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In November 24-25, Institute of Medicine of Mordovia State National research University hosted the international conference «Periodontics for practitioners». The conference objective was to raise professional level of knowledge among students specialising in «Dentistry» as well as practicing physicians with higher medical education.


During a week in November 6 - 13, the Dean of the Law faculty, head of Chair of International and European law Yulia N. Sushkova read a series of lectures to students and teachers of one of the oldest universities in Europe – University Babes-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) in the framework of the European programme of academic mobility Erasmus+. Professor Yulia Sushkova gave talks on the following topics: "Eurasianism: on the way to "Bigger Europe" from Lisbon to Vladivostok", "the legal status of Finno-Ugric people in the Russian Federation", "Leo Tolstoy’s ideas on legislation of a state and protection of religious rights."


During two days from November 14 to November 16 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State National Research University was staging the final coordination meeting of the universities - participants of the international project MetaMath, implemented in the framework of the European TEMPUS programme.

The University brought together scholars and functionaries of European universities and research organisations such as German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (GRCAI – DFKI), Saarland University (Germany), Tampere University of Technology (Finland), Claude Bernard Lyon University (France); Russian universities were represented by (Kazan State National Research Technical University, N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Tver State University. Contact person of the project – head of Chair of automated systems of information processing and management, Institute of Electronics and Lighting engineering Sergey A. Fedosin


The opening ceremony for the XV International scientific conference «Materials of nano-, micro-, optoelectronics and fiber optics: physical properties and appliance» took place at Mordovia State University on 11 October.

Chairman of the Organising Committee, Rector Sergey M. Vdovin, in his welcoming speech, stressed that this conference was held at a special time: the global scientific community celebrates the 100th anniversary of the outstanding physicist, winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize - A. M. Prokhorov.


Students of the Institute of Electric and Lighting engineering took part in the First International Forum «Industrial Automation and Robotics» which was held on 5-8 October in Saratov as part of the National Science Festival.


ISU Junior Grand Prix is an international figure skating competition that was hosted in Saransk. The competition itself lasted 3 days during which young figure-skaters from Australia, the US, China, Austria, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey, France, Finland, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia (32 countries in total) had been showing their skills. Volunteer Centre of FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia™ was a co-organizer of this event.


Galin Tikhanov gave lectures in the framework of Bakhtin days on 12-13 September. Mr. Tikhanov holds PhD from Oxford University, Head of the Chair of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London, an honorary President of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), an honorary scientific consultant of the Academy of Social Sciences of China, a member of the executive committee of the Institute of World Literature at Harvard University, a member of the European Academy.


Institute of Medicine under Mordovia State University hosted a ceremonial event dedicated to Knowledge day for international students. Rector Sergey M. Vdovin, Director of the Institute Larisa A. Balykova and the Head of International Office Natalia Sh. Vatolkina congratulated the students on their introduction to student life.


On 1 September the delegation from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) attended the University to meet the Rector Sergey M. Vdovin. The parties signed an agreement on implementation of a joint Master’s degree programme in «Heat power engineering and heat technology».


From 17 July to 3 August Faculty of Foreign Languages of the National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University hosted a Summer school entitled «Russian as a foreign language: practical course». This Summer school was intended for everyone wishing to learn Russian language thus helping to popularise it in other countries and to establish friendly relations between Ogarev Mordovia State University and universities from other countries. Students from the USA, China and Serbia were the very first participants of the Summer school.

According to the results of the Erasmus+ grants competition, the scientist of Ogarev Mordovia State University have won two Jean Monnet programme grants, two Capacity Building programme grants, one proposal was successful in Erasmus+ Key Action 3: Youth in Action and three projects were supported within academic mobility grants Erasmus+ Credit Mobility.


XVth International ethocultural expedition-festival «Volga - the world’s river. Dialogue of the Volga peoples’ cultures» took place from June 30 to 4 July. The main objective of the project was to establish a dialogues between the government and public organisations in order to safeguard culture, language and traditions and strengthening the spiritual unity of peoples of Russia.


The forum of Rectors of Russian and Chinese universities took place in Moscow on July 5th and brought to light the declaration establishing the Association of Russian and Chinese universities.


On 23 June, Rector of N. P. Ogarev Mordovia State University Sergey M. Vdovin took part in the international Congress «Science and engineering education 2016» held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University.


On June 14, the updated international QS Universities rankings EECA (Emerging Europe&Central Asia) 2016 were issued, which assesses universities in 25 countries of Europe and Central Asia.

The authors of the rankings took into account data for 5 last years applying 9 criteria: academic reputation (more than 77000 academic experts were interviewed); reputation among employers (more than 44000 employers expressed their opinions on strengths and flaws of graduates, proportion of teaching staff and students; proportion of international teaching staff and researchers; proportion of international students, publication activity of the teaching staff; citation rate of publications; proportion of teaching staff with an academic degree; efficiency of the Internet resources (according to Webometrics rankings).

Based on the above Ogarev Mordovia State University is positioned among the universities that go from 151 to 200.

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