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Russian Science Foundation Announces Grants for 2023-2026

The Department of Scientific and Innovation Activity at Perm State University reminds about the start of applications for a grant competition “Research activity of global-scale scientific laboratories, acquiring the policy of scientific and technological development priorities of the Russian Federation” (Applications Due to 3 October, 2022).

Supported by the President of Russian Federation, the grants by the Russian Science Foundation, will be allocated to acclaimed scholars, including young ones, to support their fundamental research and research practices in 2023-2026, followed by the possible extension of the supported project for 3 years. The scientific study (project) should be aimed at solving specific problems within one of the priorities of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, as defined by the related strategy.

Invited for the competition are projects of scientific teams involved in global-scale scientific research, performed on the basis of existing laboratories (divisions) of Russian scientific organizations, Russian educational institutions of higher education or other organizations whose constituent documents provide the opportunity of carrying out scientific research on the territory of the Russian Federation by international (interstate or intergovernmental) scientific organizations, regardless of the position held by the head of the research team (hereinafter referred to as the project leader), his/her academic degree and citizenship, as well as organizational, legal and ownership status of the organization which shares the employment or civil law relations with the project leader or research team members.  

The amount of the grant by the Russian Science Foundation is from RUB 20 million up to RUB 30 million in 2023; up to RUB 28 million in 2024; up to RUB 26 million in 2025; up to RUB 24 million in 2026.

To implement the project, legal entities interested in the results of the project may provide additional monetary funding.

Deadline for applications: 5pm (Moscow time), 3 October, 2022. Applications should be filled in electronically, using the Russian Science Foundation information and analytical system.  

The results will be announced on 1 March, 2023.

Detailed information about the Competition and the requirements for the participants may be found at the following link and additionally at the Natural Science Institute at Perm State University (building 16, office 335).

“Smart Solutions of Cities: East – West” International Competition: Applications Due to 30 Sept. 2022

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly under the support of the A.M. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation runs the international Competition “Smart Cities Solutions: East – West”.

The Competition aims to enable a comprehensive dialogue hub for expanding the network of international contacts between young scholars in Russia and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The Competition acquires at increasing the level of young scholars’ competencies in international scientific, technological and innovative cooperation in “smart” management and the use of urban life systems, following socially significant directions:

  • green cities;
  • urban regeneration;
  • safe cities;
  • accessible inclusive cities.

Young scientists (undergraduates, graduate students and non-degree researchers of higher educational institutions) from Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco are welcomed to take part. The international jury will have to select 5 Russian and 5 foreign projects.

The winners of the Competition receive diplomas and are provided with air tickets and accommodation for participation in the International Forum “Smart Cities Solutions: East-West”, which will be held in Belgorod on October 25-27, 2022.

To participate, young scientists submit their projects to the Organizing Committee in electronic form at smartcities@eurasia-assembly.org. The deadline for submitting competitive works is 30 September, 2022. The results will be announced on 10 October, 2022.

For more info, please, see:

the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly website, with a reference to the “Smart Cities Solutions: East – West” International Competition;

the Competition description (in Russian and English);

the Сompetition regulations (in Russian and English).

International Conference in Metaphors in Linguistic Studies: Applications Start (due to 20 October)

On 21-23 November 2022, V International Conference “Metaphor in Education” and X International School on Metaphor “Metaphor Beyond Linguistics” will take place at Perm State University (PSU). The event is initiated and run by the Department of Linguodidactics, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, (PSU).   

The Conference participants include speakers from the following European and Northern American institutions: University of Rostock (Germany), University of Louisville (USA), Coventry University (UK), Delta State University (USA), Central Michigan University (USA), Oxford-Brookes University (UK).

The Сonference is interdisciplinary in nature. Invited to participate are students and teachers of various fields of expertise and specialty, showing interest in metaphor as a way of comprehending the world and generating knowledge.

The Conference will cover the following research fields:

  • Metaphor in Arts and Literature
  • Metaphor in science and professional communication
  • Metaphor in Philosophy
  • Metaphor in teaching
  • Metaphor in translation
  • Metaphor and transdiscursive knowledge transfer
  • Development of metaphorical and terminological competence
  • Digital didactics in the mirror of metaphor

Working languages of the Conference: Russian, English.

Forms of participation:

  • online presenter;
  • attendee.

Application dates: due to 20 October, included.

Conference Dates: 21-23 November 2022

Location: ZOOM platform

For participation, please, register here.

For further information, please, see info letter

Please, address further questions to: Ekaterina Kupriyanicheva, Executive Secretary, tel.: +7 (902) 804-52-39; e-mail: katya_bukreeva@mail.ru

“Smart Solutions of Cities: East-West”: Start for Applications Announced

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly has informed about the start for applications for the “Smart Solutions of Cities: East-West” International Competition, with a support by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The competition aims to promote the dissemination of the results and achievements of Russian and foreign young scientists, in the following socially significant topics: “green cities”, “urban regeneration”, “safe cities”, “accessible inclusive cities”; increasing the level of competencies of participants in the field of international scientific, technological and innovative cooperation related to the issues of “smart” management and the use of urban life systems; their involvement in scientific programs and projects.

According to the competition statement, graduate and PhD students, as well as non-degree researchers from higher educational institutions from Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco are welcome to take part. Applications should be submitted to the Organizing Committee at smartcities@eurasia-assembly.org.

For more information on “Smart Solutions of Cities: East-West”, please, see:

Competition description (in Russian and English)

Competition regulations: (in Russian and English)

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly possesses itself as an international union of non-governmental organizations, uniting ideas and values of Eurasian integration, protection of peace, strengthening friendship, harmony, partnership and good neighborliness between peoples of the Eurasian countries. Please, find more about the Assembly here.  

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund is a Russian think tank and a policy center founded by President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010, the organization linked to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Fund states its mission as encouraging the  development of public diplomacy and support creation of public, political and business climate abroad, favorable for Russia.

The winners of the Competition will be certified, provided with air tickets and accommodation to participate in the “Smart Solutions of Cities: East-West” International Forum to be held in Belgorod, Russia on October 25-27, 2022.

PSU Linguist Wins Volga Federal District Translation Competition

Maria Erypalova, 4th year student of the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU, has won the translation competition “All the Best About Russia”. The competition was dedicated to the 115th Anniversary of Academic Dmitry Likhachev. Maria took the 1st place in the French section.

Summing up the results of the competition, Zugura Rakhmatullina, Director of the Institute of History, Language and Literature, Ural Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, emphasized the importance of developing cross-cultural competences through translation activity, as well as translator’s role in promotion of cultural and spiritual Russian heritage.

The young translators in English, German or French coming from all over Volga Federal District were asked to translate excerpts from the “Notes on Russian” by Likhachev. Extracted from hisnotebooks, far beyond ‘pure science’, Likhachev’s notes had been united by a core theme of Russia’s historical past and future – revealing an outstanding scientist and true citizen behind the author’s figure.

“In the passage offered for the translation, I found each minor detail so exciting! To start with, this was the first time I translated from my native language into foreign one. The text was also quite specific, dealing with discoveries by a French translator in relation to specifically Russian concepts of nature and kindness,” Maria Erypalova shares her impression. “Following the task, I once again became convinced of the versatility of the Russian language – and its complexity. Natalya Khorosheva, my teacher and mentor, who supervised my translation, helped me a lot with the lyrics passages.”

“Maria is one of the brightest students at our Department. She does indeed feel the text very subtly, and has a deep understanding of the core tasks of translation. Her winner’s record in translation competitions, including international ones, clearly shows that,” says Natalia Khorosheva, Head of the Department of Linguistics and Translation, PSU. “In Maria’s success, I see a combination of proficiency in translation and personal traits – such as natural attention to details and passionate, playful look at things.  As a tutor, I do my best to make students discover such qualities they might be unaware about, and progress further in both profession and personal life, through the practice of languages.”

In September 2021, Maria Erypalova was among the students who studied at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France) as part of the international academic mobility program. In France, PSU students mastered the art of translation, combined with courses in history of literature and culture.

Young Talents Announced by PSU Olympics in Languages

The Young Talents Olympics in Foreign Languages ‘2022 has taken place in Perm, Russia. More than 200 schoolchildren showed their knowledge in French, English and German. 120 students of 8-11 grades, coming from Perm territory, Moscow region and neighboring countries got the opportunity to take part.

The final stage of the Young Talents, held in a shape of a Translation Quest, consisted of several original texts of different genres – to be translated into Russian. Each language was linked to a specific field – the English part regarded traces of the national character, the French one – aromas, and the German one – cars. A particular task in English and French was linked to poetry, considered as fairly hard by many.

During the assessments, the jury checked the ability of contestants to interpret texts of different genres, correctly express ideas in Russian, create a text in the style required, deal with realities of foreign culture, as well as evolve the sense of language and a creative approach in translation.

The Young Talents Olympics was organized by the Department of Linguistics and Translation, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU.

Proud of Your Research Being Published? Let Everyone Know!

PSU International Department reminds about a brilliant opportunity to get recognition from a published article, which can make young scholars improve their academic performance while studying in Russia:

Irkutsk National Research Technical University, a long-time partner of Perm State University, invites for the International Competition of Scientific Articles to be held on 10 December, 2021 (applications are due to 9 December).

The competition aims to generate and promote interest in research activities, improve the level of scientific culture and the quality of professional training. International students, undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in sciences and arts are welcome to participate.

The competition is held in several modes:

  • oil and gas business;
  • mining;
  • architecture and construction;
  • economics and banking;
  • hi-tech;
  • aircraft and mechanical engineering;
  • linguistics.

The competition is run by the Department of Advertising and Journalism, Irkutsk National Research Technical University. Please, address your questions and publications to Anna Baldynova and Larisa Erbaeva at nirs_rizh@mail.ru.

Why Study Programming and Nano-Tech in Russia?

The doors to new friends, research collaborations, hi-tech and job opportunities: where to start with? Ever thought of studying neural networks, nanotechnology and programming? Why not try PSU?

According to https://www.payscale.com/ the average software developer salary in Russia is RUB 1,294,904 ($17,500) per year. In the global scale, the knowledge of programming plus competencies in nano-tech and neuroscience increases this figure several times, hence the demand for education in that field. Which is quite affordable here in central Russia, as well.

Recently, the students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU won prizes at the RuCode 4.0I international educational festival. Festival participants Vasily Chelpanov, Nikita Ponkin and Vladislav Smirnov won the artificial intelligence competitions.

The RuCode 4.0 IV All-Russian Educational Festival Finals in artificial intelligence and algorithmic programming were held on 20-21 November. In total, 5540 people from 82 regions of Russia and 39 countries took part. The Perm krai has entered Top 5 five active participants, taking the 4th place in terms of the number of Festival participants – 118 people.

PSU contestants took first and third places in the track by the School of Deep Learning at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and second in the track from Research Data Infrastructure, as well as prizes in the algorithmic programming championship.

“The championship allowed us to test our knowledge and skills in the field of machine learning. In one of the tasks, we had to experiment with architecture of neural networks, stepping in some kind of research. It was fun to see the solutions of the top participants on all tracks, and learn something new,”

says Nikita Ponkin, student of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Module, PSU.

The RuCode Festival is known as an international intensive training for young programmers who want to improve their knowledge and gain experience through competitions. The IT Network University and Perm State University assisted to the event in the Perm territory.

Picture source and more info on programming in Russia.

PSU Chess Team Sets New Records

PSU team has become a winner in the ChessUni WCLeague international chess tournament, at the start of November, 2021. In 100 minutes, PSU participants scored 217 team points, beating the MSU teams, MIPT, as well as universities from England, Scotland, USA and Canada.

On 13-14 November, Moscow hosted the full-time final of the ACC of Russia “Your Move” chess project. There, nine chess players from different faculties represented Perm State University.

Artem Polonsky, a graduate of the Faculty of Economics, PSU, a coach of the Univer Sports Club chess team, took 1st place in the All-Russian competition. This is Artem’s first victory in face-to-face competition, on a national scale. Vladimir Gein, a student of the Faculty of Chemistry, PSU has also entered the Top 4, being defeated by the champion and the vice-champion, only.

“This is a historic step for the PSU Sports Club. Recently, we have won several prizes and even topped in online tournaments, of various statuses. It has been extremely important to us to ‘convert’ our online success into a real competition, approving the overall progress. We regard it as a success of the whole chess sport at Perm State University, rather than an individual achievement,”

the chess players state

PSU Student Becomes European Champion in Taekwondo

Arina Biktimirova, a second-year student in Radio-Physics, the Faculty of Physics, PSU, has won a gold medal at ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships.

In total, the team from Perm and Perm Territory brought home 17 medals. As part of the Russian national team, athletes from Perm won 11 individual medals. The Championship took place from 23 to 30 October 2021 at the Heraklion lndoor Sports Arena, Dyo Aorakia, (Crete, Greece).

The European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships for Children, Juniors, Adults and Veterans have been hosted at Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), the capital city of Crete. According to the Championships organizing committee, after one and a half years of quarantine the athletes showed real passion to compete in this Championship, drawing enthusiasm among sport fans and media attention. 

Taekwon-Do (태권도/跆拳道), translated as “kicking,” “punching,” and “the art or way of” is a Korean form of martial arts, born in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II and Japanese Occupation. With backgrounds in Japanese and Chinese martial arts, the physical training undertaken in Taekwondo is purposeful and fosters strength of mind through mental armament.

Before entering the University, schoolchildren and college students would have been usually involved into sports. Perm State University does its best to follow their passion. The University Sports Club runs annual Championships in various sports, uniting more than 4,000 students in various activities, promoting their interests and contributing to their sports career, including martial arts.

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