On November 8th, 2018, the World Research Excellence Summit, organized by NUST MISIS together with the Times Higher Education, the world`s leading educational ranking agency, started at NUST MISIS.
NUST MISIS and the Russian Quality System have signed a cooperation agreement. A laboratory for quality management, where the innovative methods of business process management will be developed, will be created based on NUST MISIS’s plans.
The NUST MISIS Big Data Research Center is launching IRELA, a platform for the analysis of big data. The new Data Science platform is not focused on a specific industry and due to its multi-modularity, can be easily integrated into the IT-landscape of any field of activity. IRELA also has a multilingual search function, which is unique for the Russian market.
On October 26th, 2018, NUST MISIS presented the University`s development strategy at the meeting of the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centers (a.k.a. Project
BIRTH OF A HYBRID: High-Temperature Synthesis under Pressure Helps to Combine Properties of Metals and Ceramics
Materials scientists from NUST MISIS and the Merzhanov Institute of Structural Macrokinetics & Materials Science have developed a new method for producing bulk MAX-phases — layered materials which simultaneously possess the properties of metals and ceramics. By combining the methods of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis and high-temperature shear deformation, it was possible to obtain sufficiently large samples of mixed titanium and aluminum carbide, which in the future can be used as high-temperature heating elements, according to the research paper published inCeramics International.
On October 31st, 2018, NUST MISIS hosted the opening ceremony of the National Center of Technological Initiative for Quantum Communication technology. Improvement of quantum communications facilities, training world-class specialists in the field of quantum engineering, research in the field of quantum network vulnerability, and the creation of quantum communication systems for satellites are among the Center’s main responsibilities. The center’s financing through 2022 will amount to 2 billion Rubles.
On October 25th, 2018, the defense procedure for Ekaterinburg`s candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo was held at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Vladimir Pirozhkov, head of the NUST MISIS Kinetica High Complexity Prototyping Center, spoke in support of Ekaterinburg.
On October 31st, 2018, NUST MISIS hosted an “Open Rectorate” meeting with University management and students. Some of the main topics discussed at the event were the organization of practical trainings and internships, the employment of graduates, scholarship programs, and the integration of scientific and educational activities.
NUST MISIS has improved its position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, taking 964th overall place among the 74 countries included. In terms of the “International Cooperation” indicator, NUST MISIS took 28th overall place among all the universities participating in the ranking.
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.
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”.
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.
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.