On November 22, the MISIS National University of Science and Technology hosted the International School of Students Research Society. Yulia Shershidskaya, a student of the Faculty of Geology, a member of the Student Research Society of the Faculty of Geology of VSU, took part in the event. The event was held with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Coordination Council for the Youth Affairs in the Area of Research and Education of the Presidential Council for Research and Education and the Association for the Promotion of Financial Literacy.
The key topic of the School was the discussion of the role of the Student Research Society, students, and young scientists in the Decade of Science and Technology. 1,100 applications were submitted for participation in the School from 400 universities and 78 regions of Russia. An important part of the program was the session on the exchange of experience and best practices of Student Research Societies of Russian and foreign universities: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Sao Paulo University, and the Belarusian State University.
Support for Student Research Societies is one of the most important tasks of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. The Student Research Society is designed to help students realise themselves. In order to receive financial support from the state, the Student Research Society can take part in competitions of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, the Presidential Grants Fund and the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, as well as in regional competitions.
“Student Research Societies are the bridge that helps students take their first steps in science, find a mentor and an area of interest for research. Over the past two years, together with the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, we have made a lot of efforts to support the Student Research Society. Our task is to build a clear support system from Student Research Society to Council of Young Scholars, – commented Nikita Marchenkov, Chairman of the Coordination Council for the Youth Affairs in the Area of Research and Education, Acting Head of the Kurchatov Complex for Synchrotron-Neutron Research at the Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre.