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.

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.