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Дайджест РУДН 2014г.

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  1. 1. www.rudn.ru In the QS World University Rankings 2014 PFUR is again in the World Top- 500. In 2014, PFUR was listed among 471-480, which is 20 positions higher than in 2013. Only 10 out of 1,100 Russian Universities are in Top-500 and among which PFUR comes the 7th . The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranks PFUR 20th among Russian Universities. According to Berlin principles of ranging higher education institutions there are more than 20,000 universities functioning around the world today. At the moment Peoples’Friendship University of Russia is ranked 20th among the universities in Russia and 1, 835th among the universities in the world. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has preserved its positions in the National rating of universities 2013/2014 being ranked 5th among Russian universities and 1st in the level of the development of international activity (internationalization). QS World University Rankings 2014: PFUR is in Top-100 of more than 7,000 universities of BRICS states: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South African Republic. It’s not the first year that Peoples’Friendship University of Russia is listed in Top-100 universities of BRICS steadily improving its position year after year. PFUR ranking by the Russian science citation index: Among more than 10,500 scientific institutions and universities in Russia PFUR is ranked: 6th in the total number of publications; 17th in the number of works cited. Among more than 1,000 scientific institutions in Moscow PFUR is ranked: 3rd in the total number of publications; 5th in the number of works cited. MAJOR PFUR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2014 1 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary
  2. 2. www.rudn.ru 2 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is ranked 5th by “Interfax” rating among universities of EAEC countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan) and 7th among universities of Georgia, CIS and Baltic countries. Peoples’FriendshipUniversityofRussiaislistedinUIGreenMetricWorld University Ranking- a‘green’rating of world universities published by the Universitas Indonesia (UI).Only 8 Russian universities were ranked in the list. PFUR was ranked 145th among 300 universities from 61 countries and 4 Russian universities. Being included in the ‘green’ list is one more goal achieved by PFUR in fulfilling its mission. PFUR is ranked 2nd in the number of patents for the period of 2002-2012 following State corporation «Rosatom». The ranking was reported by Tomson&Reuters agency in 2014, which gave a complete index-analysis of countries- members of G-20 in the field of scientific research, innovation and intellectual property (The Research and Innovation Performance of the G20). PFUR has become the 1st Russian university which became a member of European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (EAFP) on the initiative of the Department of Pharmaceutical and toxicological chemistry of the Medical Institute. Today PFUR is the only university in the Russian Federation which holds membership in EAFP. Current Events Magazine
  3. 3. JANUARY www.rudn.ru 3 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary The PFUR students held a round table «Tolerance and Cultural Diversity» at the A.P.Chekhov’s Education Center №170. The event was attended by students of the 10th grade. The round table was held by undergraduates from Syria, Egypt, Indonesia and Russia. The event was organized by E. V. Kryazheva-Kartseva, Vice Dean for Informatization of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences. Mr. Lamek Ntekela, the Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana in the Russian Federation, paid a visit at PFUR. Earlier, Mr. L. Ntekela worked in the department of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Botswana. He also was the CEO of the Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority and its regional representative in the European Union. The ambassador was received by V. M. Filippov, PFUR rector and member of the Russian Academy of Education. During their talks, the sides discussed the possibility of signing an agreement on inter-university cooperation between PFUR and the University of Botswana. At the premises of the Faculty of Ecology an International Christmas Contest “The Future of Russia” took place. The tournament was based on the results of 2013 which had been declared by the President of the Russian Federation as a year of ecology. At the contest were presented the ecological projects of students from Moscow, other cities of Russia and from Slovakia. The Contest was organized by the Department of Ecological Monitoring and Forecasting. The PFUR Agrarian Faculty became a set of a documentary made by Russian Agency of International Information “RIA Novosti”. The main theme of the documentary “Technology of cultivation of amaranth”. The main participants from the Faculty were Murat Gins, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology, professor of the department of genetics, selection and plant growing and Doctor of Biological sciences, as well as Elena Romanova, Vice Dean of the Agrarian Faculty for educational work, associate professor of the Department of genetics, selection and plant growing and PhD holder in Agricultural sciences. The Luzhniki Small Sports Arena hosted a friendly ice hockey match between student teams of SU HSE and PFUR. The teams had already met during the opening match of MSHL which ended with the win of the PFUR team. The friendly match finished with the score 3:3. XIV All-Russian Conference“Comparative law and problems of private law regulations in Russia and foreign countries” was held. The conference featured more than 50 papers in the field of Russian and foreign civil law and civil procedural law, international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The conference was attended by professors, undergraduate and post-graduate students of PFUR, Sochi State University and Moscow Witte University. The conference was organized by the PFUR Department of Civil and Labor Law. The PFUR Interclub disco hall hosted a traditional annual festival of student youth «Tatyana Day.» This year’s festival was held in the form of a theme party “Dandies in the City”, which included an entertaining concert program with songs, dances, competitions, quizzes and prizes. The PFUR Faculty of Law hosted an annual Interuniversity Science Conference “Contemporary problems of administrative, informational and financial law in Russia and abroad”. This year the conference was devoted to the contemporary problems of administrative, financial and informational law in Russia and abroad. January 12 PFUR and Education January 15 Visits to PFUR January 17 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions January 18 PFUR and Science January 19 PFUR and Sports January 24 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions January 24 Festivals at PFUR January 25 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions Ponomarev Nikolay Konstantinovich Born on January 1, 1949. Graduated from Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, with major in Engineering construction. Ph.D. in technical sciences, assistant professor. Honorary worker of the Higher professional education of Russian Federation, member- correspondent of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Currently he holds the position of the Dean of the Engineering Faculty and the Head of the Department of hydraulic engineering and hydrotechnical constructions. Scientific interests: hydraulic engineering - hydraulic fluid-jet stream, river hydraulics. The author of 54 published articles, 3 manuals. Desk book: M.U. Lermontov‘ A hero of our time’. Life motto: “There is nothing impossible”. View of the future: “I love my Motherland- Russia. I believe that we will overcome all difficulties and obstacles”.
  4. 4. JANUARY www.rudn.ru 4 Current Events Magazine January 25 PFUR and Education January 26 PFUR and Sports January 29 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions January 29 PFUR and Science January 29 PFUR and Education January 29 PFUR: student life January 30 PFUR: student life January 30 PFUR and Science Mikheeva Natalia Fedorovna Born on January 2, 1954, in Leningrad. Graduated Minsk State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages. Currentlysheholdsthepositionofthe Head of the Department of Foreign languages, Philological Faculty, PFUR. Doctor of philological sciences, professor, academician of IAS HE, academician of the International Academy of Natural History, member- correspondent of RANH, holds the degreeofthe‘Founderofthescientific school’. She received a great number of awards and acknowledgements, amongwhichthereisagoldmedalfor ‘European Quality’, award for‘Merits in education’, acknowledgements from the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. Scientific interests: inter-variant dialectology,dialectologyofRomance and Germanic languages, contact linguistics, modern methods of teaching foreign languages. She is the author of more than 210 published works (including 6 monographs, 4 dictionaries, 10 manuals, 186 articles and reports). Under her supervision 20Ph.D.degreeholdersinphilological and pedagogical sciences, 1 Dr. degree holder in pedagogy defended their dissertations. Life motto:‘Only the brave make the seas obey’. View of the future: ‘Optimistic! Never to give up’. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia held an Open Day. The event was attended by many enrollees and their parents. In the meeting with enrollees participated Vice-Rector for Public Relations Elena Martynenko, chairman of the selection committee Roman Linko, Director of the Center for multidisciplinary pre- university education «Unicum» Irina Barysheva and Director of the Medical School of Biology «Medic» Yevgeny Demurov. Football Club “Megasphera” hosted the quarterfinal games of the winter tournament on mini- football ASSAFSTU-PFUR, which revealed the semifinalists. They were the teams of Guinea, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted at the premises of the Department of Foreign Languages an Interuniversity scientific-practical conference “English language in university: modern trends in teaching methods”. Participants of the conference discussed the current trends in teaching foreign languages and online technologies in teaching English in higher school. Peoples’Friendship University of Russia held an expert meeting on the problems of coordination of organizational and substantive aspects of a comprehensive exam on the Russian language, Russian history and basics of the Russian law for migrant workers. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Russian Federal Migration Service, Ministry of Education and Science as well as by the members of the test consortium. In the framework of the XXII International Christmas Educational Readings and the conference «St. Sergius Lavra and traditions of religious education in the Russian Orthodox Church» Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia held a session «Spiritual and moral culture in higher education». The session was organized by PFUR and Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church. Chairpersons Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church; Russian Academy of Education, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, professor, Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The objective of the session was to develop ways and forms of interaction between the institutions of the secular and spiritual education of higher school in a historical context and with the consideration of the latest national education reform. Students of the Agrarian Faculty watched and discussed an ecological documentary “Home” in the frame of the eco cinema-club. The PFUR Museum of history held a memorial evening of Patrice Lumumba, the 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the evening the videos telling about his life were presented. Among the participants of the event were the employees of the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, professors, university teachers and students of the fraternities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the Agrarian Faculty representatives of the Federal Agency on State Support of insurance in agrarian industry and the Agrarian Faculty on key issues of agrarian expertise.
  5. 5. FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 5 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary Students of the PFUR Institute of Foreign Languages participated in a linguistic and cultural Internship Program organized by Istitutio Italiano (Florence, Italy). During the internship the PFUR delegation visited linguistic and cultural tours in Florence, Milan, Siena and Padua. PFUR students and members of the Association of young studiers of German Language went on a linguistic and cultural trip to Germany and Austria. They visited Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg, Schwendau and Innsbruck. IWEB students took part in the work of the on-site School of Economics at «Brazil in BRICS» in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main objective was to study the consumer market of Brazil and its industrial and ecological potential. Staff of the University, rewarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Honorary title “Honored worker of RF higher professional education”: Vladimir Savchin, professor of the Department of mathematical analysis and theory of function; Elena Malyuga, head of the Department of foreign languages of the Economics faculty. Certificate of Merit of the RF Ministry of Education and Science: Elena Martynenko, Vice-Rector for PR; Elena Ponomarenko, head of the Department of political economics; Sergey Krivoshapko, head of the Department of materials and constructions durability; Natalya Chernykh, Dean of the Ecological faculty; Sergey Pinaev, professor of the Department of Russian and foreign literature. Citation of the RF Ministry of Education and Science: Irina Gerasimova, Vice-Rector for staff and documentation activity; Elena Stanis, head of the Department of geoecology. The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters established on the 80th anniversary of the Civil Defense a medal «Marshal Vasily Chuikov» which is awarded to employees of departments and persons with special merits in the field of civil defense. At the PFUR Academic Board the medal «Marshal Vasily Chuikov» for many years of impeccable service to the cause of civil defense, improving management, communication and alarm for civil defense forces, was awarded to Yuri Fominykh, Head of PFUR Fire Prevention Department, and Vadim Plyuschikov, Dean of the Agrarian Faculty and Doctor of agricultural sciences.The medal was awarded byVladimir Avdotin, Head of the Department of FSI All-Russian Research Institute for Civil Defense and Emergencies of Russia (Federal Centre for Science and High Technology) of EMERCOM, colonel and PhD in Technical Sciences. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia ranked in UI GreenMetric World University Ranking published by Universitas Indonesia. Only 8 educational institutions of Russia were featured in the ranking of the most “green” universities of the world. PFUR ranked 145 among 300 universities from 61 countries of the world and 4 among Russian universities. International ranking of the most environmentally-friendly universities features organizations which meet such requirements as the infrastructure of the university, the impact on climate, the availability of training programs of ecological orientation, the use of technology for water purification, and waste treatment. Aleksandr Skubachevskiy, chaired professor in differential equations and mathematical physics received a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for State Support of Leading Scientific Schools for the work «Linear and nonlinear boundary value problems for differential and functional differential equations». JANUARY- January 12 – February 6 PFUR and Education January 29 – February 5 PFUR: student life January 25 – February 6 PFUR and Education January – February PFUR and Science January – February PFUR and Science January – February PFUR in the world January – February PFUR and Science Narbut Nikolai Petrovich Born on January 8, 1949. Graduated from M.V. Lomo- nosov Moscow State University. Doctor in Sociology, professor. Head of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of HumanitiesandSocialSciences, PFUR. Scientific interests: history of sociology, social structure, the sociology of the youth. The author of more than 200 scientific works. Under his supervision 20 PhD dissertations were defended. Deskbook: collection of Writers of the Fin-De-Siecle, novels and stories of I.A.Bunin. Life motto: “Never give up”. View of the future: “Optimistic”.
  6. 6. FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 6 Current Events Magazine PFUR Sports Center hosted competitions on mini-football and badminton, in which Vietnamese students from Moscow universities took part. At the opening ceremony was the first counselor of the Ambassador of Vietnam to Russia. Football Club“Megasphera”hosted the competition on mini-football among 4 teams of Nigerian students of PFUR. PFUR rector V. Filippov met A. Iksanov, new Executive Director of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. During the meeting they noted the results of the CIS Network University, discussed further cooperation and development of CIS NU. Winter session of the Association of international students in Russia took place. AIS in Russia is a non- governmental organization representing more than 200 thousand foreign citizens from 160 countries of the world studying in the educational institutions of the Russian Federation. During the plenary session the delegates heard the speeches of the members of the Board of Trustees of the AIS Russia, as well as of the representatives of MES of Russia, MFA of Russia, Rossotrudnichestvo, INCORVUZ, FMS and other organizations that interact with foreign students. During the event the participants discussed important problems of foreign students in Russia: learning and living conditions, insurance, immigration law, employment opportunities. PFUR rector V. Filippov received a delegation of Alfonso X the Wise university (Madrid, Spain). On the part of the Spanish delegation the event was attended by the Vice- Rector for International Relations, Dr.Iris Nenez-Trebol and the Senior official for Public Relations Mr.Alfredo Urdaci. Also the meeting was attended by the Attaché for the questions of Education of the Embassy of Spain in Russia Dr.TatianaDrozdovDiez.Duringthemeeting,anagreementoncooperationforthedevelopment of such joint priority areas as engineering and medical sciences, tourism and linguistics was reached. Particular attention was paid to the development of joint educational programs, as well as strengthening academic mobility of students and faculty members . At the end of the meeting the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia celebrates its 54th Anniversary. More than 1,000 guests came to congratulate PFUR. In the hall representatives of about 100 countries, graduates of different decades, professionals of many areas were gathered. In his welcoming speech PFUR Rector V. Filippov said that PFUR had reached good results in the past year, including not only the success of our students and professors in the scientific and professional field, not only career steps of our graduates, but also strengthening the position of Peoples’Friendship University in international rankings.Thus, in Russia PFUR took 4-6 places in the ranking of the countries of the CIS, 7th in the ranking of Baltic States and Georgia, and was featured as well in the TOP-500 world university ranking. February 1 - 7 PFUR and Sports February 3 PFUR and Sports February 4 Visits to PFUR February 4 - 6 PFUR: student life February 5 Visits to PFUR February 6 Festivals at PFUR Radysh Ivan Vasilyevich Born on January 8, 1954, in the village of Rozhniv (Kosivsky region, Ivano-Frankivsk). Gra- duated from the Medical faculty, Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician of Rus- sian Academy of Ecology. Head of the Department of nursing administration, PFUR. Scientific interests: chronophysiology, adaptive and ethical physiology, medical elementology. The author of 360 works published including 10 mono- graphs,5texbooks(3classified), 2 certificates of authorship. Deskbook: Bible. Life motto: “Hard work is the guarantee of success”. View of the future: “A new hospital to be owned by the Medical Institute”
  7. 7. FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 7 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary Illustrious PFUR graduates congratulated their alma mater and shared fond memories of their student life. At the end of the official part V. Filippov invited all PFUR friends to the 55th Anniversary of the University which will be held in a year, at the State Kremlin Palace. PFUR delegation headed by Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs Prof. N. Kirabaev visited Germany to participate in the Russian-German ceremonies to mark the opening of the «House of Lomonosov» in Freiberg. PFUR held the Culture Week of students from Cameroon (Cameroon Youth Week). In the frame of Culture Week the University organized National fraternities exhibition, the conference «Economic Cooperation of Cameroon and Russia at the Present Stage», the evening concert and the tournament on mini–football. The results of the poetry contest under the slogan «My Peoples’ Friendship University» were summed up. The winner was the second year student year of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Ksenia Koshman. PFUR IFL held a presentation“International activity in innovation HEI (by the example of IFL)”in the frame of the Diplomat’s Day. Representatives of diplomatic missions of Argentina,Venezuela, Columbia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay visited IFL on this occasion and congratulated Director N.Sokolova and the students. PFUR held the Winter academy on human rights, organized within the project on implementation of the interuniversity master program «International Protection of Human Rights» by Consortium of higher education institutions (PFUR, MGIMO the MFA of Russia, RSUH, KPFU, and PSU) with the support of Management of the High Commissioner of the UN on human rights. The winter academy on human rights is urged to strengthen the partner relations between the Russian higher education institutions members of Consortium in the field of implementation of the joint master program on human rights. The Department of Management and Economics of Pharmacy held a Student Scientific Conference «The role and place of professional associations to improve the management of pharmaceutical activity» which became a huge success. Students and professors of the Faculty of Medicine of PFUR participated in the work of the conference. A solemn event dedicated to Russian Diplomatic Worker’s Day was held. The «Graduates of PFUR in diplomatic service» round table event which took place at the Rector’s Hall brought together more than 60 graduates of PFUR (who work now as Russian and foreign diplomats), as well as professors of international relations studies. February 6 - 8 PFUR in the world February 9 - 16 PFUR: student life February 10 PFUR: student life February 10 Visits to PFUR February 10 - 12 PFUR at conferences nd exhibitions February 13 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions February 14 PFUR and Education
  8. 8. FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 8 Current Events Magazine Department of Management and Economics of Pharmacy of the Medical Faculty organized an all-Russia conference with international participation on the topic «Problems of continuity of educational and professional standards in pharmacy». The conference was attended by professors and teachers of medical and pharmaceutical universities from 15 regions of Russia, as well as from the Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan, by representatives of domestic manufacturers of innovative medicines and non-profit partnership for promotion of the pharmacy industry development «Pharmacy Guild». Center for multidisciplinary pre-university education «Unicum» organized an event as part of the «University Saturdays» project developed by the Department of Education of Moscow. School students visited 7 faculties of PFUR and attended lectures and seminars held by PFUR professors. The 1/8 finals games of the KVN of PFUR took place.The main topic of the games was “Autumn”. The winner of the 1st day was the KVN team of the Faculty of Economics «Baghdad». The winner of the 2nd day was the KVN team of the Faculty of Law «Imperia». Hall 1 of the main building of PFUR hosted an interuniversity scientific and practical conference “Problems of patriotic education of students”dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege. Soloists of Interclub of PFUR participated in the regional festival of patriotic song «Carnation». The winners – a quartet (Shounak Mukherjee, Nathan Massena, Artur Corella, Bkhavdip Bkharadava), a duet (Diana Dzyuba and Amin Makarov) and the soloist of Preobrazheniye studio Olga Gorskaya – are invited to participate in the final concert. PFUR IFL holds the Open Day «Live and Learn» providing individual consultations for potential entrants to Bachelor’s and Master’s programs “Linguistics”, “European Studies”, “Psychologo- pedagogic education” and Master’s programs in English “Theory of communication and international PR”and“European Studies”. The Hall of the main building of PFUR hosted national exhibitions of student fraternities of Iraq, Libya and Palestine. The main building also hosted an exhibition of the student fraternity of Lithuania dedicated to the Day of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania. The Faculty of Ecology held at the premises of the laboratories “Ecological psychology” and “Ecological Medicine”the“Profession Day”for school students of Moscow and Moscow Region. The event was attended by students from Moscow schools and a team from Podolsk. The final round for the winners of the university intellectual tournament“What? Where? When?”took place. February 15 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions February 15 PFUR and Education February 17-18 PFUR: student life February 18 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions February 18 - 25 PFUR: student life February 19 PFUR and Education February 19 PFUR: student life February 20 PFUR and Education February 21 PFUR: student life Diveev Askhat Ibragimovich Born on February 22, 1954, in Magadan. Graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Doctor of technical sciences, professor. Scientific interests: Modern computational methods and algorithms for solving mana- gement tasks. The author of new computational method aimed at solving the tasks of symbolic regression, including solving the tasks of synthesis of optimal management- a method of network operator. Diveev A.I. is the author of more than 240 scientific works published, including 4 monographs, 100 articles, 5 works indexed within Web of science, 22 works indexed within Scopus. Deskbook: Polyakov U.M. ‘Apofegey’ Life motto: “Not to seem to be but to be”. View of the future: “Future is after the computerized Russia”
  9. 9. FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 9 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary In Yaroslavl the All-Russian club tournament of the Association of sports clubs for students in Russia took place. 25 student sports teams with the total of 250 people came to Yaroslavl to participate in these competitions, among them – the team of the PFUR sports club “Druzhba”. According to the results of the All-Russian club tournament the athletes of the PFUR club “Druzhba”successfully won gold pins in track and field and silver pins in swimming. Center for multidisciplinary pre-university education «Unicum» and representatives of more than 6 faculties of PFUR participated in the Moscow Career Day. The event took place in Sokolniki Exhibition Center and gathered about 6,000 visitors. Delegation of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences which included V. Tsvyk, Dean of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences, L. Ponomarenko, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of HumanitarianandSocialSciences,andG.Lukyanova,Headoftheforeignlanguagesdepartment, paid an official visit to Jordan University. As a result of the meeting a new agreement on 2014 Summer language school for FHSS students studying Arabic was signed. The University held culture days of students from the Dominican Republic. In the frame of culture days national exhibitions of fraternities took place, films were shown and the evening concert and disco in the Interclub of PFUR were organized. The PFUR Museum held a round table dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege. The round table was attended by professors, staff and students of PFUR. The round table was opened by Y. Lomko, participant of the Great Patriotic War and professor of the Mass Communication Department of Philological Faculty. Different buildings of PFUR held several national exhibitions of student associations from Karachai-Cherkess, student fraternity from Yemen and student fraternity from Tajikistan. Rector of PFUR V. Filippov met with the Rwanda Ambassador to Russia Mudzhvamariya Jeanne d’Arc. During the meeting they discussed the issues of cooperation between the University and the Embassy of Rwanda in the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in Moscow awarded Prof. Natalia Mikheeva, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Philological Faculty of PFUR, member of International Academy of Sciences of Higher School and Doctor of Philological Sciences, with a certificate and a badge of a participant of the Internet encyclopedia «Famous scientists». PFUR delegation which included N. Kirabaev, Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, and O. Ochirova, Director of PFUR Center for strategic research of the Asian-Pacific region, visited the Faculty of Philosophy of Tsinghua University which is considered the best technical university of China. At the end of the visit the parties solemnly signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Faculty of Philosophy of Tsinghua University and PFUR. February 21 - 23 PFUR and Sports February 22 PFUR and Education February 23 – 27 PFUR in the world February 24 - 28 PFUR: student life February 25 PFUR and Education February 26 - 27 PFUR: student life February 26 Visits to PFUR February 27 PFUR and Science February 28 PFUR in the world
  10. 10. www.rudn.ru 10 Current Events Magazine ACAR Commission on HR andVocational Education made a sectoral research named «Ranking of departmentsoftheRussianuniversitiesthattrainspecialistsinthefieldofadvertising».According to the ranking the PFUR IWEB Department of advertising and business communications won an honorable 2nd place. Professor V. Vorobyov, Doctor of philological sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, HonoraryWorker of Higher Education became the Laureate of state prize in education. The prize is awarded for the educational project «Linguocultural concept of teaching Russian language in the multi-ethnic society: methodology, methodological system, technologies of introduction». Press service of the City center for professional and career development made a list of the top 10 students. As specified, the best of the best were chosen among the scholarship holders of the Moscow government. The winner from PFUR became Alexey Tsarev, a 2nd year student of the Department of Information Technology of the Faculty of Science. XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games successfully took place in Sochi. PFUR was represented at the Olympics by over 30 volunteer students from all faculties and institutes, and more than 100 students did an internship. PFUR volunteers worked at all sites and in all directions, including support of delegations of athletes, the opening and closing ceremonies at Fischt stadium, comprehensive administrative work for competition in cross country skiing and biathlon «Laura», health care and much more. Following the Order of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev №229-r dated 20.02.2014 Vladimir Filippov is appointed as a plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation at the Council on Cooperation in Education of the Commonwealth of Independent States. K.Romanov, graduate ‘2005 of the Faculty of Ecology is awarded with the badge “For achievements in nature protection”. The team of the student research club of the Department of Operative Surgery and Clinical Anatomy entered the finals of the XXIII All-Russia student Olympics on surgery n.a. academician M.Perelman to be held in April 2014 in Budapest (Hungary). The team of talented students will be prepared by professors of the Department of Operative Surgery and Clinical Anatomy of PFUR Medical Faculty. 39th international exhibition «Education and Career - XXI Century» took place, and representative of various faculties and institutes of PFUR, as well as staff of the Center for multidisciplinary pre-university education «Unicum» actively participated in it, the latter offering full-time and distance training for SFE and USE and creativity competitions. Students of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Studies of PFUR helped to organize and hold the festival of Maslenitsa at the Education Center №170. In the competition program participated not only the children, but also their parents. FEBRUARY-MARCH February PFUR and Education February PFUR and Education February PFUR and Education February PFUR: student life February PFUR in the world February PFUR: student life February PFUR and Science February 27 – March 1 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 1 PFUR: student life Nikitin Aleksei Konstantinovich Born on March 2, 1954 in the village of Mikashevichi, Brest. Graduated from Patrice LumumbaPeoples’Friendship University (Department of Radio physics). Ph.D. degree holder in physical and ma- thematical sciences, Doctor in technical sciences, professor of the Department of General physics. Currently he is the professor of the Department of General Physics, PFUR. He is the leading worker of the RAS. Scientific interests: Optical methods of surface control, surface electromagnetic wa- ves, terahertz radiation. The author of more than 100 publications, 54 inventions. Deskbook: L.N. Tolstoy“Diaries” Life motto: Memento mori View of the future: “Everything passes. And this will also pass …”
  11. 11. MARCH www.rudn.ru 11 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary A new period of the realization of program “Reproductive health of the students” that includes interactive educational technologies started. More that 400 of first year students (in the field of medical business) with their professors expressed their opinions on the questions of health life-style and risk factors for the reproductive health. Any student could ask a question that interested him and get help on the feedback channel with the department. The results of the non-stop monitoring of students’answers will become a base for the development of the events that improves students’health. PFUR held national fraternities exhibitions of students from Bulgaria and Moldova. PFUR participated in the international conference «Combatting radicalization of public sentiment that fuels terrorism». The conference was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Russian presidency in G8. It was attended by representatives of key international organizations (UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, SCO) and Russian public authorities, heads of traditional religions, leading experts, public figures and representatives of academia as well. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia submitted a paper at the 2nd session of the conference dedicated to the role of educational and scientific institutions in the context of combatting radicalization of public sentiment that fuels terrorism. During the discussions O. Andreeva, Vice-rector for international relations, and Aslan Abashidze, Head of the Department of International Law of PFUR, expressed their opinions on the matter in question. PFUR IFL hosted the final tour of the student contest “You’re simply the best”. The contest was timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8. The winners of the contest «You’re simply the best» were students Evgenia Smirnova, Egor Gusak, Natalia Safianova and Taisia Larkina. The combined PFUR KVN team successfully performed at the eighth finals of KVN Major League in the Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army and proceeded to the quarterfinals. PFUR held national fraternity exhibition of students from Ukraine devoted to the 200th anniversary of the great Ukrainian writer and poet Taras Shevchenko. Shevchenko’s books, booklets, prospectuses and other attributes of culture of the people of Ukraine were shown at the exhibition. Chess tournament took place in the frame of the 52nd University Olympics. More than 150 people donated blood during the PFUR Donor’s Day, which is regularly held at the University. Igor Mintusov, one of the founders of the political consulting profession in Russia, chairman of the board of directors of Russia’s first PR-agency «Niccolo M», member of the Board of Directors of the European and International Association of Political Consultants (EAPC and IAPC respectively) and vice president of the Russian Association of Public Relations (RAPR), visited the PFUR IWEB. March 3 PFUR and Education March 3 - 7 PFUR: student life March 3 - 4 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 7 PFUR: student life March 10 PFUR: student life March 11 PFUR: student life March 11 PFUR and Sports March 11 PFUR: student life March 12 Visits to PFUR Kartashkin Vladimir Alekseevich Born on March 4, 1934. Graduated from the Law Faculty, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctor of Laws, professor, Honorary Lawyer of the Russian Federation, chief scientific worker of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientific interests: international law (territorial disputes), sea law, human rights, theoretical aspects of law. He is the author of more than 350 works published. Under the supervision of V.A.Kartashkin 18 Ph.D. dissertations were defended. Deskbook: L.N.Tolstoy “War and peace”. Life motto: “Never stop when something has been achieved”. View of the future: “With confidence and optimism”.
  12. 12. MARCH www.rudn.ru 12 Current Events Magazine PFUR hosted Days of Culture of Cuban students featuring national exhibitions of the fraternity. The representative office of Rossotrudnuchestvo in Malta held a recital of Galina Trofimova, professor of the Department of the Mass Communication Department of Philological Faculty, Honorary worker of culture of the RF and soloist of the A. P. Borodin Symphony Orchestra. Guests of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Valletta were presented with a musical and literary program, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of M. Lermontov. At the premises of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the Faculty of Law PFUR hosted III All-Russian scientific and practical conference“Interaction between the state and society: new trends”. 70 guests attended this event, including representatives of the regions of the Russian Federation: Kaluga region, Orel region, Khabarovsk Krai, the Republic ofTuva, Kabardino- Balkaria, the Chelyabinsk region, Vologda region, Vladimir region, and Moscow region. PFUR hosted a regional tour of design and research projects of school students involved in the «Fair of Ideas in the Southwest». A.Petryaeva, PFUR SSC Chairman and Agrarian Faculty SSC Chairman, was the expert at this contest. PFUR held the XV Culture Week of students from the Middle East countries (XV Arabic Culture Week). As part of the Culture Week different buildings of PFUR hosted national fraternities exhibitions of students from Yemen, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon and Syria, as well as photo-exhibition, mini- football tournament, the exhibition of Arab literature and a conference “Arab literature as seen by the Arabists”. Mr Jalal Almashta, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the League of Arab States to the Russian Federation, as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and the staff of diplomatic missions of 11 countries of the Middle East, were invited to the official opening ceremony. XV Week of Arab Culture ended with a solemn concert. At the solemn meeting of the Academic Board of PFUR a ceremony of granting the Diploma of PFUR Doctor Honoris Causa to professor Willi Jäger, Director of the Centre for scientific calculations of Heidelberg University took place. After the ceremony Prof. Jäger met V. Tsvyk, Dean of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences, and delivered a lecture «Synergy of Methods – Mathematical and Computational Tools for Cultural Sciences» (in English). PFUR SEC “Nanotechnologies” participated in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The Congress gathered in Moscow over 5,000 participants from 156 countries. The second round of the PFUR championship in basketball among departments started in the frame of the 52nd University Olympics. The Faculty of Science held public lectures of Willi Jäger, Senior Professor at the Heidelberg University, Knight of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and PFUR Doctor Honoris Causa, as well as Ekaterina Kostina, head of the research group «Numerical optimization» and Professor at the University of Marburg, and Hans Georg Bock, the director of the interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Calculations of the University of Heidelberg and Honorary Doctor of RAS. March 11 - 13 PFUR: student life March 13 PFUR in the world March 14 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 15 PFUR and Science March 16 - 21 PFUR: studen life March 17 PFUR and Science March 17 – 20 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 18 PFUR and Sports March 18 PFUR and Education
  13. 13. MARCH www.rudn.ru 13 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary FacultyofHumanitarianandSocialScienceshostedameetingwiththeAmbassadorExtraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Mr. Ziad Al Majali. PFUR hosted VI international scientific and practical conference “Topical problems of modern linguistics and humanities”. The international scientific meeting was organized by PFUR IFL and Catholiс University of Lille (France). As part of the project“Famous travelers of the world”of the PFURTourist club students, professors and graduates met with a famous traveler Vladimir Goltis Vuksta, leader of the team of travellers “Equites”. The final event of Youth competition for the best enterprise initiative «Moscow youth start – 2014» (Spring final) took place. The competition is accredited according to “UMNIK” program of the Foundation of assistance to small forms of enterprises in the scientific and technical sphere. The winners of the competition will get grants from the Foundation of assistance to small forms of enterprises in the scientific and technical sphere to bring their projects to life. Also as part of the final event 12 projects got another year of financing under the “UMNIK” program. PFUR FRLaGED assembly hall held a Cultural evening of the student fraternities of Iran dedicated to the Iranian New Year celebrations. The event was attended by Iranian students from PFUR and other Moscow universities as well as PFUR students from other countries. PFUR held a national exhibition of the student fraternity of Bangladesh. The exhibition was dedicated to the “Independence Day” and featured folk art, souvenirs, ornaments, symbols, books, booklets, and other attributes of the culture of the people of Bangladesh. PFUR Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences held a solemn event dedicated to the International Day of Historian. With the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Organization «Federal Agency for State Support of Insurance in the field of agricultural production» and Russian Peoples’ Friendship University held the II Conference «Independent expertise in agricultural insurance: development prospects». PFUR SEC “Nanotechnologies” participated in the forum “Nanotechnology” held in conjunction with the network association NanoBRIDGE and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF). At the clinical premises of the PFUR Department of hospital treatment the State Clinical Hospital №52 held the III Russian Scientific-Practical Conference «Clinical and laboratory aspects of modern hematology». This event is held twice a year. The conference main topic is «Anemia. Modern methods of diagnostic s and treatment». The PFUR main building hall held a student contest “Miss PFUR 2014”. We congratulate Stefania Andrianova on her victory in «Miss PFUR- 2014» and «Miss Ovation» (Audience Award)! The title holder «Vice-Miss PFUR– 2014» became the representative of Mongolia Bayaraa Undraa. March 20 Visits to PFUR March 21 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 21 PFUR: student life March 24 – 25 PFUR and Science March 25 PFUR: student life March 26 PFUR: student life March 26 PFUR and Education March 27 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 27 PFUR and Science March 27 - 28 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 28 PFUR: student life Gladysh Aleksander Dmitrievich Born on March 22, 1949, in Dnepropetrovsk. Graduated from the Engineering Faculty, Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Ph.D. degree holder in technical sciences, assistant professor. Awardedwithagreatnumberof awards and acknowledgements from state agencies and public organizations of the USSR and RF. He is the Honorary worker of the Higher professional education. Vice-Rector for work with students (PFUR). Scientific interests: Educational process as a system of creating circumstances and possibilities. Published more than 100 works. Deskbook: N.V. Gogol “Dead souls”, M.A.Sholokhov “Quiet Don”, novels of P. Merime. Life motto: “Be yourself”. View of the future: “Work and the family”.
  14. 14. MARCH www.rudn.ru 14 Current Events Magazine The Department ofTheory and History of State and Law of the PFUR Faculty of Law organized the International scientific conference «Law and Society: evolution in cooperation», dedicated to the memory of the founder of the department, Professor Oleg Zhidkov. The “Yunost” swimming pool held a PFUR Championship in swimming in the frame of the 52nd University Olympics. PFUR hosted Days of Culture of students from Jamaica featuring national exhibitions of the fraternity. The Center for multidisciplinary pre-university education «Unicum» held a number of career guidance tours for trainees and students of secondary schools of Moscow and Moscow Region. School students visited PFUR television studio, Engineering Faculty, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Economics, Philological Faculty and Agrarian Faculty and were able to ask representatives of the scientific departments, deans and employees any questions. Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University Vladimir Filippov is awarded a diploma of the President of the Russian Federation for labor success, many years of hard work and legislative activity. Following the Order of the President of the Russian FederationValentin Marilov, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, received a citation of the President of the Russian Federation for labor achievements and many years of fruitful work. In Moscow semi-finals of the International student contest“ISOVER Multi-comfort Home Design” (SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER, France) took place. D.Simo, 1st-year master’s student and I.Zhigulenko, 2nd-year master’s student got in the final of the contest. Vitaly Bezbakh, Doctor of Law, professor of the Department of Civil and Labor Law of the PFUR Faculty of Law is awarded a title of Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation. Following the invitation from the PFUR Tourist Club a famous Russian businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of the Society of Ancient Literature Lovers Herman Sterligov visited PFUR. Mr.Sterligov donated to the PFUR Scientific Library 36 volumes of a unique facsimile edition of Illuminated Compiled Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible (XVI century). Soloists of the folk studio «Raduga» took part in the Moscow festival of student creativity «Festos 2014» in the category «Folk Academy». -APRIL March 28 - 29 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions March 30 PFUR and Sports March PFUR: student life March PFUR and Education March PFUR and Science March PFUR and Science March PFUR: student life March PFUR and Science April 1 Visits to PFUR April 1 PFUR: student life
  15. 15. APRIL www.rudn.ru 15 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary InternationalCentreforEnvironmentalEducation,foundedatthepremisesofthePFURFacultyof Ecology in cooperation with non-governmental environmental Vernadsky fund, participated in the International scientific conference «Russian-German dialogue on sustainable development». The conference was held at the German Research Center of the Earth in Potsdam (Germany), which is part of the Helmholtz association of research centers. Soloists of the studios “Preobrazhenie” and «Raduga» took part in the 1st round of the Moscow festival of student creativity «Festos 2014» in the nomination «Pop Song». Novosibirsk hosted the second all-Russia research and practice seminar “The Reproductive potential of Russia: Siberian readings”. Peoples` friendship university of Russia was the co-organizer of this seminar, as well as the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Health of the Novosibirsk region, the Priority national project «Education» and other top level organizations. The total number of participants was more than 1,200. V. Radzinsky, Honored Scientist of Russia, Doctor of Medical sciences, professor, Head of PFUR Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, vice-president of the Russian Association of obstetrician-gynecologists (Moscow) took part in the seminar as the representative of Peoples` friendship university of Russia. Delegation of Peoples’friendship university medical students traveled to Hungary (Semmelweis University) to participate in the International Scientific Conference «Semmelweis International Students’ Conference 2014». Reports and demonstration of manual skills of our students received high marks and were awarded prizes. Peoples’ friendship university of Russia held an Open Day. Traditionally the event was attended by many enrollees and their parents. Before the speech of the members of the Presidium the guests of the event saw a documentary about the University. At the meeting with enrollees participated Vice-Rector for Public Relations Elena Martynenko, chairman of the selection committee Roman Linko, Director of the Center for multidisciplinary pre- university education «Unicum» Irina Barysheva and Director of the Life Sciences School «Medic» Yevgeny Demurov. The PFUR Sports Center gym hosted the mini-football finals in the frame of the 52nd University Olympics. In the game for the 3rd place team of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences won over the team of the Faculty of Law with a score of 2:1, and in the final the Faculty of Engineering team won over the Faculty of Science team with a score of 5:2. PFUR held the national exhibition of Armenian students dedicated to Mother’s Day which is annually celebrated in Armenia and symbolizes the Woman, Mother, beauty and spring. The University held the XIV festival of students from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The festival featured the final of mini-football championship which was held in the Sports Center of PFUR, photo exhibition, the conference devoted to «Dictatorship and Civil Resistance in the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean», national exhibitions of student associations, an interactive game «Fall in love with America» and a concert «We are Latin America and the Caribbean». The student contest «Mr. Agrarian Faculty - 2014» was held. Along with the traditional contest «Miss Agricultural Faculty,» student competition, «Mr. Agrarian Faculty» is very popular among students. Brian Basson Bessil, a third year student of «Veterinary science» from Namibia won the competition. Varlamov Aleksey Vasilievich Born on April 9, 1939, in Moscow. Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow University of Fine Chemical Technology. Doctor of chemical sciences, professor, Honorary worker of higher school. Currently he holds the position of the Head of the Department of Organic chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, PFUR. Scientific interests: chemistry of nitrogen heterocyclic com- pounds. The author of 420 scientific works. Under the supervision of Varlamov A.V. 34 Ph.D. dissertations were defended. Deskbook: poems of S.A. Esenin. Life motto: “We’ll break through”. View of the future: “Optimistic. There’s been worse times”. April 1 – 4 PFUR in the world April 3 PFUR: student life April 3 – 5 PFUR and Science April 1 – 5 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 5 PFUR and Education April 5 PFUR and Sports April 7 PFUR: student life April 7 – 13 PFUR: student life April 10 PFUR: student life
  16. 16. APRIL www.rudn.ru 16 Current Events Magazine The Ecological Faculty of PFUR held its annual scientific-practical conference «Topical problems of ecology and environmental management». The students, graduate students and scientists from Russia, China, Moldova and Kazakhstan were actively involved in the conference. The participants discussed current scientific and practical problems in the field of ecology, environment and environmental management. María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bolivia to Russia and Jenny Mandesairu Tapia Lopez, Second Secretary of the Embassy, visited PFUR IFL. The guests participated in the meeting dedicated to the Year of Plurinational State of Bolivia in PFUR IFL. Department of Normal Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine held a joint meeting of the student scientific circle and philosophical seminar on «Human Reproduction Problems». PFUR held the national exhibition of the student fraternity from Azerbaijan to mark the 22th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Dr. Riad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic, visited PFUR and met professor V. Filippov, PFUR Rector. PFUR Interclub held a meeting of Dr. Riad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic, and PFUR students from Syria. The meeting marked the Syria National Day. PFUR Interclub hosted a concert of the student fraternity from Nepal, dedicated to the celebration of the Nepali New Year. The evening was attended by Nepalese students from PFUR and other Moscow universities, as well as by PFUR students from other countries. PFUR held culture days of students from the Republic of Turkey. In the frame of culture days national exhibitions of fraternities took place. The PFUR main building assembly hall hosted a concert dedicated to the 18th anniversary of the 1st KVN game which marked the beginning of the KVN movement in PFUR. National theoretical and practical conference“Russian journalism: new vectors of development” was held at the Department of theory and history of journalism of the Philological faculty. The conference was attended by Dmitri Kiselev, General Director of the Russian International News Agency «Russia Today», Deputy General Director of VGTRK and a TV broadcaster. Fraternity of the Iranian students with the assistance of a cultural department of the Iranian Embassy in Russia held a cultural and art exhibition «Culture Day of Iran at PFUR». A. Gladush, PFUR Vice-Rector, and Mr. Mehdi Sanaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Russian Federation, delivered their speeches at the official opening ceremony. The Interclub assembly hall hosted a festival «Songs and dances of the peoples of the world», dedicated to the 55th anniversary of Peoples’ Friendship University. Student fraternities impressed the audience and the jury by their creativity, performing folk songs and dances. Krupnov Aleksander Ivanovich Born on April 26, 1939, in Yaroslavl. Graduated from Sver- dlovsk State Pedagogical Institute. Doctor of psychologi- cal sciences, professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology. Honorary worker of Higher professional education. Currently he holds the posi- tion of professor of Social and Differential psychology Department, PFUR. Scientific interests: collective research of individual’s cha- racter. The author of 150 works published. Under the supervision of Krupnov A.I. 50 Ph.D. dissertations were defended. Deskbook: “The life of outsta- nding people”series. Life motto: “To do good to people, and become better”. View of the future: “Develop a scientific school in integrated study of a personality”. April 10 – 12 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 11 Visits to PFUR April 11 PFUR and Science April 11 PFUR: student life April 12 Visits to PFUR April 12 PFUR: student life April 13 – 18 PFUR: student life April 14 PFUR: student life April 16 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 16 PFUR: student life April 16 – 17 PFUR: student life
  17. 17. APRIL www.rudn.ru 17 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary The Department of Social and Differential Psychology of the Faculty of Philology of PFUR held VII International scientific-practical conference «Higher school: experience, problems and prospects». Foreign participants included representatives from CIS and foreign countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, China, Nigeria, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and Tajikistan). PFUR Faculty of Economics held VI All-Russian research and practice conference “Modern economic theory and Russian economic reforming” devoted to V. Stanis’ anniversary. The scientific event cofounder is the Association of French macroeconomists CEMAFI-internationale. VI International Scientific and Practical Conference «Current problems of linguistics and didactics of foreign language in business and professional communication» was held at the Department of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Economics with the assistance of the British Council, Instituto de Cervantes, Goethe Cultural Center, University of Westminster (UK), Instituto Dante Alighieri (Italy) and other co-organizers of the world level. PFUR hosted another tour of the “Fair of Ideas in the Southwest” for school students of 5-11 grades. As a result of this stage 2014, 298 projects were selected from more than a thousand school projects in the humanities, natural sciences, social, technological and informational disciplines which had been assessed by the jury that included experts in the areas of knowledge that matched the project subjects. PFUR Interclub held a concert of the student fraternity from Bangladesh dedicated to the celebration of Bengali New Year. The Foreign Minister of Mozambique, Mr.Oldemiru Zhiliu Marquez Bala, visited PFUR. The visit was initiated by the Mozambican side in the frame of his working visit to Russia. Mr.Oldemiru Zhiliu Marquez Bala was received by the Vice-Rector for International Relations O.Andreeva. PFUR held XVIII Week of culture of African countries featuring national fraternities exhibitions, a conference «Africa: terms of modern development», the meeting of African cinema club, concert in the main building assemblyhallandthemini-footballfinalchampionshipof students from Africa in PFUR Sports Club «Megasphera». PFUR held a national exhibition of the student association from Dagestan. PFUR Faculty of Science held the 3rd All-Russian scientific conference with foreign participation «The success of synthesis and complexation». The conference was attended by scientists from Russia, USA, UK, Germany,Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus,Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The PFUR delegation consisting of 13 foreign students and graduates participated in the work of an All-Russian Congress of the Association of Foreign Students and the V Eurasian Youth Economic Forum in Ekaterinburg. April 17 – 18 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 18 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 18 – 19 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 19 PFUR and Education April 19 PFUR: student life April 20 Visits to PFUR April 20 – 27 PFUR: student life April 21 PFUR: student life April 21 – 25 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 21 – 25 PFUR: student life Klyushin Vladimir Leonidovich Born on April 29, 1939, in Aldan, Yakutia. Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ph.D. degree holder of physical and ma- thematical sciences, Doctor in Informatics, Professor. Member of Royal Society of Belgium, academician of the New York Academy of Sciences. Honorary worker of Higher professional education of the Russian Federation. Awarded with Gold medal ‘For work merits’. Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation. Today he holds the position of the professor of the Department of Applied mathematics. Scientific interests: set-theoretic topology. Desk book: The Art of Piano Playing by Heinrich Neuhaus. Life motto: “To live in harmony with oneself, with one’s believes”. View of the future: “There are some among my students who will bring glory to Russia”.
  18. 18. APRIL www.rudn.ru 18 Current Events Magazine The Department of foreign languages of the Philological Faculty of PFUR in association with the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Academy of Professional Development and Re-training of Educators, held an International research and practice conference “I Firsova’s readings. Present cross-cultural communication problems”dedicated to professor Natalya Firsova, leading Russian hispanist, academician of the International Higher Education Academy of Sciences and Doctor of Philological Sciences. PFUR held an exhibition of the student association of Georgia. PFUR Faculty of Medicine held for the first time an International scientific and practical conference «Quality of life, health psychology and education: a multidisciplinary approach». Among other co-organizers of the conference were the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Institute of trace elements of UNESCO and other famous universities and organizations. PFUR team took part in the University Olympic Games of the Union State, which took place in Pinsk, Belarus. PFUR international KVN team participated in the television recording of the quarterfinals of the “KVN. Major League”. According to the results of the game, PFUR team passed to the semifinals. PFUR held a successful gala concert of the international dancing ensemble “Rhythms of friendship”. The PFUR main building assembly hall held a closing concert of the XX Folklore festival «Peoples of Russia». Amateur groups of Interclub and PFUR fraternities took part in “Festos-2014” Moscow student art festival in different nominations- Folklore academy, Student song, Art reading, Dancing Non-Stop, and were invited to participate in the final gala concert to be held April 29. Music festival “Music Planet – “I Love my Motherland” was held in the concert hall of PFUR. Student amateur group“Music Planet”and Galina Trofimova, mass media department professor prepared a real festival of classical music performed by the Symphony orchestra of A.Borodin, Yulia Guseva, Bris Fuako, Raymond Junior, Daniil Maksimkin and Airat Hannov (saxophone). Days of Mexican culture were held in PFUR. The authentic exhibition of the Mexican student association was organized, as well as the display of Mexican films. Tatarintseva Raisa Yakovlevna Born on April 25, 1949, in Gomel oblast, BSSR. Graduated from the Red Army Kuban Medical Institute. Doctor of Medical Science (DMedSc), Acting Member (academician) of the Academy of Medical-Technical Sciences of the Russian Federation and International Academy of authors of scientific discoveries and inventions. Professor, Head of the Department of clinical physiology and non-medicamental methods of therapy (FPKMR) PFUR, the head of division of agro-ecology and food security of UN Women’s Assembly on the Environment at UN Economic and Social Council. Scientific interests: manual therapy, reflexotherapy, neurology, traditional Chinese medicine, etc. The author of more than 500 scientific works. Desk book: ‘Art of saving’ by monk Efrem Igumen. Life motto: “Love people, your profession, since the profession of a doctor is the Art. Let Love never end in the world and let only caring people become doctors who really love their profession!” View of the future: “Our Healthcare needs highly-qualified doctors”. April 23 – 24 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 24 PFUR: student life April 24 – 25 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions April 24 – 27 PFUR and Sports April 25 PFUR: student life April 25 PFUR: student life April 28 PFUR: student life April 1 – 28 PFUR: student life April 29 PFUR: student life April 29 - 30 PFUR: student life
  19. 19. MAY www.rudn.ru 19 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary PFUR Sports Center stadium hosted annual cricket tournament “Rector’s Cup” held by the association of Asian students of PFUR. 6 student teams from Asian countries and 2 student teams from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the tournament. The winners were the students from the team of India. The annual international sports festival «7th Belgrade Sport Tournament» took place in a sports centre in Belgrade. The winners of the project of the Association of the student and youth sport Moscow Youth’s games including PFUR’s Rugby team represented Russia at these competitions. Among the rivals of our champions were the athletes from Libya, Cyprus, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland and Serbia. As a result of the competitions our Rugby combined team won a knock-down victory over the festival’s masters. “Planet South-West” student festival was organized in PFUR (together with South-western administrative district of Moscow). The festival program featured national exhibitions of fraternities (80 exhibitions in total) and a concert program. More than 4,000 people (PFUR students, professors and staff, World War II veterans and school students of South-western district of Moscow, representatives of the diplomatic corps of foreign countries in the Russian Federation) participated in the event. N. Kirabaev, Vice Rector of PFUR, V. Sheikin, Chairman of the Board of World War II veterans from South-western district of Moscow and Major General and O. Volkov, Prefect of the South-Western district of Moscow, delivered speeches at the official opening ceremony of the festival. The winners of the VI Moscow Youth Patriotic Contest “Spring’ 45…” participated in the gala concert in the frame of the project «Victory Ball «At six o’clock in the evening ... «, which was held in the Hermitage Garden. Sports Center stadium hosted the Football Championship of Africa in which 12 teams of student fraternities from African countries were to participate. V.Filippov,RectorofPFUR,cameonaworkingvisittoOman.Thiscountryheldaglobaluniversity UNESCO 2014 Forum «Education for all». The Russian delegation included representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and representatives of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO. More than 300 people from 50 countries participated in the forum, among them mostly delegations of the Ministries of Education and several global NGOs. V. Filippov was elected member of the Forum Project Team, which was engaged in the preparation of the final documents. PFUR held the Culture Week of students from the Republic of India. In the frame of Culture Week the University organized the round table “Modern India. Problems and perspectives of development”, national fraternities exhibitions, the demonstration of an Indian movie, a concert in the assembly hall of PFUR Interclub and cricket tournament at the PFUR stadium. The Faculty of Medicine held an Olympiad «Star of physiology». The Olympiad was held by professors of the Department of normal physiology. The delegation of professors of Russian traveled to Estonia (Tallinn, Tartu) for B1 and B2 levels testing of citizens. Our test team along with their Estonian colleagues organized B2 level tests for students of Russian-speaking schools. The Exam was equated to USE. May 1 – 4 PFUR and Sports May 1 – 4 PFUR and Sports May 7 Festivals at PFUR May 9 PFUR: student life May 10 PFUR and Sports May 11 – 15 PFUR in the world May 12 – 18 PFUR: student life May 12 – 17 PFUR and Education May 12 – 19 PFUR and Education Mescheryakova Olga Mikhailovna Born on May 10, 1964, in Yaroslavl. Graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University. Doctor of Laws, pro- fessor of the Department of International law, PFUR. Scientificinterests:integration law, EU law, EEU law.The author of over 100 works published (monographs, texbooks, scien- tific articles, abstracts from international and All-Russian conferences). Desk book: Bible. Life motto: “One shall not get used to good things- otherwise, you stop noticing them”. View of life: “I will always succeed in everything”.
  20. 20. MAY www.rudn.ru 20 Current Events Magazine Nikolskiy Alexander Alexandrovich Born on May 25, 1939, in Moscow. Graduated from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctor of Biological sciences, professor. Excellence in Military Construction. Awar- ded with Gold award of Alpine Zoo (Innsbruck, Austria). Cur- rently he works as a professor of the Department of System ecology of the Ecological Faculty, PFUR. Scientific interests: ecology and biocommunication of mammals, environment pro- tection. He is the author of 345 works published (including 5 monographs). Deskbook: L. Feuchtwanger ‘Success’. Life motto: ‘Do not lift the weight you cannot manage’. Viewofthefuture:‘You should think about only of what you are destined to; since you don’t need anything that is hidden from you’. PFUR held a national exhibition of the student association from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic. The PFUR Faculty of Science held the 50th All-Russian Scientific Conference on the problems of dynamics, particle physics, plasma physics and optoelectronics. The conference was attended by about 100 scientists, including 10 foreign guests. V. Filippov, Rector of PFUR, met PFUR alumni at the reception held in the Sultanate by Oman Envarbik Fazelyanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation. The meeting was attended by PFUR graduates who are now doing business in Oman. The University hosted a round table: «My family during the Great Patriotic War» dedicated to the 69th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Students listened to Y. Lomko, participant of the Great Patriotic War and professor of the Mass Communication Department of the Philological Faculty, and B.Borisov, Vice Chairman of the PFUR Council of Veterans and Veteran of the Armed Forces of the USSR. PFUR graduate Maksim Altori received the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”I degree. Maxim is an international correspondent for the Russian multilingual informational television company Russia Today. The Department of Normal Physiology of the Medical Faculty held an Interuniversity scientific and practical conference «Problems of preventive and regenerative medicine». The conference was attended by participants from various regions of Russia. The PFUR main building assembly hall hosted the quarterfinals of KVN teams. “MEFI-2014”, the XII annual festival of students` films took place in Peoples` friendship university of Russia under the slogan:“Live while you are young”. The Department of theory and history of international relations of the PFUR Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences held a round table: «Pereyaslav Rada: from Ukraine and Russia reunion to the sovereign state». The need for a round table discussion dedicated to the analysis of the role and place of Ukraine in the modern world and the process of formation and evolution of its foreign policy is quite obvious. The Center for multidisciplinary pre-university education «Unicum» held the entrance test for students from specialized classes of the“School of Contemporary Journalists”school №2030.The exam was attended by 9th grade students of secondary schools of Moscow. Students and their parents heard the speech of associate professor V. Matvienko, Deputy Head of the Department of Theory and History of Journalism. Soloists of the folk studio «Raduga» participated in the XII International Folklore Festival «Moscow roundelay» dedicated to the year of culture. PFUR held the CultureWeek of students from the Republic of Peru. In the frame of Culture Week the University organized mini-football championship, national fraternities exhibition, the conference «Peru today: problems and perspectives of development», the demonstration of Peruvian movies and the evening concert in the assembly hall of the PFUR main building. The Interclub assembly hall hosted the concert «Journey into the world of amazing dance» of the plastic dance studio «Aisedora». May 13 PFUR: student life May 13 – 16 PFUR and Science May 14 PFUR in the world May 14 PFUR and Education May 14 PFUR: student life May 15 – 16 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions May 15 – 16 PFUR: student life May 16 PFUR: student life May 16 PFUR and Education May 17 PFUR and Education May 17 PFUR: student life May 18 – 23 PFUR: student life May 18 PFUR: student life
  21. 21. MAY www.rudn.ru 21 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary PFUR held the III All-Russian scientific and practical conference «Socio-oriented management in the context of globalization», organized by the Department of Management of the PFUR Faculty of Economics. The conference was attended by 50 scientists from various cities of the CIS and abroad. The first graduate of the Faculty of Engineering from Peru Zamalloa Rodolfo Lopez visited the University 50 years after the graduation. The Faculty of Law welcomed a delegation from Finland represented by the Director of the Institute of prison and probation Hannu Kiehelä and senior lecturer of the Institute Arja Saunamäki. During the visit, the round table «Penitentiary and criminal policy of Russia and Finland», which addressed the issues of the education system in Finland and academic exchange between Finland and Russia, was held. The University held culture days of students from Abkhazia. In the frame of culture days national exhibitions of fraternities, Tasty Festival and concert in PFUR Interclub took place. DelegationofPFURonbehalfoftheFederalAgencyfortheCommonwealthofIndependentStates, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) organized several scientific and methodological activities for teachers and professors of the Russian language in France. Days of the Russian language took place in two French cities: Paris and Strasbourg. In Ufa (Bashkortostan) the PFUR delegation headed by Vice-Rector for International Relations O. Andreeva took part in the VII Week of Education for the States members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization «Education without Borders». PFUR main building assembly hall hosted a competition “Miss Philological faculty 2014”. The winner was the 1 year student Diana Levkovich (Belarus) majoring in PR. The Interclub assembly hall held the concert of the folk studio “Raduga”–“Songs from around the world”. The Ural State Economic University in Yekaterinburg hosted the V Eurasian Youth Economic Forum «Dialogue of Civilizations: Green Economy». The delegation of students of the Department of engineering business and enterprise management won a prize and got gold, silver and bronze medals. PFUR held national exhibitions of the student associations from the Republic of North Ossetia, student fraternities from South Ossetia, and student association from Ingushetia. PFUR opened its doors for its graduates. For over 50 years, the University has been forming the world’s elite. Among the PFUR graduates are State Duma deputies, politicians, managers of large enterprises, outstanding athletes and famous diplomats. The University is proud of its graduates. The University administration met with graduates who had accepted the invitation to visit their alma mater again. The Rector of PFUR Vladimir Filippov held a reception in the Rectorate hall of the main building. The main purpose of this event was to discuss the issues of interaction between alumni and the University, as well as to present the Peoples’ Friendship University Development Fund (endowment fund). May 19 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions May 19 Visits to PFUR May 19 – 20 Visits to PFUR May 19 – 22 PFUR: student life May 19 – 23 PFUR in the world May 20 - 23 PFUR and education May 21 PFUR: student life May 21 PFUR: student life May 21 – 25 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions May 21, 22 PFUR: student life May 23 Visits to PFUR.
  22. 22. MAY www.rudn.ru 22 Current Events Magazine Interclub assembly hall hosted the concert of the Theatre of Oriental Dance «Amaren» - «Fairy Tale of the Orient». At the Sports Center main stadium in the frame of the XXVI Moscow Student Games our football team met with the MIREA team. Our team won with the score 4-0. “Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki” held the III Interdisciplinary Forum «Medicine of mammary gland». PFUR was one of the organizers of the forum, held under the auspices of the PFUR Information and Education Program (PNP «Education»). PFUR Interclub held a gala evening concert of student fraternity from Jordan, dedicated to the national holiday «Independence Day» and «Day of the army». The concert was attended by Acting Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Russian Federation, Mr.Bashar al-Druze. PFUR held a solemn award ceremony for the volunteers of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. 22 volunteers who had been the official PFUR representatives at the Sochi Olympics were honored with the Citation of the Organizing Committee for their contribution to the organization and holding of the XXII Olympic Games of 2014 in Sochi, as well as with the Citation of the Agency for the ceremony. The awards were handed to the students by Vice-Rector for Public Relations E. Martynenko and deans of the faculties of the volunteers. The photo of all the participants featured the Rector of PFUR Vladimir Filippov and Vice Rectors of the University. At the Sports Center gym the Small World Cup «Rector Cup 2014» in volleyball started. The conference hall of the Faculty of Economics hosted the IV International Conference “BRICS: development cooperation. Network cooperation between BRICS universities in training for the innovation economy”. PFUR main building assembly hall held the International student festival “Let’s build friendship together”. It was a great opportunity to understand peoples’friendship. PFUR Interclub assembly hall hosted the anniversary concert of a pop vocal studio - «We are 10 years old!». Employees of the Department of Experimental Physics were awarded MAIK «Nauka / Interperiodica» for the best publication in 2014. The first graduation of Master students of the CIS Net University took place in IHBiT.The students had studied on a joint program of IHBiT and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University “State level tourism planning and development” and “Intercultural communications in tourism” joint program with Bryusov Yerevan State Linguistic University. Kuzmenko Larisa Grigorievna Born on June 19, 1939, in Moscow oblast. Graduated from 2nd Moscow Medical Institute named after N.I. Pirogov. Doctor of medical sciences, Honorary worker of Higher professional education, member (academi- cian)ofRAMTS,VeteranofLabor, Veteran of PFUR. At present, she works as a professor of the Department of Pediatrics, PFUR. Scientific interests: hematology, immunology, allergology, pediatrics, pneu- monology. The author of over 400 scientific works. Under her supervision 38 Ph.D. dissertations were defended. Desk book: the works of the Strugatsky brothers. Life motto: “Science doesn’t go forward with the efforts of only one person”. View of the future: “Research of the meaning of the thymus will be continued, regulatory function of the thymus in the human or animal’s body will be established, as well as the forecast of the meaning of the thymus change in immunology, ncohematology, oncology and pediatrics”. oncohematology, oncology and pediatrics”. May 23 PFUR: student life May 23 PFUR and Sports May 23 – 24 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions May 24 PFUR: student life May 26 PFUR: student life May 27 PFUR and Sports May 27 – 28 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions May 28 PFUR: student life May 29 PFUR: student life May PFUR and Science May PFUR: student life
  23. 23. JUNE www.rudn.ru 23 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary Francophone students from PFUR and MSLU competed in the first football match “Franco- football”, where PFUR team won the game. The meeting of the Council of Deans of Faculties of Medicine from state universities of the Russian Ministry of education was held at PFUR. Among the participants were: Leonid Roshal (famous pediatric surgeon, DSc, chairman of the National Medical Chamber), Tatiana Semenova (Director of the Department of Medical Education and Personnel Policy in Health), Irina Mosicheva (Deputy Director of the Department of Public Policy in Higher education of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation) and other professionals in the healthcare field. In the Assembly Hall of the Interclub PFUR A students gathered at a traditional meeting. At the end of the event the activists of the Student council of hostels were awarded honorary certificates and prizes. Representatives of the Peoples’ Friendship University went for linguistic training to the Edinburgh Napier University (UK). Summer School participants not only increased the level of English proficiency, but also gained project work and presentation skills. All the program participants received internship certificates. The delegation of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, headed by the Vice-President, President of the General Assembly and the Senate, Dr. Danilo Astori visited Peoples’ Friendship University. The meeting was held during the official visit of Vice-President of the Russian Federation at the invitation of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation V. Matvienko. During his visit the parties discussed the expansion of cooperation in the field of culture and education and training of qualified personnel for the country. PFUR IFL held an open day “Live and Learn” and presented programs of further training, retraining, advanced training of foreign languages“Lifelong Learning”. At the main PFUR football stadium a football game between the national teams of Russia and Brazil was held. The event was timed to two significant events: the Day of Russia and World Cup 2014. Brazil’s national team defeated the team of Russia with a score (2: 0). President of the University of Mohammed V prof. Wail Benjelloun (Morocco) visited PFUR. Mr. Wail Benjelloun was received by PFUR Rector prof.V.Filippov. In his welcoming speech the rector emphasized the importance of cooperation with the University of Mohammed V. Special attention was paid to such areas of cooperation as academic exchanges, joint research in the field of Arab studies, organization and conduction of joint annual scientific conferences alternately at the PFUR and at the University of Mohammed V on topical issues of Russian-Arab cooperation and others. The meeting was concluded with the signing of the Work Agenda for cooperation for four years. The II tournament on sports triathlon, dedicated to the Day of Russia was held at PFUR sport complex and included 100 meters jogging, pulling up on the bar and dips. June 1 PFUR and sports June 5 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions June 6 PFUR: student life June 8 – 28 PFUR and Education June 10 Visits to PFUR June 10 PFUR and Education June 11 PFUR and Sports June 11 Visits to PFUR June 12 PFUR and Sports Yeremyan Vitali Vladimirovich Born on June 21, 1954, in Moscow. Graduated from the Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Professor, Doctor of Laws, member of RANS. Currently he holds the position of a professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal law, PFUR. He is a member of Expert council for the human rights of Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. Member of High Qualification Collegium of Jud- ges of the Russian Federation. Scientific interests: theory and history of state and law, theory of constitutional law, constitutional law of RF and foreign states. He has more than 80 works published. Deskbook: I.D. Belyaev “State structure of Ancient Russia”, “Legal history of Russia”. Life motto: “The family and the Motherland are above everything!” View of the future: “The achievement of the society to understand the necessity of the transition to the concept of social equality”.
  24. 24. JUNE www.rudn.ru 24 Current Events Magazine In the mountain resort «Rosa Hutor» (Krasnodar region) a summit «Role of mega-events in the sustainable development of tourism», organized by the World Tourism Organization in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Tourism was held. The summit was attended by more than 150 participants from 26 countries: tourism ministers, representatives of the tourism administrations of the Russian regions, tourist and information centers, among them Svetlana Dikhtyar, Director of the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism of PFUR, Vice-President of the International Association AMFORHT for Russia and countries of Eastern Europe. The Institute of Hospitality and Tourism held a traditional conference «Current problems and prospects of development of the hospitality industry» in English. IV and V-th year students summed up their four-year training program «Translator in professional communications». A meeting of the Coordination Council on the establishment of the National Rectors’ Board for BRICS Network University was held. The conference was chaired by Rector Vladimir Filippov. At the meeting participants voiced positive opinions and evaluations of BRICS network university, set goals and defined the concept and purpose of NU BRICS and also presented the whole organization of educational process at the university, including the disciplines and mandatory internships. PFUR IFL received Julius Amaniel Mdzhemah, the Chargé d’affaires of the United Republic of Tanzania in Russia. Mr. Mdzhemah participated in the ceremonial meeting of the Academic Council dedicated to the XV graduation ceremony of the Institute, which was held in the Assembly hall in the PFUR main building. At PFUR young researchers from the Czech Republic held a meeting with Vice-Rector for International Relations Andreeva O.V. and representatives of the Faculty of Philology. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation in the field of Russian language teaching, academic and student exchange. On the basis of the Faculty of Law of the Peoples’ Friendship University Summer School on Human Rights was held. As part of the Summer School for the first time in Russia the contest in the English language «Model of the European Court of Human Rights» was held. In the competition teams from PFUR, MGIMO (University) of the MFA of Russia, Russian State Humanitarian University, KFU and PSU took part. Graduates- 2014 went on Moscow River boat excursions. Such excursions have become a trademark and tradition of the University. Peoples’Friendship University received our 1971 graduate from the Faculty of Agriculture Saab Fares Abi Saab. He was welcomed by the Dean of the faculty, Professor V.Plyuschikov. They discussed issues of possible cooperation between PFUR and the Lebanese National University. Saab Fares Abu Saab accepted the Dean’s offer to join the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture «Agriculture and animal husbandry». Natalia Mikheeva, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology, academician of the International Academy of Higher Education, DSc and professor held a presentation on the problems of acculturation and teaching Spanish at the V World Congress of the International Federation of Teachers of Spanish, celebrated in Spain, Cuenca. June 16 – 17 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions June 18 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions June 19 PFUR and Education June 20 Visits to PFUR June 20 PFUR and Science June 23 – 27 PFUR and Education June 24 – 27 PFUR: student life June 25 Visits to PFUR June 25 – 29 PFUR and Science Serov Yury Mikhaylovich Born on June 25, 1944, in Magadan oblast. Graduated from Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship Uni- versity. Doctor of chemical sciences, professor. Awarded with the Certificate of Merit of Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The Head of the Department of Physics and Colloid Chemistry, PFUR. Scientific interests: research in the development of new generation catalystsonthemetallicnanoparticles systems in inert matrix and highly effective processes of light olefin formation from non-qualified gas usage and carbon-dioxide conversion of methane, membrane catalysts, membrane methods of substance division, purification and concentra- ting, including gas chromatographic analysis of the toxic elements in the environment. As the result of his research, Serov U.M. has received 14 inventor’s certificates, published more than 150 articles. Deskbook: M.A. Bulgakov “Master and Margarita”, L.P. Sabaneev“Life and freshwater fishing”. Life motto: “It could have been worse”. View of the future: “Moderately pessimistic”
  25. 25. JUNE www.rudn.ru 25 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary In Bishkek and Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul region of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of CIS member states and of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic the III Forum of young intellectuals «Youth of CIS - Eco-culture and tourism, nature security, innovation» devoted to the Year of Tourism in the CIS countries was held. The Forum was attended by 30 students and graduate students of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. The Rector of the State Institute of International Relations of Moldova (GIMOM) V.Benyuk and Vice-Rector of the European University of Moldova (EUM) A.Burian paid a visit to the Peoples’ Friendship University and was received by Vice-Rector for International Relations O.Andreeva and Deputy Director of the Institute of International Programs N.Vostrikova. The Faculty of Engineering held XI International Symposium «Intelligent Systems» INTELS-2014. The aim of the symposium was to discuss a wide range of issues related to the use of the latest scientific and technological achievements in the elaboration, creation and implementation of control systems of new generation and intelligent information processing systems. On the basis of PFUR was held the I Forum of Foreign Graduates of Russian higher education institutions. The forum was attended by foreign graduates from Russian universities and PFUR, as well as by students, leaders of student organizations and associations of Peoples’Friendship University. The forum participants took part in a videoconference and in the discussion: «We studied in Russia: Russian modern education through the eyes of foreign graduates». Famous PFUR alumnus Sangadji Tarbayev is elected to the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation for 2014-2017. The organizing committee of Open Student Internet Olympic Games awarded PFUR with the title “Winner of Open Student Internet Olympic Games- 2014” pointing out special role of the University as an institution with great strategic ambitions in choosing talented youth. “Smart E-Moto RUDN” team of the Department of exploitation of auto vehicle took the 3rd place among 14 European HEIs at Smartmoto Challenge championship in Spain (Barcelona). We congratulate students of the Engineering Faculty: A.Trunova, I.Pinchukova, V.Stepanova, V.Boyarkin, T.Levandovsky, A.Rybin and E.Gladkov. Smartmoto Challenge – championship of light electric motorcycles made by students of the Engineering HEIs. Students are supposed to build L1E and L3E European standards motorcycles and present a feasibility study explaining manufacturing and selling opportunities. Solemn graduation of bachelors, masters and specialists of PFUR faculties and institutes took place. June 25 – 29 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions June 26 Visits to PFUR June 30 – July 4 PFUR and Science 30 June – July 3 PFUR in the world June PFUR: student life June PFUR in Education June PFUR: student life June PFUR: student life Schurov Igor Vasilievich Born on July 14, 1964, in Rustavi, Georgian Soviet Soci- alist Republic. Graduated from K.I. Skryabin Moscow State Academy of veterinary medi- cine and biotechnology. Ph.D. of veterinary sciences. Currently works as the Head doctor of the Center for innovative veterinary medicine of PFUR. Scientific interests: surgery, traumatology, oncology, mini- mally invasive surgery. The author of 24 works published. Under his super- vision 1 Ph.D. dissertation was defended. Desk book: Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIII: Small Animal Practice by R. Kirk and John D. Bonagura Life motto: “One can’t teach without learning and learn without teaching.” View of the future: “Full speed ahead! Regardless of hurdles!”
  26. 26. JULY www.rudn.ru 26 Current Events Magazine Faculty of Philology held a solemn ceremony of presentation of award «Student Oscar» for the best film among first-year students. Students of «Advertising and Public Relations» underwent training in Riga, at the University of RISEBA. Students attended a huge number of interesting classes and workshops. Students from PFUR and RISEBA worked together on a real project “Discover Latvia” and presented it to the customer. The brightest and long anticipated event of landscape art - III Moscow International Festival of Gardens and Flowers “MOSCOW FLOWER SHOW” took place in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. It brought together the landscape industry professionals, architects, designers and florists from Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy and other countries. The event is traditionally attended by students of the Faculty of Agriculture majoring in «Landscape architecture and design». 90 years since the birth of Stanis V.F., Rector of the University of Friendship of Patrice Lumumba - Russian Peoples’ Friendship University in 1970-1993, President of the Peoples’Friendship University in 1993 -2003. His more than thirty years of work at the University can be called without doubt the «Age of Stanis». Representatives of the Faculty of Philology participated in Tikhvin Esperanto workshops that were held in the Leningrad region, near Lake Tsaritsino. They attended lectures and master classes in linguistics, linguistics and philology. A delegation of young political representatives from Europe arrived at PFUR. The visit was part of the «New Generation» program, short-term study visits to the Russian Federation for young representatives of political, social, scientific and business circles of foreign states. Folkloric studio «Raduga» invited friends to the concert «Let’s sing about summer!» The concert was held in the concert hall of PFUR Interclub. Graduation of 102 extramural students, majoring in «Law» in Stavropol city. PFUR amateur teams of Interclub - ensemble «Drums of Africa», Dance Ensemble from the Ivory Coast, soloists of the studio «Raduga» Vingel Bazi (Haiti) and Arthur Correia (Cape Verde) - took part in the X International Festival of folk groups «Crystal key - 2014 «, which took place in the village of Sartakova, Nizhny Novgorod region. In the frame of the Day of PR-specialist, PFUR held a public lecture, which main purpose was the solution of practical cases. All the participants had a chance to try their hand at elaboration of PR-campaigns. Beginning of July PFUR: student life July 2 – 13 PFUR and Education July 6 – 13 PFUR at conferences and exhibitions July 12 Festivals at PFUR July 12 – 19 PFUR: student life July 13 PFUR and Education July 22 PFUR: student life July 24, 25, 31 PFUR and Education July 26 PFUR: student’s life July 28 PFUR and Education Rodionova Olga Mikhailovna Born on July 29, 1964, in Moscow. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia with major in medical care. Ph.D. of medical sciences, associate professor. Head of the Department of Human Ecology of the Ecological Faculty of PFUR, primary care physician of acute medical unit. Director of the SEC “Human Ecology”. Scientific interests: human ecology, medical ecology, endoecological rehabilitation. The author of 125 publications, including 1 textbook, 3 mono- graphs, 1 RF invention patent, 1 invention claim, 11 teaching aids, and 108 research works. 3 Ph.D. degree holders, 47 bachelors and specialists and 25 master’s degree holders defended their theses with O. Rodionova as their scientific adviser. Desk book: The Bible Life motto: “Smile at the world and the world will smile back at you!” Viewofthefuture:“Ihopeforthe best and believe in humaneness.”
  27. 27. AUGUST www.rudn.ru 27 All PFUR: Events, people, commentary Sevastyanov Leonid Antonovich Born on July 16, 1949, in Gomel, USSR. Graduated from Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor. Currently works as a professor of the Department of Applied Information Technology and Theory of Probability of the Faculty of Science, PFUR. Scientific interests: mathematical modelling and computational physics. The author of about 200 works, including70publishedinnational press. 5 Ph.D. degree holders and 1Dr.degreeholderdefendedtheir theses with Leonid Sevastyanov as their scientific adviser. Life motto: “Do what you have to and let the chips fall where they may”. View of the future: “With great concern and faltering hope” Starodubtsev Born on August 1, 1954, in Biysk, Altai Territory. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Tomsk State University. Doctor of Laws, professor of the Department of International Law. Scientific interests: international law. The author of 135 published works. Under his supervision 7 postgraduate students defended their theses. Desk book: Materials for the History of International Law in Russia (1647-1917) byV. Grabar Life motto: “To live”. View of the future: “Moderately optimistic.” Kidun Rostislav Grigorievich Born on August 31, 1929. Graduated from Moscow State Institute for History and Archives with major in “organization of managerial work in public institutions”. He was awarded the Order of Friendship and Badge of Honour. Currently works as advisor of PFUR administration. Desk book: «How the Steel Was Tempered» by N. Ostrovsky Life motto: “Hard work. One cannot live without working. View of the future: “I believe in prosperity.” Tokmalaev Anatoly Karpovich Born on August 29, 1939, in the Kirov oblast. Graduated from the Patrice Limumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Doctor of medical sciences, professor. Honorary Medical Doctor of Russia, Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Ministry of Education of Russia. Currently works as a professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases with the course of Epidemiology of PFUR. Scientific interests: tropical medicine, medical and socially important infectious and parasitic diseases in hot climates. Desk book: History of the Russian State by N. Karamzin. Life motto: “To be able to overcome obstacles and difficu- lties and to achieve realistic goals.” View of the future: “With faith in the future, obviously a bright one!” JULY-

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