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.
Bacteria in biofilms are 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, disinfectants, mechanical treatment, and other types of stress. A chemist from RUDN University suggested a method to prevent the formation of biofilms and reduce the resistance of bacteria to antimicrobial medications. This might help increase the efficiency of antibacterial treatment in the food industry, medicine, and agriculture.
A specialist in spacecraft movement control analyzed the process of placing vehicle stages, boosters, and other space debris into the so-called disposal orbit and suggested cleaning lower orbits up with a spacecraft that has modules with engine units on board. These modules will attach to space debris objects and move them away. As for the geostationary orbit, a preferable way to clean it up would be a towing spacecraft that transports space debris objects into the disposal orbit.
A biologist from RUDN University studied the development of the immune response in prepubertal male and female animals. According to her, the severity and mortality of infectious and inflammatory diseases at this age depend not on the sex hormones, but mainly on the chromosome set or karyotype.