News

NUST MISIS Takes 52nd Place in QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia

NUST MISIS has improved its positions in the QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia Ranking (EECA), rising five positions from 57th to 52nd. For the 5th year in a row, the University has shown positive dynamics by improving its ranking, which is up 20 points since 2014. According to the results of the new ranking, NUST MISIS is now in the top 16% of universities from the 42 countries participating in the ranking.

NUST MISIS Holds First Defense Procedure for the Right to Independently Award Academic Degrees

On October 23rd, 2018, NUST MISIS hosted the first defense procedure of a candidate`s dissertation to independently award an academic degree. Ekaterina Fedotova defended her work not before the large Dissertation Council as usual, but before a specially formed commission consisting of specialists in her research field of “Metallurgy of technogenic and secondary resources”.

NUST MISIS Physical & Chemical Department Celebrates Its 70thAnniversary

On October 26th, 2018, the NUST MISIS Physical & Chemical Department, the predecessor of the Institute of New Materials and Nanotechnologies, celebrated its 70th anniversary. Many outstanding scientists and educators who had tremendous influence on the development of national science, education and industry, have studied and worked here. Everyone whose life is inextricably connected to the Department gathered to celebrate their favorite department on its anniversary.

Silver Nanoparticles and Boron Nitride to Help Get Rid of Carbon Monoxide Emissions

Russian chemists from NUST MISIS have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes it possible to get a full conversion of carbon monoxide at only 194 degrees Celsius. As stated in the Journal of Catalysis, this temperature is nowhere near the process’s record temperatures, but in the future, chemists can reduce the temperature of catalysis more by increasing the concentration of silver in the hybrid material.

NUST MISIS Hosts the Tenth Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Advisory Council

From October 16th to 19th, 2018, NUST MISIS hosted the 10th annual meeting of the NUST MISIS International Scientific Advisory Council (ISAC), which includes leading scientists from 8 countries representing prestigious universities like Cambridge, Stanford, Technion, and the University of Iowa, among others. Questions on how to improve existing academic programs and develop new programs were the main topics of this year’s meeting.

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop a Technology to Clean Fuel for Green Energy

Young scientists from NUST MISIS and their colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University have proposed a system based on metal-polymer membranes to separate hydrogen from gas mixtures. The hydrogen concentration after the application of this innovative technology can be increased to a level that would significantly extend the life of fuel cells in environmentally friendly engines.

NUST MISIS and Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University Sign a Cooperation Agreement

On October 12, 2018, NUST MISIS and Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University (Alanya, Turkey) signed an agreement on scientific and educational cooperation. This will give an opportunity to students and professors of both universities to participate in international exchange programs, joint projects, scientific seminars and conferences in the fields of metallurgy, materials science, business and tourism.

NUST MISIS Branch Opened in Uzbekistan

On October 18th, 2018, the grand opening of the newest NUST MISIS branch—the University`s 6th branch and 2nd one abroad—took place in Uzbekistan. Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Abdullo Khursanov, Chairman of the Board of Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical JSC, and Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS, took part in the opening ceremony. The main activities of the branch will be training highly-qualified engineering and technical personnel to solve important scientific & technological tasks for the Republic`s industry.

NUST MISIS Improves Its Positions in QS BRICS Ranking

According to the QS BRICS-2019 Ranking, NUST MISIS has improved by 7 spots, now sitting at 54th among 403 universities participating in the ranking. NUST MISIS has also entered the top 14% of the best universities from the BRICS countries. Over the five years of participating in this ranking, NUST MISIS has shown incredible growth, rising 44 spots since 2014.

Special Deformation of Nanotubes to Allow them to Change Conductivity

Scientists from the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials together with their international colleagues have proved it possible to change the structural and conductive properties of nanotubes by stretching them. This can potentially expand nanotubes’ application into electronics and high-precision sensors such as microprocessors and high-precision detectors. The research article has been published in Ultramicroscopy.

NUST MISIS and Naumen Open Competency Center in the field of Data Science

NUST MISIS and the Naumen group of companies are announcing the launch of the Big Data Research Center — a department for the creation and development of technologies for big data analysis. The aim of the Center`s creation is to conduct advanced research in the field of Data Science. Experts from one of Russia`s leading technological universities and major IT companies will combine their efforts to develop competitive products focused on the international market.

Emergency Energy Assistance: NUST MISIS Engineers Present Mobile Solar Power System

The Hevel Group and the NUST MISIS Kinetics Center of Prototyping of High Complexity together with the R&D Company “Victory” (“Pobeda”) has presented a self-contained mobile power generator that runs on solar energy. The power generator can provide 50 hours of continuous and autonomous electricity in remote geographical locations, including mountainous areas and accident sites.