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August 2022

Moscow Poly President “Engineering Education Should Be Practically-Based

What the education in engineering sphere should be like? How can companies participate in training specialists for their needs? Can Russia produce its own car? Moscow poly president Vladimir Miklushevskii answered all questions posed by the “Interfax” new agency.

On admission campaign 2022

The number of enrollees this year is approximately 5% more than last year. Naturally, this number varies fr om field area to field area, but the interest for several programs the demand will be really high – up to 20 people per place.

The number of state-funded places is also growing every year. For instance, in IT the increase has amounted to 13%: last year it was 714, places, whereas in 2022 it`s 839 state-funded places.

The planned intake for Moscow Poly in 2022/23 academic year will be 2,132 places, and 1,550 more will be allocated for contract students.

The ratio between state-funded and contract students is 60/40, wh ere 60% is state-funded students and 40% - contract students. That`s how it was last year and this year, I think, the situation will presume.

On the interest that the youth demonstrates to engineering

When speaking about education in engineering in general, it causes more and more interest. The top areas chosen by students are the areas related to transport. The “Perspective Transportation Means” program has beaten all records this year in terms of the number of applications.

IT and creative field areas are also demanded. IT is the Moscow Poly biggest faculty. 24% of students are studying IT. And that`s good. Exploring any engineering sphere without IT skills is impossible and frankly speaking has no point.

On international students

We do not see any decrease. We`re the fifth biggest university in Moscow when it comes to the number of international students. They`re glad to come here to study. Mostly, that is the CIS citizens – Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. And we`re only happy. This can of geography allows us to expand relations between countries. By most part, one of the tasks that are set before the Russian countries is to level up the knowledge of the students from CIS countries and create all conditions so that after graduation international students would stay in Russia both to live and work.

Speaking of the numbers of this-year intake, almost 700 international students from 66 countries have applied to Moscow Polytechnic University. That is, I`ll repeat, mainly the CIS country citizens but there are also enrollees from Morocco, Serbia, Vietnam and other countries.

On AES and the prestige of the profession of engineer

I`m not one of the cynics who think thank the profession of engineer is not prestige anymore. The engineering programs have always been in demand. There was a certain setback during the 90s but the situation has changed. Moscow Poly has offers bachelor programs that are related to race cars, the competition for a place there is 40 people per place.

This year we established the Advanced Engineering School (AES) for electric vehicles in 3 programs: “Racing Engineering”, “Automotive Mechatronics” and “Engineering Design”. At the master programs at AES, we`ll train super engineers, multi-profile engineers that will become constructors, manufacturing technicians and designers all in one.

The AES is based on principles of concurrent engineering. That is to say that constructors, designers and technicians will acquire their majors but they will also be professionals in interdisciplinary spheres and understand the processes of their colleagues` work who are in their team.

There are 2 construction bureaus in Moscow Poly: one of them is 25 years old, the other one is 15. We cooperate with well-known partners, such as KAMAZ, Avtotor – the largest contract car manufacturing enterprise that now changes the format of work for car manufacturing and is to explore the new and unfamiliar sphere.

The third well-known partner of ours is NAMI (FSUE «NAMI» Central scientific research automobile and automotive engine institute) that produced Aurus.

Each of the 3 partners is making their own elaborations. We`ll specialize in passenger electric cars, although we are ready to look for solutions in the sphere of truck manufacturing that KAMAZ deals with.

On training competitive specialists

Moscow Poly has approximately 700 partners that we work with on various projects.

Apart from that, we have many - practicing specialists in the industry who`ll teach our students. That`s a crucial factor. We are a practically-based university, and we were one of the first universities to introduce such an important discipline both for bachelor and specialist programs as project activity. These are the specific projects that our students are engaged in, and that gives them real practical skills.


The full interview (in Russian) can be found here.

 

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22 September 2022
Moscow Poly Starts Cooperation with BFU in Engineering and HighTech

Heads of Moscow Poly and Baltic Federal University (BFU) n.a. Immanuel Kant have signed the agreement on cooperation between the Universities. The documents was signed by the president Vladimir Miklushevskii and rector Alexander Fyodorov. The signing procedure took place during the business visit of Moscow Poly representatives to Kaliningrad.

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The Parties have agreed to develop cooperation in higher education in engineering and high technologies. Among joint areas are implementation of scientific and educational projects and events, developing student and teacher academic mobility, as well as realization of network educational programs.

During the visit, Moscow Poly delegation was introduced to elaborations made by the “Fabrika” center for multiple-access operations. This business accelerator under Moscow Poly unites scientific-research labs specializing in various field areas. It focuses on elaborations in physics, material science, biomedicine and others.

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According to the vice president for research and elaborations Anton Nalivaiko, the synergy of production premises and competencies acquired at Moscow Poly and BFT may contribute to solving complex practical tasks that the country is facing today, including the university key partner – “Avtotor Holding” large vehicle manufacturer located in Kaliningrad.

“We hope for a long and lasting cooperation with BFU both in educational and research spheres”, - noted Anton Nalivaiko.

As a reminder, the Cooperation Agreement was signed with the administration of the Kiliningrad region.

Together with “Avtotor Holding”, Moscow Poly is implementing an “Available Car” strategic project under the “Priority 2030” federal program.

16 September 2022
Moscow Poly Students Started Work On Over 150 Projects

Moscow Poly students have started their studies in one of the main disciplines taught at the University – ‘Project Activity’. The discipline will be present during all 4 years of their bachelor and specialist studies. Overall, there are more than 150 diverse projects in technical and engineering sphere, science, creative industries and other frames of reference.

Thus, how did the first classes go:

The “Photopolymer 3D Printer” team project took part in “Application Guide” exhibition (Moscow Poly booth). With the help of a 3D printer, students demonstrated the enrollees an example of a successfully implemented project.

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The “Composite Adsorbents” project team has started preparations for holding experiments. Students explored the work with refractometer. The plans for the nearest future are to carry out tests using new sorbent.

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The “Autonomous Transportation Systems. Robotics” project team has wired up and started the system via photo and tested the system operation correctness.

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The “Comi-Tech” project team studied examples of Russian and International comics.

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The “New Library” team members and supervisors have held a meetup in the course of the “2nd Reading Assembly of the Commonwealth”. The responsibilities were divided within the team, the goals and deadlines were clearly set. The students have practically evaluated the volume of work and developed the strategy for project promotion. One of the novelties became the organization within “Asterix” cinema club – the name is still being considered.

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The “WorldSkills” team formed of students majoring in ‘Flying Robotics’ has discussed the existing technical solutions in cargo discharge from unmanned aviation systems and set identified the main ideas for developing technical offers.

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The “DURECELL. Bettery Recycling” team has held a working meeting with the client`s project representative, head of the “Duracell. Battery Recycling” enterprise federal structure Alexander Pestereev.

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According to the Center for Project Activity employees, the guys develop and turn their ideas into reality themselves or under assistance from the industrial partners of the University – so far, there are over 350 of them. If a student has some idea that`s going to pass the expertise assessment  it will be launched in the course of a discipline.

 

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