MIPT is one of the leading universities in the areas of physics, mathematics, and informatics. The institute holds a leading position in Russia in quality recruitment and qualified graduate training. Students and graduates of MIPT are representatives of an elite circle who, thanks to their interdisciplinary scientific surroundings, are able to fully realize their potential.
The unique “Fiztech System” is one of the best approaches to education, which explains its existence in an almost unchanged form for more that 60 years. Receiving a fundamental education in mathematics and physics and a preliminary acquaintance with the chosen specialization, along with the acquisition of skills in independent work already by the 4th course provides each student with the knowledge and experience of a full scholar. Thus, by the end of the program, students already have significant achievements in their chosen area of activity.
In the present age of digital technology, time plays a particularly important role. Education of a difficult and protracted nature allows students and graduates of MIPT to always be in the trend of world science and to adapt to sudden changes in the situation.
Student life at MIPT is rich and diverse. Students actively combine educational activities with sports, participation in cultural events, as well as their creative endeavors. The administration at the institute strongly supports this initiative and cares about the welfare of its students. Thus, it is constantly working to expand the campus and interests of students.
To retain its leading position UK researchers need to continue to connect internationally, and build mutually beneficial partnerships for the future with emerging powers. The British Council’s new initiative Researcher Links utilises the common ground of shared research interests to provide a forum for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
The initiative comprises thematic research workshops and travel grants, and is co-funded by the British Council and partner organisations. An open call is announced annually for experienced researchers from the UK and Russia to lead a workshop with up to 40 participants (equal number from the UK and Russia) in an area with the most potential for collaboration. Proposals are reviewed by British and Russian expert panels and selected on the basis of mutual benefit, research quality and potential for longer term sustainability. There is also an open call for travel grants for mobility between the UK and Russia which supports short research visits (up to 3 months) with the aim of starting up longer term collaboration.
The Researcher Links initiative encourages the involvement of social sciences and humanities researchers, and provides space for interdisciplinary interaction, with opportunities to bring together researchers from different fields focussed on a common goal.
SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
The British Council’s Researcher Links 5-year programme utilises the common ground of shared research interests to provide a forum for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
In collaboration with partner organisations, the British Council co-funds and delivers bilateral UK-Russia scientific workshops within the following parameters:
- a residential workshop, over 3–4 days;
- approximately 40 participants with an equal number from the UK and Russia;
- leading researchers from the UK and Russia are involved as ‘workshop leaders’ in defining the theme, inviting keynotes, and selecting workshop participants (there is an open call for workshop participants with clear selection criteria).