RuSciTech Newsletter – June 2014

News of the Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Community

Welcome to the early Summer edition of the RuSciTech Newsletter!

There is a range of interesting news, events and opportunities that we would like to share with you:
• Moscow Science Week in September invites speakers
• The Russian Council for International Affairs welcomes contributors to discuss international science & technology cooperation in Russia
• Skolkovo Foundation expert community offers collaborations
• Experts required to deliver online courses for Russian and American students.
As always, you are very welcome to share your news and suggestions with us.
We look forward to hearing from you at:

Forthcoming Events

World Russia Forum 2014
Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S. – Russia Relations
June 16 – 17, 2014
Washington, DC

XII Triple Helix International Conference 2014 (THC 2014)
September 11-13, 2014
Tomsk, Russia
Call for papers of this conference.
Call for thematic workshops within the conference.

Moscow Science Week
8-10 September 2014
Moscow, Russia
Call for speakers – please contact the event organisers at
Submission deadline: 15 July 2014.
Main topics this year: Data Science, Life Science, BioMedical Physics.

5th International Conference «Managing Differentiation in Rapidly Changing Higher Education Systems: Challenges and opportunities»
October, 16-18, 2014.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Moscow, Russia

Other news and useful information

The Russian Council for International Affairs (RCIA) has released a report within the framework of their project “International Science & Technology Cooperation in Russia”
The report gives a wealth of background information and aims to trigger a discussion on the issue of openness of science in Russia and on creating auspicious conditions for its development. RCIA welcomes comments on the report from the Russian-speaking science & technology professionals.

Russian Postdocs will work with a Nobel laureate Sir Andre Geim in Manchester, UK
The first young Russian physicist has been chosen within the ‘Science Drive’ programme (Open University Skolkovo (OpUS) & SkolTech): Anastasia Tyurnina, a graduate of the Physics Department of Moscow State University.
The 2014-2015 ‘Science Drive’ applications deadline: December 15, 2014.

Participants ofthe summer school organised by the Open University Skolkovo (OpUS) and the Federal Agency of Science Organisations (FASO) have been selected.

The new bulletin “Higher Education in Russia and Beyond” (HERB) was launched by
The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). The new bulletin aims to reveal current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends for the international higher education research community. The first issue is focused on the major current Russian ‘initiative’ — the Global Competitiveness of Leading Russian Universities Program. HERB has an ambition to become an expert discussion platform dedicated to the issues of higher education in post-socialist countries.
To subscribe to HERB just fill out a short form here.

Main academic systems of the world
Inequality in science – scientifically researched

Job and project opportunities

Job opportunities at Innopolis university in Kazan, Russia:

Skolkovo Foundation offers the following collaboration opportunities to science and technology professionals. In Russian.

East-West online courses: Harvard Kennedy School and MEFI University invite scientists to contribute to the new online programme “US – Russia rapprochement through science and technology cooperation”.

If you are interested in learning more about this project and being involved in its delivery, please contact: Prof Edward Lozansky, on +1-202-364-0200; +7-903-509-7346,

With warm greetings from Cambridge, (UK),

Coordinating Committee 
RuSciTech Association 
June 2014