12/01/2017 22:56:30

The Academic Council meeting

The Academic Council of MIPT met Nov. 30. Rector Nikolay Kudryavtsev opened the session by reporting on the results of the MIPT Supervisory Board meeting that took place Nov. 23. The agenda was dominated by a discussion of the implementation of MIPT’s Arctic program launched earlier this year.

Director of Analytics Dmitry Zubtsov presented a report on MIPT’s English language bachelor’s programs. The institute will offer undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. Zubtsov stressed that these programs are especially popular among international students. “MIPT enjoys worldwide recognition for the quality of our education,” he said. “In the recently published Times Higher Education subject rankings for physical sciences, we are at No. 14 based on the score for teaching, while we placed at No. 48 overall in the same ranking. Offering our education in English will attract bright students from across the globe.” The program was approved by the Academic Council, and admissions are planned to be accepted from the start of 2018. Teaching under the program is scheduled to begin the following academic year.

The session also featured a report by Nikolay Rudikh, who talked about the Collective Agreement draft. Finally, Artem Voronov presented the newly introduced student scholarship named after Alexander Belyakov, an MIPT professor, aviator, and World War II hero.

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