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On 2nd October the University accepted the Finnish delegation headed by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Finland to Russia Mr. Hannu Himanen. During his official visit to the Republic of Mordovia Mr. Himanen got acquainted with the research potential of the University.

September, 26, 2013 witnessed the visit of the Finish delegation composed of Jukka Matikainen, director of New Factory company and a representative of a public body, Director for Innovation and Foresight, Council of Tampere Region – Mr. Petri Räsänen.


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September 6, 2013 was marked by another official event that crowned the week of delegations: after French and Finnish delegations the University was attended by a Chinese University officials.
Jiangsu University was represented by Secretary of the CPC Committee – Mr.Fan Ming; Mr. Мin Fang – Chairman of Supervisory Division; Mr. Ge Guoyuan – Director of University Affairs Committee Office; Mr. Li Xinchao – Vice Dean of OEC (Overseas Education College).


On 4 September, the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University launched the first laboratory in Russia to investigate thin-film coatings deposited on nanotechnology of atomic-layer deposition (ALD - atomic layer deposition).

 Monday 2 September 2012 was a red letter day for technical training in the Institute of Mechanics and Power Engineering, Ogarev Mordovia State University with the launch of the Institute/GNFA (Groupement National pour la Formation Automobile) automotive training partnership. Many dignitaries were on hand: Chairman of the republican government - Vladimir Sushkov, Rector of Mordovia State University - Sergey Vdovin, Head of GNFA International department - Patrice Martin, GNFA-Russia executive – Sergey Klochkov and other guests. 

20 km women's race walk gathered 62 athletes. The Olympic champion and World record holder Yelena Lashmanova (a student of Biology faculty), European medallist Vera Sokolova and World medallist Anisya Kirdyapkina (a student of Economics faculty) were in the second group, but by the 11th km they caught the leaders. Little by little Lashmanova and Kirdyapkina started to get away. Lashmanova entered the Arena first, but mistakenly stopped after crossing the finish line, while she had to do another lap. She resumed walking and finished first - 1:27:09! Kirdyapkina placed second - 1:27:11. The bronze was won by China's Liu Hong - 1:28:10.

International youth forum “Seliger” originated in 2005 in Tver Oblast where it has been held since that time. 2010 was the year the forum went international – attracting highly motivated, highly qualified young leaders from across the world. Each year inspiring young people and speakers gather deep in Russia’s forests, at the picturesque setting of Lake Seliger. This year’s forum had 3 sessions: Forum of youth projects, Business forum and Civil forum. The Russian President Vladimir Putin traditionally paid a visit to “Seliger”.

EU approves 2 of 5 applications for grants submitted by Mordovian scholars within the Jean Monnet LLP call for proposals 2013 in the field of European Integration Studies. Doctor of Economics, Prof. Nadezhda D. Guskova has headed the project entitled “Lifelong Education for Sustainable Development”. The project empowers the University to host an international conference.

11 July 2013 Ogarev Mordovia State University hosted a delegation from JUST - Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (China) headed by Prof. Yang Xing Lin, Dean of the School of Energy&Power Engineering. Chinese colleagues came to probe for fields of potentials collaboration.

On 9 July 2013 Mordovia State University hosted a joint delegation from PVA TePla (Germany) and Swedish Norstel AB. The visit’s objective is to discuss a new phase of collaboration over the project "Synthesis and processing of SiC monocrystals” originated by Ogarev Mordovia State University within the programme of University development as a national research-intensive university.


On 20 June 2013 Mordovia State University announced the commencement of a new application process for prospective international students. For entry in 2013-2014 academic year, you should apply between 20 June and 25 July 2013. For more details in English, please visit
For entry to tuition-free mode of study, prospective applicants from the CIS should apply between 20 June and 10 July.
Russian-speaking applicants from the CIS should go to for details on the admission procedure.
All other categories of applicants should apply between 20 June and 25 September. 


On June 3, 2013 Mordovia State University hosted a round-table discussion with an international participation devoted to the problems of study, revival, safeguard and operation of traditional (including musical) culture of Finno-Ugric and other nations in the contemporary scientific and educational environment. 


On 23 May 2013 Rector of Ogarev Mordovia State University Sergey M. Vdovin will have a "direct line" with readers of one of the largest local newspaper "News of Mordovia". The presser is supposed to span 2 hours from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and welcomes questions from a larger audience as well.
Queries are to be send in via emails: и or left at the tone of the phone or with phone operator: (8342) 24-57-62.

Head of International Office Natalia Sh. Vatolkina made a visit to China as a member of delegation composed of Russian universities dignitaries. The delegation mission was to encourage Chinese school-leavers to get education in Russian institutions of higher education and enter into bilateral or multilateral agreements with Chinese universities.

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