Modernization of Russian education and science discussed at Professors’ Forum at RUDN
The mission of the Forum is to unite representatives of research and teaching communities and promoting a constructive dialogue between them and governmental bodies.
Vice-Premier Olga Golodets stressed that the RF government is considering expanding 5-100 Program aimed at a more active positioning of national HEIs in the international educational environment and as a result having at least 5 Russian universities on the list of 100 best universities of the world. “When new technologies are introduced, problems are inevitable. We must move forward respecting what has been done by our colleagues”, said Olga Golodets.
Major speakers of the Forum also spoke about enhancing competitiveness of the Russian education. RUDN Rector Vladimir Filippov said that the Forum is going to become a site for accumulating interests of the best intellectual forces of the country in the dialogue with the government and society.
Chairman of the Russian Professors’ Assembly, member of the RF Public Chamber V.Grib said that we should unite the intellectual potential of the country. Vice-minister for education G.Trubnikov spoke about the draft federal program “Scientific and technological development of the RF for 2018-2025”, which envisages 2,5 times more financing of research by 2025 as well as structural changes in higher education – projects promoting talented youth, developing university social infrastructure, modernizing campuses and investing in labs and equipment.
At the end of the Forum a number of cooperation agreements were signed, among them an agreement between Rosobrnadzor and the Russian Professors’ Assembly.
A mathematician from RUDN University developed a matrix representation of set functions. This approach is vivid and easy to check, and it makes the calculations easier. Among other things, the new development can be applied to cooperative game theory.
A chemist from RUDN University together with colleagues created a new type of two-dimensional nanofilm from an organic material called calixarene. The invention can be used as a protective coating in electronics and as a part of molecular filters. They also suggested a way of increasing the durability of such films with UV radiation.
A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry.