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11 July 2018

Fluctuations of bitcoins rate can be foreseen for two days

The world of blockchain differs from the world of traditional finance – the information about all that happens there is posted in chats and social networks of traders very fast. As the participants of the hackathon, held at Moscow Poly in the framework of the conference AIST-2018, found out, two or three days are enough for discussions in social networks to impact the rates of crypto currencies.

The international science-and-practice conference on analysis of images, social networks and texts (AIST), held at Moscow Polytechnic University on July 5-7, gathers academic researchers and practitioners from the industry. As it was said in the report of a researcher from the European University Dmitriy Skugarevskiy, the Data Science can help not only IT corporations, which study the users’ behaviour, but law enforcement agencies as well. The Institute for Law Enforcement Problems attached to the European University in St Petersburg analyzed 4.4 million reports of incidents, with which people turned to police. Just to read these data (by 450 times more voluminous than “War and Peace”) a human would have needed a year of work without breaks for meals and sleep, to say nothing of labor costs for the analysis of the data and their classification. That is why the researchers taught the neural network to recognize patterns in the data and generalize them – and the contents of millions of messages can now be understood without reding them. As a result, it became possible to divide the applications by 40 content categories (“household incidents”, “losses and theft”, “road accidents”, “suicides”, “fires”, etc.). The research, conducted with the support of the Russian Science Foundation, allowed to define the structure of problems, which make people turn to the police, and the results of the work of police with these applications. In the future, this will enable creation of a crime map in the real time mode. The law enforcement bodies, relying on it, will be able to work more efficiently, and thus disclose more crimes and help more people.

The participants of a hackathon “AISTHACK”, held with the support of the company “Santiment.net”, were also engaged in solving real tasks. For two days they were studying the data to find out how discussion in social networks and traders’ chats impact changes in the rates of crypto currencies. Besides the text messages, they took into account also the information about transactions in blockchains – this type of data cannot be found at traditional financial markets, and today any mature mechanisms of their analysis are lacking in the world. “The participants started with the assumption that a spike in discussion precedes a price change, and they proved that the price spike in a number of cases can be predicted 45-90 hours before the event”, - said Head of the Stirring Committee of the Conference Andrey Novikov. – “The study took into account the tone of discussions, revealed such features as the use of specific words, the texts were gathered in clusters in a vector presentation, and a few more means of the modern Data Science were applied”.

Of the six teams that reached the hackathon finals, three were announced winners. Their projects are prototypes of instruction systems, yet ready to different extent. Some systems forecast the rate changes, others produce instructions “Buy/Sell”. All three winner teams received cash prizes from “Santiment.net”.

This year the following persons made presentations as well: Goran Glavas (Mannheim University), Ekaterina Chernyak (Higher School of Economics, Sberbank), Anne Rozinat (Fluxicon), Maksim Balashevich (Santiment.net), Evgeniy Maliutin (Mail.ru), Denis Stepanov (JetBrains), Ilia Utekhin (European University), Gleb Gusev (Yandex) and other experts.

The best reports will be published in the international series of collected papers of Springer LNCS.

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9 July 2018

The first race of the FDR Moscow team in the new class CN 2.0

At the Moscow suburban autodrome “Moscow Raceway” the stage of the “Russian Endurance Challenge (REC)- a four-hour endurance competition -  has been concluded. The Moscow Poly team “FDR Moscow” took part in it, and it was the first professional race for the team. The Russian racing car had to compete with such cars as BMW, Mercedes, Ligier and Ferrari. 

“FDR Moscow” became the first team to perform on a new prototype of its own production. It was created in the laboratories of the university on the basis of a car “Phoenix”, provided by the creator of the supercar “Marusia” Igor Yermilin. The car won the very first race REC in 2015. It was completely renewed and again released to the track. “During the whole last season, together with “FDR Moscow”, we were engaged in modernization of the “Phoenix”. REC 2018 was the first run of the car on the track, and it underwent combat tests during the race”, - noted Igor Yermilin.

It can be considered a sign of trust in the work of FDR Moscow that the car for the first time was run not by students themselves, but by professional racers. The pilots Ilia Burenko and Andrey Petukhov were at the wheel of the prototype. “The decision to run the race for endurance on “Phoenix” was spontaneous, for me it is an interesting experience”, - told us Andrey Petukhov. – “It is well-controlled, though it needs some final brush, and as a whole the racing car is maneuverable enough. Before that I practically did not have any experience in running such cars. And although the format of sprints is more spectacular, the endurance races are interesting primarily as a teamwork”.

The students were particularly proud of the fact that they managed to equip the car with a data transmission system, enabling to send to engineers instantly, in the course of movement, huge amounts of information on the state of the car, evaluate the loads and current changes.

The racing car was running confidently the fourth in a row, when a problem with the mechanical shifter occurred. The car got off the track on the 35th round of the race. All problems have been fixed, the team is getting prepared to perform at the next stage of the REC.

The Russian Endurance Challenge is open for participation both of professional racers  and amateurs. The competition took place for the first time in 2015 at the Moscow suburban autodrome “Moscow Raceway”. In the race there is an absolute offset and a set-off in each class of declared cars. The crew of each car can include from two to five pilots, each of them must be driving not less than 45 minutes and not more than two hours. The winner of the race is defined basing on the order of crossing the finish line and the number of laps, covered in four hours.

Please see the record of the race broadcast here.

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20 July 2018

President Vladimir Miklushevskiis address to the applicants

Dear friends! Since you are reading this text, it means that you are interested in our university and are considering the possibility of continuing your education in it, and this makes me happy. Come, you will have an interesting time with us.


What is it so attractive about the Moscow Poly? From the very first day of September at the first course you will be able to go in for the project activity. What does it mean? You will be offered a choice of over 100 projects – various topics, of different complexity level, without a known solution. You are expected to choose a project to your liking. You will not be working at it on your own, there will be a teacher-curator to guide you and a team of your course-mates. In your work you will be able to practically apply a theory, learnt at lectures. And during the session you will either pass or not pass the test depending on whether you have got an operative result, like a programmed drone, a designed website, a book illustration.

During your studies you will be able to take part in engineering competitions and creative contests. To pass internships, including those abroad. Owing to the fact that the university has a lot of partner companies, with us you can receive, in addition to the diploma, certificates of well-known companies, among which there are Cisco, 1C, AutoDesk. At some training directions at senior courses we have introduced demonstration exams in the “WorldSkills” format, which helps to evaluate practical skills of the students. Such a system of knowledge evaluation is transparent and clear for understanding of employers, it gives an advantage to our graduates at the labor market.

It is interesting not only to study at our university. As they say, the best rest is a change in the type of activity. There are a lot of different options for activity at the university: you can go in for sports and play mini-football in a team, traditionally taking high places in international competitions. You can become a cheerleader or join a dance group, famous for its victories in the European and World contests. Within the walls of the university there are a few theatrical studios and the club “KVN”. The volunteer community regularly gets awarded with a high right to participate in major events organization, like the Festival of Youth and Students 2017, the current Soccer World Cup, the “WorldSkills” World Championship, to be held in Kazan in 2019 – you still have time to join it!

Listen to yourself, try and understand what you like. The main thing is that you find yourself, your way – all the rest will follow.

Welcome to our university with the documents for enrollment!

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3 July 2018

Manta Ray won the competitions in Germany

The engineering competitions “Solarbootregatta Werbellinsee” have ended near Berlin. 17 teams from Germany and Russia took part in them. Moscow Poly team “Manta Ray” took first place in the class “Experimental”, while for the glider “Flying Dutch” it received the Norbert Wilms Prize – the prize of viewers’ and judges’ sympathy, established in honor of the competitions founder.

“Manta Ray” builds and modernizes electric motor boats that use sunlight as their only source of energy. Participants of the competitions on the lake Werbellinsee were Valentina Queen and Flying Dutch. “The Germans were delighted that this time we brought two new boats at once. With their development the company NUMECA Russia helped us, with the delivery – the National Center for Engineering Contests and Competitions”, - told us the leader of the project at Moscow Polytechnic University, yachting designer Ivan Babich. – “The “solar” culture does not develop in Germany so rapidly, they got used to race on the same ships for 5-6 years”. The “Manta Ray” team got support owing to participation of the Center in implementation of the roadmap “Marinet” of the National Technology Initiative, aimed at development of the innovative shipbuilding.

“Solarbootregatta Werbellinsee” consists of two parts: “Sprint and slalom” and “The race for endurance”. According to Ivan Babich, it was most difficult for the team to cope with the second part, because it is necessary to cover the distance of 30 km not longer than in three hours.

All in all, there were 5 Russian teams participating in the competitions, from Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod and Novosibirsk, and the best results were shown by the students of Moscow Poly. The boat Valentina Queen has 8 solar panels and a 5-kW engine.  In the first run for 500 m “the queen” showed the time of 1 minute 40 seconds, it improved it in the second run by 10 seconds. During the next stage, the endurance race, the pilots managed to overcome 22 km within three hours. “The closest pursuer, “Eco wave” team, lagged behind us by 6 laps, that is by 12 km”, - noted Ivan Babich.

The boats “Flying Dutch” and “Valentina Queen” were built by the students in the framework of the project activity. Before the competitions in Germany they managed to take part in the “Solar Regatta”, held in Velikiy Novgorod, and take there the first and the second places in the experimental Euro-class.

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2 July 2018

What makes a racing car look like a salmon? Results of the Degree Show

What will the vehicles of the future be like? Magnetic levitation, smart glass, body panels from self-restoring polymers – all these attractive inventions, according to the students, in a couple of decades will become common for us. Prototypes of a racing car of CN class, a snowmobile, an electric scooter and other projects were presented at the “Degree Show” at Moscow Poly.     

“Degree Show” is a traditional format of a reporting exhibition of the designer schools’ graduates in many countries. At Moscow Poly it is not literally “a jobs fair”, because students present their works to the experts of the industry as well. This year the graduates of the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry joined the exhibition too.

The graduates had a meeting with the chief designer of the AVTOVAZ Steve Mattin, the author of the design of LADA Vesta Julien Drouart, AVTOVAZ Design Director Antony Grade, Volkswagen designer Sebastian Drogue, and, also, experts in environmental, communication and industrial design.

“The Moscow Poly is very important for us, and practically every year we implement joint projects”, - Steve Mattin said. – “Thus, this year a huge number of students visited AVTOVAZ, and they could see from inside how the automotive industry works.”

Among successful works, noted by experts, there is a project of a Volkswagen automobile, created by Daniil Chernoshey during his internship with the company. The final sketches, presented at the “Degree Show”, were chosen by a Volkswagen designer Marco Pavone. According to Daniil, by 2040 70% of the planet’s population will live in cities, and that will have a big impact on the automotive industry. “It is possible that companies will assume the functions of servicing and leasing and will cease selling cars”, - the young designer supposes. – “To improve the environmental situation, it will be reasonable to use only electric cars by subscription. For example, now you can choose a tariff plan of the cellular operator in the application on the phone. A car will help to pick up a similar application. But fans of motor racing look forward not just to getting from point A to point B – they need impressions. My racing electric car is what will fit them”.

According to the concept of the Moscow Poly graduate, this car should be endowed with artificial intelligence and act as a personal couch: train the pilot to drive, insure him, and in a critical situation even save his life by taking control on itself. There is no place for “design for the sake of design” in a sports car, therefore Daniil’s electric car has been thought up to the smallest details. Although his studies at the university are over, Daniil Chernoshey continues to cooperate with Volkswagen, working now on “real” projects.

Also, the experts distinguished concepts of the future flagship car for Lada, thought of by the Moscow poly students, and the project of electric car NIO, the author of which was Andrey Kirichenko.

What do a racing car and a salmon have in common? A lot, according to the graduate Aleksandra Migaliuk, who has developed a style solution for exterior of a racing prototype of NON-hybrid class for the FDR Moscow team. “A salmon is as smooth as a racing car, and successfully overcomes the current, and this resembles what a car faces at competitions”, - Aleksandra says. Her project was presented, as well, at the “Degree Show”.

“This is not just a usual exhibition of projects, it is a demonstration of opportunities”, - noted President of the Moscow Poly Vladimir Miklushevskii. – “Our partners came here to communicate with the guys and see their works, because it is in this particular format that choosing employees is most convenient”.

 

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4 July 2018

Science Art as a symbiosis of engineering science and art

The summer intensive school on “Science Art” has been concluded at Moscow Poly. Schoolchildren could try themselves there in a role of artists and scientists. Under the guidance of the university teachers the children thought of and made with their hands art objects, a source of inspiration for which were technologies for digital production and robotics.

Representatives of the direction “Science Art” are trying to adapt the methods of natural and exact sciences to create works of science-based art, and the methods of art – to form new scientific theories. The precursor of the “Science Art” is considered a technological art. This term was proposed by a French historian and art scholar Franc Popper. From his point of view, technological art is the result of fundamental integration of art and technologies, and not just of their aesthetization.

“Science Art” is equally interesting both to artists and scientists, who set themselves a goal to make science more popular and art more technological. Its objects are equally often living and non-living systems. One of the most well-known projects in this area is a “fly printer” of the Finnish artist Laura Beloff, who has found out that if the fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster eat coloured food, the colour pigment will be kept in the products of their life activity (she used the printer ink). Feeding the flies with food of different colours, the artist “printed” a few art works by means of insects. “Science Art” has penetrated music as well: for example, a researcher Drew Barry creates 3D graphics, that illustrate molecular processes – it can be seen in a clip “Hollow” by an Islandic singer Bjork. Many scientific organizations of the world support cooperation of artists with scientists. Thus, recently a Center for Art, Science and Technology was opened in the MIT, one of the largest technology universities of the USA. It seems that “Science Art” is an occupation for “adult” artists and scientists, who have realized themselves. Then what do the Moscow schoolchildren need the science art for?

“In Moscow Poly we take the Science Art as a way of thinking”, - explains Director of the Center for Technological Support of Education and the school supervisor Ilia Volnov. – “The redundancy of art is important for development of a child’s imagination, helping him to cast a look into the future and create an original idea. Today the artificial intelligence makes a monotonous work better than a man, and therefore, to compete with it, the specialists of the future will have to learn to discover an art scholar within themselves.”

Irina Chayeva (the Tretyakov Gallery), Nadezhda Trubochkina (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Natalia Lukovnikova (ITMO University) and Elena Demidova (Moscow Poly) performed open lectures and master classes at the intensive school. After immersion in the theory of “Science Art”, the schoolchildren teamed up in groups to create their own projects. In just three days “Alfine ears for swimming”, “neurocarus”, a mechanical flower on solar batteries, an exoskeleton “sixth finger” and 15 other inventions were designed and assembled. The organizers of the school awarded the authors of the best of them.

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2 July 2018

What is he like a designer of the future? Roundtable in the framework of the Degree Show

June 29, at the Moscow Poly, in the framework of the “Degree Show” and the Youth Design Festival “EXCELLENT”, a roundtable was held on the topic “What graduate designers do the industry and the regions of today’s Russia need?” 

Discussion participants were the AVTOVAZ Chief Designer Steve Mattin, the Chief of the Moscow studio “LADA Design” Julien Drouar, Volkswagen Group designer Sebastian Drogue, Director of “Avtotor Holding”, the honoured designer of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Head of Department “Design” of Moscow Poly Aleksandr Sorokin, President of the Union of Russian Designers, the founder and Art Director of the “Stavitsky Design” Vitaliy Stavitsky, Art Director of “Artemiy Lebedev Studio” Timur Burbayev, Director of the Association of Subject Design Specialists Anastasiya Krylova, Head and Leading Designer of the “Amazing Studio” Svetlana Panarina, and other representatives of various design directions – communicative, industrial, environmental.

The discussion moderator was Irina Karimova – Head of the portal “FashionEducation.ru” and Fashion Journalism School, Teacher of the Center for Project Activity and of Department “Marketing communications” of the Moscow Poly, Mentor of the “Skolkovo” Technopark. Opening the roundtable, Head of the Moscow Poly Center for Project Activity Ilia Lepeshkin and Producer of the Youth Design Festival “Excellent! Top-100” Andrey Ordin emphasized the high level and significance of the projects, presented at the exhibition, which had been implemented by students jointly with the customer enterprises.

One of the key issues discussed at the session was “What a designer of the future should be like, what qualities and professional competences should he possess?” Each of the roundtable participants expressed his own opinion and wishes to the universities concerning training of the future human resources for the industries.

Steve Mattin: “The designer of the future should be flexible and adapt easily to all new, as the industry changes very fast”.

Sebastian Drogue: “Education for designers must be interdisciplinary, combine the skills of related professions”.

Vitaliy Stavitsky: “A designer is a marketer as well, and a manager, but in the heart of it all there should be the talent”.

Aleksandr Sorokin: “Our training of designers at the Moscow Poly is unique, since we basically unite two approaches: marketing and design. Our designers, when creating a product, have to understand, who it is aimed at”.

Anastasiya Krylova: “A designer should be a good communicator. Charisma, correct positioning, the ability to sell oneself are very important”.

Svetlana Panarina: “A designer should be able both to think and to do”.

Timur Burbayev noted an important role of teachers from practical area and of a project approach, and all the roundtable participants supported this opinion. “To train successfully a designer of the future it is necessary to do a lot inside the educational system, and design itself should be promoted”, - Steve Mattin summarized the discussion. ”We will be happy to continue cooperation with your university”, - promised Julien Drouar. Other roundtable participants also proposed new interesting projects in cooperation with the Moscow Poly. They will be connected with development of the new design directions, the theme of tutorship, the search for and implementation of infrastructural solutions for the development of design.

The best designer graduates from the project “Excellent! Top-100”, in turn, thanked the experts and tutors for the cognitive and interesting meeting and said they were ready to carry on participating in the projects of the Youth Design Festival “Excellent!”.

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29 June 2018

Design of the future and development of self-driven vehicles at the Days of Industrial Design in Skolkovo

From June 26 to June 28 the Days of Industrial Design were held at the Skolkovo Technopark. It was already for the third time that representatives of the design and technology communities gathered to discuss how to make the world more comfortable and efficient, remembering, as well, about beauty and ergonomics.


The project “Days of Industrial Design in Skolkovo” was conceived as an institute of development of the Russian industrial design. For three days the experts discussed how to marry design with space and cosmonauts, IT and robotics, bio medicine, agricultural sector and transportation. “Days of Industrial Design in Skolkovo” began with a Design Hackathon. Students and young specialists developed optimal solutions according to specifications, received from the companies – startups from the innovation center “Skolkovo”. The second-year students of the Moscow Poly Department “Design” got a diploma of the hackathon winners. They developed a design of a self-driven tractor for the company “Avrora Robotics”.

At the panel discussion “Is the route built?” Head of the Center for Project Activity Ilia Lepeshkin, together with other experts spoke of the issues of transport transformation. Ilia told the audience how the Moscow Poly students see automotive design of the future. For example, “LADA 2050” is a joint project of three designer schools: of the Moscow Poly, the Stiglitz Academy (SPSKhPA named after A. L. Stiglitz), and the Lahti University for Applied Sciences (Finland).

LADA 2050 is a concept of two-seater self-driven transport for transportation of passengers between cities on the basis of car-sharing. According to the idea, in the near future the technologies will develop to the extent that it will become possible to use the magnetic levitation in transport development, and so LADA 2050 is a flying drone. When developing the project, the students took into account the main trends: the idea of communication of transport with the traffic participants was implemented by means of projection screens, light tracks and other interactive components.

Another student project is “Earth 4020”. Designers develop a virtual world of the year 4020: draw concept-cars, develop an infrastructure of the city, create 3D models, while the students of the training direction “Advertising and public relations” are engaged in promoting the project on the Internet.

Head of the educational program “Robotic self-driven systems” of the Moscow Poly IT faculty, Director General of the engineering company “Noon. 21st century” Ilia Taratonov took part in the discussion “Attack of drones”. New versions of drones, Amazon quadrocopters, delivering purchases by air, Walmart robotic bees, or “pollinator drones”, performing almost all functions of real bees, will soon become a part of everyday human life. And it is the designers that can find a solution how to integrate drones into the modern world. At the discussion, the experts spoke of the new designer developments of self-driven aerial vehicles, an image of the system for delivery of small cargo in the city, and prospective developments of self-driven systems.

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27 June 2018

The summer shift of the profession-oriented project for schoolchildren Dream University has been concluded

The second summer shift of the profession-oriented project “Dream University” at Moscow Poly has come to the end. The schoolchildren of 7-10 grades have tried themselves in a role of engineers, taking part in specialized master classes.


At the presentation of the University the children were told about the project activities of students, and they were shown laboratories of the Center for Engineering Development, where senior-courses students create racing cars and electrical bikes to participate in international competitions “Formula Student” and “Smart Moto”. Everyone could get acquainted with participants of the student competitions and ask any questions.

In addition, children had a guided tour of the mobile laboratory “JUNIOR CAMPUS” on the basis of a BMW X5 and an 8-meter caravan. In the University FabLab the engineering workshops “Author’s Electronics” and “Programming” were held for schoolchildren. The attendees learn at master classes how micro electronics can improve our life by means of using simple parts and systems, and, as well, about the difference in properties of conductors and insulators, what are the flux and solder required for, and why a LED has legs of different length. At the end of the class the children assembled their first flashlight on batteries.

The schoolchildren could fix their knowledge at an interactive game “What? Where? When?”. Together with their tutors they answered questions: what is the difference between the knowledge and an opinion? What is a session, a student card, a test record book and a dean’s office. What do the words “student life” mean?

“Dream University is an intercollegiate profession-oriented project of the National Center for Professional Orientation (NCPO), held in the territories of the leading universities of Moscow during school holidays. Within 6 days the schoolchildren visit 6 universities, where they learn in detail about universities’ specific features. They visit laboratories, take part in workshops that reveal peculiarities of various universities, and, as well, become the main actors in business games, trainings, quests and master classes, which are aimed at professional orientation and development of universal competences.

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25 July 2018

Students and employees honored the memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War

June 22 the rallies devoted to the 77th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II were held at Moscow Poly. Students and employees of the University honored the memory of the heroes, laying flowers at the monuments and memorials. The words of gratitude for heroism and peaceful future sounded at all University sites, as well as verses about the war and lines from soldiers’ letters.


At the premises of the Moscow Poly on Bolshaya Semenovskaya the rally participants laid flowers to the memorial dedicated to the students and teachers, who died during the Great Patriotic War. Scientific Secretary Igor Koltunov and Chairman of Tradeunions organization Nikolay Nitkin made a special address. In the building on Pavla Korchagina Associated Professor of Department “Humanities” Vasiliy Rogozhkin spoke of the beginning of military operations in Russia. Head of criminalistic laboratory of the Higher School of Management and Law Olga Timofeyeva and the first-year student of the IT faculty, member of the group “Creative Workshop” Kirill Bashmakov read poems about the war.

At the Higher School of Printing and Media Industry the memory of those killed in the Great Patriotic War was honored as well. There were hundreds of teachers, employees, students and graduates of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute (now Moscow Poly) among participants of war actions.

Vladimir Miklushevskii, who met with the collective of the Tuchkovo Branch of the Moscow Poly on that day, laid flowers to the monument to soldiers together with Vice-President for Academic Affairs Igor Soppa, Director for Development of Branches and Representation Offices Evgeniy Butko and Director of the Tuchkovo Branch of the Moscow Polytechnic University Andrey Borisov.

The rally, devoted to the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War ended with a minute of silence and the launch of white balloons, meant to symbolize the peaceful sky.

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21 June 2018

Vladimir Miklushevskii had a meeting with the student activists

June 20, the winners of science-and-technology and creative contests, captains of sport and dance teams, volunteers discussed the issues of studies, student sports, improvement of conditions at hostels and co-workings at a business breakfast with Rector of Moscow Poly.


According to Vladimir Miklushevskii, all the students should take active part in decision-making which can impact their everyday life and influence the general level of education at the university. By such decisions President named peculiarities of scholarship awarding, definition of the principles for compiling the timetable, evaluation of the academic courses’ quality. The university administration will not be able to establish a comfortable environment for the students, if they do not participate in the process themselves.

In the framework of the meeting the students put questions concerning expansion of sports clubs, considering as academic practice the time when students work in summer camps, arranging premises for joint work at training projects and for recreation, and, as well, about repairing gyms. There were questions concerning document circulation within the university, including obtaining various certificates. President emphasized that the Centers for Work with Students should operate as Multifunctional Center for rovision of State and Municipal Services, reducing bureaucracy to a minimum.

At the end of the meeting Vladimir Miklushevskii invited the students to formulate proposals, whishes and comments on development of the university, which he plans to consider personally.

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20 June 2018

Briefly about the Masters programs of the Transport and IT Faculties

June 18 the presentations of the Master’s programs of the Transport and IT Faculties were held. The future Masters were told about educational programs and the admission rules.


The students of the Transport faculty are mastering modern methods of design and control of the technical maintenance of vehicles, learn to work with computer simulation software complexes, gain real experience in creating and experimental research of engines. This year the faculty enrolls applicants to four educational programs. The program “Prospective vehicles” would suite those who are willing to develop as an automotive engineer, deal with management and manage innovations in research and development of new objects for the automotive business.

At the educational program “Computer modeling and strength analysis of transport-and-technology complexes” the students are taught by means of experimental research of new materials for manufacturing and improvement of automotive structures. Specialists in the field of vehicles’ design, who can also manage the projects, are trained at “Design of transportation complexes”. At the educational program “Power plants for transport and small-scale power engineering” the students get skills in developing and designing power installations, working with erection-and-commissioning installations, conducting research works.

The Faculty of Information Technologies focuses on the applied training of students with the involvement of specialists from the industry and mandatory implementation of engineering projects. The educational programs of the faculty are based on the CDIO principles – “Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate”. This is an international standard for engineering education, according to which a graduate must master a complete life cycle of a project – from the concept to introduction. The educational program “HCI*Net: An economic analysis of interfaces and prospective technical systems” trains design engineers for human-machine systems, technical facilities and life support systems, engineers and production managers. The graduates of this direction can work in various fields of science, engineering and business.

The educational program “Auto-Driver: Robotic Self-driven Systems” is designed for those who want to master the methods of artificial intelligence, mathematic modeling and designing of complex autonomous systems. The program Auto-Driver covers all the stages of a life cycle – from a system engineering to writing algorithms for automated control. For the most efficient mastering of the material, each student can assemble and adjust his own self-driven vehicle.

Ensuring information security is one the most significant challenges of modern society, state and business. The educational program “Web&CloudSecurity: Information security for web-apps and cloud technologies” focuses on fast developing areas of IT, where the problem of information protection is highly urgent – web-development, cloud technologies, and personal data protection. At the educational program “Big Data: System analysis of big data” the Master students study methods and products for statistic analysis, machine learning, knowledge extraction. In the framework of the program “Intel-Med: Medical Intelligent Systems” a Master course student will be able to develop expert systems and platforms for support to making diagnosis and therapy decisions on the basis of the artificial intelligence methods, in-depth training, telemedicine and processing of various medical data in large volumes. Both IT specialists and graduates of medical universities are invited to this training direction.

The educational program “CLAIM: Computer linguistics and artificial intelligence” combines the study of popular methods of artificial intelligence, knowledge engineering (neural networks, genetic algorithms, methods of in-depth machine learning and big data processing, expert systems, data mining, text mining) and author’s developments by the leading Russian scientific school in the area of psycholinguistics. A Master course student will be able to choose a designing-and-research specialty, aimed at investigation of methods for processing a natural language (Cognizer), development of a gestural interface (SurdoJet), research of musollingual and other promising cognitive technologies.

In 2018/19 academic year the Moscow Poly provides 640 budget-funded places at the full-time learning form and 20 at the correspondence-learning form. The documents for admission to the programs of Master course are accepted June 20 and last until August 10. Originals of the documents can be surrendered till August 17 – for those who are aiming at the budget-funded form of learning, and until August 29 – for those willing to pay for studies. There are three ways to apply: via the admission commission, to work at B. Semenovskaya 38, and Prianishnikova 2A; or by the usual post, or by e-mail (2018@mospolytech.ru).

Office hours of the admission commission: from 11:00 to 17:00.

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20 June 2018

School of tutors for project activities in Skolkovo has been concluded

From June 13 to June 15 the sixth “School of tutors for project activities was held at Skolkovo. Over 120 teachers of additional education and curators from all over Russia were developing their own scenarios for conducting projects with schoolchildren and participants of clubs and programs of additional professional education.


“School of tutors” is the exchange of practices in the field of launching the science-and-technical projects. This year the participants were developing engineering projects in energy, use of self-driven aerial vehicles, and social-and-technological projects in the area of ecology and process automation in educational organizations. For each topic, the tutors identified an actual problem, sorted it out with the target audience and developed the sequence of the project implementation.

On the first day the participants teamed up and chose a topic for the project, investigated the task and analyzed the situation. On the second day the tutors and curators attended a lecture on the key components of scenario building. The tutors were told how to work through a few possible options of task solution at the stage of preparation and to be ready to support initiatives and unusual but promising ideas of participants.

Head of the Moscow Poly Center for Project Activity Ilia Lepeshkin spoke of the life cycle of an engineering project: where to take the topics from, what deserves attention at each cycle stage, where to find required resources. In the final part of the program the teachers of the system of additional education sorted out how to decompose a task, received from the customer, making it feasible for solution as a youth project. In the meantime, representatives of the system of general education were discussing how to introduce the project activity in the schools. At the plenary session that took place on the third day of the school’s work, the teams presented the results of their work.

The organizers of the “School of tutors” were the “Skolkovo” Foundation and the Open University Skolkovo (OUS) jointly with an NTI working group “Clubs movement, while the partners were the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Moscow Polytechnic University, Information-and-engineering incubator I-cube, the Foundation for Development of Internet-Initiatives, the Institute of Advanced Research named after Schiffers, and the company CROC.

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