Enactus Russian Cup 2016

Year of continuous operations of 101 student teams from 43 Russian universities has finished by a remarkable event –  Enactus Russian Cup 2016, which was held on 24 – 25 May. On the Enactus Russian Cup 2016, 19 strongest Russian teams met, which had passed a serious selection in 11 regional competitions (in Moscow, Moscow region, Tomsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Makhachkala).

The teams’ projects were evaluated by the jury comprised of successful entrepreneurs, leading business consultants and top-managers of International and Russian companies, such as HSBC Bank, Ernst & Young (E&Y), KPMG, Unilever, Coca Cola Hellenic, Russian Railways, and so forth.

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IX Russian Business Week

The IX Russian Business Week was held on March 21-25, 2016. This event is considered to be one of the most important for the Russian Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs (RUIE), because they discuss and form the proposals on actual directions of interaction between government and business.

In the framework of the IX Russian Business Week, a series of conferences and round tables were organized to discuss actual issues in Russian economy.

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XVI All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “New Information Technologies in Education”

The XVI All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “New information technologies in education” has been conducted on 2nd and 3rd February 2016. It brought together approximately 2500 representatives of educational institutions and business community.

The crucial purposes of the conference were discussion about the modern opportunities to automate the educational process, which could allow to improve the efficiency of higher education institution; as well as exchange of experience with regard to integration into the international educational system.

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Visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

On the Day of Russian Students, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister for social affairs Olga Golodec, Minister of Education and Science of Russia Dmitry Livanov visited the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

During the visit, representatives of the Russian Government got to know the University’s research, including the project “Assessment and prediction of condition and deprivation of population health in the Russian regions” and “Honest prices”. It should be mentioned the last project conducted together with the REU’s branches. This research was based on the monitoring of prices for socially important goods in the shops in more than 30 regions of the country. It was found out that the growth in prices for chosen goods varies from 19 to 40% in Moscow and approximately from 30 to 32% in regions.

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IV Plekhanov Professors & Lecturers Forum

The IV Plekhanov Professors & Lecturers Forum was held on December 17, 2015. The main themes were issues about university staff potential and development. The forum was attended by over 70 people, representing 15 universities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Tashkent, Moscow region, and Belarus.

There was a lively discussion in connection with reports about university staff motivation in research, integration into the international scientific society, including increasing activity in academic and professional networks. Moreover, reports about attracting and retaining young teachers and scientists drew participants’ attention.

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