Marina Tsvetaeva’ Seminar at SFedU

SFedU starts Marina Tsvetaeva’s seminar.  The program includes poetry reading, linguistic and literary studies, literary and musical compositions. Organizational meeting and the first session will be held on February 26th at 15:30 in 39 aud. (Pushkinskaya str., 150).

Everyone is welcome!

Please send your applications for participation, questions and suggestions to Prof. LiudmilaTabachenko

Russia and Germany research cooperation

Representatives of Southern Federal University took part in the scientific sessions of the “Scientific cooperation Russia – Germany: Priorities and Prospects” symposium of the Association of research centers in Germany named after Helmholtz. The event was held in the NRC “Kurchatov Institute”. It was attended by scientists and heads of research centers within the Helmholtz Association, and by representatives of the German Embassy in Russia and the Bundestag.

Sochi – is not only a venue for the Winter Olympics!

The Winter School “Archaeology of text 4: see, hear, read”  was organized in Sochi on February 1-7, 2015  by Southern Federal University with the financial support of  Oxford – Russia Foundation (ORF). Fifty School Participants – ORF scholarship students arrived from: Southern Federal University; Higher School of Economics (National Research University); Kuban State University; Saratov State University; Samara State University; Irkutsk State University; Siberian Federal University; Far-East Federal University; Ul’anovsk State University;  Yaroslavl State University; Kazan Federal University; Nizhny Novgorod State University; Tver State University; Perm State University; Petrozavodsk State University; Tomsk State University; Ural Federal University; Novgorod State University.

 Winter School was a continuation of the academic project with the TEXT in the spotlight. Schedule included lectures and analytical workshops, as well as “the factory of the text,” where students received not only the skills of analysis, but also the production of texts of different types and genres.

SFEDU Rector signed the agreement on building innovative-technological cluster


On the 29 of January in congress-hall of JSC “Regional Corporation of Development” the solemn signing of the agreement of innovative-technological cluster “The Southern Constellation” took place.

Senior Deputy Governor of the Rostov region Aleksandr Grebenschikov, Director General of JSC “Regional Corporation of Development” Victor Goncharov, Rector of Southern Federal University Marina Borovskaya, Director of Department of investments and entrepreneurship of the Rostov region Svetlana Sokolova, and heads of industrial and innovative enterprises of the Rostov region took part in the solemn meeting.

Aleksandr Grebenschikov in his welcoming speech pointed out that nowadays to reach stable development of the regional economics, rise of its competitiveness on the background of new geopolitical challenges are impossible without consolidation of industrial resources, and resources of science and government.

Marina Borovskaya, Rector of Southern Federal University in her speech emphasized that high research and scientific opportunities of SFEDU allow to the university to be the initiator of building of the innovative-technological cluster “Southern Constellation”:

- Volume of financial investments to the science from different sources in the year 2014 was over 1,5 billion rubles, 650 million rubles of them are the investments drawn by works on contracts. SFEDU spends 350 million rubles for researches in the sphere of fundamental science. In last two years the university uses the equipment that belongs to it more effectively on 60 %. We have the experience of estimation and promotion not only patents but also license agreements. In SFEDU we got pretty firm procedures on the work with intellectual property rights. To companies that belong to the cluster we can propose the system of intellectual property rights maintenance. We are eager to consider the grounds of partners as basis for students’ education, and to avoid expenses we won’t buy the equipment that already exists on that grounds. I assume that the project of partnership within the frameworks of innovative-technological cluster would be very useful, and a result of its work depends on its participants’ activity.

Marina Borovskaya also pointed out that today the university considers development of the programme of import substitution for the region and together with participants of the cluster will soon come to work on the programme.

Victor Goncharov, General Director of JSC “Regional Corporation of Development” underlined that formation and development of the cluster is the effective mechanism of activization of processes of import substitution and entering enterprises to world markets.

Later than ceremonial signing of the agreement on building innovative-technological cluster “Southern Constellation” took place. Aleksandr Grebenschikov in his closing speech wished to gain success in reaching of the determined tasks and in development of mutual projects of participants of the cluster that will be of great usefulness for the Rostov region.

Innovative-technological cluster “Southern Constellation” incorporates the leading enterprises that provide high rates of development of knowledge-intensive industries of the Rostov region. The building of the cluster will allow to reach synergetic effect by means of cooperation of participants in educational and industrial activities, to provide growth of economical efficiency and high performance of every participant.






The 100th Anniversary of Southern Federal University

In the year of 2015 Southern Federal University will celebrate the Centennial Anniversary. The main festive events will take place in Rostov-on-Don in May and October:

Dear Alumni of Southern Federal University (Rostov State University, Rostov Pedagogical Institute, Rostov Academy of Architecture and Arts, Taganrog Radio Engineering Institute):

 We’re looking forward to seeing you at the reunion to be held in Rostov-on-Don on May 16, 2015 at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University.

 To remember what it was, to see friends and favorite teachers, to find out what’s up and to establish business contacts – all at SFedU reunion!

 More info on Alumni Association

Vladimir Sakhnenko: the Nobel Prize proved significance of technical physics

Vladimir Sakhnenko, the Head of the Chair of technical physics of Southern Federal University told about the Chair’s activity and in what way this activity is connected to the Nobel Prize in physics.

- You are the Head of the Chair of technical physics. What questions are of the interest of the Chair? What kinds of specialists are trained there?

- The name of the Chair talks on itself. Here one can obtain wide comprehensive knowledge of physics, aimed on application of scientific and engineering activity.

Technical physics is not typical for a traditional university. Normally such kinds of chairs belong to a technical university. We create directions of education for training engineers with very high level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. Nowadays in the time of high technologies these employees are of high demand. The Chair of technical physics is the field that is able to draw a person who is interested in fundamental science and intended for engineering.

- With what problems copes the Chair?

- There are two main directions: applied physics concerned with research and obtaining of new materials of the widest range, and radioecology. The first direction considers not only materials, as it is technical physics the equipment design prevails – ability to build devices that are able to analyze material’s property. In the university and particularly in the Research Institute of Physics we have great experience in this field and we try to hand this experience to our students. Radioecology does not need to be specially commented; it is clear that mankind should control background radiation and radiation level at places of production. We train specialists in this direction. Some students are engaged in applied nuclear physics problems that have no direct relations to ecology.

- And does it mean that technical physics is applied study?

- Technical physics does not stand out as separate field of science it relates to physics itself. Its importance is expressed at least by the obtaining this year Nobel Prize in physics for technical achievement, bringing to life a peculiar idea. From the name of the work “blue diodes” one can see that it is production of particular item and not discovery of, let me say, the new principle in physics. And this is very close to what we are doing.

- But what is the novelty of “blue diodes”?  Indeed diodes were created first in the sixties of the 20th century?

- Light-emitting diodes convert electric power to light. They are remarkable because they do it with coefficient of performance of fifty percent, because the energy doesn’t dissipate on heating. Light-emitting diodes for red and green parts of spectrum actually exist and in use for quite a long time, but their useless for room illumination. Diodes that emit light in the blue part of spectrum in combination with green and red diodes can provide white light and they could become economy and long-lasting alternative to ordinary light bulbs.

The problem of creation of blue diode was in finding appropriate combination of materials that emit photons with high energy. In nature these materials are very rare.  Necessary combination of materials of gallium nitride on sapphire glass was composed by Shuji Nakamura back to 90s. His invention immediately was found applicable in modern thin screens, in technology of Blu-ray data package, and even water and food treatment. Thus the Nobel Prize was won for technical invention which in use for a long time.


SFEDU carried out the festival “Ecology of culture”. The diary of the festival

The festival “Ecology of culture” opened on December 2. Representatives of scientific society, specialists in the sphere of cultural heritage and students of Southern Federal University, Rostov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other institutions for higher professional education of Rostov-on-Don.

The first week of the festival come to an end

December 3. In CILP-MEDIA-Centre the first lecture of the festival took place (was held). Dr Taisiya Paniotova, professor of the Chair of ethics and esthetics of the Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences of SFEDU dedicated it to the problem of “Modern challenges and the nakedness (helplessness) of culture”. The main idea of the lecture is necessity of protection of cultural heritage in every aspect.  Talking about tragic fortune of many Rostov monuments, among them are the monuments of Ekaterina II, Alexander II, buildings of temple architecture, well-known artifacts of the city, such as Paramonov’s warehouses, Gorky’s Theater, Hotel “Moskovskaya”, etc., professor specified the different problem that is also very pressing; along with monuments the Russian literature language needs to be protected too, as it expresses national self-identification and culture. The topics of the lecture were of interest of SFEDU’s students and the lively discussion took place after the lecture.

December 4. PhD Ekaterina Shashlova delivered the lecture “Forbidden and Excludable: taboo in culture practices”. Lecturer tried to interpret features of taboo conception in culture practices basing on the reflection of this question of modern philosophy and using methodological optics of M. Foucault, due to that considering this problem obtained unusual and interesting perspective. Special attention was drawn to the fact that taboo is not just the way to construct public cultural space, but also special knowledge that is indissoluble correlates to authority.

December 5. In South Russian Humanitarian Institute Professor Dr Victor Pigulevskiy delivered the lecture “Design and marketing in the modern culture”. Topical presentation of the lecture is a special feature of the lecture. Starting with definition of notions “design” and “marketing” lecturer then analyzed kinds of design. Dr Pigulevskiy compared designers to artists. And a designer is a person that simulates and considers strict parameters and standards. And professor analyzed many marketing approaches, starting with “Singer” and moving to internet browsers wars, talking more peculiar about familiar brands to everybody such as Barbie, Pepsi, and Coca-cola. Many famous people, which opened their business and significantly influenced development of industry and sphere of services were mentioned. Master class of professor Pigulevskiy was of sincere interest of audience, and students regretted that the lecture occurred only in the festival.

December 8. Vitaliy Korobov, honored artist of the Russian Federation, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor of the Chair of painting, graphic arts, and sculpture of SFEDU carried out master class.

The master’s studio was the place where the master class was carried out that allowed to immerse into atmosphere of art and to feel immediate touch of it. The topic under discussion was problems of art on the example of painting. Professor Korobov shared to those who presented in the master class his experience and views concerning conception and development of creative process, tasks of an artist, and sources of inspiration.

“An artist finds oneself between a layer of paint and a canvas. If you feel a light and warmth going from their then you will immediately feel the soul of an artist” this is determination of difference between real piece of art and dry handicraft by Vitaliy Korobov. Close to the end of the master class visitors and the artist came to solemn conclusion that fine art is necessary for life of society and a human being.

Further notes of the diary about the second week of the festival coming soon.