The I International Conference “Scientific Initiative of International Students and Postgraduates” was held at Tomsk Polytechnic University. This year, the Conference is coincided with the 125th anniversary of TPU and supported by the Association of Leading Universities of Russia.
Denis Chaykovsky, Director of the TPU School of Core Engineering Education, Evgenia Sherina, Head of the TPU Division for Russian Language, Adu Yao Nikez, President of the Association of International Students addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. Lisa Soon, PhD, Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland (Australia) gave the plenary presentation “Technology as an Enabler for Online and Offline Education”.
Over 280 international students from 65 countries signed up for participation in the Conference. The participants are citizens of 49 countries: Russia, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Egypt, Italy, Poland, Columbia, Sudan and others,” Evgenia Sherina, Head of the TPU Division for the Russian Language, says.
The main feature of the Conference is that only international attendees, students, master’s degree students and postgraduates are taking part. Moreover, they are presenting their articles and reports in Russian discussing modern research topics, as well as problems of study at Russian universities.
Among the Conference participants, there are students studying at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, St Petersburg University, Far Eastern Federal University, Ural Federal University, Kazan National Research Technological University, RUDN University, Renmin University of China and Jilin University.
“The topics discussed at the Conference reflect the interests of young scientists on modern and fast-developing fields of science, including ecology, food industry, agriculture, 3D modelling and others. Furthermore, most of the reports are the description of fundamental research works, the results of which can both contribute to the further development of sciences and have practical application. Most of the reports are based on evaluation of results of graduation theses and dissertations,” the representatives of the TPU Division for Russian note.
The work of the Conference was arranged in sessions: Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Natural Sciences (including Medical and Biological Sciences) and others.
Within the Conference, on April 29, the All-Russian Round Table “Multicultural Digital Environment: Challenges, Risks and Prospects” was also held.