RUDN scientists at the World Congress of Sociology in Toronto: in 2019 RUDN will welcome representatives of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

RUDN scientists at the World Congress of Sociology in Toronto: in 2019 RUDN will welcome representatives of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

July 15 - July 21 in Toronto (Canada), at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology congress "Power, Violence and Justice: Reflection, Response, Responsibility" employees of RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages Svetlana Sharonova and Natalia Erokhova were elected to the Research Committees of the International Sociological Association.

Within the framework of the Congress there were more than 50 thematic sections with a total of more than 1,200 meetings with reports and presentations. In particular, the section "Globalization of Higher Education: Intellectual Colonialism or Academic Freedom?" was initiated and conducted by Svetlana Sharonova, Doctor of Sociology, IFL Deputy Director ​​for Research.

Diverse reports of researchers from Russia, Great Britain, Japan, Taiwan, South Africa and Australia raised questions of the development of national education in the countries of the former colonies and the problem of the internationalization of universities, the phenomenon of an entrepreneurial institution was examined in the context of a systemic crisis and the possibility of continuing education.

The Congress of the International Sociological Association is held every four years. In addition to being epicenter of scientific discussions, the event also becomes a platform for solving organizational issues of the International Sociological Association - electing President of the International Sociological Association, Presidents of the Research Committees and members of the Executive Board of the Research Committees.

As a result of the voting, Svetlana Sharonova was re-elected for the term of 2018-2022 to the position of Vice President of the Research Committee "Sociology of Education" (RC04) from Russia, and Natalia Erokhova became a member of the Executive Board of the Research Committee "Clinical Sociology" (RC46).

Another result of the Congress was an agreement with Marios Vrionidis, the newly elected President of the Research Committee "Sociology of Education" to hold an interim conference "Multicultural Education Environment" at RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages ​​in the summer of 2019.

News
All news
Science
11 Oct
Chemist Benjamin List: the Nobel Prize in chemistry and a visit to RUDN University

October 6, the Nobel Committee announced the 2021 Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry. They were scientists Benjamin List (Germany) and David Macmillan (USA) for new methods of molecular synthesis. RUDN chemists know Professor Liszt personally — in 2019, the researcher came to participate in the university conference.

Science
11 Oct
Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for receptor research

The Nobel Committee in Stockholm has named the laureates in Medicine — David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. They discovered how temperature or touch, for example, is transformed into human sensations.

Science
07 Oct
A RUDN University Physicist Simplified the Einstein-Lovelock Theory for Black Holes

Allowing for quantum corrections, the Einstein-Lovelock theory describes black holes with an equation that contains an infinite number of terms. However, according to a RUDN University physicist, the geometry of a black hole in this theory can be presented in a compact form, and a limited number of terms can suffice to describe the observed values. This could help scientists study black holes in theories with quantum corrections to Einstein’s equations.