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.
RUDN chemists have proven the effectiveness of metal complexes for catalysis of cyanhydrin production — substances important for the chemical industry. Chemists managed to achieve 96.3% of the reaction efficiency.
RUDN University chemists obtained a metal-containing complex with an unusual planar architecture. The unexpected structure was formed due to the spontaneous fixation of carbon dioxide from the air during the reaction. This compound exhibits unusual magnetic properties (spin glass behaviour). This can be useful for creating memory storage devices.
RUDN chemists investigated in detail the molecular mechanism of interaction of the newly created antitumor drug with blood proteins. The results will not only allow us to judge the effectiveness of the drug, but also are of interest from the point of view of understanding the mechanisms of action of such drugs.