The RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education recommends universities to introduce the position of prorector for pastoral work

 

Russian universities are recommended to introduce the position of prorector for pastoral work, Petr Kucherenko, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, said at the Council of Federation on Tuesday.

«On our verdict recommendation, the position of prorector for pastoral work is to be introduced in every university. <...> The position has been completely introduced. Moreover, every appointed prorector will be fully assessed for qualification and future-proof competences”», – Kucherenko said.

He added that the students should be educated not only as professionals but also as efficient citizens of Russian society.

 

Source: TASS

National platform REP for online courses to be designed in Russia

 

The national platform for online courses is to replace the companies that left the Russian market.

Ekaterina Lyubimova, University 2035 Prorector for Education, said that individual continuing learning lifetime support, steady increase of efficiency of educational technologies through digital footprint analysis, and AI-based technologies, were the key characteristics of new products.

The designers emphasize that Russian Educational Platform (REP) is to host online courses offered by  Russian universities and companies and to enable monetization of the hosted content.

 

Source: RIA Novosti

Russia announced the years 2022–2031 The Decade of Science and Technologies

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Decree «On announcement of the Decade of Science and Technologies in the Russian Federation».

According to the Decree, the main goals of the Decade are: motivating of the talented young people in science and research, engaging researchers and developers in achieving the most significant goals of social and national development, increasing of accessibility of information on achievements and prospects of the national science for Russian citizens.

 

Source: RF President official website

The market of online education to decline by 35-40% in 2022

 

Sales in the market of online education declined by 20-40% in March. For the year-end, experts expect auspiciously zero growth, and a dramatic drop in the worst-case scenario. The demand for mastering new hobbies is particularly low.

The general market disruption in 2022 might run up to 35-40% in different segments, Natalya Tsarevskaya-Dyakina, Director of Skolkovo Foundation EdTech cluster, predicts based on the survey of the Foundation startups (200 companies). Over 90% respondents confirmed that their sales decreased average by 20-40%.

For 2021, the EdTech’s market value made 80 billion rubles, as Tsarevskaya-Dyakina reminded. This indicator still has been increasing 15-20%  a year, while in spring 2020, during the pandemic lockdown, the growth was up to 25-50%.

 

Source: RBC

Enlarged session of the Committee for Science and Higher Education

 

At the expert session, the most urgent issues were discussed, e.g. building of the national scientometrics database and digital science communication environment; Higher Attestation Commission journal list, open access to scientific articles in top-rate periodicals, advancement of the national science periodicals, balance of quantitative and qualitative indicators in assessing scientific activities, etc.

 

Source: The RF State Duma Press Service

«The national science assessment system may be built on Russian Science Citation Index data»

 

The Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) carries every essential information resources for building a new instrument to assess efficiency of scientific research and development, – said Gennady Eremenko, eLIBRARY General Director. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education considers this possibility due to the political position of foreign colleagues and surrendered cooperation.

 

Source: gazeta.ru

Three hundred years of the Russian Academy of Sciences: The celebration events are to motivate young people

 

The meeting of the organizing committee for the celebration of the Russian Academy’s of Sciences 300-th anniversary was held chaired by Dmitry Chernyshenko, Vice Premier. Valery Falkov, RF Minister of Science and Higher Education, and Alexander Sergeev, RAS President took part in the meeting.
«In the Year of Science and Technologies, RAS professors and officers organized over 200 events in Russian regions, with about 1,500 high schoolers having competed in research projects. This year, the work is to continue involving the tools of the state sci-tech development program. Moreover, within the framework of the national project «Tourism and hospitality industries», science tourist routes in the regions are to be developed. The program has to be of educational character but also is to stir up in the young people toward research activities», – Dmitry Chernyshenko says.
«Science and research organizations of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education have been enthusiastically preparing for the celebration of the 300-th anniversary of the Academy of Sciences. We have to tell about scientists’ contribution into historical development of this country, to make the young generation aware of the importance and value of scientific studies. In 2022, we will continue with preparing the archive «Three hundred key documents in 300-year history of the Academy of Sciences». The documents are to be published by 2024, the jubilee year», – Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education.

 

Source: RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education Press Service

Two innovative projects of the capital city recognized within an international competition

 

Two Moscow projects got the prizes at the prestigious Quality Innovation Award, i.e. «Moscow Electronic School» (MES) and «AI-based Technology of Computer Vision to Analyze Medical Images in Radiology» project are among 25 laureates and prize-winners of the Award international stage. Experts assessed the projects by several criteria, i.e. novelty, comfort, user-friendliness and effectiveness.

Over 560 innovative projects from Russia, China, Czech Republic, Spain, Serbia, India, Israel, Sweden, South Africa, and other countries were competing ntesting.

 

Source: Moscow Mayor official website

Pioneer services of Nauka domain to be launched by the next school year

 

Pioneer services of Nauka [Science] domain on  Gostech platform will be launched by the next school year, informed Dmitry Chernyshenko during the rector symposium «Program approach in university management» held in Sochi. Nauka domain will become the part of ecosystem within the new federal program of sci-tech development launched in the Year of Science and Technology. Chernyshenko says that the federal program is to getfinancial support of 1.2 trillion rubles annually.

«Nauka domain services are to help researchers to be efficient, for example, by speeding up R&D patent application and registration process, – explained Dmitry Chernyshenko. – They will also enable to save time and to decrease bureaucratic load, to find clientы and funding in no time, to connect to teams, to secure research results and to get access to scientific knowledge database».

 

Source: Rossijskaya Gazeta

The winners of Presidential Young Scientist Award are announced

 

On the Day of Science celebrated on February 8, the winners of the prestigious prize were announced. The strong jury has selected three world-class works in science and innovations.

Leonid Skripnikov is awarded for his series of works in the theory of electronic structure of heavy element compounds for new physics and nuclear structure studies. Skripnikov is a senior researcher for St. Petersburg B. P. Konstantinov Nuclear Physics Institute of Kurchatov Institute National Research Center.

Alexandra Dubrovina, senior researcher, Federal Research Center of Eastern Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity of RAS Far-Eastern Branch, is awarded for developing new approaches for RNA-interference induction and  directed plant gene control.

Arseny Kubryakov, Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sevastopol, is awarded for his study of ocean dynamics and its impact on marine biosphere.

Since 2019, the amount of the prize makes 5 million rubles.

 

Source: TASS

Five universities established the consortium to develop soft skills

 

The Higher School of Economics, ITMO University, Ural Federal University, Tomsk and Tyumen State Universities have signed the Agreement for the Establishment of University Consortium for Universal Competences.

Each of these universities has been developing advanced soft skills programs for the students, and the studies in this area. The universities consolidate their efforts to propose new soft skills programs, measurements and assessment.

 

Source: Higher School of Economics Press Service

Fifty more Russian universities get the status of federal innovative site in 2022

 

This status is given to the educational organizations engaged in education modernization with the focus of priorities of Russia’s social and economic development.

In December, 2021, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation completed the selection of applications for the status of federal innovative sites. The submitted projects and programs are to be oriented toward improvement of research, pedagogical, methodological, organizational, legal, financial and economic, HR and logistical support of education system.

The RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education has been selecting such organizations annually since 2019. The complete list of the organizations that obtained and renewed the status of federal innovative site is available at: https://fip.ru.net/documents.

 

Source: RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education Press Service

Up to 360,000 people attended the Tekhnopark educational programs at VDNKh in 2021

 

In 2021, Tekhnopark (Tech City) at VDNKh [Exhibition of Economic Achievements] hosted 5.5 thousand educational events with approx. 360,000 participants,

The most demanded program was that prepared by the professional center for small and medium businesses. The center was set up in summer 2021 and in six months 1,500 professionals in small and medium businesses took the courses there. Besides, 11.8 thousand people were engaged in the job-placement and self-employment programs comprising almost 60 courses and lessons. «The syllabus has been continuously updating according to the demands in the labor market. You can study marketing, programming, web-design, entrepreneurship, floristics, etc. Last year, almost 360,000 people attended Tekhnograd classes», – said Natalya Sergunina, Moscow Vice Mayor.

 

Source: Moscow Mayor Official Website