Visit of Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, President of American University of Armenia

AUA was founded in 1991. The university rapidly grew to become one of the finest institutions of higher learning in Armenia and the region. AUA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and it is affiliated with the University of California.

During the visit to SFedU Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian presented AUA study and research possibilities to local students and staff: AUA offers eight master’s degree programs in business and management, economics, law, industrial engineering and systems management, computer and information sciences, health sciences, political science and international affairs, and teaching of English as a second language. AUA also offers three bachelor’s degree programs in business, computational sciences, and English and communications. In addition, AUA operates research centers affiliated with each of the graduate programs, as well as the Acopian Center for the Environment and the Digital Library of Classical Armenian Literature. Language of instruction is English.

You’re welcome to explore AUA website to learn more about the University and its programs:

Rector summed up 2014

Rector presented a report on SfedU activities results of 2014, and outlined plans for the University for the current year.

CEBIT 2015 & German Partnerships

Southern Federal University traditionally presented its latest developments in the joint Russian exposition of CEBIT 2015 in Germany. The delegation was led by the Rector and also during the visit to Germany signed Memorandum of Understanding between Southern Federal University and Laser Zentrum- Hannover. The sides discussed prospects of partnership. SFedU delegation visited DESY international research center (Hamburg) with one of the largest international scientific installations of mega class – X-ray free-electron laser (Project XFEL). According to the results of negotiations a strategic partnership agreement between SFedU and DESY was signed, as well as the program of collaborative research in the field of photonic sciences and diagnostic of smart materials in the framework of the international project with a total budget of 2 million. EUR. Project manager from the Russian side – Alexander Soldatov, SFedU Professor. It should be noted that in TREXES project SFedU acts as a coordinator of the all-Russian Research in the field of time-dependent X-ray and electron spectroscopy, bringing together several laboratories, active research and educational institutions of Rostov, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh.

The University Launched Student Spring Festival

The new season of the festival of “Student Spring 2015″ officially opened at the University

on March 16. Student Spring – is the Russian program to support and develop the students’ creativity involving over 1 000 000 amateur singers, dancers and theater artists in RF. Student Spring Concerts at SFedU will last until April 4. Winners will be awarded on April 11 at the gala concert.  The upcoming Events:

March 23 – Institute of Earth Sciences;
March 24 – Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences;
March 25 – Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy;
March 26 – Faculty of Economics;
March 27 – Institute of History and International Relations;
March 28 – Faculty of Management;
March 30 – Institute of High Technology and pezotehniks;
March 31 – Faculty of Law;

April 1 – Graduate School of Business;
April 2 – Academy of Physical Culture and Sports;
April 3 – Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies;
April 4 – Faculty of Chemistry;
April 11 – The gala concert of the festival

Festival Venue: Rostov-on-Don, pl. Karl Marx, 5, Regional Folk Art House. Concerts start at 7 pm.

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.