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Within the framework of the project "Social and Cultural Adaptation of International Students and Their Integration into Russian Society" the teachers of OSU Medical Institute: Head of the Department of General, Biological, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy E.I. Yushkova; Associate Professor of the Department of Public Health, Health and Hygiene L.V. Pervushina; Associate Professor of the Department of General, Biological, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy M.A. Yarovataya developed and implemented a the following number of activities: holding a joint lesson with Russian students, introductory talk about literary heritage of Orel region, excursion to the museum of Orel writers, visiting of histological museum for students of "General Medicine", "Dentistry" and "Pharmacy".
Thus, international medical students took an active part in a joint lesson with students of school No.17 on the topic “History of health care in foreign countries”.

An interesting excursion "The History of Histological Science" in the Histological Museum of the Medical Institute of OSU was conducted for foreign students by an employee of the Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology V.V. Titova. A lively discussion was aroused among the students by a conversation about the outstanding Russian scientist-physician A.I. Babukhin.

In addition, a fascinating excursion was held for foreign students at the Museum of Orel Writers, where they got acquainted with the literary heritage of Orel region.

The result of all events was an essay written by students, in which they shared their impressions and remembered everything they saw and heard.

The participants of the project "Social and Cultural Adaptation of International Students and Their Integration into Russian Society" thanked all the organizers of the events, expressing the unanimous opinion that there should be more such wonderful projects at OSU named after I. S. Turgenev. Foreign students are ready to take part in them with great pleasure, and professors are more than willing to hold events.




The traditional action "Ecovolunteers in the socio-cultural space of Orel Region" was held on April 14, 2023 at the "Spasskoe-Lutovinovo" State Memorial and Natural Museum-Estate of I.S. Turgenev. Students of the Law Institute, studying in the specialty "Pedagogy and Psychology of Deviant Behavior" and the direction of training "Social Work", on the instructions of the employees of the Museum-Estate, together with the teachers of the Department of Social and Pedagogical Education and Deontology, worked in the apple orchard, located behind the parking of excursion buses.
Having been instructed and armed with gloves, the students promptly started cleaning up broken and dry sawn branches: “Our main task was to collect branches so that the reserve workers could immediately load them into a tractor trailer and clear the area.” In this, the male part of the group actively helped the employees of the gardening and park service.

Students share their impressions: “It was very pleasant to watch the enthusiasm of both boys and girls, everyone took the initiative and even at some point began to compete who can clean up the most." "After work, we were given hot tea to drink and delicious ring-shaped cracknel” “I would like to note that very kind and sympathetic people work in this place, they were happy to talk about the reserve and answer our questions." "We had the opportunity to talk with Yuri Ivanovich Zuev, the author of the virtual photo exhibition “I Serve Beauty!”, and also look live at the beauties of nature, which are presented in his works."
After cleaning the territory and drinking tea, everyone was given a tour of the house-museum of I.S. Turgenev. Unfortunately, due to windy weather, the park was closed to visitors and students were not able to walk along its alleys. For children who had already visited the museum on previous trips, a visit to the school named after Ivan Sergeevich was organized. The director of the Spassko-Lutovinovskaya Secondary School named after I.S. Turgenev, Tatiana Shunina, introduced the guests to the history of the school, its present, and told them about its future plans.

A visit to Spasskoye-Lutovinovo, participation in an environmental action, according to the students, "allowed them to spend time with benefit, to enjoy the beauty of the world around them, and to unite.




For three years now, at OSU Theory and History of State and Law Department, there has been a profile of "International and Comparative Law" for foreign students. In addition to classroom activities, teachers organize various cultural events, educational excursions, trips to theaters and museums. This helps foreign students to get acquainted with the culture and history of Orel and Russia, cultivates interest and love to the chosen specialty, desire to learn.

On April 7, on one of the main Orthodox holidays, the Annunciation, students of the Law Institute together with foreign students from the Medical Institute, Institute of Economics and Management, Institute of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology and Department of Foreign Students Training visited Bolkhov. The excursion was led by the teacher Albina Vladimirovna Agaeva and acting expert on cultural values of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, candidate of art history Marianna Komova, associate professor of the Department of theology, religious studies and cultural aspects of national security at OSU named after I. S. Turgenev. It is worth noting that this trip has already become a good tradition, exactly two years ago on this day, students of the Law Institute already visited this small provincial town.


Upon arrival in the city, the students went to the Transfiguration Cathedral, where they saw part of the service, learned about the history of the founding of the temple from Komova Marianna Alexandrovna. Climbing the bell tower left a special impression. At an altitude of 76 meters, the guys managed to take beautiful photos, touch the ancient bell, look at the picturesque landscapes with many temples and cathedrals. Students fully felt like bell ringers. The next point of the excursion plan was the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity, a cultural monument of the 17th century. In it, the students were told about the life of St. George of Kosovo in Orel.

After the visit to the temples there was a break for lunch, which was also Orthodox in character. All the dishes at Cafe 777 were exclusively from the Lenten menu. The afternoon was set aside for a visit to the Bolkhov Museum of Local Lore. An excursion were devoted to the history of Orel region, Bolkhov district in particular, writers and poets of the region, everyday life and customs of the city. Then the museum staff conducted an interactive, which introduced foreign students to the history of Orthodox holidays, customs and traditions.

The event, organized by the Bolkhov Regional House of Culture, was the conclusion. The students were greeted with a Russian folk song performed by the "Pechki lavochki" creative team. During the whole event students took part in all sorts of contests and games held in the Bolkhov district on the main Orthodox holidays: the Trinity, Christmas, and Easter. By the end of the event everyone's cheeks were hurting from smiling. On a joyful note, the trip ended with a joint photo.

Participants of the trip note that they learned a lot about the traditions and Orthodox holidays.
"This day will stay in my memory for a long time. Thank you very much for the wonderful tour, for the interesting story. We have seen churches many times, we passed by some of them every day, but we knew nothing about them. Now we will look at them with different eyes. It is wonderful that Russians keep the memory of their past. It's very important for young people. This we can learn from the Russians," one of the participants shared his impressions of the trip.
"In this trip we were able to show the important through the prism of the simple. The main goal of this event was to help international students to get acquainted with our cultural heritage and spiritual values, to give foreign students and Russian-speaking people an opportunity to learn a little more about our faith. In my opinion, this goal has been achieved," said Albina Agaeva, Associate Professor of Theory and History of State and Law Department.
The entire trip was accompanied by video broadcasts of foreign students with graduates of our University, their correspondence with their families, in which they shared photos and videos.




On April 4-5, 2023, the Digital Business Space hosted Moscow Economic Forum (MEF), the key theme of which was "New Industrialization," related to the development of a stimulating tax, soft monetary, and protectionist foreign trade policy.

The program of the Forum included 3 plenary discussions, 19 thematic round tables and sessions. The participants discussed issues related to industrial, social and banking policy, financial resources, development of rural areas and regions, cooperation with China and international trade under the WTO conditions, as well as problems of information and cultural sphere, and technological challenges of our time.
The key experts of the Forum were:
- Konstantin Babkin, chairman of the IEF, co-owner of the Rostselmash combine plant,
- Sergey Glazyev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
- economist, the State Duma deputy Oksana Dmitrieva,
- Mikhail Delyagin, an economist, publicist, the State Duma deputy,
- Andrey Pavlov, Russian businessman, founder and president of Zenden company,
- Yuri Krupnov, publicist, Chairman of the Institute of Demography, Migration and Regional Development,
- Robert Nigmatulin, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, acting head of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev was represented at the Forum by Larisa Borisoglebskaya, Vice-Rector for Science and Project Innovation, Sophia Novakova, Head of the Information and Analytical Department, and Stanislava Makarova, Director of the Center for Scientific Communications and Interdisciplinary Projects.

 Moscow Economic Forum opened with the plenary session "Economy of Russia. Toward a new industrialization" under the chairmanship of Konstantin Babkin, the president of the Industrial Union "New Commonwealth". The event was attended by: Svetlana Danilina, Vice-President of Tauras-Fenix JSC, Oksana Dmitrieva, a member of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, Salis Karakotov, General Director of JSC Shchelkovo Agrokhim, Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist of the VEB.RF State Development Corporation, Andrey Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Head of the Russian Research Institute of Oceanology. The plenary discussion was attended by Robert Nigmatulin, Russian statesman and President of the Union of Domestic Commodity Producers, Oleg Soskovets. During the plenary discussion the issues of economic development, production support and industry management system in the industry were discussed.

At the Second Plenary discussion "From Globalism to Multipolarity" the participants touched upon the issues of globalization, the possibility of transition to multipolarity in the world economy, and the creation of economic alliances. The discussion was moderated by Yuri Tavrovsky, head of the Analytical Center "The Russian Dream and the Chinese Dream" at the Izborsk Club and deputy chairman of the Russian-Chinese Friendship Society.
For a comprehensive discussion of the issues the following participants were invited:
- Vladimir Boglaev, general director of JSC "Cherepovets Casting-Mechanical Plant",
- Jose Alfredo Graça Lima, vice-chairman of the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI),
- Nandan Unnikrishnan, Indian political scientist , an honorary member of the Observer Research Foundation,
- Emerick Choprad, political scientist, professor and associate professor of geopolitics at universities and military academies in France, Switzerland, Morocco and Tunisia.





One of the important topics discussed at the MEF venues was the training of highly qualified personnel. Within the framework of a separate session “Education. Personnel for Industry” attention was paid to reducing the shortage of personnel and the need to    improve the quality of training of specialists, and not their quantity. These issues are relevant for all countries in the EAEU.

Based on the results of participation in the MEF OSU named after. I.S. Turgenev, at the invitation of Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, current member of the board for integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergey Glazyev, plans to actively join the work of the Eurasian Network University as a scientific and educational consortium aimed at developing the human and intellectual capital of the EAEU.

Moscow Economic Forum ended on April 5, 2023. In total, over 1,500 people took part in the forum events, more than 100 speakers from 20 countries (Russia, Brazil, India, France, China, etc.) made presentations.






On March 30-31, the 10th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Psychological and Pedagogical Support of the Educational Process: Problems, Prospects, Technologies" was held at OSU named after I.S. Turgenev. The event was held as part of the implementation of the program of strategic academic leadership "Priority 2030" with the participation of an interuniversity consortium in order to modernize the technologies for organizing the educational process, increase the educational, expert and organizational role of the university in solving regional problems of modern education and the implementation of the federal project "One Country - Accessible Environment" .
The Conference brought together more than 1200 representatives of the scientific and pedagogical community (Volgograd, Vologda, Vladimir, Kursk, Kaluga, Kazan, Moscow, Murmansk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Pskov, Voronezh, Chern, Orel and the Orel region, Yaroslavl, etc.), representatives of executive authorities, local governments, public associations. The Conference was remotely attended by foreign colleagues (Moldova (Tiraspol), Belarus (Minsk), Kostanay (Kazakhstan)).


Welcoming speeches to the participants of the conference were made by:

Olga Pilipenko, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly, member of the State Duma Committee on Science and Higher Education, member of the Legislative Council of the Russian Federation, member of the Education Commission of the General Council of the "United Russia" Party (Moscow),

Anna Almazova, Director of the Institute for Childhood, Moscow Pedagogical State University, member of the Working Group on Development of Accessible and Quality Pre-School and General Education for Children with Disabilities, Commission on the Affairs of the President of the Russian Federation (Moscow),

Oksana Tarasova, Director of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor,Orel State University,

Mikhail Terentyev,  Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, Coordinator of the federal project "One Country - Accessible Environment" of the "United Russia" Party, Chairman of the All-Russian Society of the Disabled (Moscow) also congratulated the participants on the opening of the Conference.


Olga Orlova, Vice-President of "Association of Phoniatrists and Phonopedists", Academician of International Slavic Academy of Education, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of Speech Therapy Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University, Chief Research Associate of National Medical Research Center of Otorhinolaryngology FMBA of Russia, Leading Researcher of Federal Center for Socialization and Personalization of Education for Children with Autism, told about interdisciplinary problems of continuous teacher education in light of the draft professional standard "Medical Speech Therapist".
The problem of parents raising children with autism was highlighted by Sergei Morozov, PhD in biology, associate professor, leading researcher at the Center for Socialization and Personalization of Education for Children, Federal Institute for Educational Development of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Svetlana Morozova, researcher at the Research Center for Socialization and Personalization of Education for Children, and Tatiana Morozova, correctional educator, director of correctional work at the "Society for Autistic Children "Dobro".
In addition, the Conference participants presented reports on the modern concept of psychological and pedagogical support for persons with disabilities in inclusive and special education; the problem of using collaborative technologies in the educational activities of a modern university; social aspects of non-formal education of adolescents in need of comprehensive rehabilitation; preparing students of specialized classes to consciously choose a profession related to chemistry in terms of digitalization; interaction of psychological services.

Also as part of the conference, workshops were held at the regional rehabilitation center for children and adolescents with disabilities:
"Psychological and pedagogical support for a family raising a child with severe and multiple developmental disabilities and severe forms of autism spectrum disorder who does not use speech as a means of communication (results of lean projects in the activities of the rehabilitation center),
"Using Innovative Technologies in Corrective and Developmental Work with Nonverbal Children with Severe and Multiple Developmental Disabilities and Severe Forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Rehabilitation Center",
"Using PECS Technology in Corrective and Developmental Work with Children with Severe and Multiple Developmental Disabilities and Severe Forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder as part of the implementation of the "Way to Do Good" Microrehabilitation Center Social Service Project.


The specialists of the rehabilitation center spoke about the experience of introducing information technologies into the practice of the PPMS center with disabled people and parents.
Summing up the results of the Conference, the participants noted the constructive nature of the exchange of views, the openness and practical orientation of discussions during the work of sections and master classes.




Members of the International Research Laboratory "Problems of Social and Territorial Diversity" Tatiana Retinskaya and Alexei Chechil presented a report on the analysis of the functioning of non-conventional lexemes in the texts of French comics at the XIV International Scientific Conference on Argology, organized by Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and the University Paris Descartes (Sorbonne / France).
Linguists from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Spain took part in the scientific event.
The Conference was held in a full-time format. The Russian participants were given an opportunity to listen to the reports and speak on the Microsoft Teams platform.
The organizing committee decided to include the articles of the Russian speakers in a collective monograph, which will be published at the end of the Conference in a leading international scientific publishing house Peter Lang (Berlin-Bern-Brussels-Warsaw-Wien-New York-Oxford).
It should be noted that members of the Laboratory regularly participate in conferences organized by Paris Descartes University.





On March 21, the annual Youth Forum titled "World Without Borders" began at Orel State Agrarian University named after N.V. Parakhin. The Forum brought together students from different countries to learn about each other's cultures.
The event was organized by the Government of Orel Region, the Department of Internal Policy and Local Self-Government Development of Orel Region, Orel Regional Youth Center "Polyot", the Department of Education of Orel Region and Orel State Agrarian University named after N. V. Parakhin.
With the slogan "We are different, but we are together!" the students of the city gathered to prevent interethnic conflicts in the youth environment. The forum included a thematic interactive exhibition, a roundtable, a concert program and a buffet with the most unusual dishes.
Natalya Vasilyeva, head of the Educational Work Department of orel state University, told more about the participation of international students of the University in the forum exhibition:
"Our University had the biggest exhibition. We presented all the work, which is aimed at maintaining harmony in interethnic relations. The biggest number of foreign students study at Orel State University - at the moment it is about 2000 people, so for us it is one of the most important tasks.
Today we presented the work of some structures, which are dealing with prevention of extremism in young environment - these are student associations and clubs. The Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology presented its handmade toys and amulets, which are created in the framework of applied art.


 The Art and Graphic Faculty was also represented, showing the work of its students - these are various knick knackatories, forms with incrustation.


The Medical Institute was also represented, as it has the largest number of foreign students. The guys involve foreign students in the volunteer movement. Many of them help in hospitals, during the pandemic they proved themselves well. Some students go to hospitals to the seriously ill and support them with small concerts".
Thus, about 100 students from Egypt, India and Yemen took part in the Forum from Orel State University.

After the exhibition the concert program started and was opened by Vadim Sokolov, First Deputy Governor of Orel Region and Vladimir Masalov, Rector of OSAU named after N.V. Parakhin:
"I am glad to greet all the participants of the Forum, which today has a very important motto "We are different, but we are together". We have gathered in this hall to talk about the feelings that unite us - friendship, comradeship and devotion to the Motherland. Now that we have seen such a diverse exhibition, we clearly understand what unites us and will never give anyone the opportunity to divide us. And the more united we are, the stronger we are! I am convinced that today's event will be important for Orel region!" - Vadim Sokolov greeted the participants.

“It's great that representatives of all universities of Orel region have gathered here today and we see that our city is becoming a student center, attractive from the point of view of education for countries around the world. I think that this increases the prestige of the region and Russia as a whole. We, Orel universities, are doing everything to ensure that during your studies in institutions you receive not only highly qualified knowledge, but also be able to love the culture of our region,” added Vladimir Masalov.
The concert program of the Forum featured creative teams of the Oryol State University. I. S. Turgeneva: the ensemble of drummers "Triumph", the dance group "Lace" and the winner of all-Russian, international competitions and festivals Alisa Zhutaeva. Their performances received a huge amount of applause and positive emotions from the audience.

In the concert program of the Forum creative teams of Orel State University performed: the ensemble of drummers "Triumph", a dance group "Lace" and the laureate of Russian and international competitions and festivals Alisa Zhutayeva. Their performances gathered a lot of applause and positive emotions of the audience.

The festive program ended with a buffet table, where participants could taste a wide variety of dishes from different countries of the world: from Armenia to Egypt.




On March 19-20, 2023, the II International Parliamentary Conference "Russia - Africa" was held in Moscow at the State Duma. More than 40 official parliamentary delegations from most African countries took part in the event.
4th year student of the Faculty of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Service of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev, Abraham Jules Andre Hebert, a student of the "Tourism" field of study, who is also a representative of the organization "HAITIAN - RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP", took part in the conference.

The main objectives of the conference included the strengthening of interaction between the Russian Federation and the countries of the African continent in the parliamentary dimension.
The conference was attended by representatives of scientific and educational and expert communities from Russia and African countries, members of the State Duma, heads of federal executive bodies, senators of the Federation Council, heads of legislative bodies of the Russian Federation, and representatives of the business community.
The conference is aimed at strengthening parliamentary cooperation with African countries in the context of a multipolar world, development of relations and elaboration of common approaches to legal regulation in the economy, science and education, and security.





One of the good traditions of the Law Institute in recent years has been the involvement of international students in the daily life of our country through good, well-established traditions. One of these holidays was the Russian Pancake Day(Maslenitsa). It is a holiday of both Russian tradition, analogies of which are found in almost all nations whose lives are connected with the arrival of spring, and all the charm that lives in the festive Russian national clothes.


Students of the Law Institute of OSU named after I.S. Turgenev selebrated with traditional pancakes, jam, bagels and other symbols of both Russian cuisine and a traditional student feast. There were pancakes from several housewives, and, as they say, from a domestic manufacturer. It is both possible and necessary to understand another country through what and how they eat here.

It is no secret that another country, in which you have not just to live for several years, but also to study in another language, does not immediately become familiar. In order to smooth the difficulties of cultural exchange and understanding the culture of the new country, OSU Theory and History of State and Law Department constantly helps foreign students studying international and comparative law at Law Institute to feel closer to what is called the Russian culture.

New in this year's carnival was the fact that undergraduates of the Theory and History of State and Law Department, studying in the profile "Historical and Legal Education", within the framework of pedagogical practice, took the most lively, and bilingual participation in this event, carrying both the word and the music of the great Russian classical composers to the student audience.




From February 15 to February 17, 2023 a delegation of the Embassy of Uganda in Russia led by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Moses Kawaaluuko Kizige visited Orel region. He holds this post since the summer of 2022.
Along with a meeting with the Governor of Orel region, representatives of the business community of our region, the delegation also visited Orel State University, where it had a working meeting with the Rector of the University Alexander Fedotov, Director of International Relations Department Svetlana Aronova and the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Students Training Alexander Stetsenko.

During the meeting, the Rector emphasized the importance of cooperation with the states of the African continent in the educational and scientific sphere, spoke about the students from various African states studying at the University, and outlined potential ways of interaction. He also noted the prospects of teaching students from Uganda, since this state is the leader in terms of the share of the young population in the age structure of the country's population as a whole, and as Orel State University can offer a large number of different basic and additional educational programs that can provide training in any profession.

Svetlana Aronova, Director of OSU International Relations Department, spoke more specifically about the University's opportunities in the field of training and admission.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Moseso Kawaaluuko Kizige expressed sincere interest not only in educational, but also in scientific cooperation, picturesquely described the possibilities of his country and its needs in the field of interaction.
After the working meeting, the delegation from Uganda visited Arts and Graphics Faculty, where the Dean of the Faculty, Mikhail Shulgin, spoke about the educational opportunities, demonstrating the results of students' training in the form of objects of arts and crafts, painting, sculpture, batik, design, which the guests considered with keen interest.





In the last round of the Student Hockey League hockey players of Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev hosted Kazan "Krylatye Bars". Home games with Tambov "Derzhava" already made the newcomers to the elite of student hockey look at the team in a new way. The players of Orel team are gradually getting used to the new tournament, getting hard knocks and starting to believe in themselves. The games with the Bars only confirmed that.
The home team didn't give their opponents or fans the slightest chance to think they might lose. At some points, they still lacked chemistry, but they more than made up for those deficiencies with individual skill and the home court factor. Orel fans saw bright hockey in person at home, and it will be the matches of the last tour that will draw more attention to the team of Orel State University.

Both games pleased the fans with a large number of goals scored and two beautiful victories of the Orel team: 5:3 and 8:5.
Samvel Davtyan, captain of the I.S. Turgenev OGU team: "The valuable thing about this victory is that we defeated a strong opponent. The guys are the winners of the Student Hockey League. These victories are a big success for us. I hope that's just the beginning. These matches confirmed that we are gradually becoming a team. We're getting to know each other from the game point of view and we're improving our tactics. I don't think we're thinking about the playoffs yet - there are still too many games to play. We must give our best in every game. Playing against tough opponents like we did in our group is a big opportunity for each player to grow. And that growth is sure to pay off. More precisely, it has already begun."

Adel Galiullin, player of HC "Krylatye Bars" (Kazan): "After home games there was some self-confidence. Maybe we underestimated our opponent somewhere. But excuses are the lot of the weak. We have what we have. I have to give credit to our opponent; their mood was very different from how it was in Kazan. We saw a completely different team here. They had a great commitment. Last week, when the Orel hockey team played with Tambov and put up a very good fight, you could see that the team is getting used to it. The foundations were being laid. They had to take a shot. And they did."

 Gennady Skiba, the coach of Orel State University team: "The meeting with Kazan hockey players in the first round ended unsuccessfully for us - we lost both games with a large score. There were many reasons for that, we were brought down by injuries and illnesses. I admit that we were expecting a hard fought game in this round. In the last round, in games against Tambov Derzhava, we showed an equal game. And there was hope for the development of success. And everything has turned out".




On January 10, 2023, the traditional annual Scientific and Practical Conference of schoolchildren "Biological sciences through the eyes of young researchers" was held at the Institute of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology of Orel State University. The organizer and ideological inspirer of the Conference is Associate Professor of the Department of Botany, Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants, Ph.D. Tatyana Tsutsupa.
The online Conference was attended by students of grades 5-11 of secondary schools and gymnasiums, as well as institutions of additional education in the city of Orel and Orel region. The format of the Conference was not chosen by chance. Weather conditions and the epidemiological situation do not always allow young participants to get to the venue of the event from remote areas of the region.

The meeting of young researchers was opened with a welcoming speech by Angela Tyapkina, director of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology. Natalia Kondykova, the Institute Career Guidance Coordinator, spoke about the specifics of the areas of study and the specifics of the admissions campaign in 2023. This information has undoubtedly become important for students in grades 10-11 and will help them in choosing directions for their future studies at the University.
Eight sections were organized in the work of the Scientific and Practical Conference: "Applied Ecology", "Bioecology", "Biotechnology", "History of the development of natural science", "Diversity, protection and rational use of animals", "Botany", "Physiology, biochemistry of plants and biophysics", "Anatomy and physiology of man". The reports of the participants caused a heated discussion of the jury members and many questions, since each work revealed the topics that are relevant today.
In particular, the speech of Mikhail Kolesnikov (Grade 11, MBOU-Secondary School No. 6, Orel) revealed the seriousness of self-harm - an urgent problem for modern teenagers. The report demonstrated the personal example of the author in solving the pressing issue of helping teenagers get rid of the obsessive idea of inflicting bodily harm on themselves.

An interesting report was made by Denis Chirkov (grade 7, MBOU-school No. 51 of Orel), in which he demonstrated practical work on making shampoo from natural products, which allows you to maintain healthy hair and scalp.

The work of Alina Korotkova and Anton Pervykh (10th grade, Educational Institution of Orel Region "Constellation of Orel") attracted special attention. The children managed to screen nitrogen-fixing bacteria for their ability to stimulate plant growth. The data obtained are undoubtedly of interest to scientists-microbiologists, plant breeders and biotechnologists.

The works and reports of the participants of the Conference were evaluated by the members of the jury - leading teachers of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology, who have scientific degrees of candidates and doctors of sciences.
According to the results of the Conference, the jury determined the winners and prize-winners, who were given diplomas of appropriate categories. The work of supervisors and mentors of the Conference participants was noted by letters of gratitude.