Science and Education News

Assessment of Russian test works succeeded

Evgeny Semchenko, Head of Department of Supervision and Control of government authorities of Federal service for control in the sphere of education and science, announced that, high level of preparation of pupils of lower grades in the RF was approved both by assessment of Russian test works and international researches.

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Ball of literature heroes in Pashkov House

Ministry of education and science of the RF, Russian Historical Association and Russian Book Union summarized the Year of literature in Russian education system at the Ball of literature heroes that took place in Pashkov House in Moscow.

Natalia Tretyak, First Deputy of Minister of education and science of the RF and Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of education and science of the RF, summarized the Year of literature in Russian education system and awarded the winners of regional, Russian and international children festivals and competitions.

Week of Science ended

44th Scientific and research Conference «Week of Science» concluded its work on December 4, 2015 in St. Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University.

A.I. Rudskoy, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, M.V. Kovalchuk, Director of Kurchatov Scientific Center, Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Supervisory council of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, V.Y. Panchenko, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman Council of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Director of Institute on Laser and Information Technologies of Russian Academy of Sciences, and A.B. Povalko, Deputy Minister of education and science, summarized the annual scientific Forum and answered questions of journalists within the press Conference, organized together with «Matrix of Science» City Club of scientists and journalists.

According to Andrey Rudskoy, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, the 44th «Week of Science» was one of the most successful, positive and effective ones.

Vladimir Panchenko, Member of Supervisory council of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, positively evaluated the work of the University during several last years and highlighted that Polytechnic University is an apparent leader of contemporary fundamental engineering education.

According to the rating of universities of BRICS countries and countries of developing economy that was published in the beginning of December, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is steady in the lists of the best education institutions of the world: it is on the 18th line in the general list and on the 2nd line among Russian universities standing down after Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Lomonosov Moscow State University is on the third line in the rating of the best universities of BRICS countries

15 Russian universities are in the rating of 200 best universities acting in BRICS countries (Brazilia, Russia, India, China and RSA) and 43 developing countries that was prepared by British magazine Times Higher Education (THE).

According to the research published on Wednesday, December 2 (today, Moscow time), the highest position among Russian universities was taken by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) that is on the third line of the list. Top lines of the rating were occupied by two universities from Chia - Peking University (1st line) and Tsing Hua University working in the capital of PRC (2nd line).

Except for MSU, in the rating Russia was represented by St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great (18th line), Tomsk Polytechnic University (20th line), Moscow National research nuclear university (MEPhi) (26th line), Kazan Federal University (31st line), Novosibirsk State University (34th line), St. Petersburg State University (37th line), Bauman Moscow State Technical University (57th line), Tomsk State University (87th line), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (93rd line), National research technological university (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys) (99th line), Ural Federal University (165th line), National research University «Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology» (173rd line), Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University (193rd line) and South Federal University (197th line).

Availability of programs of additional education will be discussed in Moscow

Provision of availability and diversity of programs of additional education for children in terms of introduction of mechanism of normative per capita financing will be the main subject of scientific and research Conference that will start on December 4 in National research University «Higher school of economics».

It is supposed that more than 150 specialists of regional and municipal education authorities and representatives of the State Duma, the Federation Council, the Public Chamber, experts of Ministry of education and science of the RF, National research University «Higher school of economics» and Agency of strategic initiatives, will participate in the Conference organized by Ministry of education and science of the RF and National research University «Higher school of economics».

School libraries will amend basic education

National network of school libraries with integrated catalogue of literature and common system of distribution of pedagogical methods will be created in Russia.

Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation develops Concept of national network of information and library centers of education organizations that would include analysis of the existing condition of information and library centers, recommendations for their modernization, development of standard regulations, and offers concerning organizational events being necessary for creation of integrated national network of information and library centers. And foundation of integrated federal information and methodological center is a basic event.

Development of the concept describing image of future national network of school libraries will be the first step of modernization. Then a schedule of events for its realization will be developed. Modernization will start in 2016 and will be financed by means of Federal target program of development of education for 2016-2020.

Restrictive measures in Turkey

As Ministry of education and science of the RF informed on Tuesday, they prepared a project of a regulatory act requiring dissolution or suspense of current agreements with Turkey in the sphere of scientific and technique cooperation.

Ministry also highlighted that at the present time they analyze conditions of cooperation with Turkish organizations in the sphere of education, science and youth policy to revise approaches to cooperation.

«Lift to the future» offered to join forces to support talents

On November 19, 2015 there was 8th Forum «PEOPLE INVESTOR 2015», organized by Association of Managers. Non-profit organization «Lift to the future» was a partner of the Forum and organized special section «Investments in human capital assets and contemporary education» together with «Systema» JSFC.

The event took place in historical building of the First academic block of G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. More than 300 experts in the sphere of corporate social responsibility, representatives of business community, government authorities and media were the participants of the Forum.

Within the panel discussion, moderated by Natalia Pochinok, Rector of Russian State Social University, the members highlighted importance of cooperation of business, power structures and non-profit organizations concerning the issues of social and economic, investment and educational development of Russia. Mikhail Nasibulin, Deputy director of «Lift to the future», in his speech highlighted the role of non-profit organizations in formation of scientific and educational program, told about strategic plan of development of «Lift to the future» program concerning work with higher school, education projects for pupils and students, and about partnership with intellectual companies investing in education as well.

The participants discussed vital issues of career guidance of youth, programs of cooperation of business with schools and universities, and shared plans of development of education programs of new generation aimed at reinforcement of communications between education system and real sector of economy.

Seminar «Organization of education process with online courses» took place in «Volgatech» University

Representatives of universities and organizations from 58 regions were the participants of the Forum. The subject was crucially vital: today online education develops all over the world rapidly. Many foreign universities use technologies of distant education successfully. Foundation of Association «National platform of open education» is an important step in this direction in Russia.

It consists of eight federal and national research universities of the country - M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University, National research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Ural Federal University. It is obvious that development of qualitative online education will reinforce rating of Russian higher school in international education environment. Ministry of education and science of the RF develops normative base according to which students who completed distant training on any course of national platform of open education, could present their results in any university of the country.

Courses include practical lessons in virtual 3D-laboratories and practice at real enterprise with possibility to observe it via web-cameras as well.

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After examination of the inspection results Scientific and methodical council by voting recommended to allow 91 publishing houses to participate in the selection of organizations editing textbooks.

Centers of introduction of inclusive education will appear in each region

Alexander Klimov, Deputy Minister of education and science of the RF, informed on Thursday, November 26, at International scientific and research Conference «Inclusive professional education» that special centers for methodic support of education organizations in the sphere of education of handicapped persons will be open in each subject of the RF.

Mr Klimov told: «We suppose that each subject of the Russian Federation shall have a support center that would allow to develop new programs and test new approaches to education of handicapped people on the one hand, and t show all necessary assistance and support to all other education organizations including non-state ones on the other - to respect rights of handicapped people in the sphere of professional and higher education absolutely».

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