The title “Professor of the Year” was awarded to Professor Victor Radzinsky, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the RUDN Medical Institute, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Medicine. As previously noted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Kotyukov, the award was a recognition of the professor’s merit in the creation of educational and methodological programs in Russian and English, as well as an assessment of the training of high-quality medical personnel.
“This title is very important to me. It indicates that we are on the right path in teaching our students. Today, competition among students for knowledge is becoming standard of behavior. That is why our graduates are so in demand among the country's leading clinics,” said Viktor Radzinsky.
The winner of the annual competition for the award of the RUDN University Prize in the field of science and innovations was Yulia Gaydamaka, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Applied Informatics and Probability Theory at the Faculty of Science.
“This award is my entire concentrated path in science, which I started as a student. I am happy that I was able to make a small contribution to science and will make all possible efforts to develop it further. In the Faculty of Science team I received many results on the study of next-generation networks. Achievements in the field of science and innovations are impossible alone without the support of colleagues.”
Rector Vladimir Filippov also noted students who have succeeded in the field of scientific research and professional skills.
One of them was Rachel Gainos, a 5th-year student at the Medical Institute from Namibia, the winner of several stages of pediatric and surgical dentistry at the VIII All-Russian Student Dental Olympiad.
“It was the first time I participated in such a big Olympiad. It was exciting: 5 practical stages under the close supervision of the jury under conditions of limited time - this creates a certain tension. But I really love my job, especially surgery and work with children. After a few months, I graduate from the university and return home to Namibia. In our country, the situation with children's dentistry is complicated and my dream is to give beautiful smiles to my little compatriots! ”, said Rachel Gainos, 5th year student of the Medical Institute.
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a catalyst for the production of eugenol acetate, a substance that destroys the larvae of mosquitoes transmitting dangerous diseases, being a safe chemical for human health.
RUDN soil scientists have revealed a direct correlation between the rate of soil formation of carbon dioxide, called CO2 emissions, and the content of microbial biomass in it. It is known that CO2 emission from soil is mainly conditioned by respiration of soil microorganisms and plant roots. The more CO2 soil emits, the more microbial biomass it usually contains. It was shown that CO2 emission by chernozem of different ecosystems (or different types of land use) correlates with the content of microbial biomass, and most closely with the rate of its microbial respiration. And the soil with good microbial properties has the “best quality”, is more fertile, provides the highest yield of crops and other plant biomass.
A RUDN chemist has synthesized a catalyst for the production of gamma-valerolactone — an energy-intensive “green” biofuel. The catalyst based on zirconium dioxide and zeolite has shown high efficiency in converting the waste of wood plant materials — methyl levulinate — to gamma-valerolactone.