On September 25th, 2017, the “Strategic Management on Mining Field Enterprises” MBA program, designed to train senior managers for the mining field, started at NUST MISIS. The program has become a joint project of the Interuniversity Educational Center, consisting of MGIMO University, NUST MISIS, and the Non-Commercial Partnership for Mining Industry Development Assistance.
On September 23rd, 2017, at the NUST MISIS Commune House, the opening ceremony of the new season of “University Saturdays” took place. A lecture on the most relevant blockchain-technologies was held for school students. Anastasiya Tyurina, Director of the Department for Blockchain-Technology Development at VEB, acted as guest speaker.
NUST MISIS and LG Electronic Inc. have signed a memorandum of cooperation that aims to exchange technological & scientific information, as well as to develop cooperation and business relations on a mutually beneficial basis.
From September 13th-15th, 2017, NUST MISIS participated in the 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition 2017, which took place at the Sevilla Conference & Exhibition Center (Spain). The Annual EAIE Conference is the key event in the field of higher education in Europe. NUST MISIS attended the event together with other participating universities of Project 5-100.
On September 13th, 2017, VisionHack, the first international hackathon on artificial intelligence and computer vision, concluded. This momentous event was organized by NUST MISIS and Cognitive Technologies under the support of State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” and the Skolkovo Foundation. The top three winners included two teams from Lomonosov Moscow State University, while the third hailed from MIPT. Two teams from NUST MISIS, one team from Skoltech, one from Kazan Federal University, and one from Innopolis were included in the competition’s top 10. The final slot in the top 10 went to the team from UPC (Spain).
A group of NUST MISIS scientists jointly with their colleagues from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata, India) have managed to synthesize stable gold nanoparticles in the shape of a star to fight against cancer. These inexpensive and non-toxic nanoparticles will allow to effectively diagnose cancer in its early stages and to emphatically destroy compromised cells. The study’s results have been published in the Journal of the Chemical Society.
For the first time in Russia, NUST MISIS hosted the international Maker Faire Moscow festival, the world`s famous festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, which gathered more than 200 amateur designers and young engineers from Russia, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
A group of young engineers from NUST MISIS’s FabLab has presented the unique Addin script for Autodesk`s Fusion 360. This is a generator for an automated simulation and design of boxes with specified dimensions that can be manufactured using laser cutting or milling. The project idea took 1st place at the FORGE FOR UNIVERSITIES competition held during the Autodesk Hackathon festival.
A group of scientists led by Pyotr Lagov, Candidate of Technical Sciences and Associate Professor at the NUST MISIS Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics Department, has developed a new type of power diode with an optimized silicon structure.
The list of participants for the first international hackathon on artificial intelligence and computer vision has been announced. 29 teams from NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Innopolis, Skoltech, Saint Petersburg State University, MIPT, MIT, the University of Cambridge, and other world universities have passed through the pre-selection stage. On September 11th, 2017, the on-site competition will start, and the winner will have the chance to earn $22,000.
VEB has organized an open conference on blockchain with Vitalik Buterin, the founder of the Ethereum blockchain-platform. The event was held at the Center of Competencies, which NUST MISIS and VEB will launch in the near future.
From September 4th, 2017, to November 20th, 2017, at NUST MISIS, Professor Igor Abrikosov, Head of the NUST MISIS Laboratory for Modeling and Development of New Materials, Professor of Linköping University, will hold a series of lectures in Electronic Structure Theory. The lectures will be held in English via Skype.
NUST MISIS announces the second wave of the Open International Grant Competitions within the framework of the Competitiveness Enhancement Program of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers (Project 5-100).