Recent news and announcements‏ from RuSciTech

March-April 2014

News of the Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Community

For RuSciTech Association the main highlight of this month was the RuSciTech Forum 2014,  which brought together at Arizona State University over seventy Russian-speaking academics, researchers, technology innovators and entrepreneurs from across the globe. This second international conference of the Association of Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Professionals was dedicated to “International Collaborations in Science, High Technology and Education”.

The Forum was opened by the Consul General of the Russian Federation in San-Francisco Mr Sergey V. Petrov and greeted by representatives of Arizona State University. The summary of the RuSciTech Forum 2014’s conclusions and photographs can be found in the “Summary” section of the website. Please let us know if you have any comments and suggestions by emailing us at Presentation slides are available in the “Speakers” section.

The Forum participants provided organisers with a very positive response and supported the idea to continue this series of Forums. If you have suggestions regarding a potential location for the next RuSciTech Forum, please let us know on

We hope to see you at the next RuSciTech Forum! (watch this space!)

Also, the Forum participants suggested promoting success stories of collaborations with Russia, involving Russian-speaking science and technology professionals living abroad. Hence, we would like to hear examples of these from you, which we intend to publish on the RuSciTech web site.

As always, you are very welcome to share your news and suggestions with us by emailing

Forthcoming Events

International Innovation Conference 2014 in Canada
June 5-6
Kitchener, Canada

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 this conference:

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
Deadline for applications for presentations: June 1, 2014

Recent news

The Second session of the Conference of RAS scientists took place on 25th March in Moscow

The first general meeting of the new, united Russian Academy of Science has voted for the new Charter of the Academy

Colleagues in focus this month

Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai has received the Abel Prize

Natalia Berloff leads a research team to shed light on the nature of ‘unidentified electron objects’ – a mysterious class of objects that exist in superfluid helium at low temperature

Russian physicist Andrei Linde is surprised with the first direct evidence (after 30 years!) that supports his theoretical work, the cosmic inflation theory of how the universe formed

Kirill Larin – director of the Biomedical Optics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jobs and project opportunities

Skolkovo Foundation offers science and technology professionals the following collaboration opportunities:a brief description in English and in Russian


Coordinating Committee 
RuSciTech Association 
March-April 2014

RuSciTech Newsletter – October 2013


October 2013

News of the Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Community

Welcome to the October edition of the RuSciTech Newsletter. As you might be aware, September was rich with conferences and other events, including, the Russian Innovation Week in the USA. We believe that similar events will be taking place in the future in other regions as well – to encourage international collaboration in the area of science and technology. Also, it is good to hear that a number of our Russian-speaking colleagues living outside of Russia have participated in Russian projects and events recently. We are keen to hear about your collaborations with Russian organisations, and we would be happy to feature them on our web site. Our subscription base keeps growing – thank you for joining our Russian-Speaking Science & Technology community. We are always interested in the news and announcements from you – to share your news and achievements with our subscribers. We look forward to hearing from you at:

Forthcoming Events

The meeting of the UK-Russia Joint Committee on Science & Technology Co-operation

17 October 2013 The Royal Society, London, UK

Open Innovation forum 

October 31 — November 2, 2013 Crocus Expo IEC, Moscow, Russia

10th RAMA-RADA-RASA Conference 8-10 November 2013 Clearwater, FL, USA

Materials Education Symposia in with the main theme “Materials and Sustainable Development Education” April 2014 Cambridge, UK

British Council organises the “Going Global” forum for world leaders of international education: 29 April – 1 May 2014 Miami Beach, USA

Jobs and project opportunities

A grant opportunity to support university research in scientific areas of mutual interest to the U.S. and Russian Federation in the areas of nanotechnology and alternative energy/energy efficiency.

New faculty fellowships at SkolTech – applications are opened till the end of OCTOBER.

News and other useful information

The controversial law on the radical reforms of the Russian Academy of Science has been approved and the new Federal Agency of Scientific Organisations is being formed.

The Year of Science Russia-EU 2014 is to open in November 2013. Proposals for projects and events are welcome.

The RIA News agency is launching a dedicated media project – RIA Science.

‘Russian expat scientists are prepared for practical steps’ – an article in the ‘Poisk’ newspaper

A recent article in the ‘Poisk’ newspaper, which mentions the RuSciTech association, can be found here.

6th Nano and Giga Challenges conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 10-11 March 2014

The NGC2014 conference (the 6th Nano and Giga Forum) invites academic and industrial researchers to present tutorial and original research papers dedicated to solving scientific and technological problems in electronics, photonics and renewable energy such as atomic scale materials design, bio- and molecular electronics, high frequency electronics, fabrication of nanodevices, magnetic materials and spintronics, materials and processes for integrated and subwave optoelectronics, nanoCMOS, new materials for FETs and other devices, nanoelectronics system architecture, nano optics and lasers, non-silicon materials and devices, quantum effects in devices, nano science and technology applications in development of novel solar energy devices, and fuel cells and batteries. We also invite inventors, entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore the unique opportunity provided by our interdisciplinary forum for technical due diligence and potential commercialization of emerging new technologies.

Hosted by Arizona State University the NGC2014 conference will include the spring school (tutorial lectures), symposium and satellite workshops. Our conferences have a high impact through publication of tutorial books and selected peer reviewed papers in reputable international journals. Our meetings are attended by world recognized experts and young talents alike. Sponsors and exhibitors are welcome and will be supported by the organizers in their needs for networking and marketing of their products and organizations.

For more information please visit:

A wide range of innovation services from the RUSTEC center at the Arizona State University

The Russian Center of Education, Science and Technology innovation at the Arizona State University offers a wide range of services to universities, research teams, inventors and entrepreneurs, including training, online courses, joint projects and facilitation of the commercialization of high-tech innovation in the USA. Further information and contact details can be found on the RUSTEC web site:

New Online Journal

We are “recruiting” contributors, supporters, advisors and friends to develop a concept and launch a web-journal for the Russian-speaking science & technology transfer community.

A publication will be published online and aimed at the Russian-speaking international community of scientists, research managers, and technology and knowledge transfer professionals to develop closer links within the Russian-speaking scientific community. Our aim is to create a journal which will become a focal point for scientific news, research results, individual achievements, practical applications, novel research techniques and experiments.

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Grant opportunities for Russian scientists living abroad

This is an opportunity to invite a Russian-speaking scientist living abroad to lead a science research programme at a Russian university. The aim of the programme is to establish collaboration and to exchange experience, knowledge and skills to develop Russian science, education and modern technologies. For more information please click here.

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