Foreign participants represented universities ranked among TOP-300 by QS World Rankings: University of Reading (Great Britain, QS 188); University of Granada (Spain), ranked among 100 best world universities in Linguistics subject ranking; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University ranked among 150 best universities in Modern Languages subject ranking; L.Gumilev Eurasian National University (QS 336); Belorussian State University (QS 334).
The Russian scientific community was represented by Lomonosov MSU (QS 95, 18th place in the world in Linguistics and 26th in Modern Languages St. Petersburg State University (QS 240, QS 100 – Linguistics and Modern Languages), MSLU (QS 200 - Modern Languages) and MGIMO (QS 373).
Reports of the key speakers reflected the diversity of the themes and research directions.
Professor Suzanne Graham (University of Reading, Great Britain) talked on how to combine research, teaching foreign languages and meeting the requirements of educational programs. Professor Uldanai Bakhtikireeva (RUDN University) amazed the audience by the beauty of the Russian language. The speakers dwelled on populism in media discourse, psychological aspects of training linguists, language and civilizational aspects of international relations, language landscape of cities and peculiarities of intercultural communication today.
The conference was held in Russian, English, French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.
The materials of the conference will be published in English and indexed in RSCI, while some of the affiliated articles have been accepted in Scopus and WoS journals.
The next conference is 16 November, 2018.
Yakov Kuzyakov, a well-known soil scientist, a leading scientist at RUDN Agricultural and Technological Institute and a professor at the King Saud University, has been awarded the title of highly cited researcher in the field of agricultural sciences (according to Clarivate).
A RUDN chemist has obtained a new compound — a dumbbell-shaped phosphate-bridged molybdenum cluster. The cluster accelerates the reaction of the formation of sulfides from oxides and can be used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing.
Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.