Science

Russian Universities are Afraid of Technological Competitions

In general, Russian universities are not eager to participate in technological competitions as they are afraid to underperform in fields where they have notable financing, authority, and educational programs. Mikhail Filonov, the NUST MISIS Vice-Rector of Research & Development, expressed such an opinion, formed over years of observations, at the panel discussion “Prize competitions: A new path to open innovations”, held at the Open Innovations Forum 2017.

Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of NRC “Kurchatov Institute”: “MegaScience Projects are Attempts to Overcome Humanity’s Resource Crisis”

MegaScience projects are the scientific community’s attempt to respond to global challenges facing humanity. Only with the help of projects of a MegaScience level is it possible to overcome the resource crisis which otherwise will inevitably lead to global catastrophe. Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, announced this thesis at the opening ceremony of the IV international conference “Crystal physics and the deformation behavior of promising materials”.