Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education Project “Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan

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NMSTU has successfully initiated Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education Project entitled EXTEND “Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan”. The project consortium consists of 12 higher educational institutions coming from Romania, Portugal, Latvia, Russia and Tajikistan. The following HEIs are the members of the consortium:

  1. University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania);
  2. University of Minho (Portugal);
  3. Riga Technical University (Latvia);
  4. Warwick University (Great Britain);
  5. National Research Moscow University of Civil Engineering (Russia);
  6. Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Russia);
  7. Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University (Russia);
  8. National Research Ogarev Mordovia State Technical University (Russia);
  9. Tajik National University (Tajikistan);
  10. Khujand State University (Tajikistan);
  11. Kulob State University (Tajikistan);
  12. Technological University of Tajikistan (Tajikistan).

During the period of 3 years, the project consortium will be working in close collaboration to solve three specific problems of Russia and Tajikistan higher education field:

  1. Development of comprehensive model and descriptors of the competences needed for the university teachers of engineering disciplines.
  2. Establishment of Excellence in Engineering Education Centres Network (EXTEND Centres), that will offer training courses, research work and consultations on engineering disciplines in each Russian and Tajik partner university.
  3. Development of suitable training programmes for PhD students and teachers in teaching engineering disciplines.

ERASMUS+ KA2 project "EXTEND" has been created for Project promotion

1st consortium meeting

1st consortium meeting took place in Moscow, at National Research Moscow University of Civil Engineering, 20.12.2017 – 21.12.2017

At the first meeting the coordinator of the project Elisabeth Lazarou (University of Politehnica Bucharest) outlined the main objectives and outcomes, logical framework and tasks of Work Package 1 and Work Package 2. Members of the consortium discussed the working plan for 2018, nominated Evaluation Working Group (EWG) and External Quality Control Team (EQCT). Also the dissemination and sustainability plans, financial rules and documents for correct reports have been discussed and agreed upon. All HEIs made presentations about their universities and project teams. Professors from Bauman Moscow State University carried out Online Platform Needs Analysis and developed the draft structure and requirements for the Project Online Platform. The Methodology for monitoring of Russian and Tajikistan practices in teacher training and competence enhancement has been discussed (with focus on teaching engineering disciplines).

2nd consortium meeting

2nd consortium meeting took place in Saransk, at National Research Ogarev Mordovia State Technical University, 24.02.2018 – 03.03.2018

From February 24th till March 3rd  2018, a joint meeting was organized by Erasmus+ KA2 capacity building in higher education project “EXTEND” (Excellence in Engineering Education through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan) consortium in Saransk, Russia, hosted byNational Research Ogarev Mordovia State University. The meeting was dedicated to the introduction of Russian and Tajik teachers to the innovative pedagogical approaches used in the EU, namely Romanian, Portuguese and Latvian examples. Various training sessions were organized and carried out by Politehnica University of Bucharest, University of Minho and Riga Technical University. The main outcomes of the seminar are considered to be:

  • finding similarities and differences between Russian and Tajik education systems;
  • mapping out the main documents used in higher education;
  • preparing nominated teachers for further training (Train The Trainer);
  • performing a needs analysis for EXTEND excellence centers that will be deployed;
  • finalizing a questionnaire design for student and teacher survey.

In addition to the overall activities,  Technology-Enhanced Teaching in Engineering Disciplines, as well as Alternative Methods of Assessment have been discussed in detail.

3rd consortium meeting

3rd consortium meeting took place in Bucharest at University Politehnica of Bucharest, 03.06.2018 – 09.06.2018

Members of the consortium studied examples of Centres of Excellence in European countries, as well as best European practices in teaching engineering disciplines. Prof. Robin Clerk from Warwick University made a presentation on Teacher Professional Development. EXTEND Quality Plan has been thoroughly discussed and agreed upon. Much attention has been paid to Project Management issues: tendering, staff conventions, travel reports, financial statement and templates. All HEIs made presentations on Distance Learning at their universities. A special focus has been given to the issue of Quality Assurance and its dissemination, as well as to the refinement of the “centre model”. The Partnership Agreement has been signed.

Contacts

Vice-Rector for International Affairs

Korchunov Aleksey Georgievich, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Secretary: Shishkina Tatiana Vladimirovna

Address: 38, Lenin Avenue, main building, rector’s office

Telephone number: +7(3519)29-84-09

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International Office

Work Schedule

8.00 - 17.00, Mon - Fr.

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Chief:

Nataliia Nikolaevna Kostina, PhD, Associate Professor

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Acting Chief: 

Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Konstantinov, PhD

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Specialist in working with foreign students:

Ludmila Viktorovna Kiseleva

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Tel.: +7 (3519) 23-99-93

Address: room № 159, Lenin Street, 38

Specialist of student mobility:

Ekaterina Mikhailovna Medvedeva

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Specialist of student mobility:

Polina Vitalievna Makarova

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Translators: 

Victoria Igorevna Elesina

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Olesya Evgen’evna Suhih

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History

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The University was formed from branches of Ural higher educational institutions which existed in Magnitogorsk in 1932. However, the official date of birth is deemed to be 1934, when under the Resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the 22nd of March the Magnitogorsk Institute of Mining and Metallurgy opened its doors to train engineers for the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) and, later on, for the South Ural region. In 1937 MMK accepted first, long-awaited engineers: 8 mining engineers, 5 steelmakers and 7 rolling mill engineers.

2 In 1951 under the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR the Magnitogorsk Institute of Mining and Metallurgy was named after Grigory Nosov, who was a legendary director of MMK. His technical talent and courage helped to solve difficult technical issues. In 1940 he was appointed the Director of MMK. He played a critical role in providing steel products during World War II. It was Magnitogorsk metallurgists who made armour steel in existing open-hearth furnaces applying a new secret technology in July of 1941. It was risky as there were no special furnaces for making such steel grades. In summer of 1941 MMK used a conventional blooming mill to roll armour steel as there was no time to wait for a special mill evacuated from Ukraine to arrive and be installed in Magnitogorsk. Again, it was a great risk as not only the mill and the position of the director, but also Nosov’s life of were laid down at stake; however, Grigory Nosov supported and took the initiative of the chief mechanical engineer of MMK. In October of 1941 steel for military applications flowed in a steady stream. It is necessary to avoid thinking that he was reckless – all decisions of “the military director” were supported with accurate engineering analyses.

In 1955 the University opened the part-time studies department. The number of students increased to 2260.

In December of 1956 the institute published the first issue of its newspaper.

In the mid 50-ies the institute got a picturesque area near LakeBannoe to build the Youth training and wellness centre. For some years the centre consisted of many tents. Now it is a comfortable place for students, teachers and their families to have a rest.

In 1962 the institute moved to a new building. Moreover, it got laboratories, dormitories for students and two multi-storey buildings for teachers.

In 1987 the institute organized studies of international students from Jordan, Mongolia, Guinea, India, Nigeria, Laos, Algeria, Afghanistan, Burundi, and Central Africa. Now NMSTU has effective agreements on international cooperation in the fields of education and science with over 40 foreign universities, funds and organizations from over 15 countries. Over 200 students from CIS countries, Georgia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia study at the University.

In 1994 the institute was renamed into the Nosov Magnitogorsk State Academy of Mining and Metallurgy due to a significant increase in academic and research performance. At present NMSTU keeps developing its innovative activity and expands innovative infrastructure.

In 1998 the academy was renamed into the NosovMagnitogorskStateTechnicalUniversity and became the first university in Magnitogorsk.

Thus, the institute which was established as a specialized center for training of engineers for mining and metallurgical industries step-by-step grew into a multi-profile center for training of specialists required in a majority of areas of the city, region, and this country at large.

Magnitogorsk overview

map1 Magnitogorsk (also known as Magnitka) is the second largest city of Chelyabinsk region and one of the largest in the world centers of ferrous metallurgy.

The city is located in the south-western part of Chelyabinsk oblast, close to the boundary with Bashkiria, on both banks of the river Ural - both in Asia and Europe.

Magnitogorsk is situated 420 km away from Chelyabinsk by train, 308 km by car. Distance from Moscow is 1,916 km by train and 2,200 km by car.

 Magnitogorsk population is about 412,000 (2012), land area - 392 sq. km.

The phone code is +7 3519; postal codes - 455000-455049.

Magnitogorsk history

The first train with the builders arrived from the town Kartaly to the station “Magnitogorskaya” on June 30th, 1929. This date became the birthday of Magnitogorsk city.

One of the main reasons for the metallurgic city forming was the presence of richest iron ore resources in the mountain Magnitnaya, due to it a Cossack stanitsa (settlement) was constructed there in the year of 1743.

On a small territory nature concentrated hundreds of millions tons of the richest ores (content of iron is about 60%), located not deep, sometimes just on the surface.

Rich deposit of iron ore, large rivers Ural and Belaya, a possibility to construct roads in steppes which lead to Kuzbas coal - these were the reasons for founding a city in southern Urals.

The first blast-furnace was founded in July 1930. It has been in the way that metallurgical plant was built on the left Asian bank of the river Ural and the city grew on the right bank, in Europe.

Magnitogorsk features

There are over 1,300 industrial plants in Magnitogorsk, the main one is Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (“Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Kombinat” or “MMK”).

There are two universities in the city: technical one (NMSTU), which prepares specialists for group of metallurgical enterprises, and conservatoire, which provides the city, the region and the area with musicians and through its students is famous within Russia and abroad.

Magnitogorsk interesting facts

Magnitogorsk is often called “Magnitka”. In colloquial speech this is the name of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) and the city newspaper “Magnitogorsk Worker”.

In informal list of Russian capitals Magnitogorsk is called “metallurgical capital of Russia”.

The airport of the city, mountain skiing centers in Abzakovo and the lake Bannoye are located not on the territory of Chelyabinsk region, but on the territory of Bashkortostan Republic.

Magnitogorsk is the 4th largest city (after TolyattiNaberezhnye Chelny and Novokuznetsk) in Russia which is not an administrative center of any Russian region.

It is one of 12 cities in the world located in 2 world parts. The river Ural flows across Magnitogorsk and divides it into 2 parts called as the “Left Bank” and the “Right Bank”. The boundary between Asia and Europe goes along the river Ural, that is the Left bank is located in Asia and the Right bank - in Europe.

During the World War II, the turrets for tanks IS-2 and T-34 (85) were produced at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. According to the statistical information every second Soviet tank and every third shell during the war was produced of Magnitogorsk steel.

Magnitogorsk attractions

Among the main places of interest of Magnitogorsk are:

  • Monument “Home-front to front”
  • Memorial complex with Glory Alley in the green area along the river Ural
  • “Stalin” architecture of the old Leninsky district as it is
  • Monument to the first tent
  • Square with the chiming clock at the building of Magnitogorsk administration.

Also such places as A.S.Pushkin drama theater, opera and ballet theater, puppet theater “Buratino”, children art school and picture gallery, city museums, music house are well-known.

Theater and music festivals are held every year, modern art festival “Another reality” makes the citizens acquainted with the best Russian and foreign artists, music, theater and dance groups.

All Russia has heard about Magnitogorsk mountain skiing centers: in Abzakovo and the lake Bannoye everyone can rest and do some sports. Also competitions of all levels are held there - from the oblast to international ones.

Investment appeal of Magnitogorsk

Tourist appeal of Magnitogorsk

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