic Museum and ROSIZO opened the Exhibition «Space: Birth of the new era»

On June 11, Exhibition «Space: Birth of the new era» was opened in Pavilion 1 «Central» of the VDNH [The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy]. The Exhibition is to illustrate the amazing epoch of pioneers of space – the days when Russian scientists, researchers, designers, engineers and pilots stepped their feet into the unchartered. Mr. Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Minister of Culture, is to attend the Exhibition Opening Ceremony on June 10.

The exposition is seen as continuation of the sensational project of the last year «Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age» completed in the United Kingdom. The project had been conceived back in 2011 by London Science Museum, and in partnership with ROSIZO, Russian National Museum and Exhibition Center, the unique collection was presented to the public, including original landing modules Vostok—6 and Voskhod-1, Lunokhod-1 lunar vehicle engineering model, as well as personal belongings of Sergey Korolev and Yury Gagarin.

After four years of preparation, the exhibition «Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age» was opened in fall 2015 and was a true miracle, as The Daily Telegraph reported. Tickets were snapped up before it was openedб and several months in advance. The Polytech Museum gives the VDNH visitors chance to see the items, many of which had never before left high-security facilities: first cosmonauts’ suit systems, reentry modules, interplanetary landing vehicles, and rare archival documents.

The exhibition will last till January 10, 2017.

 Source: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

I will be building ships!

In Sevastopol, the contest ‘I’ll be building ships!; got underway. The survey vessel Pioneer-M will be built by student designers  within the framework of the contest.

On May 28, 2016, at Sevastopol State University Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russia Federation  commenced the first stage of the All-Russian Contest of  Student Projects  “I’ll be building ships!”

«Today in Sevastopol the unique novel for our higher education contest of students’ projects. It is unique for it will be accomplished with building a fully-functional vessel to be used  for learning and research», - Minister said.  Mr. Livanov refers to building Pioneer-M investigation vessel for Sevastopol State University by design of gifted student designers. The vessel will be erected on the premises of United Shipbuilding Corporation to be used for ecological monitoring, underwater archeology, etc.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

Network organization of science will allow to resolve tasks of new levels

In Tomsk there was expert session of Federal Agency of Scientific organizations of Russia, dedicated to introduction of software principle of management of academic science. The following persons participated in the event: Lyudmila Ogorodova, Deputy Minister of education and science of the RF, Mikhail Sonkin, Deputy Governor of Tomsk region for scientific and education complex and innovative politics, representatives of Siberian department of Russian Academy of sciences and directors of academic Scientific and research institutes.

Starting the Forum Lyudmila Ogorodova told that social relations in the sphere of education and science change dramatically. Progress makes the state and scientific community to search for new forms of organization of research activity.

Lyudmila Ogorodova also highlighted: “We transferred from resource economy to ideas economy and economy of hi tech production. Human potential becomes the main development resources. Strategic documents developed in Russia today and concept of law “About science” first of all, give priority to personality, it’s creative element and intellectual potential”.

According to Deputy Minister, it’s time to transfer from science expenses distribution to management of results of scientific activity.

* Lyudmila M. Ogorodova

Nobel laureates will speak at Russian Festival of Science

In Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation there was meeting of Organizing committee of Russian Festival of science. This year it will be from April 18 till November 30.

Dmitry Livanov, Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation, highlighted starting the meeting of the Organizing committee: “We understand the important mission of the Festival of science: its role in increasing prestige of scientific knowledge and respect to science can hardly be overestimated today in pupils’ career guidance. Within 10 years the scale of the event increased dramatically, and now it has both scientific and social meaning. It’s important for us that the Festival increases interest to science and respect to profession of scientist”.

Also the following persons participated in the work: Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of M.V. Lomonosov MSU, Oleg Bocharov, Head of Department of science, industrial politics and entrepreneurship of Moscow, and representatives of some regions and universities of Russia as well.

They discussed the aims and tasks of the Festival of science-2016. Its aim is to attract attention of society to scientific and research works and increase attraction of science and education.

According to the organizers, 2,5 mln people will participate in the events of the Festival in 2016.

The events that will take place in Fundamental library of MSU, Central exhibition complex Expocenter and many other Moscow areas will the main ones. More over events are to be in Barnaul, Irkutsk and Kaliningrad.

Dmitry Livanov was a key speaker at the meeting of Ministers of education of Council of Europe

Dmitry Livanov was a key speaker at the meeting of Ministers of education of Council of Europe. On April 11, 2016 in Brussels there was a meeting of Ministers of education of Council of Europe. It is a traditional event when heads of education system discuss the achieved success and determine priorities of actions for next years. This year Minister of education of 24 countries participated in it – Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Azerbaijan, Netherlands, France and other European countries.

Dmitry Livanov, Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation, was the key speaker at plenary meeting “Democratic civil consciousness education – challenges on European and international levels”. Basic subject of his speech was about realization in Russia of Frame UNESCO program “Education 2030” according to which Ministry of education and science of Russia gradually enters the policy aimed at inclusive and equally accessible education and gender equity, paying special attention to the quality of education.

Dmitry Livanov highlighted: “In Russia there are representatives of more than 140 nations, and teaching is realized in 100 national languages of our country. It requires development of international cooperation, inter-confessional mutual respect and education of good knowledge of history and respect of history and culture of the country in children on all levels of education”.

The head of Ministry of education and science told about directions of Russian education policy aimed at formation of stoutness against antisocial behavior in children, including increase of responsibility and qualification of teachers and amendments in programs for secondary school in the sphere of social studies and history.

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