South Ural State University is a unique higher education institution which has been implementing project-based learning starting from September of 2018. Project-based learning is an educational model of a new format targeted at improvement of the education quality and the level of alumni’s competitiveness on the global labour market.
A master class on working with chat bots was held for the applied linguistics students at the Department of Linguistics and Translation of the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. This master class was organized as part of the focus on project-based learning and professionally-oriented work with students.
The international laboratories of South Ural State University include the Neurohepatology Laboratory, which was created in 2016 within Project 5-100. Today, the laboratory is fulfilling big cross-disciplinary projects and carrying out big-scale scientific research, about which we talked to the head of this laboratory on behalf of SUSU Director of the SUSU School of Medical Biology, Doctor of Sciences (Biology), Professor Vadim Tseilikman.
– In which fields research is being conducted at the Neurohepatology Laboratory?
A seminar by the representatives of Times Higher Education (THE) ranking agency will be held at South Ural State University on June 19th. The experts in the assessment of development of the world’s universities will share with the SUSU staff on the university promotion in the scientific and education space.
Times Higher Education has an unprecedented experience in the trends, on which the university activity across the world is based. The data and instruments of comparison are used by many prestigious world’s universities to achieve their strategic goals.
In the new academic year, the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities at South Ural State University is launching a new interdisciplinary inter-department educational journalism project entitled “FactCheck-Ecology”, which is to be implemented within project-based learning while training Master’s degree students majoring in Transmedia Journalism.
A two-day International Scientific Council has been held at South Ural State University. The world's leading scientists and heads of major corporations expressed high appreciation of the achievements and discussed the prospects of development of SUSU as participant of Project 5-100.
On June 1, presentation of projects on opening of four research laboratories specialized in the spheres of materials science, mathematics, chemistry and sports was held within the International Scientific Council meeting. In 2019, four applications were submitted from South Ural State University to open 4 research laboratories.
South Ural State University presented result of operation of its unique laboratories to the International Scientific Council. These laboratories solve the most topical issues in development of digital industry technologies, research of migration processes, food industry, stress mechanisms, enhancement of properties of materials, and other prospective research directions.
In the course of discussion, members of the ISC got introduced to results of operation of eight SUSU laboratories, headed by leading scientists from different countries.
The first day of the International Scientific Council meeting concluded at South Ural State University on May 31. Notorious scientists and directors of transnational companies evaluated development of one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia and provided recommendations on improvement of the strategy.
May 31st through June 1st of 2019, the International Scientific Council is to meet again at SUSU. The third official meeting will feature the new Chairman of the Council, President of Emerson Corporation, Michael Train, President and Director General of SMS-group Inc., Honorary Professor of SUSU, Pino Tese, Professor of the University of Melbourne, Doctor Ashokkumar Muthupandian, Professor of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Doctor Jaewan Kim.
May 31st through June 1st, a meeting of the International Scientific Council (ISC) is to take place at South Ural State University. Leading scientists from different countries as well as executives of the largest companies are going to discuss SUSU’s development in the frameworks of Project 5-100, the programme targeted at enhancement of competitive ability of Russian higher education institutions in the global research-and-education space.
Within the technology of Industry 4.0 (the 4th industrial revolution), South Ural State University implements a number of prospective student projects, one of which is a “smart” house based on efficient energy consumption and an intelligent smart grid system.
“Smart House” is an innovative residential space which is not only efficient from the perspective of resource consumption (electricity, heat and water) but also well-designed regarding the aesthetics and comfort of its interior as well as its landscape design.
On May 28, a report conference regarding project-based learning is to be held at South Ural State University in Sigma Academic Complex.
The goal of the report conference is to summarize the results of the first year of project-based activity, as well as exchange with experience and present project teams, which have been working hard over the past year. Objectives of the conference are to highlight problematic issues and discuss the prospects of activity for the next year.
From May 25th through 30th of 2019, a SUSU delegation officially visited a number of schools and universities in Tajikistan. The programme included visits to secondary schools and higher education institutions in Dushanbe, Gissar, Nurek, and Bokhtar. The main goal of the trip was to tell Tajik university and school students about the advantages of studying at SUSU and to invite them to our university.
South Ural State University was visited by the Advisor for Student Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in the Russian Federation, Muponisi Muchechetere. The Advisor took part in a number of meetings and was offered a tour around the SUSU research and education laboratories.
Under the guidance of an academic from the SUSU Department of Russian Language and Literature lecturer Evgeniy Smyshlyaev, Master’s students Marina Chernykh, Arina Medvedeva and Artem Shilintsev took part in the First International Science-to-Practice Conference on Slavic Philology and Culture in the Intellectual Context of Time, which was held at Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don.
As part of project-based learning, the staff of the Department of Automation Engineering and Master’s students of the 15.04.05 Design and Engineering Support of Machinery Production major are working on the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of the process of chrome plating of cylindrical parts using the development of a new technology of a closed plating cycle.
On March 25, 2019 the winners of the 2018 – 2019 Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Programme grants contest were announced. This year’s winner of the grant on developing a Master’s course is Head of the Department of Modern Languages of the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications Ksenia Volchenkova.
February 26 through March 2, delegation from South Ural State University made an official visit to Uzbekistan. Previously, by the results of the Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum entitled “New Employees for the New Economy” which was held in Tashkent on October 18 and 19 of 2018 and featured Presidents of both Russia and Uzbekistan, a final resolution has been published. This resolution states the necessity to establish branch institutions of Russian higher education institutions in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
South Ural State University took part in the 4th Annual National Exhibition and Presentation entitled “EXPO – 2019 Russian Educational Exhibition” held in the capital of Mongolia, the city of Ulan Bator. Represented at the Exhibition were leading higher education institutions and secondary vocational education institutions of Russia.
“Fact-Checking and New Media” was the title of a roundtable discussion that took place within the 4th International Scientific and Educational Forum called “Communication Leader of the 21st Century”, which is being held at SUSU under support of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA).
In the first semester of project-based learning, Master’s students of the Department of Building Materials and Products of the SUSU Institute of Architecture and Construction studied national standards in construction, got acquainted with manufacturing at OOO Simvol Beton and GK UralNIIstrom enterprises, and prepared papers on their topics of study.
Nowadays, when people sale artificial eggs and when products packed with substitutes are hard to differ from natural ones, inventions based on natural components are especially valuable.
Students and research fellows of South Ural State University’s Institute of Engineering and Technology invented a unique electric transmission for hybrid- and electric transport – a wheel hub motor for electric race car. This work has been executed within project-based learning of students.
Eufactcheck.eu European website published first material by a Master’s degree student at the SUSU ISSH Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ekaterina Durasova. The publication called “A ‘fake’ bud in populist ground” narrates about a burst of fake news and the wave of populism and considers interrelation between these two phenomena.