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Urait Company, Russian publisher of study materials and operator of digital library system biblio-online.ru, announced that its project «Book expert» presenting the most recent and actual information about education and training book publishing is open for everybody.

Each issue of the digital newsletter consists of three parts: leading article, book review and by-liner written by experienced analytics of the company. Within the project there also special issues dedicated to anniversaries of universities - partners of the publishing house, and in future it is planned to expand the range of themes of special issues.

On April 15-18, 2015 in Expocenter at Krasnaya Presnya, there will be the second Moscow International Salon of Education organized by Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. This time the focus will be on the program of events amended with exhibition blocks. Also there will be exhibition, varied business program and open events for visitors and their children.

Open program of the Salon includes workshops, festival events for children and adults within the following clusters: «Global education», «Land of universities», «Technologies for education», «Carrier guidance and vocational training», «Fifth quadmester», «Preschool world» and «Development of genius».

Business program of the Salon includes forums, lectures, seminars, workshops and trainings for professionals - teachers, heads of education institutions and operators of service markets. Four basic sections will be the key themes of the Business program of Moscow International Salon of Education-2015: digital education environment, professions and skills of 21 century, partnership and investments, development of creativity and support of talent.

To enter the events of the Business program registration is a must.

Open program is free.

Additional information is available on the website of the Salon

In USA Dmitry Livanov was interviewed by Larry King, famous television host. Dmitry Livanov made a working trip to USA and met with Gene Block,Chancellor of UCLA, in Los Angeles. At the meeting the Head of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation told about intentions to develop net partnership between leading universities of Russia and USA.

TASS reports with reference to the press service of Ministry of education and science that in particular this is about partnership between Association of American Universities thatincludes 62 leading universities of USA and Canada, and associations of Russian universities. The initiative was made by Dmitry Livanov at the meeting with Gene Block,Chancellor of UCLA. UCLA is one of the leading universities of USA being the part of big league of world high education.

Concluding the meeting Dmitry Livanov and Gene Block agreed to create financial tools of support of inter-university cooperation including academy mobility of students and academic staff.

Moreover during his visit the Minister also met with representatives of Russian-language scientific association RASA-USA. Press service of the Ministry reported: «In the nearest future the parties are to start work on organization of leading research medical centers on the base of Russian universities».

At the meeting Dmitry Livanov highlighted: «We try to attract world scientist for work with Russian education institutions and scientific organizations actively». According to him intellectual capacity of RASA-USA can be extra useful for upgrading efficiency of work of Russian scientific schools.

, famous television host. Dmitry Livanov made a working trip to USA and met with Gene Block,Chancellor of UCLA, in Los Angeles. At the meeting the Head of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation told about intentions to develop net partnership between leading universities of Russia and USA.

TASS reports with reference to the press service of Ministry of education and science that in particular this is about partnership between Association of American Universities thatincludes 62 leading universities of USA and Canada, and associations of Russian universities. The initiative was made by Dmitry Livanov at the meeting with Gene Block,Chancellor of UCLA. UCLA is one of the leading universities of USA being the part of big league of world high education.

Concluding the meeting Dmitry Livanov and Gene Block agreed to create financial tools of support of inter-university cooperation including academy mobility of students and academic staff.

Moreover during his visit the Minister also met with representatives of Russian-language scientific association RASA-USA. Press service of the Ministry reported: «In the nearest future the parties are to start work on organization of leading research medical centers on the base of Russian universities».

At the meeting Dmitry Livanov highlighted: «We try to attract world scientist for work with Russian education institutions and scientific organizations actively». According to him intellectual capacity of RASA-USA can be extra useful for upgrading efficiency of work of Russian scientific schools.

Recently during the meeting Commission for assessment of consequences of decision about reorganization of federal state education organization of Ministry of education and science of Russia discussed an issue about joining Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics to G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Press service of the Ministry reported: «Academic councils of the universities sent corresponding messages to Ministry of education and science before».

Thus in the message of G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics it was informed that on the basis of two education organizations there will be created a leading research university of economics - center of realization of complex scientific research and training with wide range of education programs of international standards level. In accordance with opinion of Viktor Grishin, Rector of G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, such union will allow to prepare highly trained professionals for economics of Moscow and Russian regions. Natalia Tikhomirova, Rector of Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics, told: «This decision will allow to enforce overall potential». Representatives of labor organizations also sent letter of support of the decision about joining the universities to Ministry of eduction and science.

Culture and education project first of all is for students of Moscow universities

In the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the RF a series of lectures «About literature straight from the source» dedicated to the Year of literature started. This project was the follow-up of lectures about culture that were in the Lower Chamber of Parliament last year.

When opening the series of lectures about literature, Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of State Duma, Head of Organizing committee of the year of literature in Russia, remembered, that the form of such meetings became traditional already: in the State Duma quite a number of scientists, lawyers and artists spoke in the State Duma. Also the Speaker of State Duma told about the plan of subject events for the Year of literature and expressed confidence that «it will be bright and informative, and we can convince out citizens that it is necessary to find a moment for an interesting book in flurry everyday life».

The lectures first of all are for the student of Moscow universities, but state employees and deputies of the Duma can go there for free also. The aim of the project is to acquaint the listeners with classic and modern literature, its role in history and life of contemporary society. Writers will tell about traditions and tendencies of literature art. Thus the first lecture of the series dedicated to the situation in the modern literature was read by Alexey Varlamov, famous prose writer, Acting rector of Gorky Literature institute. During his speech he had to answer a lot of pressing questions of students. Pavel Basinsky, author of popular biographical books about Maxim Gorky and Lev Tolstoy, will read the next lecture.

International control work on Russian language «Total dictation 2015» will be on April 18 in different cities and towns of Russian and world. According to the organizers of the action this year special attention will be paid to foreign participating towns number of which it it planned to rise up to 200. For comparison: in 2014 dictation took place in 89 foreign towns.

Moreover in 2015 it is planned to reinforce scientific and methodological part of the project, firstly due to attraction of representatives of science to research problems of practical literacy. For example, Vladimir Plungyan, Professor of MSU, famous Russian language expert, member of Board for Russian language at the President of the RF, will be in the Expert commission of «Total dictation 2015». It is expected that other employees of internet portals dedicated to Russian language - gramma.ru, gramota.ru etc - will joint the experts to develop more accurate check rules of dictation text.

New Website will allow specialists to trace and evaluate status of book infrastructure of Moscow

Russian Book Union and «Book Industry» magazine started new internet project created in accordance with the order of Department of mass information and advertisement of Moscow - «Literature map of Moscow». As creators suppose the website will be of interest and useful both for professionals of book industry and mainstream audience.

Bookmaps.ru website contains interactive map of channels of distribution of book products divided in accordance with administrative districts of Moscow. For example, those who are interested can get acquainted with alphabetic list of all book stores of the capital, stands, pick-up points of internet shops, as well as know which literature events, book exhibitions and festivals were very popular among moscovites last year, and find addresses and working hours of city libraries, literature museums and recreation centers.

According to the idea of the developers, information about book industry of the city collected during 2013-2014 and systemized under several sections, will allow specialists to analyze possibilities for book promotion and development of reading infrastructure in different districts, as well as effectiveness of the events organized by publishing houses and Moscow book stores, and evaluate results of execution of international and national book exhibitions, fairs and festivals.

Winners of the 9th competition of scientific projects will be determined in Siemens

Digital universe is unique as it expands quicker than the physical one. According to IDC it increases for 60% annually and in 5 years will make 40 zettabytes in total. Such growth of volume stimulates development of computation but requires different approaches to teaching people.

Textbook become old before they are published and approved education programs lose their applicability with them. Such more and more companies begin to select perspective employees in advance as siting them to unlock their potential and study contemporary profession before diploma. Otherwise graduates are to be re-trained during their first years of their work.

Computerra already wrote about the experience of foreign companies in training specialists on popular directions together with universities. But  carrier guidance of pupils realized due to participation of companies in social programs, is also very important. In Russia such practice is actively launched during last 10-15 years in and mostly cities. National competitions help to cover the whole country.

In Tbilisi there was presentation of special website SignWiki for provision of quality education for students of hearing disorder and using hand language, being the part of the program of inclusive education.

SignWiki website is a dictionary of Georgian hand language. People with hearing disorder were attracted to the process of its creation. Interpreters of hand language working in schools and institutionsof vocational training were invited to the presentation.

Marika Zakareishvili, Director of Project of inclusive education highlighted: «Students of hearing disorder will have possibility to use SignWiki website during when studying as a dictionary that will help them to understand training material better and will aid development of Georgian hand language».

She told that Ministry of education and science of Georgia actively cooperates with the Association of Deaf of Georgia within the process of development of inclusive education in the country.

Professions from the sphere of electronics are among the popular ones

In the State Duma there was round table dedicated to improvement of the system of secondary vocational education. Speaking there Natalia Zolotareva, Director of Department of state policy in the sphere of training regular labor force of Ministry of education and science of the RF, told that the Ministry is making the lat of top 50 popular and perspective professions.

In accordance with the Presidential commission the Government of the RF shall make the list of top 50 popular and perspective professions which will be taught minimum in half of education institutions.

As TASS reported, Natalia Zolotareva told, specialists already began to develop the list and plan to discuss it at different places. She highlighted that is very important to discuss it «with branch ministries and employers’ associations».

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