One of the most serious problems of the coming decade, many experts call the decline in the quality of higher education due to partial or complete transition to online education because of coronavirus. At the same time, the rapid development of technology, on the contrary, requires from young people coming to modern production, whatever branch of the economy it belongs to, a much greater amount of knowledge and skills than before.
The total number of universities in the association has reached twenty-five. Among them are the most authoritative technical and economic institutions of higher education in Russia, whose areas of study are related to training personnel for the mineral and raw materials complex of the country.
A malachite block weighing a ton and a half was extracted from below the surface 245 years ago in the vicinity of the area where nowadays the town of Polevskoye, Ural, stands.
According to surveys, only 15% of Russians are ready to obtain additional competencies after graduation. The rest believe that knowledge and skills should be replenished only in case of emergency, for example, when applying for a new job or promotion. At the same time, the pace of technological progress today is so high that, according to most analysts, only those who study throughout their lives can count on a successful career. And they would do that absolutely consciously, on a voluntary basis, and not “under constraint."
A regional representative office of the International Competence Center in Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO was established on the basis of SIBUR. The agreement was signed by the rector of the St. Petersburg Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko and the chairman of the board of SIBUR Holding Dmitry Konov.
International students appealed to the Government of Russia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Federal Security Service to let them return to Russia and continue their studies. The level of education is at stake here. A Professor at the University of Madeira (UMa) in this interview explains why Russian universities are still popular worldwide and what career one may build in Europe with a Russian diploma in hand.
The Mining Museum's archives were found to store records on which is based the world's first-ever technique of silicate replica smelting.
Experts and researchers representing virtually all post-industrial and developing countries, joined by the authorities of UNESCO, as part of the work of the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO, presented an analysis of recent trends in the global energy market in their relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It became known that a group of scientists representing several universities of St. Petersburg had discovered a new mineral 'xenophyllite'. A discovery occurred while studying the Avgustinovka meteorite, named after the village next to which it was found in 1890. Since then, an iron stone of more than 400 kg in weight has been stored in the Mining Museum. Yet until now, it has not been thoroughly examined.
It was 16 years ago when the International Forum-Contest of Young Researchers "Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources" was held by St. Petersburg Mining University for the first time. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak the forum moved online, which, however, positively impacted both the number of contestants - up to a record-breaking 800 people - and the number of viewers - up to 2000 people, one and a half times above the last year's figure. The event traditionally taking place at the venue of the Mining University could have been followed on YouTube and ZOOM.