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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.


The Joint International Laboratory LIA “LICS” between France, Russia and Ukraine on “Critical and supercritical phenomena in functional electronics, acoustics and fluidics” is a new project for period 2013-2016, with enlarged and strongly renewed scientific scope. It is constructed on the core part of the partnership established during the 1995 – 2012 years, but presents slight evolutions of the members in accordance with the new scientific programme.


On May 16 Ogarev Mordovia State University hosted the nation-wide (with international participation) conference - «Biological aspects of dissemination, adaptation and resistance of plants». As follows from the title the conference discussed plants’ dissemination, adaptation and resistance to unfavorable factors.


On May 12, the representatives of the Office of English language under the US Embassy in Moscow Gerald Frank (attaché for culture and education) and Elena Lubnina (officer of the Department of English language) visited Mordovia State University. The aim of their visit was to discuss the participation of the University in the international programme FELLOWS. According to the terms of the programme, a teacher of English will be employed by the University throughout the academic year of 2016/2017.nThe office of English language offers only highly-qualified instructors of English that is why many Russian universities enjoy the programme.


The International exhibition and forum ECOTECH organised by the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation took place in Russia April 26 through 29, 2016 at one of the most modern fairgrounds Crocus Expo IEC.


As part of the project “Lifelong education without dimension: opportunities in the Russian-European integration (LED)” Economics Faculty held a roundtable session on «Lifelong education for sustainable development» on 12 April. The project is supported by the EU programme Jean Monnet (Erasmus+) which is aimed at advancing research in sphere of education and European integration.


On 7 April the results of the Round University Ranking 2016 were issued. 700 universities from 74 different countries (among them were 22 Russian universities) were assessed. Mordovia State University moved upward 72 positions and rose from last year’s place of 646 to 574 in Overall Ranking. Also, the University improved its positions in such areas as «Research» and «International Activities». Among the Russia’s universities Mordovia State University has settled down on 16th place.

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