NUST MISIS and VEB Open “University Saturdays”

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.

During the lecture on “Blockchain-technologies for dummies”, Anastasiya Tyurina told Moscow school students what blockchain-technologies are, how these technologies develop, and how and where students can apply&study them to become a specialist in the field.

NUST MISIS and Vnesheconombank (VEB) are launching a Center of Competencies for New Materials and Breakthrough Technologies with a primary focus on blockchain, convergent (NBICS), and quantum technologies. A department for teenagers will be launched at the Center as well. Only teenagers from 14 to 17 years old will work and develop their blockchain skills in the center. Nikita Musalov, a mathematics student at Moscow boarding school № 16, and winner of the special prize “Blockchain-hackathon” for the creation of multimedia educational content, has been appointed as the department co-head.

The “University Saturdays” project has been operating since 2013. Through the project, lectures, seminars, master-classes, and excursions are held for school students based on leading universities in Moscow. The programs depend on the profile of the university and are designed for students of different ages.