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Дайджест "Весь РУДН" 2015

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Дайджест "Весь РУДН" 2015

  1. 1. EVENTS  PEOPLE  COMMENTARY ALL RUDN UNIVERSITY 20156, Miklukho-Maklaya str, Moscow, 117198 tel.: +7 (495) 434-53-00 e-mail: rudn@rudn.ru  www.rudn.ru PEOPLES’ FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA
  2. 2. Russian President V.V. Putin awarding Alfredo Alfonso Torrealba, a Ph.D. student at RUDN University, with an Order of Friendship Russian Deputy Prime-Minister D.O.Rogozin at the International Forum ‘Russian innovative technologies and world market’ Over 90 000 RUDN University graduates work in 170 countries around the world Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Atul Khare’s visit to RUDN University Veterans, RUDN University students and employees at the Wreath- Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Racing car built by students of the Engineering Faculty, Department of Vehicles Operation Scientific and research work carried out by students of Agrarian and Technological Institute, RUDN University RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov and RUDN University students on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace Today students from 152 countries study at RUDN University More than 200 student organizations and unions function at RUDN University International dancing group ‘Rhythms of Friendship’ at the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University in the State Kremlin Palace RUDN University actively promotes cultural values and traditions of other nations through tolerance and mutual respect International student building team ‘Meridian of Friendship’ RUDN students at the concert dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University RUDN University KVN team participates in the Major League of the International KVN Union International tournament in mini-football ‘1000 days before the start of the 2018 World Cup’ All colors of the wolrd at RUDN University All colors of the wolrd at RUDN University
  3. 3. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary www.rudn.ru l RUDN University in the‘5-100’ The ‘5-100’ Project, which is aimed at increasing competitiveness of the leading Russian universities and strengthening their positions in the inter- national ratings, has 6 more universities joined. The universities defended their programs in increasing competitiveness on the Project Expert Coun- cil session chaired by Dmitry Livanov, the Minister of Education and Sci- ence of the Russian Federation. There were 18 universities competing to enter the ‘5-100’ Project. However, only 6 out of 18 universities displayed high results and were chosen to join the Project. RUDN University was one of universities in the list of the chosen ones. l RUDN University was ranked 5-6th in the Annual National Rating of Russian universities RUDN University preserved its positions in the Annual National Rating of Russian universities for 2014-2015 academic year and took 5-6 place among 208 universities. RUDN University was also ranked 1st in terms of the development of internation- al activity (internalization). l RUDN University entered the TOP-500 according to the Round University Ranking (RUR) Round University Ranking (RUR) analyzes the activity of more than 3,800 universities and chooses 750 best among them and introduc- es the results of the ranking to public. According to RUR Top-500, RUDN University ranks the 491st. In 2015, universities from 78 coun- tries, 26 of which were Russian, entered the list. RUDN University is in Top-200 in quality of education, out of 3,800 universities from all over the world, and ranked 3rd among the Russian universities, being only after the Moscow State University and the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. l RUDN University joined the BRICS Universities Univer-sities League, which has united the most prestigious universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa In October 2015, the Forum of the University Presidents of BRICS countries took place in Beijing. Then the Forum participants dis- cussed the major aspects of the concept of the BRICS Universities League.The meeting resulted in a document headlined‘Beijing con- sensus’which expressed the striving of the BRICS Universities to es- tablish profound cooperation in the spheres of education, science and innovations. It is appealing to de- velop higher education for the sake of progress and human development. The final stage in establishing partnership between the universities and creation of the League is expected in future. The Forum par- ticipants have decided to create a special Work group to work on the major aspects of the Charter of the BRICS Universities League. RUDN University MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015 1
  4. 4. Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 2 l RUDN University is ranked 3rd in the number of registered patents and published articles in the sphere of pharmaceutics ‘Thomson Reuters’ has summoned the results of technological innovations within the last 10 years. Major tendencies in the global development in this sphere have been analyzed. The analysis counted the number of registered patents and pub- lished articles in 12 fields of study (from automobile industry to tele-communica- tions). RUDN University is among 5 world biggest innovators in pharmaceutics according to the current rating it is ranked the 3rd . According to the ranking of top technological innovations within the last 10 years, RUDN University has registered 375 patents. l RUDN University is a leader in social media network activity Idea Logistics Agency ‘Interium’ introduced University ranking in the efficiency of social media network activity. 88 universities were ranked in accordance with their activity on social media networks such as Vkontakte and Facebook as well as on the number of publications made within a certain period of time. The 1st place in social media network activity goes to RUDN University with a great gap in points (more than 100 points) between RUDN University and the university which was ranked 2nd . l RUDN University is a winner of the Project ‘Best educational programs of innovative Russia’ According to the results of the 6th round of the project ‘Best educational programs of innovative Russia’, 25 programs of the RUDN University have been recognized as the best.The judgment was based upon the expert voting, objectivity of the project can be proved by the contents of the offered programs. All the educational programs presented within the Project have been highly recognized: 01.03.01 – Mathematics, 01.04.01 – Mathematics, 01.03.04 – Applied Mathematics, 03.03.02 – Physics, 05.03.06 – Ecology and management of natural resources, 42.03.02 – Journalism, 42.04.02 – Journalism, 46.03.01 – History, 45.03.02 – Linguistics, 45.04.02 – Linguistics, 41.03.05 – International relations, 41.04.05 – International relations, 37.03.01 – Psychology, 37.04.01 – Psychology, 42.03.01 – PR, 45.03.01 – Philology, 45.04.01 – Philology, 40.03.01 – Law, 40.04.01 – Law, 39.03.01 – Sociology, 44.03.02 – Psychology and Pedagogy, 44.04.02 - Psychology and Pedagogy, 38.03.02 – Management , 38.04.02 – Management, 38.03.01 – Economics.
  5. 5. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary JANUARY www.rudn.ru 3 Official opening ceremony of the Annual Winter Tournament in mini-football ASSAFSTU-RUDN University took place at the Football Club ‘Megasphera’. There were 18 RUDN University teams from African countries participating in the tournament. Students of the RUDN University Institute of Foreign Languages (members of the Italian language and literature lovers club) participated in an Internship Program organized by Istituto Italiano Language school (Florence, Italy). The trip was aimed to upgrade the Italian language skills and get introduced to the regions of Tuscany and Lazio. During their stay in Italy students participated in the scientific and research conference ‘Tuscany: history, traditions, gastronomy’ and ‘Siena and its outskirts’. Moreover, during their internship RUDN University students visited Florence, Rome and Siena. RUDN University team participated in the International Festival of KVN teams ‘KiViN-2015’ in Sochi. Memorial Day of the First Prime-Minister of Democratic Republic of Congo was traditionally held at RUDN University. The participants laid a wreath to the bust of the national hero, recalled his life and his fight for the freedom and independence of his country and watched a movie dedicated to his life. The Acting Ambassador of Congo (Republic) in Russia Ndanda Rangu Anselm attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Students, teaching and academic staff of the Faculty of the Russian language and general disciplines participated in a monthly chess tournament held at the Faculty. Inter-university conference ‘Comparative analysis of the civil rights in the modern times’ was held at the RUDN University Institute of Law. The participants of the conference admitted the importance of research in the sphere of regulatory reforms and legal proceedings, as well the importance of existing experience in the use of new alternative dispute resolutions. The following matters were discussed at the conference: civil rights regulation in antimonopoly legislation in foreign countries, concept and functions of civil responsibility in the Roman-Germanic and Anglo-American law, comparative analysis of legal regulations of right of patent in the RF and foreign countries, international commercial arbitration in Peru, major tendencies in the development of arbitration proceedings in the RF, civil code of judicial practice in Japan, heirless estate in the legislation of RF and foreign countries. Within the frame of the International Christmas educational readings, RUDN University organized a conference‘Spiritual and ethical culture in the higher school’.The conference was aimed to develop major aspects of the spiritual and ethical education concept, teaching and enlightening of students in higher schools in Russia. At the closing ceremony Deputy-Chairman of the Sinodal Department for Religious Education and catechesis, Hiegumen Mitrofan (Shkurin), and the Chairman of Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of education and science, RUDN University RectorV.M. Filippov granted awards to the winners of the IX Annual All- Russian contest in the sphere of pedagogy, education and work with children and teenagers‘For the acts of moral courage’. This year 5 teachers and 8 teams received the award. The rewarding of the clergymen and laity with Patriarchal Order‘For the acts of spiritual and ethical enlightenment’ also took place when metropolitan Mercury awarded 17 people including the RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov. In his speech, the Rector expressed his gratitude for such honour and announced that it was that very day when the presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission took a decision to create a new scientific field of studies, i.e. theology. January 2 RUDN University in sports January 12 – February 3 RUDN University and Education January 16 – 25 RUDN University Student’s world January 17 RUDN University holidays January 20 RUDN University in sports January 23 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions January 23 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions Tatyana Vladimirovna Volosovets Born on January 1, 1965 in Ta- ganrog. When she was a kid, she wanted to become a kin- dergarten nurse. She graduat- ed from the Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical Institute with hon- ors and then Pushkin Leningrad State University. Ph.D.inPedagogy,associatepro- fessor. Head of the Department of special education, Director of Federal State Budgetary Re- search Institution ‘Institute of child, family and education stud- ies of Russian Academy of Edu- cation’. Interests: ‘I’ve been providing professional training and retrain- ing of psychological and ped- agogical workers for 26 years. I have experience in running insti- tutions of federal level. I super- vise a number of research proj- ects in the sphere of pre-school education’. Favourite book: O’Henry ‘The Last leaf’ What is RUDN University for me: ‘RUDN University is the Uni- versity that solves so important global issues that it will takes de- cades until we realize its results’. Advice to the younger gen- eration:‘Do not educate your kids, they will take after you anyways. Edu- cate yourself’.
  6. 6. JANUARY Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 4 January 23 RUDN University holidays January 24 RUDN University Student’s world January 25 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions January 27 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions January 28 Visit RUDN University January 28 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions January 31 RUDN University and Education January RUDN University and Education Dmitry Yurievich Ovsyannikov Born on January 14, 1975 in Minsk It was his childhood dream to become a doctor. He graduatedfromthePirogovRus- sian National Research Medical University, Department of Pedi- atrics. DSc, honored member of the Russian Association of peri- natal medicine specialists, Head of the Pediatrics Department, RUDN University. He is the au- thor of 325 published works. He loves travelling in his free time. Interests:pediatrics,neonatolo- gy, child pulmonology, allergol- ogy and immunology. Favorite book: Andersen’s fairy tales,. What is RUDN University for me: ‘Place of work and profes- sional development’ Life motto: ‘Per aspera ad astra’ (Through hardships to the stars). Advice to the future genera- tion: ‘Try hard….’ Creative clubs and ensembles of RUDN University celebrated the annual holiday ‘Tatiana’s Day’ with a concert where they presented their new songs as well as the most popular of their earlier performances. A special concert dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University was organized by RUDN University chorus‘Rose of winds’ from IHBiT under the supervision of concertmaster A. Ryzhinsky and band director N.Vitko. Participants performed a number of their earlier and new compositions and presented their gift to RUDN University, i.e. a very popular song ‘Misa Criolla’#1, 2, 4, 5 by an Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez. Conference ‘Development of competencies for the hospitality industry in the university environment’ took place at the IHBiT, RUDN University. The organizer of the conference was the regional department of theWorld Association for Hospitality andTourism Education andTraining AMFORHT headed by the IHBiT Director S.B. Dikhtyar. III International scientific and research conference ‘English language at higher educational institutions: contemporary tendencies in teaching methods’ took place at RUDN University. The conference was organized by the Department of Foreign languages of the Faculty of humanities and social sciences and Macmillan Publishing Company. This year the conference was dedicated to the issues of preparing and taking international examinations in English. The participants discussed modern tendencies in teaching foreign languages and online technologies in teaching English in higher educational institutions. RUDN University graduates, Chairman of the Russian Federa- tion Council in constitutional legislation and state construc- tion Andrey Klishas and a member of RF Council Committee for defense and security Oksana Belokon met with the stu- dents of the Law Institute at RUDN University. Andrey Klishas told students about the activities and work of the Federation Council, law-making process as well as cooperation with oth- er bodies of the government. In her speech, Oksana Belokon announced that Russia has enough resources to come out of crisis without any negative side-effects. Moreover, she highly evaluated the national defense capability. RUDN University held a Conference of RUDN University research-teaching staff, other categories of employees and students. The following reports were delivered at the Conference:‘On the Mid- term development program execution at University, faculties and institutes in 2014 and on the goals of Mid-term development program at University, faculties and institutes in 2015-2016’;‘On changes in the University Academic Council’; ‘On the results of work carried out in accordance with the Collective agreement between the RUDN University administration and RUDN University Student Council in 2014’. Finally, the new members of the Social Insurance fund Commission were confirmed and the list of‘RUDN University Veteran’badge holders was established. RUDN University traditionally held the Open Doors Day, when a great number of people arrived to visit the university. School-leavers and their parents had the opportunity to get acquainted with the university administration, deans of faculties and directors of institutes and learn more about the departments and curriculum programs offered at RUDN University, student life and future perspectives of RUDN University graduates. Results of the William Lowell Putman Mathematical Competition were announced at RUDN University. More than 250 students from 9 countries participated at the competition. The participants were the students from the RUDN University Faculty of Science. The winner of the competition is a 3rd year student E. Zagorenko.
  7. 7. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary www.rudn.ru 5 RUDN University celebrated its 55th Anniversary. Representa- tives from more than 170 countries arrived to congratulate RUDN University! Anniversary Week was full of joyous and blissful events such as meetings with foreign delegations, launching new innovation centres, solemn ceremonies of Ac- ademic Council Session at faculties and institutes, meeting with RUDN University alumni and, finally, unforgettable con- cert in the State Kremlin Palace. Educational Research and Innovation Flight Control Centre (FCC RUDN University-Central Mechanical Engineering Sci- entific Research Institute) and Training- Demonstration Cen- tre (TDC RUDN University- Russian Space Systems) were launched at RUDN University. These two centres were initiat- ed at RUDN University in order to promote space activities in the Russian Federation. The projects were initiated by RUDN University along with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), URSC (United Rocket and Space Corporation), Federal State Unitary Enterprise ‘Central Mechanical Engineering Scientific Research Institute’, Joint Stock Company ‘Russian Space Systems’. The solemn opening ceremo- ny was attended by V. Filippov (RUDN University Rector), A. Milkovsky (Director of FSUE ‘Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering’), A. Tyulin (CEO of JSC ‘Russian Space Systems’), S. Krikalev (first deputy Director of FSUE ‘Central Mechanical Engineering Scientific Research Insti- tute’), V. Selin (Deputy CEO, Deputy Chief Designer of Russian Space Systems), N. Volobuev (CEO ‘Rostec’). At the solemn ceremony the online contact with the spacecraft was established. Vladimir Filippov held a press-conference‘International University: strategy and tactics of devel- opment’. The press-conference, which was dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, took place in the International Multimedia Press-Centre‘Russia Today’. ‘Once in 5 years we orga- nize a very big event. February, 7th there will be a big concert dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. More than 6,000 people from 170 countries are invited to the concert’, - said Mr. Filippov. The speaker also added that among the guests there would be some honored guests, RUDN University alumni, presidents and country leaders. According to the RUDN University Rec- tor, the State Award Ceremony will also take place during the concert. From February 4 to 8th many foreign guests arrived at RUDN University on the celebration of 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. Among the guests were RUDN Universi- ty alumni, RUDN University friends and presidents of many countries. Vladimir Filippov held meetings with long ex- pected guests from Bangladesh, Brazil, Great Britain, Viet- nam, Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Germany, Domin- ican Republic, Egypt, India, Jordan, Spain, Kazakhstan, Canada, Cote D’Ivoire, Lebanon, Mali, Nepal, Sultanate of Oman, Peru, Singapore, Tanzania, the Czech Republic, Japan. Among guests were also delegations from Universities and educa- tional institutions from all over Russia, including Chelyabinsk, Belgorod, Stavropol, Uryupinsk and many other regions. Solemn opening ceremony of the Institute of Alternative Med- icine took place at RUDN University. The Institute headed by R. Singh is one of RUDN University Departments which provides postgraduate education. For those who are interested in alter- native medicine, the Institute offers departments of physiother- apy, Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, Ayurveda. The teach- ing and academic staff consists of the best professional and leading experts in the sphere of alternative medicine including Doctors of Medicine and many experienced experts from South-Asian countries. After the solemn opening ceremony, the guests were invited to visit the Institute of Alternative Medicine Clinic and were offered to take part in the workshops of Thai massage, acupuncture and yoga. RUDN UNIVERSITY BIRTHDAY February 3-7 RUDN University holiday February 3 RUDN University and Education February 4 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions February 4 – 8 Visit RUDN University February 5 RUDN University and Education Ivan Nikolaevich Kurinin Born on January 19, 1950, in Ta- ganrog, Rostov region. His child- hood dream was to become a pilot. He graduated from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Ph.D. in Economics, CombatVet- eran, awarded with the Badge ‘Peacekeeper’. Head of the De- partment of Computer Technol- ogy, Head of Financial Manage- ment and Planning Department. Favorite book: M. Bulgakov ‘The Master and Margarita’ What is RUDN University for me: ‘Home’ Life motto: ‘Never give up!’ Advice to the younger genera- tion: ‘Move only forward’ (Anniversary Week)
  8. 8. Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 6 Romanna Evgenievna Safir Born on January 21, 1965 in Moscow, she graduated from the Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Ph.D. in Chemistry, associate profes- sor. Head of the Department for Higher qualification training. She loves travelling. She is very optimistic about the future. Interests: educational manage- ment, international Ph.D. pro- grams. Favourite book: L. Caroll ‘Alice in wonderland’ Life motto: ‘In indefatigability does a man find himself… ’ Advice to the younger gen- eration: ‘Luck comes to the hard-workers’ Solemn Sessions of Academic Councils dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, were held at faculties and departments. The solemn sessions were attended by RUDN University alumni, honored guests, veterans of work, honorary figures of the Russian Higher Education, RUDN University employee and teaching and academic staff. Under the auspices of UNESCO, International scientific and research conference ‘International university – strategy and tactics of development’, dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, took place at RUDN University. UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Education, IREG supported RUDN University in the organization of the conference. Among the topics of discussion at the conference were the process of internalization and global education,developmentofinternationaleducationassociations,networkandtransarealuniversities, development of integration of innovative technology in education, accomplishing practice-oriented and continuing educational programs. RUDN University served an example of a universal educational institution. Using RUDN University as an example, the conference participants discussed humanization of education and training highly-qualified specialists, developing the socio-cultural environment at RUDN University (training, science, innovation, education and work culture), establishing comprehensive dialogue and strategy in education of the XXI century as well as promoting cultural dialogue in the context of internalization of higher education. Anniversary Week ended with the most entertaining event, i.e. the Gala-Night at the State Kremlin Palace. The Gala-Night was dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. More then 6,000 people from 170 countries attended the concert. The Gala-Night opened with the demonstration of a movie about the University ‘RUDN University - 55’, which was warmly welcomed by the audience. RUDN University Rector Vladimir Filippov made a welcoming speech. Honored guests also delivered speeches and greeted and congratulated RUDN University on its anniversary and expressed all the best wishes and prosperity to the University. Among the honored guests were the First Deputy Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation N. Tretyak ,who represented the Russian Prime Minister D. Medvedev; Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, RUDN University Doctor Honoris Causa, RUDN University graduate K. Massimov; State Duma Deputy Chairman S. Zheleznyak (who forwarded greetings from the Russian State Duma Chairman S. Naryshkin). Chairman of the Council Federation V. Matvienko wished prosperity and bright future to the University. Distinguished RUDN University workers were awarded with State Prize of the Russian Federation, awards of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, RUDN University was awarded with the Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation. More to that, CEO of Russian Space Systems A. Tyulin and cosmonauts directly from the spacecraft wished RUDN University to achieve faantastic success. At the closing part of the ceremony RUDN University Rector Vladimir Filippov took over the stage and delivered his closing speech. After the official opening ceremony was finished and the break was over, RUDN University students presented a big and very entertaining concert. The concert included performances of fraternities of Asian, Arab, African, Latin American, CIS countries as well as of different parts of Russia, and themed performances including those devoted to the 70th Anniversary of Great Victory in WWII. The concert ended with the performance of all the concert participants and those who made this Anniversary Concert happen. During the whole night thousands of multinational hearts were beating in unison, in one rhythm – in the rhythm of the peoples’ friendship which made every single person proud of their University, the RUDN University. RUDN UNIVERSITY BIRTHDAY (Anniversary Week) February 5 RUDN University holidays February 5 – 7 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions February 7 RUDN University holidays
  9. 9. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary www.rudn.ru 7 We congratulate the representatives of the teaching and academic staff of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia for the awards that they received at the Solemn Ceremony, which was dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University and was held in the State Kremlin Palace! V. Filippov was awarded with Certificate of Merit of the President of the Russian Federation. V. Plyuschikov, Director of the Agrarian and technological Institute, RUDN University, was awarded with the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» II degree. The following people received the Honorary title of ‘Worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation’: - P. Grechko, Head of Department; - Yu. Pochta, Head of Department; - A. Khaustov, professor. The following people received the Honorary title of ‘Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation’: - V.Filippov, Rector of the Peoples’Friendship University of Russia; - A. Dolzhikova, Vice-Rector; - A. Zorin, University Chief Accountant; - S. Kudinov, Head of Department; - O. Rudenko-Morgun, professor; - Yu. Serov, Head of Department; - V. Tsvyk, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences; - B. Sternin, professor. The Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education ‘Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)’ was awarded with Certificate of Merit from the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for active social and political engagement. The following people received the Honorary title of ‘Honorary professor of Peoples’Friendship University’: - V. Frolov, Head of Department; - N.Gusakov, Head of Department; - N. Zagorodny, Head of Department; - Zh. Kobalava, Head of Department; - V. Moiseev, Head of Department. The following people received the Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation: - I. Aidrus, ass.professor; - M.Moseykina, professor; - Zh. Puzanova, professor; - V. Sinyachkin, professor; - R.Kh. Abu-Nijim, Head of Department; - O. Maksimova, Deputy-Dean of Ecological Faculty; - S. Koyka, Hostel Superintendent. The following people received Acknowledgement of the Ministry of education and science: - M. Redina, Head of Department; - K. Radkevich, ass.professor. On the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation awarded the Director of the Agrarian and Technological Institutte V. Plyuschikov with a title ‘Honored worker of agriculture of the Russian Federation’ for his hard work and great contribution to training highly-qualified specialists in the sphere of agriculture. The following people received Acknowledgement of the Ministry of Agriculture: - P. Dokukin, Deputy-Dean; - E. Dovletyarova, Deputy-Dean; - V. Vvedensky, Head of Department; - E. Romanova, Deputy-Dean; - M. Nozhevnik, Head of Laboratory; - E. Pakina, ass.professor; - Yu. Elbaev, Head of Department; February RUDN University in faces RUDN UNIVERSITY BIRTHDAY (Anniversary Week) Revaz Ismailovich Sepiashvili Born on January 24, 1955 in a city of Kutaisi in Georgia. He graduated from the Kuban Med- ical Institute in Krasnodar. DSc, professor, Academician of Geor- gian National Academy of Sci- ences. Director of the Institute of Im- munophysiology, President of World Immunopathology Or- ganization (WIPO), President of Union of Allergists and Immu- nologists CIS, President of the Union of Physiology Councils in CIS, honored member of Amer- ican Thoracic Society, ERS (Euro- pean Respiratory Society) Gold Membership card holder. Interests: immunology, aller- gology, pathophysiology, cel- lular therapy, asthma, chronic pulmonary diseases, immunore- habilitation, physiology of the immune system, AIDs. Favorite book: J. London ‘Mar- tin Eden’ What is RUDN University for me: ‘It’s my home, a part of my family, it’s my life’ Advice to the younger genera- tion: ‘Never think that you know everything. Only the stupid can think that he or she does not need to study, that they al- ready know ev- erything’.
  10. 10. FEBRUARY Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 8 February 1 RUDN University and Education February 3 Visit RUDN University February 5 Visit RUDN University February 5 Visit RUDN University February 5 Visit RUDN University February 5 – 12 RUDN University and Education February 6 – 9 Visit RUDN University February 9 – 15 RUDN University Student’s world RUDN University hosted the last (on-campus) stage of ‘United Inter-University Mathematical Competition’for schoolchildren of 9-11th grades from Moscow, Moscow region and other regions of the country. There were 69 participants, 53 of which were schoolchildren studying in the 11th grade. 14 schoolchildren became winners of the first, second and third prizes. Representatives of the Free University of Brussels Christine Titkhart and Anne Peters paid an of- ficial visit to RUDN University. During their stay at the University they discussed current matters of effective cooperation in future. Christine Titkhart offered a speaking practice workshop to the students of basic course in Esperanto. Within the frame of 55th Anniversary of RUDN University a delega- tion from Soka University (Japan) visited the Faculty of humanities and social sciences. The Vice-Rector of the Soka University Khiroto- mo Teranishi, the Director of International department Masaru Osa- nai, professor Micuru Eguti and professor Stella Valria Sivakova had a meeting with the Faculty administration. Doctor Honoris Causa of RUDN University, professor of political sci- ence, Director of the Centre for management and government pol- icy of Carlton University (Canada) Piotr Dutkevich visited RUDN University. RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov gave him a warm welcome. During his stay at RUDN University, the Professor met with RUDN University students and made a report on the topics of‘Insta- bility and uncertainty in the world – reasons and consequences’. A delegation from the Manama University (Bahrain) visited RUDN University.The President of the Manama University Ibrahim Mohammed Janahi, who participated in the ceremony of signing the framework agreement, emphasized the importance of developing cooperation between two universities in the spheres of education and scientific research. ‘School for innovation development-2015’ was held at RUDN University. The major goal of the School was to develop innovational fields at RUDN University by attracting students to carry out research and break-through projects. RUDN University graduates and post-graduates of the Fac- ulty of Science, Economics, Engineering, Ecology as well as Medical and Agrarian and technolog- ical institutes participated in the event. Within the framework of the event, lectures in ‘Research and innovation contests for the young: steps to success’, ‘Innovation and innovation manage- ment’,‘Innovative marketing’were carried out. Within the celebration of the 55th Anniversary of RUDN Univer- sity, a delegation of representatives from the Green building industry from the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, EU, Jor- dan and Cambodia visited the Ecological Faculty (RUDN Univer- sity). During their visit the delegation held a number of meet- ings which were also attended by the RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov, representative from IES company in the European region (RuGBC) M. Farrell and the CEO of the Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC) G.A. Imza. The major topic of discussion was the launching of an inter-disciplinary master’s degree program‘Green building and spatial devel- opment of territories’and the necessity of international community to support educational pro- grams in green building, scientific and research works and academic mobility of students at the Ecological and Engineering faculties at RUDN University. The University held culture days of students from Cameroon. Within the frame of culture days national exhibitions of the fra- ternity, the conference ‘The role of the youth in the develop- ment of Cameroon’ and the evening in the RUDN University In- terclub were organized and attended by the RUDN University administration. A tournament in mini-football also took place on the same day in the RUDN University Physical and recreational centre. Taisia Nikolayevna Matulis She was born on February 2, 1930, in Moscow. When she was a kid, she wanted to become a lawyer, but then she changed her mind and decided to join the Faculty of History. She graduated from the Lo- monosov State Moscow Uni- versity with honors. She speaks Czech, Polish and English. Ph.D. in Pedagogy, professor-trainer, professor of the Department of History of Russia, academician of Russian Academy of Natural sciences, academician of Inter- national Academy of Pedagog- ical Education, Veteran of the RUDNUniversity.T.Matulisisthe author of more than 100 works. Interests: history of Russian uni- versities in XVIII-XIX c.; meth- ods of teaching history to inter- national students in secondary and higher school; education and pedagogy in the history of world civilizations. Favorite book: Encyclopedia ‘Wisdom of the millennium’ Life motto: ‘Only forward, over- come difficulties’ Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Love Russia, there is no other coun- try like that in the whole world!’.
  11. 11. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary FEBRUARY www.rudn.ru 9 February 10 RUDN University and Education February 14 RUDN University in the world February 14-15 RUDN University and Education February 15 RUDN University in sports February 16 RUDN University in science February 16 – 18 RUDN University Student’s world February 20 RUDN University holidays A meeting dedicated to the Russian Diplomatic worker’s day took place at RUDN University. It was not the first time when celebration on this occasion took place at RUDN Uni- versity. This professional holiday serves the interests of the Russian government to strengthen national identity and its grounds, i.e. international affairs service, development of patriotism and pride for our Motherland and its history. Association of Pakistani Alumni from Russian and CIS universities celebrated 55th Anniversary of RUDN University at the Russian scientific and cultural centre in Pakistan. RUDN University alum- ni and friends arrived to participate in the celebration. The Vice-General Councilor of Russia in Karachi A.V. Fedorov and the Director of the Russian scientific and cultural centre S.L. Kuznetsov attended the official opening ceremony. The celebration night included an official opening cer- emony, toasts and congratulations, movie preview ‘RUDN University Today’ devoted to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, small talks about the university and reception. Final round of the Inter-regional competition of schoolchildren‘Highest probe’attracted school- children of 7-11 grades to compete in the spheres of law (199 participants), journalism (122 par- ticipants) and literature (227 participants). The Director of the Institute of Law O.A. Yastrebov and the Dean of the Philological Faculty V.V. Barabash met with the parents and schoolchildren, the participants of the competition in law, journalism and literature in order to promote the university and attract the schoolchil- dren to come and study at RUDN University. RUDN University, in cooperation with the High- er School of Economics, offered a ‘Workshop in how to negotiate’ to the participants of the competition in journalism and a mind game ‘Literature mascaraed’ to the participants in the competition in literature. The final game of the tournament in mini-football organized by Association of Students from Af- rican countries (ASSAFSTU-RUDN University) which was scheduled for the winter holidays, took place today.The winners were the team from Cote d’Ivoir.The second came the team from Ango- la, the third was the team from Morocco. The big event‘The Day of Science’was organized at the Faculty of Humanities and social scienc- es. A number of round-table sessions were held then which covered all the spheres of studies of- fered at the Faculty. Leading specialists from the top Russian scientific and research institutions visited the Faculty. The section of ‘History’hosted the representatives of the Russian Geographi- cal Society M.V. Zakharova (a Counsellor to Executive Office of the Russian Geographical Society) and A.V. Kluychko (an expert in the sphere of media-projects of the Expedition Centre of RGS in North Federal District). An outstanding Russian scientist, the Director of the Institute of Sociolo- gy of RAS, academician M.K. Gorshkov joined the Section of‘Sociology’. Soloists of the Interclub vocal studios ‘Preobrazhenie’, ‘Radu- ga’,‘Orfei’participated in the XIII Contest of the Patriotic songs ‘Gvozdika’devoted to the 70th Anniversary of WWII. The results of the Contest are as following: Laureate in the nomination‘Patriotic song’were: 1st laureate was Kristina Abdel Kadel (Jordan, Preobrazhenie studio) 2nd laureate was Leyla Gargacova (Russia, Raduga studio) 3rd laureate was Alina Shorina (Russia, Preobrazhenie) 4th laureate was Artur Correia (Cape Verde, Raduga studio) RUDN University Faculties and Institutes celebrated Russian Cheese Fare Week (Maslenitsa). Foreign students expressed great interest in the Russian traditions and with great pleasure tried Rus- sian home-made pancakes. Gennady Alekseevich Ermolaev He was born on February 15, 1955, in the Kuibyshev dis- trict, village of Niz. He graduat- ed from the Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Faculty of Economics and Law. He has been working for RUDN Univer- sity since 1976, he started as a laundry operator and achieved the position of a Vice-Rector for Administrative work. His child- hood dream was to become a school teacher. He is fond of classical works of the Russian lit- erature. He prefers staying opti- mistic about the future. What is RUDN University for me:‘It’s my job and devotion’. Life motto: ‘Treat people the same way you would like to be treated’. Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Never be afraid of any work’. View of the future:‘Be optimis- tic about the future’.
  12. 12. FEBRUARY Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 10 February 24 – 27 RUDN University Student’s world February 25 Visit RUDN University February 26 – 28 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions February 26 – 28 RUDN University Student’s world February 27 RUDN University Student’s world February 27 RUDN University in the world February 28 RUDN University in the world February RUDN University in faces The University held culture days of students from the Dominican Republic. In the frame of culture days national exhibitions of the fraternity were held, films were shown and the evening concert and disco were organized. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt in Russia, Mr. Mohammed Elbadri and Embassy officers met Egyptian undergraduate and post-graduate students studying at RUDN University in the assembly hall of the Building of the Faculty of Russian language and general disciplines. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia participated in the 41st Annual international exhibition‘Education and career – XXI century’. The event took place in the Gostiniy Dvor Guest House. There were exhibitions presented by more than 300 universities, colleges, professional oriented centres of Mos- cow and Russia and more than 20 foreign educational institu- tions. The visitors had an opportunity to receive information, talk to the teaching staff and Admission Committee members, representatives of different facul- ties and institutes in RUDN University. Soloists of RUDN University folklore studio ‘Raduga’ participated in the international vocal contest‘Voice of future’held in Tobolsk. The students successfully represented the university and received their awards in the end. 1st laureate in the nomination ‘Small forms-the young team’ was a trio Bazi Vingle (Haiti) Natan Massena (Haiti), Ar- tur Correia (Cape Verde), 2nd laureate was a duet Bazi Vingle (Haiti), Natan Massena (Haiti), 3rd laureate was a duet Ansta Razdraniriana (Madagascar). 2nd laureates in the nomination ‘Soloists’ was Natan Massena (Haiti) and Artur Cor- reia(Cape Verde). Diploma holders: Ansta Razdraniriana (Madagascar), Bazi Vingle (Haiti). The University held National Exhibitions of students from Oman and Tunis. National souvenirs, costumes, books, booklets, catalogues and other cultural attributes were exhibited. The capital of Bangladesh, the City of Dhaka held a meeting dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. The event was organized by the Association of Soviet (Russian) Alumni in Ban- gladesh. Celebrations dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN Uni- versity took place in India. Members of the Indian Association of Russian (Soviet) Alumni gathered in the Russian Centre of science and culture, which is located in New Delhi, in order to take part in the official ceremony dedicated to the celebra- tion of 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. The official cer- emony started with an exhibition ‘Studying in the USSR/RUDN University – those golden years’. The organization of the event was taken over by the Delhi Alumni Association. RUDN University academics were awarded with the President awards in various fields of scientific research. We congratulate: E.A. Degtereva, Ph.D. holder in Economics, ass.prof. of the De- partment of Marketing, as she has won the President of Russia Scholarship and the state support of young Russian scientists - Ph.D. holders (contest YC-2015, field of studies: special technologies) K.M. Belikova, Dr. in Law, Prof. at the Department of Civil and Labor Law as she won a Scholarship and state support of young Russian scientists – Dr. of sciences in the field of‘Legal regulation of labor relations, complicated with foreign elements in the BRICS countries’’. N.V. Badaeva, Ph.D. holder in Law, ass.prof. at the Department of Civil and Labor Law, as she won the President of Russia Scholarship and the state support of young Russian scientists - Ph.D. hold- ers, field of research:‘Perspectives of harmonization of private law in the countries of EurAsEc’ Kira Nikolaevna Dubrovina She was born on February 18, 1935, in Moscow. She graduated the Lomonosov Moscow State University with honors. Ph.D. in Philology, professor of Depart- ment of the General and Russian Linguistics. Honored veteran of the RUDN University. She was awarded with the Badge of 25th Anniver- sary of RUDN University, Badge of the 40th Anniversary of RUDN University, Badge of the 50th Anniversary of RUDN Universi- ty, a Badge ‘Veteran of Labour’. In 2011, she received the major prize of International academic publishing company ‘Nauka’ for the best publication in the area of Humanities’ (Encyclopedia of Biblical phrasal verbs) She is the author of more than 110 works. Interests: lexicology, lexicogra- phy, phraseology (including bib- lical phraseology), stylistics. Favourite book: M. Bulgakov ‘Master and Margarita’, I. Ilf and E. Petrov ’TheTwelve Chairs’. What is RUDN University for me: ‘It’s a place where there are many friends and where I feel comfortable working’.
  13. 13. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary MARCH www.rudn.ru 11 RUDN University KVN team‘Chistie prudi’won the 1st prize in the 16th round of theTV First League of KVN International Unity. The University held Culture days of students from Jamaica. In the frame of Culture days nation- al exhibitions of the fraternity took place in different buildings of the University. Students orga- nized a disco-night in the Interclub of RUDN University, a mini-football tournament and the eve- ning concert in the RUDN University assembly hall. RUDN University held national fraternities exhibitions of stu- dents from Bulgaria and Moldova in the hall of the main RUDN University building. National souvenirs, costumes, books, book- lets, catalogs and other national attributes of Bulgaria and Mol- dova were presented at the exhibition. Regional academic Director of EF English First I.I. Sedov, RUDN University graduate, visited RUDN University. The meeting was arranged as a part of the curricular practical training (psychological and pedagogic) of the Bachelor degree students. At the meeting I.I. Sedov offered RUDN Univer- sity to sign an Agreement with EF English First where RUDN University students could undergo teaching training. RUDN University Days, dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University, took place in Lebanon. The organizer of the events was the Association of Soviet and Russian Alumni in Lebanon. On March 4th , the Ambassador of RF in Lebanon, A.S. Zasipkin and Cultural and educational Attaché S.A. Vorobiev welcomed the RUDN University delegation in Lebanon. During their visit the RUDN University delegation discussed matters of Lebanese students’ enrollment at RUDN Uni- versity and decreasing education quotas for Lebanese students. During their stay in Lebanon, the RUDN University delegation visited the St. Joseph’s University where they reached an agree- ment to create a working group consisting of the representatives of the RUDN University Med- ical Institute; the RUDN University delegation also had a meeting with A.A. Akhmetov, Head of the Russian cultural centre in Beirut and the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Lebanon; a meeting with alumni from RUDN University and other Russian universities took place in the cities of Nabatieh and Tir. On March 5, the RUDN University delegation was welcomed by the Adnan Sayyed Hussein, the President of the Lebanese University. It was the same day when the Associ- ation of the Soviet alumni in Lebanon arranged a reception dedicated to the 45th Anniversary of the Association which was attended by the Ambassador of RF in Lebanon, Counsellor of the RF in Lebanon and the Counsellor of Ukraine in Lebanon. RUDN University hosted the final round of a student con- test “You’re Simply the Best-2015”. The event was attended by honoured guests, RUDN University partners in the sphere of education, i.e. A.I. Khrapach, CEO of‘InterAcadem’interna- tional educational agency, and M.L. Prikhodko, Chief Officer. E. Pankratova, a student from the Department of Ling-uistics won the Title ‘Miss the Best’ and was awarded with a Certifi- cate for a 2-weeks’internship in Kaplan schools in Great Britain and the USA. A number of events devoted to the International Women’s Day took place in RUDN University In- terclub: a conference‘An increasing role of a woman in the African community’and a gala night- the concert of African Students Association. Teachers of the Philological Faculty (RUDN University), Department of the Russian language and methods of its teaching E.N. Baryshnikova and assistant I.I. Rybakova organized a concert on March 8th at the academic centre of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. The concert was ded- icated to the International Women’s Day. Students, who study the Russian language in San Domin- go, sang songs about women and for women in Russian. The concert was attended by the Repre- sentatives from the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic, Association of Soviet and Russian alumni and by many other popular political figures from the Province of Altagracia. March 1 – 6 RUDN University Student’s world March 1 – 13 RUDN University Student’s world March 2 RUDN University Student’s world March 3 Visit RUDN University March 4 – 7 RUDN University in the world March 5 RUDN University Student’s world March 6 RUDN University Student’s world March 8 RUDN University in the world Nailya Garifovna Valeeva Born on February 22, 1955. Ph.D. in Pedagogy, professor. She is the author of 187 works. Current occupation: Head of Foreign Languages Department, Eco- logical Faculty. She was award- ed with diplomas of RUDN Uni- versity Administration and the RUDN University Academic Council. Interests: linguistics, linguo-di- dactics, translation and transla- tion studies, cross-cultural com- munication. What is RUDN University for me:‘RUDN University is the best university in Russia’. Life motto: Per aspera ad astra View of the future: ‘Future is wonderful!’
  14. 14. MARCH Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 12 University Championship in Ping-pong ‘RUDN University Golden racket’ was held in the Physical and recreational centre at RUDN University. The organizers of the event were Sport club‘Druzhba’, the Faculty of Physical education and sport and Association of Russian Student Sports Clubs. The major goal of the championship was to attract as many people as possible to doing sports and ex- ercises on a regular basis. More than 50 athletes competed for the title of‘RUDN University Golden racket’. The winner of the Championship and the holder of the title‘RUDN University Golden rack- et’among men became Andrey Martynenko and Emma Enkhtaivan - among women. Director of ‘Group IB’ I.K. Sachkov gave an open lecture on ‘Cy- ber-crime: facts, people, countermeasures’ at the Faculty of Hu- manities and social sciences. With the rapid development of the informational technologies the number of crimes against busi- nesses today is increasing immensely. In 2013, the cyber-crime ef- fect totaled to 27 bln $. It was not just a potential threat but the actual money that the hackers had stolen from the companies and ordinary people. In order to give a precise evaluation to the risks of the informational securi- ty, we need to know the people who are on the other side of the law. During his lecture, I.K. Sac- hkov discussed the following matters: - What is cyber-crime today? - Who are those hackers who get into our systems and steal our money? - How was the investigation of the biggest cases carried out? - What are the true motives behind hacking? - What is the structure of the cyber-crime market, how does it develop and what shall the owners of businesses today be ready for? RUDN University held national fraternity exhibitions of students from hot Cuba. National souvenirs, costumes, books, booklets, catalogs and other national attributes distinguishing the Cuban culture were presented at the exhibition. A gala night devoted to the festival of Spring “Mercishor”was arranged in Interclub by Moldavi- an students. Students of the Faculty of Humanities and social sciences participat- ed in the meeting with Pierre Helg, the Extraordinary and Plenipoten- tiary Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, who dis- cussed the ‘Perspectives and development of Swiss-Russian relations in the spheres of political, economic and humanitarian cooperation’. A concert, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Ophthalmology, took place in the RUDN University Main building. University administration officers, Director of the Medical Institute A.U. Abramov, the heads and teaching staff of the leading Russian universities, special- ists in Ophthalmology arrived to congratulate the Department on such an important occasion. Supported by the Department of Latin America and the Embassy of Republic of Guatemala, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Re- public of Guatemala in the Russian Federation Prof. Herbert Estuardo Mene- ses Coronado gave an open lecture on ‘The culture of Maya and ecology in the Republic of Guatemala’to the students of the Ecological Faculty at RUDN University. The Agrarian and Technological Institute, Department of Soil Science and Farming held a‘Univer- sity Saturday clean-up Day’for students and schoolchildren of high school. What is more, the Fac- ulty also held a workshop‘Use of unmanned flying vehicles’where the speakers demonstrated the technology of monitoring natural resources, solving land and other issues with the help of un- manned flying vehicles and system of operative cartography. March 11 RUDN University in sports March 11 Visit RUDN University March 11 RUDN University Student’s world March 11 RUDN University Student’s world March 12 Visit RUDN University March 12 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions March 12 Visit RUDN University March 14 RUDN University and Education Natalya Vladimirovna Syulkova She was born on February 22, 1965, in the town of Orsha in Be- lorussia. She wanted to become a doctor when she was a child. She graduated the Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Ph.D. in Philology. Now she is acting Vice-Rector for interna- tional activity. Interests: international educa- tion, export of educational ser- vices. Favourite book: Poems by A. Akhmatova and B. Okudzhava What is RUDN University for me:‘It’s life’. Life motto:‘Never give up’. Advice to the younger genera- tion: ‘Dare and things will hap- pen’
  15. 15. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary MARCH www.rudn.ru 13 Samsung Electronics Company and RUDN University signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of social and educational project‘IT SAMSUNG SCHOOL’. The RUDN Univer- sity administration attended the meeting: RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov, L.G. Voskresensky (Dean of the Faculty of Science), El.V. Martynenko (Vice-Rec- tor for PR) and A.P. Efremov (First Vice-Rector). Among the representatives of the Samsung Company were the Director of Department for Corporate rela- tions of Samsung Electronics head-quarters for CIS countries S. Pevnev, manager for educational programs of the Samsung Electronics Scientific and research centre S.Yun. The project‘IT SAMSUNG SCHOOL’is aimed at helping to prepare future IT engineers, that is the aim which corresponds to the goals in the educational sphere in Russia today. Moreover, it is aimed to help students in professional orientation and to increase their interest in the sphere of IT-innovations. The curriculum includes a course of Introduction to IT and Programming for the high school schoolchildren (10th grades mainly). The project was to be launched in all secondary schools, lyceums, gymnasiums and institutions for continuous education in Russia. A compre- hensive and integrated approach of the Samsung School is a technical basis of the project and in order to make the educational process more attractive they use an interactive board, i.e. Sam- sung 75” LCD-panel and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablets, as well as Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite laptops. The Samsung School approach ensures complete engagement of students in the educational process by using interactive approach along with educational materials and any other addition- al materials (chosen by the teacher). Within the current project Samsung Electronics also provides support in the educational process. Education project ‘IT School Samsung’ is a free educational course. Students can be enrolled to the program upon the result of their admission tests. Student chess tournament took place at the Faculty of the Russian language and general disciplines. Several dozens of students took part in the tournament. RUDN University team of Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot took part in the VI Moscow Pre-Moot, devoted to the preparation to the 22nd International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienne (Austria). The Pre-moot took place in the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Among the par- ticipants were 20 teams from the leading Law Universities of Russia, Germany, Belorussia, Turkey, Switzerland and the USA. RUDN University team displayed high level of preparation and self-or- ganization and took the 1st prize in the contest. The language of the competition was English. RUDN University hosted the XVI Culture week of the stu- dents from the Middle East (a Week of the Arab culture). RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov and Mr. H. E. Faed Mus- tafa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pal- estine to the Russian Federation, delivered speeches at the opening ceremony which took place in the Main building of the University. Within the Week of culture RUDN University students organized a tournament in mini-football, national exhibitions of fraternities from Middle East countries, a round-table ‘Russian-Arab rela- tions in the modern times’, chess tournament among students from the Middle Eastern coun- tries and gala-night which took place in the assembly hall of the RUDN University main building. The Institute of Foreign Languages organized an Open Door Day “Live and Learn”, where they presented educational pro- grams in foreign languages, pedagogy, psychology, family consulting and management‘Lifelong Learning’. Svetlana Vladislavovna Shmeleva She was born on March 8, 1960, in Tomsk. When she was a child, she wanted to become a writer. She graduated from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Law Department, and finished Baltic Federal University (Kalin- ingrad State University), ‘Teach- er of mathematics’. Ph.D. in Sci- ence, Dr. in Pedagogy, associate professor. She is the author of more than 90 works. Interests: administrative laws and regulation of informatiza- tion in Russia and abroad. Favorite book: Saint-Exupéry ‘Little prince’ Life motto: ‘The rule of the dis- tinguished is to cultivate kind- ness and not to quarrel’ (Lao Tzu). Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Work hard for your own sake and for the sake of others’ March 12 RUDN University and Education March 13 RUDN University in sports March 14 – 15 RUDN University and Education March 15 – 20 RUDN University Student’s world March 18 RUDN University and Education
  16. 16. MARCH Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 14 Students of the Medical Institute participated in the Inter-University student conference ‘Con- temporary issues of child surgery and intensive therapy’which took place at the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. Interclub creative teams participated in the VIII Moscow Youth patriotic contest «Spring 1945». The Preobrazhenie, Orfei, Raduga studios as well as dancing ensemble ‘Rhythms of friendship’ had absolutely enlifting and mesmerizing performances. Supported by the Non-government Ecological Fund named after Vernadsky and Helmholtz As- sociation, the Ecological Faculty held a scientific and research seminar for the Vernadsky schol- arship holders ‘Environment management and ecological security in regions’. The major aim of the seminar was to create teams of intellectual youth in order to work on common scientific and research projects. Within a joint-program ‘Pritok’ initiated by RUDN University and Moscow Domodedovo Airport, RUDN University organized an outdoor Open Doors Day in the gymnasium of Ramenskoe. The following departments participated in the event:‘Unikum’Centre, Faculty of Humanities and so- cial sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Ecology, Institutes of Medicine and Law. RUDN University Institute of Foreign Languages hosted a Week of Second foreign languages.The educational project is one of the most important events in the cultural and scientific life of the In- stitute. The Project was dedicated to several events such as theYear of the Spanish language and literature in Russia, Year of the German language and literature in Russia, Year of the Chinese lan- guage and literature in Russia.The Project was aimed to encourage students to learn more about cross-cultural communication and country studies. The University held culture days of students from the Republic of Columbia. In the frame of cul- ture days students organized national exhibitions, demonstrated a Columbian film ‘Mateo’, held a conference ‘Columbia – the art of the world’, a gala-concert in the assembly hall of the RUDN University main building and a tournament in mini-football. Columbian students visited School #1329 where they also gave a fiery concert and presented their country. A musical lectorium‘Muses also fought’dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Vistory over Fas- cism was organized by Prof. Frolov at the Medical Institute. The core idea was to perform the po- ems and songs from the times of the WWII . The University held culture days of students from the Republic of Kazakh- stan. In the frame of culture days students organized national exhibitions, presented a Kazakh film and arranged a gala-night in the assembly hall in the RUDN University main building. XI Scientific conference among undergraduate and post-graduate students and young scientists ‘Contemporary issues of the international relations and world politics’ took place at the Faculty of humanities and social sciences. ‘Kulturnoe prostranstvo’ club initiated a fantastic and unique holiday of national costumes. Stu- dents from different countries made very nice presentations where they told about the origins of their national costumes.The audience had an opportunity to get acquainted with the national costumes of the following countries: Angola, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Vietnam, Guinea-Bis- sau, Zambia, India, Jordan, Yemen, Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Syria and Turkmenistan. Svetlana Andreevna Koyka She was born on March 17, 1960 in Moldovan Republic, USSR, vil- lage Bubuieci. Graduated from Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. PhD in agricultur- al sciences, associate professor. Head of the internship program ‘Planting’, Agricultural and Tech- nological Institute. Interests: orcharding, orchard development in the world. What is RUDN University for me: ‘It’s all my life. The universi- ty helped me to develop myself and gave me a ticket to Life’. View of future: ‘Creativity at work, independence, the op- portunity to use experience and knowledge, to be of use to oth- ers’. Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Happy family is a key to personal happiness. Interesting job you love is a key to person- al fulfilment. These two are the conditions that make your life complete and meaningful’. March 19 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions March 20 – 31 RUDN University Student’s world March 20 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions March 21 RUDN University and Education March 23 – 27 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions March 23 – 31 RUDN University Student’s world March 25 RUDN University Student’s world March 25 – 27 RUDN University Student’s world March 27 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions March 27 RUDN University Student’s world
  17. 17. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary APRIL www.rudn.ru 15 Agrarian and technological institute in RUDN University, in cooperation with the Federal Agency for State Support for Agricultural Insurance (AFAESA) and the Russian Agriculture Ministry, organized the III Scientific and research conference ‘Independent expertise in agricultural insurance. Perspectives of development’. Interclub creative teams participated in the XXII Moscow Student festival‘FESTOS - 2015’.‘Raduga’studio,‘Orfei’studio and other dancing groups from Ecuador, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, ensemble ‘Legends of mountains’, ‘Rhythms of friendship’ and ‘Preobrazhenie’studio presented RUDN University. The University held culture days of students from Nepal. In the frame of the culture days RUDN University students held a round- table discussion‘Modern Nepal: Country. People. Culture’.The event also featured national exhibitions of the fraternity, demonstration of a documentary movie and gala-night. RUDN University participated in the conference ‘Scientometrics and perspectives of its use in evaluation and planning of science in Russia’, which was organized by the Thomson Reuters Company. The main topics of discussion were: the current state of science in Russia, strategies of its development, the present and the future of scientific project management, presentation of the book ‘Introduction to scientometrics: indicators of development of sciences and technologies’, modern informational resources and solutions in scientometrics. Department of theory and history of journalism held an International conference ‘Perspectives of world journalism: the history and the modern times’. The conference proceeded a dialogue traditionally established between RUDN University undergraduate and postgraduate students, leading scientists and researchers on the issues of journalism in Russia and in the world. The representatives from countries of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova and Uzbekistan as well as various educational institutions. i.e. from the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow Institute of International Relations (University) MFA RF, Surgut State Pedagogical University, Bashkir state university, Rostov state university of economics, journalists-researchers from international informational agency ‘Russia today’ participated in the conference. The book of Conference proceedings was published to cover the main points of discussion at the conference. Final concert to mark the end of the University contest ’70 years of the Great Victory’ took place at RUDN University. During the concert the results of the Contest were announced. The results of the contest are: 1st prize – Institute of Hotel Business and Tourism. 2nd prize – Institute of Foreign Languages and Institute of Law. 3rd prize- Philological Faculty Medical Institute launched a unique project of Separate collection of waste. RUDN University volunteers established special rubbish bins on every floor of the RUDN University buildings, which could be used by the teaching staff and students to throw rubbish in and, thus, follow the internationally recognized classification of waste collection. Separate collection of waste in RUDN University is a project initiated by RUDN University students and strongly supportedbytheuniversityadministration.Themaingoalistointegrateecologicalmanagement at University and, therefore, decrease the negative effect on the environment. Alexandr Vitalievich Ermakov He was born on March 19, 1955, in Gorky district. He graduat- ed from the Faculty of Econom- ics and Law, Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University. Award- ed with diplomas and badges from the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF (‘Hon- ored Worker of Higher Educa- tion of the Russian Federation’, ‘Honored worker in the sphere of youth policy of the Russian Federation’), badge of honor from the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the Certificate of Honor from the Moscow City Duma. Current position: Head of the Department for work with students. Interests: history of internation- al relations. Favorite book: I. Efremov ‘An- dromache nebula’. What is RUDN University for me: ‘The university became my destiny. I have been working here for more than 30 years. I met my wife here, who is teach- ing at the Department of Civil and Labour Law. My two daugh- ters graduated from RUDN Uni- versity’. Life motto: ‘Al- ways believe in destiny and luck!’ Advice to the younger gen- eration: Be persistent, hard-working and tolerant’. April 3 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 4 – 20 RUDN University Student’s world April 7 – 12 RUDN University Student’s world April 8 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 8 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 8 RUDN University Student’s world April 13 RUDN University Student’s world
  18. 18. APRIL Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 16 RUDN University hosted ‘Mr.Agrarian Faculty-2015’ which is equally popular as ‘Miss Agrarian Faculty’, which became a nice tradition at the Faculty. The winner of the Contest ‘Mr. Agrarian Faculty-2015’ was Gagik Nahapetyan, Vice-Mr. was Uzeir Fahatov, Audience Award went to Alim Akhumashev. RUDNUniversityhostedthetraditionallyheldfolklorefestival‘Nations of Russia’. It’s been the 21st consecutive year of the festival where individual performers and student groups from all parts of Russia come to display different unique instruments and national costumes. They familiarize foreign students with traditional songs and dances and give an opportunity to learn more about the national diversity of our big country. During the days of the festival national exhibitions and workkshops were held and attended by foreign students. There the students could see all national costumes, ornaments, household items of small and bigger nations in Russia. Celebration dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University took place in Nepal. During those days solemn meetings and themed seminar ‘Development of ties between academic institutions of Russia, CIS countries and Nepal’were organized. The core topic of discussion was the development of cooperation between universities of Russia, CIS countries and Nepal in the spheres of education, science and culture. RUDN University Alumni from Nepal and other Russian and soviet universities and their families and other social figures attended the meeting. The University held national exhibitions of fraternities of Antigua and Barbuda. National souvenirs, costumes, books, booklets, catalogues and other cultural attributes were exhibited. A delegation from the State of Palestine headed by President Mahmoud Abbas who was on an official visit to Moscow upon the invitation of the Russian Federation visited RUDN University. The delegation was welcomed by A.P. Efremov, Acting Rector, First Vice-Rector – First Vice-Rector for educational matters. During the meeting, the parties noted the contribution of RUDN University in the preparation of highly-qualified specialists for Palestine. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas was awarded the honorary title of RUDN University Doctor Honoris Causa upon the Decree of the RUDN University Academic Council on April 6th, 2015. The corresponding Diploma and regalia were given to him at a solemn ceremony. During his visit to RUDN University Mr. Mahmoud Abbas signed the Guest Book. RUDN University hosted a Culture week of students from Palestine. During the week national exhibitions of the fraternity, a round-table and a gala-night took place in the assembly hall in the RUDN University Interclub. As part of the celebration dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of theVictory in theWWII the Faculty of humanities and social sciences, Department of History of Russia held an All-Russia scientific conference among undergraduate and postgraduate students and young scientists‘WWII 1941- 1945: courage and triumph of the soviet nation’. Tatyana Fedorovna Minyazeva ShewasbornonMarch30,1955, inDzerzhinsk,Gorkydistrict.She graduated from Lomonosov MSU. Dr. in Law, professor. She is the author of more than 150 works including monographs, textbooks, course-books and ar- ticles. Awarded with a badge of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs 200th Anniversary, Cer- tificate of Honor from the Minis- try of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. She su- pervised 18 postgraduate the- ses and 1 doctorate dissertation. Loves poetry and collects dolls. Interests: individualization of the criminal responsibility and execution of criminal sanctions. Life motto: ‘Don’t give up. The heart beats with the thought of the future’. View of the future: ‘Optimistic. There’s more to come!’ April 9 RUDN University Student’s world April 10 – 17 RUDN University Student’s world April 14 RUDN University in the world April 14 RUDN University Student’s world April 14 Visit RUDN University April 14 – 18 RUDN University Student’s world April 15 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions
  19. 19. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary APRIL www.rudn.ru 17 An amateur chess tournament for the ‘RUDN University Planet’ Cup took place in the RUDN University main building. The tournament took place within the ceremonial events dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. Among participants were the students and teaching and academic staff of the University as well as the members of the State Duma, members of the Russian Federation Council, representatives of the Russian Government, diplomats from many other countries including such figures as Mr. Alexander Ageev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Law and State Construction, Dmitry Gorovtsov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-corruption,Viktor Likhorev, Representative of Central Office of the Russian State Duma. Grand Master Igor Gleck held a simultaneous game session for those willing to participate. The winner of the tournament was Dmitry Zamega, a RUDN University graduate from the Faculty of Science in 2005 who is currently holding a position of an assistant of a member of the Russian State Duma. The 1st award for the best result among women was given to Maya Gvilava, who totaled 5.5. points. The prize winners were awarded with Cups, medals and diplomas of different degrees respectively. RUDN University hosted the XIII ‘Fair of ideas at Yugo-Zapad’. This year 498 schoolchildren from 5 to 11 grades from schools from Moscow, Moscow region and the Republic of Belorussia participatedinthecontestofprojectsandresearchworks.Intotal there were 241 project works in various fields of studies offered at RUDN University. More than 220 experts, representatives of the Faculties and Institutes in RUDN University, evaluated the project works within 5 scientific and academic fields, which were presented in the form of poster sessions and open public platforms. RUDN University hosted the IX Culture week of students from African countries. During the week the following events took place: tournament in mini-football, meeting of the African cinema-club, national exhibitions of the fraternities, a round- table ‘Creole languages of the African countries’ and a gala- night in the assembly hall in the University main building. Faculty of Science held an All-Russian conference (with international participants)‘informational and tele-communicational technologies and mathematic modelling of highly-technological systems’. Medical Institute successfully held a Russian-Norwegian conference in somatic aspects of alcohol- induced damages. The conference was organized by the teaching staff from the Department of hospital therapy. Delegation from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) headed by its Rector, Prof. P.Mitkas, visited RUDN University. The delegation consisted of Prof. J.N. Kazasis, President of the Cetre of Greek language of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and D. Fotiadis, International relations Department Senior Officer. RUDN University Rector V.M. Filippov welcomed the guests. During the meeting the parties exchanged their opinions concerning the current state of cooperation between the Russian and Greek universities. The Greek party expressed their interest in establishing and developing cooperation with RUDN University in the spheres of education and scientific research. The priority in the fields of cooperation were given to the joint Master degree programs and programs in Russian as a foreign language, academic staff and student exchange programs including the programs within the European program ‘Erasmus-plus’. The meeting resulted in signing a Cooperation Agreement and Work Program for 2015-2017. Alexandr Ivanovich Gromov He was born on April 8, 1945, in the village of Chernish, Smo- lensk district. He graduated from the Lumumba Peoples’ Friend- ship University. Ph.D. in Science, associate professor. Current oc- cupation: Head of the Depart- ment of mathematics and com- puter science. He is the author of more than 100 works. Interests: queuing theory (Ph.D. thesis); pedagogy, methodol- ogy. Favorite book: Tvardovsky‘Stra- na Muraviya’ Life motto: ‘Never regret any- thing from the past’ Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Love and enjoy the work that you are destined to do’. April 16 RUDN University in sports April 17 – 18 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 19 – 24 RUDN University Student’s world April 20 – 24 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 21 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 22 Visit RUDN University
  20. 20. APRIL Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 18 Musical salon ‘Musical planet’ devoted to the topic ‘We brought spring to the Planet’ took place in the assembly hall of the University main building. The event was dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of WWII and attended by the veterans of WWII, teaching staff, university employees and RUDN University students. RUDN University held culture days of students from Mexico. As part of the Culture days program, students organized national exhibitions and demonstrated Mexican movies. FacultyofHumanitiesandsocialscienceshostedVIAnnualInter-Universityscientificandresearch conference ‘Languages and cultures in the age of globalization: functioning, perspectives of development and interaction’. Ensemble‘Rhythms of friendship’organized a gala-night at RUDN University.The program of the concert included the most fiery performances which are so much loved by the audience: a number of dances dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in WWII, traditional dances of various nations, popular songs performed by the graduates from the Classical Vocal Studio. RUDN University held national fraternities exhibitions of students from Chechen Republic. National souvenirs, costumes, books, booklets, catalogs and other national attributes of the Chechen Republic were presented at the exhibition. All-Russian scientific and research student conference ‘Law, society, state: issues in theory and history’ was held at the Institute of Law. The organizers were the Department of Theory and History of state and law. The conference was aimed to attract the students to the issues in theory and history of legislation, to search for new approaches in understanding and comparative analysis of the aspects of legislation. The best works, presented at the conference, were included in the book of the Conference proceedings, which was to be published after the conference. It was the 7th time that RUDN University students visited the children’s holiday camp ‘Lesnoy gorodok’ (Pushkin district, Moscow oblast). 50 RUDN University post-graduate and graduate students, representatives of the RUDN University Student Council, RUDN University Hostel Council, Women’s Committee, student committees of the Faculties and Institutes, fraternities and other foreign student organizations, participated in the trip. The final event of the socially-oriented volunteer project ‘From the first person’ was held in the assembly hall at RUDN University Interclub. The representatives of Vladimir Potanin Charity Foundation, schoolchildren and head-masters of the schools of South-West Administrative District and Istrinsky district in Moscow, representatives of RUDN University administration, teaching and academic staff and RUDN University students attended the event. The University held Culture days of students from Turkey. In the frame of Culture days national exhibitions and demonstration of the movie took place. Within the Francophonie Days the Faculty of Humanities and social sciences opened a Festival of foreign languages. 300 participants including the representatives from the Embassy of France in the Russian Federation, students from all Departments of the Faculty of Humanities and social sciences attended the Festival. Vladimir Mikhailovich Shulyatyev He was born on April 13, 1955, in the village of Lesnie Polyani, Kirov district.When he was a kid, he wanted to become a trainer. He graduated from Lomonosov Arkhangelsk State Pedagogical Institute. Dr. in Pedagogy, professor, hon- ored worker of the higher pro- fessional education of the Russian Federation. Current oc- cupation: Head of Physical edu- cation and sports department. He is the author of over 120 works. He is fond of travelling and sports. Interests:theoryandmethodof physical education. What is RUDN University for me: ‘Place of work where you can apply your knowledge, skills, abilities and competen- cies’. Favorite book: F. Dostoevsky ‘The Karamazov’Brothers’ Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Be yourself in any situa- tion’ April 21 RUDN University Student’s world April 21 – 22 RUDN University Student’s world April 23 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 23 RUDN University Student’s world April 23 RUDN University Student’s world April 24 – 25 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions April 25 – 26 RUDN University Student’s world April 27 RUDN University Student’s world April 27 – 30 RUDN University Student’s world April 29 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions
  21. 21. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary MAY www.rudn.ru 19 International delegation of RUDN University students participated in the work of IV Civil Forum of the Moscow region, which was dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of WWII Victory. The Forum took place in the Museum exhibition complex‘New Jerusalem’. RUDN University hosted a round-table discussion ‘My family during WWII’ which was dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of WWII Victory. A.S. Protopopov, Dr. in History and Veteran of WWII, and A.D. Gladush, Vice-Rector for work with students; A.V. Ermakov, Head of the Department for work with stu- dents, V.A. Borisov, Veteran of the Armed Forces of the Rus- sian Federation, deputy deans, directors, teaching and aca- demic staff and students from all RUDN University faculties and Institutes participated in the Forum. Students delivered their presentations.The best presen- tations were published in the collection of articles‘My family in WWII 1941-1945’. RUDN University co-organized the V International scientific and research conference ‘Future of Europe and Russia in the post-crisis world’(Nice, France). Representatives of Russian and French universities, professors, experts, researchers and post- graduate students participated at the conference. Within the last 5 years due to geographical changes the number of the countries-participants in the conference has gone up. The current conference can be characterized as multidisciplinary, shifting from discussing economic issues to economic and legislative, political, social and ecological issues of development of European countries, Russia and the CIS countries. An international delegation of 100 RUDN University students and officers visited the memorial ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ at the Alexandrovsky Garden (Alexandrovsky Sad) metro station and laid a wreath and flowers to the monument. RUDN University hosted the District student festival ‘Planet South –West’ (in cooperation with the South-West Adminis- trative District Prefect in Moscow). The festival program in- cluded 88 national exhibitions of fraternities and a concert. There were more than 4,000 participants in the festival. RUDN University First Vice-Rector A.P. Efremov, Chairman of WWII Veterans Council of the SWAD in Moscow, Major-General V.V. Sheykin and the Deputy of South-West Administrative District Prefect of Moscow A.A. Sinitsyn delivered speeches at the official opening ceremony of the fes- tival. RUDN University Interclub creative and fraternity groups prepared a big concert featuring: I.‘We pay our dues to those years – songs of war and post-war times’; II.‘Kids of different nations- to WWII veterans’– songs and dances of all world nations; III.‘Bigger circle’– modern dancing music. The final round of the ‘Rector’s Cup-2015’ took place at RUDN University. 6 teams which consisted of Asian students and 1 team of Latin American and Caribbean students participated in the finals. The winners were the team of Indian students. The University held Culture days of students from Abkhazia. In the frame of Culture days national exhibitions of the fraternity and tournament in ping-pong took place in the Interclub. National souvenirs, costumes, books, booklets, catalogs and other national attributes of Abkhazia were presented at the exhibition. RUDN University administration, teaching and academic staff and RUDN University students visited the exhibitions. Vadim Gennadievich Plyuschikov He was born on April 18, 1955, in the village of Gulino, Vitebsk district. He graduated from Lu- mumba Peoples’Friendship Uni- versity. Dr. in agricultural sci- ences, professor, Director of Agrarian and Technological In- stitute, RUDN University. Hon- ored worker of Agriculture of the RF. He is the author of over 200 works. Interests: forecasting, agricul- tural emergency prevention and settlement of the consequences. Favorite book: F. Dostoevsky ‘Crime and punishment’ What is RUDN University for me: ‘It’s everything. Alma ma- ter. Interesting and fruitful work. Life’. Life motto: ‘Move only forward. Agrarian institute forever! I serve Russia and RUDN University’. Advice to the younger gener- ation: ‘Never get upset. Move only forward. There are no un- solvable problems’. May 1 – 2 RUDN University Student’s world May 6 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 6 RUDN University in the world May 6 RUDN University Student’s world May 7 RUDN University holidays May 8 RUDN University in sports May 11 – 16 RUDN University Student’s world
  22. 22. MAY Current Events Magazine www.rudn.ru 20 The University held Culture Week of students from Republic of India. Within the frame of the Culture week there was a round-table discussion organized at the RUDN University Museum headlined ‘Modern India. Issues and perspectives of development’, as well as were national exhibitions of the fraternity, demonstration of an Indian movie and a gala-night which took place in the assembly hall at RUDN University Interclub. Faculty of Science hosted the LI All-Russian scientific and research conference on the issues of dynamics, physics of particles, physics of plasma and optoelectronics. 130 people including RUDN University administration and academic staff, researchers and academicians from the Moscow State University, Ulyanovsk State University, All-Russian research institute of metrological service, RAS Space Research Institute, State pedagogical humanitarian university and other research and educational institutions participated in the conference. Soloists of Preobrazhenie studio Ellina Orlova and Amarzhan Baishev, as well as a singer from the academic vocal studio Bris Fuako participated in a big concert of the Victory Ball‘At 6 o’clock in the evening…’carried out in the Moscow Hermitage Garden. A delegation of the Lebanese University headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Agronomy, Samir Medawar visited RUDN University. Mr. Samir Medawar held negotiations with the Deputy Director of the Agrarian and Technological Institute P.A. Dokukin. Due to the earlier signed agreement on cooperation between the universities, the parties signed a Statement of Work for the faculties to cooperate, which also includes academic and student exchange programs, joint scientific and research programs and organization of conferences. The University held Culture Days of students from Jordan. Within the frame of Culture Days a tournament in football took place in the Sport club ‘Megasphera’, national exhibitions of the fraternity, round-table discussion and demonstration of a movie were also organized by the RUDN University students. Meanwhile, on May 17-24, Amman hosted‘RUDN University Days’on the occasions of the celebration of the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University and 45th Anniversary of the Association “Club of the Jordanian Graduates of the universities and institutes of the former USSR named after Ibn Sina”. The University held Culture Week of students from Peru. In the frame of Culture week national exhibitions of the fraternity and tournament in mini-football, as well as the conference on the topic of ‘Peru today: issues and perspectives of development’, demonstration of a Peruvian movie and a gala-night took place in the assembly hall of the RUDN University main building. IV All-Russian distant scientific and research conference ‘Socio-oriented management in the context of globalization’ was organized by the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics. Main topics of discussion at the conference were current tendencies and issues in the development of socio-oriented management on the examples of companies in Russia, CIS and other foreign countries. I International open student beauty contest ‘Miss Asso- ciation of International Students of Moscow -2015’ took place at RUDN University. Members of the RUDN Universi- ty Interclub studios and creative groups, e.g. Ellina Orlova, Mary Nzhipuakuo, Zhak Bileng from Preobrazhenie stu- dio; Bris Fuako and Raymond Pardamean academic vocal studio, ensemble ‘Rhythms of friendship’, dancing teams of fraternities of Ecuador and Cote D’Ivoire participated in the beauty contest ‘Miss AIS-2015’. The goal of the contest was to develop the sense of beauty and respect towards another culture among the young generation representatives. The winner of the contest was Inna Barabash, a student of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). May 11 – 17 RUDN University Student’s world May 12 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 9 RUDN University Student’s world May 15 Visit RUDN University May 17 – 21 RUDN University Student’s world May 17 – 23 RUDN University Student’s world May 19 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 20 RUDN University Student’s world Alexandr Mikhailovich Zobov Born on April 28, 1955. Graduat- ed from State University of Man- agement. When he was a kid, he wantedtobecomeaforestrang- er. Ph.D. in Economics, associate professor, honored worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation. Current occupation: Head of Depart- ment of Marketing, PFUR. He is the author of over 60 articles and course-books, 23 mono- graphs, 3 textbooks. Interests: strategic marketing, strategic alliances, innovation clusters in nanotech industry, case method in teaching. What is RUDN for me: ‘The op- portunity to work in a leading international university in Rus- sia, fulfil myself as Head of a department which I ran from scratch’. View of future: ‘Russia will overcome all the existing prob- lems and danger and will take its rightful place in the global world’. Life motto: ‘Let’s pay compli- ments to each other…’
  23. 23. All RUDN University: Events, people, commentary MAY www.rudn.ru 21 Round-table session‘Medical worker-2015’was held at RUDN University for the students of the Medical Institute. The main topics of discussion were the current matters and issues of modern medicine. IV Annual scientific and practical conference of young researchers ‘World tendencies and perspectives of innovation economy development’, organized by the Department of economic and mathematical modelling, was held at the Faculty of Economics at RUDN University. The conference was aimed to stimulate scientific and research interest among RUDN University graduates (Bachelor and Master students), postgraduates, young scientists, to develop their communicative skills and professional expertise that would help them to become successful in the changing environment of innovative economy. RUDN University hosted XIX All-Russian scientific and theoretical conference ‘Wars and military conflicts in the history of Russia: dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of WWII Victory’. Department of the Russian history of the Department of humanities and social sciences, Inter-University Research Centre of comparative historical and anthropological research and the Scientific and Educational Centre for the CIS studies provided great support in the organization of the conference. Almost 100 people including scientists and academicians from more than 40 scientific centres and universities from the RF regions, Moscow and CIS countries participated in the conference. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the French Republic in the Russian Federation, Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert gave an open lecture ‘The foreign policy of France in the field of environment and sustainable development’ at RUDN University. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Gabonese Republic in the Russian Federation, Mr. Rene Makongo also participated in the meeting. Scientific conference ‘Understanding the meaning of the Soviet Union Victory in the World War II’. The conference was dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Great Victory. The conference was aimed to discuss the role of the Yalta and Potsdam Conference Agreement in the peaceful settlement of the conflict, to analyze the events that determined the victory over the Nazi Germany, major results and lessons learnt in the context of the events in the today’s world history, to protect the memory of the role of nations in Russia in the Victory over the Fascists. The conference was attended by veterans, RUDN University workers, such as Ivan Mikhailovich Panin, Boris Efimovich Zaycev, Yakov Alekseevich Lomko, Alexander Abramovich Levi, Anatoly Sergeevich Protopopov. RUDN University hosted a Contest in the fields of humanities, social sciences and economics, science, medicine and biology and technical studies among schoolchildren of 7-10th grades from Moscow and Moscow region schools ‘Science in the school world’. The conference was aimed to create objective conditions, which would encourage development of intellectual creativity by involving children in the scientific and research environment from an early age and demonstrate the work of secondary institutions in organizing research and project-oriented activities for schoolchildren. RUDN University leading experts participated in the conference and evaluated the works of the schoolchildren. Schoolchildren then displayed their knowledge in the field of studies, experiment management skills, data collection, analysis and conclusion drawing. The winners of the contest in each field of studies were awarded with Diplomas I,II,III degrees, cups and RUDN University souvenirs, the rest received Certificates of Attendance. Book with project annotations (E-version), which included all the projects and presentations made by the schoolchildren, was in open access after the conference was held. China held a number of events dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of RUDN University. RUDN University, Chinese Alumni Association of the former USSR and the CIS, RUDN University friends and Rossotrudnichestvo in Peoples’Republic of China took responsibility over the organizational part. May 18 – 20 RUDN University and Education May 21 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 21 – 22 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 22 Visit RUDN University May 22 RUDN University at conferences and exhibitions May 22 RUDN University and Education May 25 RUDN University in the world Valery Ivanovich Peshkin Born on May 14, 1955. Ph.D. in Medicine. Laureate of the medal For Saving life. Current occupa- tion: Head of the Department of Nursing, Faculty of FurtherTrain- ing of Health Workers, PFUR. He is fond of classical and jazz mu- sic. Interests: allergology and im- munology. Healthcare system. What is RUDN for me: ‘Starting point to fly to the stars’ Life motto:‘Steady does it’. Advice to the younger genera- tion: ‘Don’t waste yourself’

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