This September, a new academic year has begun and, with the start of the new school year, traditional discussions on the role of education and universities in Russia have once again resumed.
A number of Finnish universities is keen on cooperating with higher education institutions of St. Petersburg. The proximity of Saint-Petersburg and partner universities is not the only reason, but this decision has been also heavily influenced by the fact the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO was established here, in Saint-Petersburg, at the Mining University.
More than half of the students of technical universities would not want to work inside the Arctic circle regardless of the circumstances. Another quarter is ready to move to the Far North, but only in case of acute need or a very tempting offer. At the same time, the local population is rapidly declining. Is there a possibility to somehow reverse this trend and make the Arctic attractive to job-seekers?
Top management of Caterpillar paid a visit to St. Petersburg and met with Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of the Mining University. The key topic of the meeting was linked to activities of the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.
This was reported by Erik Elsmark, Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East district manager at Caterpillar, who came to St. Petersburg to participate in the Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council.
Eric Yeatman, the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Imperial College London, has completed the cycle of lectures presented at the Mining University.
The awarding ceremony of XV International Forum “Topical issues of rational use of natural resources” was held at the Mining University.
A group of Russian and German scientists has decided to go on an expedition, which will follow the route of German geographer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.
Members of the 64th Russian Antarctic expedition have returned to Saint-Petersburg. “Forpost” found out what mysteries are hidden under the ice of Antarctica, is there an alien base, and what is the purpose for the scientific experiments conducted at the intercontinental polar station “Vostok”.
Leonid Weisberg, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Research and Engineering Corporation "Mekhanobr-Tekhnika" and also the Member of the Academy of Sciences, underlined the importance of inclusion of "The Journal of the Mining Institute" in the international database Scopus. Leonid Weisberg also gave his comments and provided his opinion on what it means for the scientific community.