New Level of Training in the Field of IT Technology


At Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, training in continuing education programs according to Worldskills Russia standards has come to an end. For two weeks, the participants intensively studied the theory and immediately applied the acquired knowledge in practice, got acquainted with new technologies for teaching special disciplines according to Worldskills Russia standards. The final stage was the solemn presentation of certificates of advanced training that took place the day before.

Let us recall that not so long ago, the Flagship University won a grant under the federal program “Young Professionals” of the national project “Education” to equip 5 workshops on the basis of the faculty of secondary vocational education in the following competencies: “Network and system administration”, “IT solutions for business on the 1C platform: Enterprise 8”, “Web-design and development”, “Development of computer games and multimedia applications”, “Development of mobile applications”. Three of them hosted the continuing education program for teachers and masters of vocational training at vocational educational institutions of Orel.

“... The creation of these workshops on the basis of the Flagship University brings specialists to a new level of continuous training: conducting career guidance, implementing additional professionally oriented programs for students in IT areas. It will become possible to integrate the educational modules of new competencies in the educational programs of secondary vocational and higher education. Workshop sites will allow for the implementation of various joint projects with the employer, who will be able to choose the best students for employment at his own enterprise based on the results of demonstration exams. Now we are talking about a truly new level of training on a modern material and technical base that can provide this. To implement such a major breakthrough, personnel are needed that can educate students by international standards, provide professional knowledge and promote love for the future profession. Therefore, the continuing education program that we developed for teaching staff and masters of vocational training is primarily aimed at teaching modern training technologies according to Worldskills Russia standards and the methodology of the demonstration exam. These people will transmit knowledge in these areas and together with us will train highly qualified specialists,”- said Alena Uvarova, director of the Innovation Policy Department at OSU named after I.S. Turgenev.

According to participants, the continuing education program, according to Worldskills Russia standards, opened up new directions for them in the implementation of their professional skills:

“It is very pleasant that the University provides an opportunity to improve their skills, to discover new knowledge. I am a teacher of the special discipline “Accounting”, the knowledge gained on working with the platform “1C: Enterprise 8” will greatly help in further teaching. Many thanks to the University for the opportunity”, - said Natalia Burdykina, a teacher at the Orel College of Railway Transport named after V.A. Lapochkin.

“I studied under the continuing education program “Digital Literacy (according to Worldskills Russia standards in the competence “Network and System Administration”). In my opinion, such courses are very useful both for continuing education of teachers and for introducing new professional modules in student learning programs. I think that the courses will benefit me in my professional work, ”- said Svetlana Makhova, teacher at the Mtsensk branch of the OSU named after I. S. Turgenev.

The Worldskills Russia advanced training program is only the initial stage of the grant implementation. Very soon, workshops will be opened, which will become the center for training highly qualified specialists in the field of information and communication technologies. Here, continuing education programs will be implemented, the introduction of new educational modules in open source software programs, seminars and master classes will be held, and, of course, preparations will be made for Worldskills Russia championships. In spring, competitions for five new competencies are planned at the University championship.


Students of  Pedagogy and Psychology Institute are the winners of the contest "My Contribution to the Greatness of Russia"


As part of the All-Russian conference "My Contribution to the Greatness of Russia" in Moscow, an open defense of the best student research projects submitted to the competition took place. 168 representatives of institutions of higher, secondary vocational and general education from 42 subjects of the Russian Federation presented their works. The competition was held in 2 stages: the first was the distance stage, during which the best student work was selected, and the second one was face-to-face stage, the authors defended their projects before the commission in Moscow.

The All-Russian competition event "My Contribution to the Greatness of Russia" was held in accordance with the main provisions of the "Concept of a national system for identifying and developing young talents", approved by the President of Russia in order to create conditions for the implementation of positive results in the research and creative activities of the young generation of Russian society,civic consciousness propaganda, patriotism, and also the preservation and replenishment of Russian spirituality.

This event was held with the participation of leading educational institutions of higher education, government bodies of Russia, the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, as well as with the assistance of the Scientific Research Testing Center for Cosmonaut Training named after Yu.A. Gagarin, Expeditionary Headquarters of the traveler Fyodor Konyukhov and State University of Management.

At the contest Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev  was represented by students of Pedagogy and Psychology Institute: Ekaterina Shepeleva (2 year) and Victoria Matyukhina (3 year), students in the field of study 03.03.05 Pedagogical education (with two training profiles). According to the results of the competition, the project of Ekaterina Shepeleva named "There is no family in Russia where a hero wasn’t remembered" took second place, and the project of Matyukhina Victoria "In the shadow of Bryusov’s alley" took the third place. Congratulations to our winners on a great debut!

For the contribution to the future of Russian science and worthy upbringing of the younger generation, the Organizing Committee of the competition noted the acting rector of OSU named after Turgenev Fedotov Alexander Anatolyevich  and scientific supervisor Shchekotikhina I.V., assistant professor of pedagogy and professional education with a diplomas .

The participants of the contest received unforgettable impressions  from the event itself. In particular, Ekaterina Shepeleva shared her impressions: "This event was very interesting and rich in content. In addition to the direct defense of our creative work, the organizers of the event provided us with the opportunity to participate in fascinating master classes, become participants in a cultural program, meet interesting people, and highly qualified specialists. We talked with participants from different regions of Russia, got acquainted with their interesting works, learned a lot of new and useful things for ourselves. I think that in the future I will definitely participate in such events.” 


Participation of the University professors in the scientific school "S / F Hybrid Structures for Spintronics" 


The Head of the Research Laboratory of Functional Nanostructures Yu.B. Savva and Academician A.S. Sergienko took part in the work of the scientific school "S / F Hybrid Structures for Spintronics". Within the framework of this shool with the Coordination Council of this project the Memorandum on the participation of Orel State University in "SPINTECH - European Union Twinning Project" was signed. 

This will allow scientists, teachers and students of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev to carry out work under direct bilateral contracts with the SPINTECH Consortium.

In addition, OSU named after I.S. Turgenev will participate in the organization and holding of two international scientific conferences, three summer schools and six training workshops provided by the SPINTECH project programme, as well as participate in the call for proposals of European projects HORIZON-2020 and HORIZON-Europa.


OSU named after I.S. Turgenev signed a cooperation agreement with the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences



On October 16, the Cooperation Agreement was signed between Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev and the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The meeting was attended by Acting Rector A.A. Fedotov, acting Vice-rector for scientific and technological activities and certification of scientific personnel S.Yu. Radchenko and the Head of Romance Philology Department, Head of the International Research Laboratory “Problems of Social and Territorial Diversity” T.I. Retinskaya. The Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences was represented by A.N. Bitkeeva, the Leading Scientific Researcher of the Institute, Chairman of the Association of Russian Sociolinguists.

The parties agreed on the need to develop scientific ties in the field of comprehensive study of the linguistic heritage of the peoples of Russia and the countries of near and far abroad. In accordance with the agreement, cooperation will develop in such areas as the development of integration of scientific and scientific-educational projects, the implementation of educational programs of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies, the organization of scientific events on the sites of the parties and the creation of the scientific journal Sociolinguistics as co-founders.


Jean Monnet Programme Conference


Jean Monnet Programme which is a part of the ERASMUS+ programme celebrated 30th anniversary this year.

This is one of the flagship programmmes of the EU, launched in 1989 to support teaching and research in the sphere of European integration. Since 2001, it has been open to the participation of scientists and teachers not only from the EU, but also from interested people from around the world.

For several years now, Russia has been leading among the countries of the world in the number of applications for Jean Monnet Activities. From 2015 to 2018, Russian universities launched or implemented 113 such projects.

Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev is also actively involved in the application process for this project.

Delegation of the European Union to Russia and National Erasmus+ Office held a conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of this Programme

The conference was opened by EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer, Director of National Erasmus+ Office Prof. Olga Oleynikova and Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Boris Zhelezov.

 The conference was attended by the Director of International Relations Department, Svetlana  Aronova.

In the view of the participants of the conference, “the opportunity to conduct an informed dialogue between the universities of the EU and Russia, which is provided by the EU-funded programmme, is extremely important. It is when we learn to understand each other through educational and scientific activities that we are able to smooth out our differences, deepen mutual understanding between Russia and the EU and thus contribute to improving their relationship in the future.”

EU Ambassador Markus Ederer, addressing the participants of the conference, noted that “the EU and Russia have always been and will be neighbours, very important neighbours on the world stage, who are connected by a wide range of bilateral and multilateral relations and common interests and that the improvement of these relations is a common hope and a common task, and the contribution of Russian universities to its implementation cannot be overestimated.”

The Delegation of the Flagship University Visited National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)


The delegation from Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev in the framework of the project "Staff for the digital economy" paid a working visit to Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology.

Сolleagues of the Automated Control Systems and Cybernetics Department and the Department of Electronics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems, Markin N.I., Sharifov N.K., Mishin V.V., visited MIET as part of defining the development strategy for a design center project at the premises of Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev.
In the first half of the day, a tour of the production facilities of the MIET campus took place. Workshops for the production of microcircuits and photo templates were demonstrated. Professors from OSU named after I.S. Turgenev examined with interest metal spraying and plasma etching plants located at the microcircuit production site.


During the tour, the "Proton" Training and Production Complex was demonstrated. MIET representatives drew attention to the special cleanliness of the premises and the vibration resistance of the floor structures of the workshop. In the production halls, the installation site for BGA chips was demonstrated.

Next, a tour to the Department laboratories of communication and radio transmission, technical measurements took place.
The final event was the Round Table, which determined the prospects for the joint use of equipment and software necessary for the design of electronic boards and chips.


Participation of the center’s employees in the Vth summer school “Photonics Meets Biology”

(Heraklion, Greece) 

Employees of the Research and Development Center of Biomedical Photonics (leading researcher Andrey Dunaev, research fellow Evgeny Zherebtsov and research assistant, 1st year PhD student Elena Zharkikh) took part in the Vth summer school and conference “Photonics Meets Biology” (September 16-20, 2019, Heraklion, Greece).  In the framework of the poster session, our employees presented the report: E. Zharkikh, Yu. Loktionova, E. Zherebtsov, I. Kozlov, A. Zherebtsova, S. Sokolovski, V. Sidorov, A. Dunaev and E. Rafailov «Evaluation of microhaemodynamics regulation types using wearable laser Doppler flowmetry devices».


According to the results of the poster contest, 5 best works were noted, among which the 4th place was taken by the poster of representatives of our center, presenting the results obtained in the framework of the RSF project No. 18-79-00237 on "Flexible sensor matrix for blood perfusion registration in wearable electronics".



As part of the school, Andrei Dunaev gave a lecture «Multiparametric Optical Diagnostics for the Assessment of Microcirculatory and Tissue Systems Functional State» on the current scientific developments of the Research and Development Center of Biomedical Photonics with an emphasis on the results obtained in the framework of the RSF project No. 18-15-00201 "Clinical and experimental substantiation of multiparametric optical biopsy of hepatopancreatoduodenal zone organs for minimally invasive surgical operations".

During the school's work, possible joint scientific research and the submission of joint grants applications were discussed with leading scientists in the field of photonics and biophotonics.


Orel State University enters Round University Ranking Golden League



Today the first Russian ranking called Round University Ranking (RUR) was published. It is based on data collected by the American company Clarivate Analitics. RUR Ranking Agency annually evaluates performance of 1100 leading universities from 86 countries covering the period from 2010 to the present. The assessment is carried out in 4 areas: Teaching, Research, International Diversity and Financial Sustainability. In addition to the general ranking, it includes 30 ratings in 6 broad Subject areas, Academic and Reputation Rankings. 

The Agency has been publishing international ratings for 10 years. Since 2019 it has been publishing separate ratings for countries with 20 or more participating universities. Today, the Agency released the rating of 12 countries. In total, 74 universities represented in the “Diamond”, “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” Leagues participate in the first Russian Ranking. Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev took 24th place, entering the Golden League. This Ranking is not only a self-assessment tool for universities, but also an indicator for an accreditation report. 


OSU named after I.S. Turgenev ranks 11th in Russia in terms of demand for higher education systems


Every year, several thousand young people from different regions of Russia and foreign countries come to Orel region to  get education. Orel is called the Student City. Higher education in the region is represented by six state higher educational institutions and six branches (one of which is non-state).
According to the typology of the regions of Russia, which is built on various indicators of the demand for universities among school leavers, Orel region is a transit region (region-train station). This means that Orel higher educational institutions are popular among young people and work for external and local labor markets. The region has developed higher education systems with historically strong universities, which allows attracting students from other regions. Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev is actively involved in federal development programs. For example, it takes part in the program of the development of  flagship universities of the country.
According to statistics from 2018,  Orel region is in sixth place in terms of availability of places in universities, few, behind such  regions  as Tyumen and Leningrad. Coverage of places is 41.1%. When calculating the availability of places, the base indicator is the enrollment of young people in the age group from 17 to 25 years with higher education.


Number of places

Population of 17- 25 years old, people  



Tomsk region

65 115

140 431

46, 4


St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

328 350

761 459



Tyumen region

70 632

164 370

43, 0


Orel Region

33 486

81 488

41, 1


Omsk region

88 669

221 628



Magadan Region

5 240

13 566



Voronezh region

98 965

256 565



Republic of Tatarstan

170 087

443 123



Novosibirsk region

117 041

311 090



Khabarovsk region

64 089

174 083



The Republic of Mordovia

31 926

87 066



Belgorod region

59 208

163 316



The region ranks 11th out of 58 in terms of the demand for higher education systems. Evaluation of the demand for universities in the region among school graduates was carried out on the basis of a comparison of the flows of those who graduated from school and students enrolled in the first year of full-time education in the universities of the region. So, in Orel region in 2018, there were 2,125 school graduates, and the number of those entering immediately after school for full-time education was 2,400 people. Thus, the number of students enrolled in the first year significantly exceeds the number of school graduates, which shows the demand for the region among applicants.

Ivanovo region

3 010

3 691

2 473


Sverdlovsk region

12 732

16 126

10 804


Rostov region

12 988

16 455

11 025


Saratov region

7 893

10 028

6 719


The Republic of Mordovia

2 647

3 365

2 255


Orel region

2 400

3 172

2 125


Yaroslavl region

3 464

4 681

3 136


Chelyabinsk region

9 281

12 643

8 471


Ryazan region

3 386

4 662

3 124


Nizhny Novgorod region

9 033

13 225

8 861


Kursk region

3 363

5 041

3 377


Primorsky Krai

5 587

8 422

5 543


Ulyanovsk region

3 549

5 352

3 586


Penza region

3 569

5 542

3 713


Kirov region

3 479

5 481

3 672



3 937

6 228

4 173


Krasnoyarsk region

9 164

14 672

9 830


Smolensk region

2 329

3 762

2 521


Volgograd region

6 197

10 217

6 845


Kaliningrad region

2 396

3 980

2 667


 Orel region is in fourth place in the top of the leading regions in terms of the share of employed graduates in Moscow and Moscow region. The proportion of employed is 23%. This means that graduates of  Orel region, in particular, graduates of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev, as the largest region University,  find work easy in other regions of Russia.


  Proportion of employed

Tver region


Ryazan region


Bryansk region


Tula region


Orel region


The Republic of Mordovia


Tambov region


Kaluga region


Vladimir region


Smolensk region


 As mentioned above,Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev is the largest in the number of students. The Flagship University has three branches in Karachev, Livny and Mtsensk. The University implements the following levels of education: secondary vocational education, bachelor’s degree, specialty, master’s, postgraduate studies, residency, additional education for children and adults, and additional vocational education.

Foreign students of Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, who do not speak Russian enough for getting an education, take 6-month courses at the preparatory faculty. Further, having passed the exam, confirming the mastering of the program, they can continue their education at OSU or in another region.

A foreign student from the Republic of Haiti, Geraldine Colin, has been a lecturer at the University of Paris for three years. She needed to learn Russian for her work. Geraldine took courses at OSU for six months, and then returned to Paris.

On the basis of Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev there are nine hostels for non-resident students and students from foreign countries. The total number of places is 3 198.
The students' health is also under control. The University has its own student clinic and five medical offices.

Snacks or a full meal are always possible within the walls of the University. For this  seven canteens and 14 buffets work.

Students' sports life is not ignored. There are four sports halls, two fitness centers, two open multi-purpose stadiums with obstacle course elements, two fitness centers with a swimming pool, a sports and household building, an indoor ice rink in the city of Mtsensk, a volleyball and basketball court at the recreation center “Green Coast ", tennis court.

11 libraries with reading rooms will help in the development of academic disciplines, as well as equipped classrooms in all 16 buildings. The total number of classrooms is 646, classrooms for practical classes -334.
Graduates of Orel State University, as we have already mentioned, are successfully employed after they graduate from the University or continue their studies in master's programs in other cities and countries.

A graduate of the undergraduate program in law Shi Kyong Nguyen after graduation returned to his homeland in Vietnam. Now Kyong works in the city of Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam) in a law firm. According to him, the knowledge gained at OSU opened many career opportunities for him, and active participation in the public life of the University now helps to  communicate with the company's clients and management effectively.

A bachelor graduate in journalism, Maxim Gusarov continued his studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Education in Orel University allowed Maxim to  pass exams successfully and enter one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

These are just a few examples that make it clear that choosing Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, you choose your decent future.

Admission Committee:

Phone: (4862) 41-77-77

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: from 9.00 to 17.00, Saturday, Sunday - weekends.

Address: Orel, Kamenskaya Square, Building 1, room 113.


 Orel State University entered the top 25 best universities

in the world according to the U-Multirank 2019 global ranking


The results of the global multidimensional rating of educational institutions U-Multirank 2019, developed by an independent consortium of European research centers on the initiative of the European Commission, have been summed up.
This year, 1711 institutions of higher education from 96 countries of the world took part in the ranking. As part of a full-scale rating study, participants were evaluated in 24 subject areas, 12,500 educational programs implemented by 5,153 faculties were analyzed, over 100,000 students from different countries of the world took part in student online surveys and assessed the activities of their universities. The assessment was carried out in the following areas: quality of education, research activities, international orientation of the university, knowledge transfer, the position of the university in the region.
OSU named after I.S.Turgenev presented information on 8 programs of the engineering and natural-science cycle. For a number of indicators, such as: orientation to work environment orientation of master programmes, the percentage of graduates working in the region, the university entered the top 25 best universities in the world. OSU offers the best experience to its students across the science and engineering subjects.
This multidimensional ranking allows  to compare and evaluate various universities in all areas, which is certainly of interest not only for universities, but also for employers, students and applicants.


 Official opening of the Research and Educational Center (REC) “Mirror laboratory” for studying the consumption standards: regions, industries, digital environment took place at Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev


Within the walls of the Institute of Economics and Management of   Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, the grand opening of the REC “Mirror laboratory”  for studying the consumption standards: regions, industries, digital environment  took place.

The opening ceremony of the Laboratory was attended by the guests of the Flagship University Philipppe Buny, Professor, Dept. of Economics and Rural Development, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege (Belgium), Scientific attaché in Rural Economics and Policy Walloon Agricultural Research Center and his colleague HO Thi Minh Hop, Dept. of Economics and Rural Development. There were also professors from the Institute of Economics and Management of   Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, Svetlana Aronova, Director of International Relations Department; Yevgeny Alyokhin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Innovation and Applied Economics; Alexander Stetsenko, Dean of the Faculty for Preparation of foreign students; Alexei Zaitsev, director of the Institute of Economics and Management.

  Svetlana Aronova, Director of the Department of International Relations, addressed words of welcome to the participants: “We are very pleased that we have such an opportunity to open this Research and Educational Center at the University. The creation of the laboratory is the result of regular cooperation, which began in 1995; when the first project “TEMPUS-TACIS” was going on to create the economic department of OSU, which later grew into the second pre-project in 1997, when Philippe Burny joined the work. It was the lucky moment thanks to which the project won. As far as I know, our project is considered one of the most successful in Russia, and ranks second in terms of success in the entire history of TEMPUS-TACIS existence ... I would like to recall that for a long time the cooperation continued within the framework of academic mobility, some conferences, as part of the ERASMUS Credit Mobility program, in which the Belgian professor was giving lectures to our students these days. It is important to note that scientific contracts for all the years of cooperation have increased, acquired new qualities, and accordingly, interested groups of people have arisen who are interested in the same problems, which, despite the difference in development, in income levels and in output standards, still are common to both countries."

The grand opening of the REC began with cutting the red ribbon. Philippe Burny and Yevgeny Alyokhin were granted the honorary right, since they act as the heads of the Scientific and Educational Center each for his University.

During his visit, Professor Burny lectured to students of the Institute of Economics and Management for two days.  

Then the floor was taken by Yevgeny Alyokhin, the head of the REC “Mirror laboratory” for studying consumption standards: regions, industries, digital environment. He explained that the laboratory will have a “mirror” character, saying that its idea is very simple. “The idea is not only to coordinate the work of our two institutions, OSU named after I.S. Turgenev and Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege, but to make the work of our universities closer. In fact, it is assumed that this will be a single laboratory, but divided into two parts. One part works here in Orel, and it is me, who do this part, and the second part will be in Belgium in Gembloux, and this part will be headed by Philippe Burny. We have already talked about the possibilities of coordinating our work, agreed on which research areas will be developed. In addition, since it is REC, we agreed on what educational resources we will continue to create together.”

Phillippe Buny, in his turn, expressed a great desire to engage in regional development in his region:    “... We want to stress on regional development, and we want to collect data on this topic and compare data on the Orel region and data on the Walloon region (Belgium). This is a kind of comparative research. We will focus on sustainable rural development and environmental protection. We need economic, social and environmental data on environmental. For example, we are very interested in organic farming and the organic food market. We would very much like to collect statistics on initial research. ”

Alexander Stetsenko and HO Thi Minh Hop thanked their colleagues for their fruitful work, expressing deep respect for the work they did together, emphasizing that there will be  not less interesting cooperation ahead.

At the end of the event, Svetlana Aronova, on behalf of the rector of the University, Olga Pilipenko, thanked the guests for their visit, expressing hope for further cooperation and that the creation of the “mirror laboratory” would become another successful joint project.



The Flagship University of Orel region at Moscow International Education Fair 2019 


On April 10-13, Moscow hosted Moscow International Education Fair 2019, organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, ANO Directorate of MIEF, JSC VDNH. 

MIEF-2019 is more than 50 thousand visitors; large-scale exhibition in the field of education of more than 20 thousand square meters; a major education forum with over 1,000 events. The participants of the Fair are traditionally federal and regional officials, ministries, departments, educational organizations of Russia and foreign countries, as well as commercial organizations producing equipment, software, training materials and equipment for the education sector. 

This year it was the entire implementation of “Education Week” concept development project of MIEF with the theme “NEW SUBJECTIVITY OF EDUCATION. TRANSITION POINT".   

Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev, seeking to find new trends in education and science and generating technologies and innovations, presented its potential and developments at the Fair. At the University display booth, key results were demonstrated in priority areas for the University, best practices in education and innovation, scientific advances and new technologies, new developments by interdisciplinary University teams and project teams. These are strategic projects within the framework of the Development Program: Basic Institute for Project Learning, International Laboratory of Nutrition; Research and Development Center of Biomedical Photonics, etc .; student projects of the full life cycle of the base department "Automated Control Systems and Cybernetics", the development of scientists of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology.

The University delegation was represented by: 

• Olga Pilipenko, Rector of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev; 

• Alexander Koskin, Director of Informatization and Perspective Development Department; 

• Vladimir Prokokhin, Director of the Project Office; 

• Andrey Zhidikin, Director of the Karachev branch of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev; 

• Natalya Berezina, head of the Food Technology and Catering Department; 

• Nail Sharifov, Head of the production sector of the Department of Automated Control Systems and Cybernetics. 

Alexander Pilipenko, the Head of the Department of Automated Control Systems and Cybernetics, also took part as a speaker in the panel discussion “Personnel for Innovative Economy: Transformation of the Educational Process”. 

The following roundtables and panel discussions were among the priorities for the University delegation: 

April 10th 

• “Improving the accessibility and quality of higher education for persons with disabilities”; 

• “Regional models of staffing the economy”; 

• “Increasing the global competitiveness of Russian universities”; 

• “National Research Universities: Category and / or Project Framework”; 

• “Education National Project and the results of international comparative studies”; 

• "Basic universities in the development of territories and industries"; 

• “Education National Project for life”; 

• “Life-long education”: the role and place of universities in the system of continuous development of human capital”; 

• “Architecture of the Education National Project”: infrastructure facilities and staffing of events”. 

April 11th 

• “Education on business demand: in search of the dream university”; 

• “Higher education based on data: personalization, customer focus, flexibility, continuity”; 

• “Digital University as a Service”; 

• “Improving the efficiency of resource management of an educational organization in the context of the implementation of the national project “Education””; 

• “How to join the global research agenda, overcoming the Path Dependence and low density of human capital”; 

• “The third mission” of the university: mechanisms of social project activity of youth for the development of territories and local communities”; 

• “Portrait of a talented undergraduate: Olympiad, portfolio, confirmed recommendations”. 


• “Designing the Global Education program version 2.0.” 

• “Working with gifted children in the region: how to overcome the “Hunt for indicators” and create conditions for realizing the potential of each child”; 

• “The international reputation of Russian universities: we enter foreign markets”; 

• "The use of data in the design of the educational process"; 

• “Management Model of the regional system of additional education in the context of the implementation of the national project “Education”: analysis of successful and promising regional experience”; 

• “Principles of decomposition of national projects “Science” and “Education”: the role of universities in achieving indicators (Ministry of Education and Science of Russia)”. 

April 13th 

• “We work with applicants: branding, professional navigation, non-standard solutions, adaptation”; 

• “Personnel for an innovative economy: transformation of the educational process”; 

• “Digital transformation of higher education: adaptability, flexibility, personification”. 

The key event for the Flagship University in the first days of the Fair was the panel discussion “Supporting universities in the development of territories and industries”. The event was organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the National Training Foundation. This meeting gathered representatives of the ministry, regional authorities, development institutions and rectors of Flagship universities at the site of the Aristotle hall. 

During the discussion, participants discussed the following topics:: 

• Current results of the implementation of Flagship universities development programs; 

• Flagship universities in the framework of the priority project. Approaches to the adjustment of the model, the main characteristics and activities of Flagship universities; 

• Expansion of the Flagship university model to branch regional universities. Features and advantages of the industry model; 

• Experience of implementing the regional flagship university model by universities from another category of universities (NRU, Federal universities); 

• The role of Flagship university in the development of the urban environment and the creative potential of the region; 

• Why does the Region need the Flagship University?  The expectations and support of the region; 

• University as a center of competence for the digital economy; 

• The main aspects of strategy formation for the interaction of flagship universities with business and industrial partners. 

At this meeting, the director of the Department for the Coordination of Activities of Higher Education Organizations of the Ministry of Education and Science E.G. Babeluk announced the holding of the third stage of the competitive selection of flagship universities in 2019. The main priority in the current wave of the competition of flagship universities is aimed at selecting universities for training personnel for the basic sectors of the economy and the social sphere (to solve industry and regional tasks). 

The Moscow International Education Fair has become a serious platform for establishing links between the Flagship University and universities - fair participants, educational organizations and institutions, commercial structures and enterprises working in the field of creating high-tech educational systems and digital intelligent education technologies of the future. Visiting university expositions allowed to get acquainted with the experience and activities of educational institutions, their developments and advanced modern technologies in the field of science and education. Representatives of the university actively participated in panel discussions and round tables, asked questions, were interested in the professional opinions of colleagues, shared their experience and knowledge; spoke about the best practices of transformation and modernization of education in the region. 

During the days of the Moscow International Education Fair 2019, representatives of the University were able to find new partners for the implementation of projects in the field of education and science, get acquainted with the most modern technologies of training and education and strengthen the brand of I.S. Turgenev, which is already well recognizable among visitors to the exhibition.


All-Russian Conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Orel State University and the 20th anniversary of the Medical Institute took place on April 11-12, 2019


All-Russian Jubilee Scientific and Practical Conference with international participation, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of OSU and the 20th anniversary of the Medical Institute called “Andreev’s Readings. Translational medicine. Experience of scientific research in clinical practice” took place at Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev.

The Conference began with the exhibition of OSU scientific library called “About the past for the future”. The participants and guests of the Conference got acquainted with the medical literature of the late XIX and early XX centuries. Great interest was caused by lifetime editions of famous medical scientists such as I. M. Sechenov, I. I. Mechnikov, I. P. Pavlov and many others. In addition, the structural units of the Flagship University also took part in the exhibition. Many of them presented their developments, which were discussed as part of their speech at the Conference.

According to the results of the preliminary calculation, more than 500 participants registered as attendees of the Conference. Such a large number of people barely fit on the largest site of the University - the Assembly Hall of the Fundamental Library.

“I want to congratulate everyone on this important event in the history of our Medical Institute, I am confident that this Conference will contribute to the further development of medical education, science and practice in Orel region. I want to wish you all successful and fruitful work, interesting and useful communication!", welcomed Irina Snimshchikova, director of the Medical Institute.

“Good afternoon, dear guests, colleagues. On behalf of the University management, I am glad to welcome all of you within our walls at such an outstanding conference. Almost always, experts in a certain field believe that their business is the most important thing. Without builders there would be no houses, without machine builders, whom I myself am, there would be no automation and various mechanisms, structures. But in fact, it is simply impossible to compete with doctors. It is impossible to live without medicine. Such an event, I believe, is of particular importance for our University, for our region. I want to wish an interesting work to all the conference participants! ”– said Sergey Radchenko, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Technological Activity and Academic Personnel Audit.

The possibility of developing translational medicine is the “competitive” advantage of the Flagship University. The fact is that the Medical Institute is a part of the University and gets the opportunity to receive a synergistic effect from cooperation with a large number of specialists in various areas. If we talk about numbers, there are currently more than 300 fields of study at the University, which almost completely cover the professional pool.

The first brainchildren of such a synergistic effect already exist. Thus, the International Quality of Life Laboratory was created at the University, which united humanitarians, physicians, and biologists under the guidance of the Nobel Prize Winner Riccardo Valentini. We should also mention the successes of Research and Development Center of Biomedical Photonics in the field of using the method of laser Doppler flowmetry, which allows non-invasive diagnosis of a wide range of diseases.

The Flagship University has so much to say its colleagues. But OSU experts is always learning and trying to progress in the most relevant areas of translational medicine. That is why the Conference Program included the following workshop sessions:

• Current issues of obstetrics & gynaecology;

• Current issues of clinical medicine;

• Current issues of immunology and experimental medicine;

• Current issues of robotics in medicine;

• Translational technologies in medicine;

• Current issues of the organization of health care, training of medical personnel and medical education;

• Current issues of pharmacology, pharmacognosy and pharmacoeconomics.

The second day of the Conference will be devoted to young scientists scientific research   - two sections are organized for them, in which students, graduate students and residents will present their reports to "senior colleagues" and  receive feedback. There is also a poster session of young scientists in the hall of the Fundamental Library.

The Conference will end with a Round Table In Memory of I.A. Andreev. The Faculty members will once again recall the first director of the Medical Institute, will tell the listeners about the formation and development of one of the largest structural subdivisions of the Flagship University.