Issue № 1 / 2020 Newsletter archive
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Research and Innovative Activity View all
02 Apr
The results of the contest launched to support the development of scientific journals of RUDN University are summed up. The purpose of the contest is to contribute to the improvement of the academic reputation of RUDN University both as a research center and a publisher of authoritative scientific journals.
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02 Apr
In 2020, the Moscow City Government will begin to monitor urban trees using devices created by RUDN scientists. This was announced by the head of Moscow Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection Anton Kulbachevsky during the 20th anniversary meeting of the Panel of the Department. The event was held on March 2, 2020. Elvira Dovletyarova, head of the Department of Landscape Design and Sustainable Ecosystems of the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University took the floor as a visiting expert.
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02 Apr
A chemist at RUDN University has invented a new method for the synthesis of a large group of complex poly-heterocyclic organic compounds, which draw interest as possible future medications. The researcher turned to a two-step reaction, in which he used affordable and cheap organic reagents and catalysts based on gold, which allowed him to synthesize as many as 28 new molecules. This approach will significantly expand the libraries of biologically active substances. The work was published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.
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02 Apr
RUDN University soil scientists visualized for the first time the activity of the phosphatase enzyme in the soil surrounding the roots of a plant by simultaneously using zymography and a fibre optic acidity sensor. This helped them to see how the plants “adjust” their root system to the environment. The study was published in the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
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02 Apr
Within the framework of a joint project with the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Russian Academy of Sciences, a station for monitoring of the local state of the troposphere was put into service at the Research Institute of Physics and Technology (RUDN University). Particular attention will be paid to the ozone level in the surface atmospheric stratum, because ozone is positioned as one of the most dangerous air pollutants.
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02 Apr
RUDN University chemists first obtained polymer nanoparticles from chitosan derivatives with antibacterial activity at the level of modern antibiotics. Chitosan is a polyaminosaccharide that is obtained from chitin and is actively used as a biological additive and cosmetic agent, but the antibacterial properties of chitosan are very weak, mainly due to its low solubility in water.
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02 Apr
A RUDN University chemist has created a catalyst for wastewater treatment that removes paracetamol – one of the most commonly prescribed antipyretics. This medicine is excreted from the body through the kidneys and enters the sewage, where it does not decompose and can pose a threat to people and the environment. The chemist managed to create a catalyst based on silver sulfide, zinc oxide and graphene oxide, thanks to which paracetamol decomposes in light. The work is published in the journal Separation and Purification Technology.
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02 Apr
Bioengineers from RUDN University have created magnetic nanocontainers for ‘smart’ drug delivery in the body. Thanks to them, the active substance gets only to certain organs or tissues, which reduces the risk of side effects. In an experiment on mice, it was shown that nanocontainers are non-toxic and not dangerous. The results of the study are published in the journal Polymers.
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02 Apr
Soil scientists from RUDN University found that the most favorable conditions for microorganisms are created in soil pores with a size of 60 to 180 micrometers. To visualize the relationship between the enzymes that produce soil microorganisms and pore size, the researchers created a three-dimensional map of soil structure. To do this, they used soil 2D zymography and X-ray computed tomography (3D). The article is published in the leading soil science journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
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Visiting Professors View all
02 Apr
On February 10-14 the course of lectures Communicative Actions of Specialists Working with Migrants: Theoretical Foundations and Practices took place at the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration. Anne Delizee, Associate Professor at Mons University (Belgium), conducted eight classes for students of the Migration Processes and Intercultural Communication Master Program.
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Student's Scientific Initiatives View all
02 Apr
Student of the Law Institute of RUDN University Irina Dremova won the competition for scholarship named after Anatoly Sobchak. The award ceremony was held on February 27 at the Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
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02 Apr
On February 14, 2020, a scientific seminar was held at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Communications Technology of the faculty Sciences.
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02 Apr
The competition for the best scientific research in the field of chemistry of organic, bio-organic, inorganic and coordination compounds summed up the results. The winners were selected by a special jury of leading experts in the field of crystal chemistry and X-ray diffraction analysis.
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International scientific cooperation View all
02 Apr
Postgraduate student Peter Harin and Master students Elena Makeeva and Valeria Savich from the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications of RUDN University underwent a one-week internship in Austria at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz.
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02 Apr
On March 4, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rating Agency introduced QS WUR by Subject 2020 rankings - lists of the best universities in the world in selected subjects. RUDN University has shown a drastic growth in the areas “Linguistics” and “Modern Languages”. For the first time our university became one of the best in the world in “Mathematics”, “Economics and Econometrics” and “Chemistry”.
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02 Apr
The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 presented the list of best universities in the world. RUDN University was ranked 176th.
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Scientific Conferences View all
02 Apr
On 12th of March 2020 one of the leading experts of RUDN Research Center Mathematical Modelling in Biomedicine Fyodor A. Syomin held an open lecture Electromechanical Model of Cardiac Muscle Tissue with Mechano-Electrical Feedback
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02 Apr
On February 6, the international scientific conference ‘Living Values of the University in a Globalizing World’ was launched in RUDN University with the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
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