Head of the Department of International Law of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Professor of the Department of International Law of the RF MFA Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Doctor of Law, Aslan Abashidze is a renowned researcher and a brilliant practitioner.
Author of more than 550 scientific works - monographs and textbooks on the international legal protection of human rights, international humanitarian law, the law of external relations, peaceful settlement of international disputes, international environmental law, international maritime law, international criminal law, European law, etc. Professor has published more than 15 articles in the journals included in the Scopus database.
An international lawyer and diplomat, for a long time Professor Abashidze participated in the activities of UN human rights bodies, was a member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (2008-2009), and since 2014, has been member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Representative and active participant of Russian expert bodies, including the Scientific Advisory Board of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy under the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the World Association of International Law, the European Association of International Law, member of the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of the RF Ministry of education and science, etc.
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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.