On October 24th through 26th, the twelfth meeting of the Russian Academic Excellence Council (the Council of Project 5-100) held among the world’s leading research and education centres took place in Moscow. In the course of the meeting, results of each university’s progress within programme 5-100 have been thoroughly analyzed. The key agenda of the Council meeting was the issues regarding the enhancement of global competitive ability of Russian higher education institutions in 2020 – 2024, and an extension of the validity of measures for government support.
Ecology is one of the strategic fields of South Ural State University, along with Materials Science and Digitalization. It will gain a new impetus in its development thanks to active collaboration with a new member of the SUSU International Scientific Council, Professor of University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Andrew Cundy, who kindly accepted the proposal to head the work of our university in this field.
October 15 at 15:00, an Information Day arranged specifically for Chinese students is to take place at SIGMA Academic Complex. Citizens of China – attendees, students and postgraduates of all years of study – are invited to the meeting.
In October of 2019, South Ural State University signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Iraq. A memorandum on mutual understanding which assumes an extension of cooperation in the spheres of higher education as well as in research, scientific-and-technical and innovative activities of Russia and Iraq has been signed. A considerable role in this belongs to the fact that the university alumni – Iraqi – actively recommend the university to soon-to-be students of their country.
The project created by Master’s degree students of the Department of Russian Language and Literature entitled “Virtual Museum of South Ural's Writers” keeps developing and establishing partnership relations with institutions supporting the development of contemporary humanitarian knowledge. In the new academic year, the Virtual Museum of South Ural’s Writers concluded an agreement on cooperation with the main bookstore in Chelyabinsk – the Biblio-Globus store.
South Ural State University has become a participant at the 31st annual conference held by the European Association for International Education (EAIE Conference and Exhibition 2019). The Conference and Exhibition has been held on September 24th through 27th in Helsinki (Finland). SUSU is represented by the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Olga Yaroshenko, and the Head of the International Office, Liudmila Lapina.
On September 19th, the Three Missions University Ranking, also known as the Moscow International University Ranking (MosIUR) was published. Presented there were the 1200 best universities from 79 countries, including 74 Russian higher education institutions. This year, South Ural State University was included in the list of the best higher education institutions around the world according to MosIUR for the first time; in the global rankings, SUSU was placed within the 801-900 interval, and got a position in the range of 33-39 among Russian universities.
Scientists of South Ural State University invented and patented a method for grain treatment which will allow balancing the amino-acid composition, improving the quality of synthesized vitamins and minerals in its structure, and provide high yield of wheat.
Dear members of the academic and administrative staff, postgraduates, and students!
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of South Ural State University’s being included in the 2020 Times Higher Education global international ranking! Our standing is in the 1001+ group of places!
On August 28th of 2019, the team of the Nanotechnology REC gained a new, highly-qualified staff member. Dr. Raja Kumar Kanthapazham (India) is initiating research in the field of organic chemistry at South Ural State University.
South Ural State University is continuing to successfully develop partnerships with Chinese universities. The Ministry of Education of China has proposed to establish novel joint educational organizations of a new format within their country. They will involve development of academic programs with Russia. This is why our colleagues from China are interested in making contacts with Russian universities and in establishing new, promising academic contacts with SUSU.
A team of activists representing SUSU’s South Ural Association of International Students took part in the international student forum called Eurasia Global which took place on August 12th through 17th in Orenburg.
Attention! Master’s degree students, postgraduates, young researchers and academic staff are offered the unique chance to undertake training on the Lingva supplementary linguistic training programme in 2019/2020 academic year.
The list of vocational enhancement training courses within the Lingva programme.
Level of training
This year, two staff members of Tajik Technical University enrolled in state-funded postgraduate studies at South Ural State University. They will complete training in the Institute of Architecture and Construction and the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
South Ural State University and Tajik Technical University named after academic M. Osimi have become reliable partners in international affairs. Head of the International Student Support Ekaterina Yurovskaya spoke about the cooperation between the two major universities.
President of the SUSU Association of International Students Uvindu Wijeweera and activists of the South Ural Association of International Students Gulnara Hodzhieva, Maral Suleymanova (Turkmenistan), Mulkham Shakhin (Syria), Al Uleimat Adnan Amer Ahmed (Jordan), Sanjana Prabod (Sri Lanka), and SUSU junior researcher Rev Waskaduwe Siri Sarana Thero (Sri Lanka) successfully passed the selection round and will participate in the Eurasia Global International Youth Forum. The forum will be held August 12th through 18th in Orenburg.
The programme of Island 10-22 is coming to its end; however, the work pace still remains intensive. In the second half of the workshop, members of the SUSU team took part in operation of such laboratories as Architecture of Entrepreneurial Activity at a University; Advanced Training of Cadres; Industrial projects on data management; Digital transformation of a university, and many other. Besides, all members of the SUSU team took part in a joint project work on implementation of the university’s digital model.
SUSU representatives keep working at the educational workshop called “Island 10-22”.
The team of executives and young researchers of SUSU keeps mastering innovative educational and managerial competencies in the course of “Island 10-22” intense educational workshop. The motto of the Island is “Thinking from the Future!” Based on this motto, new ideas get formed and the ways of their implementation get proposed. The SUSU team is fully engaged in operation of the Island and takes an active part in scientific and social experiments.
July 10th through 22nd, the team of SUSU led by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Andrey Shmidt, is taking part in an intensive educational workshop called “Island 10 – 22”. The educational workshop is held at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The main purpose of the “Island” is to form and develop teams of regional universities which will be able to bring system changes in the sphere of training of cadres for technological development into reality.
Nowadays, South Ural State University has 8 international research laboratories functioning under supervision of leading foreign scientists from USA, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, France, Slovakia and India.
During the first year of project-based learning at the Faculty of Psychology of the SUSU Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, a new big-scale mega project was initiated, among the participants of which are students of the 3rd to the 5th years of study.
On July 2, a delegation from Xuchang University (China) visited South Ural State University in order to discuss development and terms of cooperation on implementation of joint educational programmes of various majors, as well as coordinate curricula.
The implementation of a system of continuing professional development for foreign language teachers is one of the key tasks of M 8.1.3 “Implementing Intensive Language Training in Bachelor’s Programmes” (project leader – Elena Yaroslavova). June is the traditional time for exchanging knowledge with the goal of implementing the best teaching practices.
Yet another academic year has wrapped up! This has been an interesting and memorable year. So, what have the students of the experimental groups and elite training groups learned?
There are 12 new Master’s studies programmes taught in English to be launched at South Ural State University starting from September of 2019. Presently, active admissions of students willing to study in English is carried out. Is SUSU’s teaching staff ready to deliver lectures and hold workshop classes in English?
Ksenia Volchenkova, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, instructor of the EMI courses: