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NUST MISIS Prominent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

For the first time, NUST MISIS has entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject and is now featured in 4 of 46 subjects featured in this year`s edition: Engineering-Mineral & Mining, Materials Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Engineering-Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing. Among these four subjects, NUST MSIS ranked best in Engineering-Mineral & Mining, taking 31st among all universities in the ranking. Among all of the university-participants of Project 5-100, NUST MISIS is the only university present in the Engineering-Mineral & Mining and Materials Science rankings.

NUST MISIS Scientists Create Metamaterial for Ultra-Efficient Lasers

Humanity has faced a number of completely new problems when increasing the speed of transmitting information. Waves, flying through matter at high speeds, initiate the generation of secondary radiation, which interferes with a signal’s linear energy transmission, scattering it. Scientists at NUST MISIS are working to better understand, strengthen, and use this nonlinear system response. An article on the results of their studies has already been published in Scientific Reports.

Young NUST MISIS Scientists Receive the Moscow Government Award for the Development of Betavoltaic Converters

Sergey Legotin, a Candidate of Technical Sciences and an Associate Professor at the NUST MISIS Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics, and Andrey Krasnov, a PhD Student at NUST MISIS, have received the 2016 Moscow Government Award for young scientists. Their project, aimed at the development of betavoltaic converters for an independent power supply in the category “Aviation and Space Technology”, has already received 1 million Rubles.

NUST MISIS Branch in Tajikistan to Train Mining Engineers

On February 27th, 2017, at a meeting between Alevtina Chernikova, the Rector of NUST MISIS, and Nuriddin Said, the Republic of Tajikistan`s Minister of Education & Science, an agreement was reached to establish a new department to train mining engineers at the NUST MISIS branch in Dushanbe.

NUST MISIS Holds Professional Orientation Forum “Digital Jungles” for Schoolchildren

On February 26th, 2017, NUST MISIS became a platform where schoolchildren and students could touch their future with their own hands. The project organizers, Digital Banana, operating through the support of NUST MISIS, held the large-scale event, which attracted 30 companies specializing in innovations in IT, biomedicine, and modeling to attend. The companies presented both their opportunities and needs to the eager students.

Moscow Becoming More Attractive for International Students

Moscow has improved its position in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking. The Russian capital, once again named the most attractive Russian city for international students, improved by 4 points and was slotted 39th among the 125 other world cities included in the ranking. Three more Russian cities entered the ranking for the first time — Saint Petersburg (78th position), Tomsk (91st position), and Novosibirsk (93rd position).

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop “Eternal” Accelerator on the Basis of Nanomaterials

A group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Alexander Mukasyan has produced a unique accelerator by developing self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS). The accelerator doesn’t degrade and doesn’t get polluted during the working process, and this is the reason why it operates ten times longer than ordinary accelerators. It has been working intensively for several years, hence why it is jokingly called “eternal”. Accelerators are used to obtain nanomaterials, as well as for the after combustion process in vehicles. Additionally, they reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

NUST MISIS Experts: Satellites to be able to Refuel on the Moon

At the roundtable discussion named “New opportunities of innovative development in the mining processing industry: On the question of raw materials space base developmen,” and hosted during the 25th anniversary of the International Scientific Symposium “Miner`s Week — 2017”, experts in the field discussed the opportunities for the market of space services.

Education & Research Center MISIS-BUEHLER Launches at NUST MISIS

NUST MISIS has launched an education and research center of metallography and sample processing, to be equipped by BUEHLER, the world leader in the production of this kind of equipment. The MISIS-BUEHLER center is a unique platform where the collection of this special equipment will expand not only research opportunities, but also the educational process. The center`s creation was possible thanks to the support of NOVATEST.

NUST MISIS and TEEMP Develop Device to Start Heavy Equipment at Temperatures as Cold as −60 °C

Together with TEEMP (a company in the RENOVA group), a group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Mikhail Astakhov, head of the NUST MISIS Department of Physical Chemistry, has completed the testing of an innovative starter system based on supercapacitors developed in-house. The autonomous system is able to start the engines of heavy-wheeled trucks, tractors, other Caterpillar equipment, and aviation equipment at extremely low temperatures (up to −60 °C).

MISIS-GUU Enters KVN Premier League

In 2017, NUST MISIS KVN movement is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This anniversary season NUST MISIS KVN team members began with bright victory by successfully performing in XXVIII International Festival of KVN Teams “KiViN — 2017” in Sochi.

NUST MISIS, MIPT, and Cognitive Technologies Hold Olympiad for Programming

On January 15th, 2017, NUST MISIS and MIPT held an Olympiad on Competitive Programming for schoolchildren. The event was organized by NUST MISIS, MIPT, and a company named Cognitive Technologies. More than 1500 schoolchildren from 7th — 11th grade and hailing from Russia and Belarus participated in the Olympiad. The competition was held under the rules of ACM ICPC.

NUST MISIS: SeverCorr to Increase Service Life of Oil-Field Pipelines

NUST MISIS has completed another series of experimental heats for the development of new steel grades for use in oil-field pipes. Several promising concepts of new steel, which will have increased corrosion resistance and improved mechanical characteristics, have been worked out jointly with “Tsniichermet” and other designated organizations from Samara and Saint Petersburg. The work on the preparation of experimental heats for Severstal has already started.

Airborne Thermometer to Measure Arctic Temperatures

Russian scientists from NUST MISIS, MIPT and Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have compared the effectiveness of several techniques of remote water temperature detection based on laser spectroscopy and evaluated various approaches to spectral profile interpretation. The paper detailing the study was published in Optics Letters.