Sunday, December 17, 2017

UrFU scientists present research during St. Petersburg seminar

Two teams of scientists from Ural Federal University presented research funded through federal "mega-grants" during the "Science of the Future" conference in St. Petersburg.

Scientists from UrFU's Laboratory of Edition Archeology and Laboratory of Climate Physics presented their research before a group of leading Russian scientists, members of the Russian federal government and scientific supervisors from UrFU.

"Participation in these activities allows the research team to discuss the results with colleagues and plan ways of cooperation," Scientific Supervisor of UrFU's Laboratory of Archeology Marie-Pierre Rey said.

The presentations were made following a meeting of Russian government officials responsible for distributing "mega-grant" funding attended by Presidential Aide Andrei Fursenko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Lyudmila Ogorodova and Director of the Ministry of Education's Department of Science and Technology Sergei Salihov.

During their meeting, the officials discussed ways to improve the competitiveness of Russian scientists in the international science community. Rey, who also attended the meeting, suggested that enhanced language training among undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate scientists would likely improve the development of Russian science as a whole.

At the conclusion of the event, the scientists from UrFU presenting at the conference agreed to participate in a series of ongoing studies by Shlomo Weber, the head of the International Laboratory in UrFU's Graduate School of Economics and Management, in the areas of social relationships and social diversity studies.