THE Research Excellence Summit in Moscow: Transformation towards World-Class Research in the Natural Sciences

INVITATION

November 6, 2018, Moscow

Dear colleagues!

We invite you to participate in the world's first Research Excellence Summit organized by NUST MISiS in cooperation with Times Higher Education, the leading educational ranking agency. We offer a warm welcome to the heads of world-leading research and educational centres, representatives of departments and agencies, and experts in educational technologies.

The summit at NUST MISIS is held in the context of celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Moscow Mining Academy (MMA) – the origin of our university. We would like to emphasize the close ties between the past and the present, and pay the deepest respects and give thanks to several generations of remarkable scientists, outstanding educators and famous MMA graduates and seceded institutes. The MMA always managed to achieve its goals by responding to the challenges of the time, and that is the inspiring experience that we may apply to our present-day activities.

Over the past few years, a thorough transformation is under way in Russia in all fields of research and educational activities in line with the realities of modern life and challenges. Primarily as a result of Project 5-100, universities are in a position to improve the conditions for R&D activities, open engineering centers and modern laboratories, and strengthen their academic staff. In addition, there is a special focus is on extending collaboration with the business community. Overall, Project 5-100 is enabling progress in the quality of education and research performance, allowing us to stay competitive in the global academic community.

Reasons to attend:

  • Build your global network and engage with university leaders to develop strategies and overcome the challenges facing universities within the emerging economies
  • Be at the launch of the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019, and be among the first to hear who is leading the way for higher education in these countries
  • Explore and dissect the rankings data with THE data scientists and experts from Elsevier to see how your university can improve

 

The theme of the Summit: Transformation towards world-class research in the natural sciences.

 

The participants of the official opening of the Summit:

Marina Borovskaya, Vice-Minister for Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation;

Andrei Volkov, Deputy Chairman of the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities (Project 5-100);

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education;

Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISiS.

The summit program includes the following:

  •  presentation of methodology and analytical solutions based on four new THE subject rankings;
  • discussion of universities' activities in the field of natural sciences and their transformation into world-class research centers;
  • best practices and strategies of leading HEIs in transformation of universities into world-class research centers;
  • discussion of promising areas in Physics and other natural sciences which can face a scientific breakthrough in the near future.

 

Keynote speakers:

Duncan Ross, Chief Data Officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Euiho Suh, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)

Chun Lu, Southern University of Science and Technology (China)

Ann Maria Alm, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Irene Clark, California State University

 

See the full program of the event on the website:

The THE Research Excellence Summit will take place on November 8-9, 2018 at the address: Moscow, Leninsky Prospekt, 4, NUST MISiS, building B.

Start: 9.30 a.m. (registration from 9.30 a.m.).

Contacts for mass media accreditation: Natalia Selischeva, +7 903 177 69 70, selischeva@edu.misis.ru

 

NUST MISiS: Background

In 2018 NUST MISiS is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Moscow Mining Academy, its predecessor. Today NUST MISiS is one of the most dynamically developing research and educational centers of the country. Being one of the leaders of Russian technological education, NUST MISiS also represents a full-fledged scientific center. The University is included in THE, QS and ARWU subject rankings in six fields of study at once, taking the 30th place in the world in Engineering – Mining and being featured in Top 100 in Engineering – Metallurgy.

The strategic goal of NUST MISiS is to strengthen dominance in the following fields of study: materials science, metallurgy and mining as well as to significantly improve its positions in bio-, nano- and IT-technologies by 2020. The university comprises nine institutes, five branches – four in Russia and two abroad. NUST MISiS enrolls over 17,000 students from 69 countries. The university has over 30 world-class laboratories and three engineering centers that employ leading Russian and international scientists. NUST MISiS has been successfully implementing joint projects with major Russian and foreign hi-tech companies.

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