Alpine skiing competitions were held within the framework of the XXXIII Moscow Student Sports Games. According to the results, the team of the Timiryazev Academy took second place in the overall team classification, and the team captain Anastasia Miko became the gold medalist in the individual competition.
The three best teams were determined among the teams of 12 capital universities. Athletes competed in individual and team events. The team of the Timiryazev Academy performed excellently: the team became the silver medalist of the annual competition. Also in slalom and giant slalom Anastasia Miko, a student of the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Faculty, was recognized as the best. The athlete ran the first and second tracks in giant slalom in 32.62 seconds, and in slalom - in 37.46 seconds, ahead of 21 competitors.
Specialists of the Timiryazev Academy will develop a training program for agricultural workers on nanotechnological methods of protecting agricultural plants. The initiative was supported by the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs of the RUSNANO Group. The educational program is dedicated to the topic “Plant protection products and growth stimulants based on nanobiotechnologies”. According to the project, the developed program will contribute to the introduction of innovative solutions in the field of plant protection and growth stimulants, and will also allow the audience to get acquainted in more detail with modern nanotechnological solutions in the field of crop production. In the course of training, students will master the basic methods of diagnosing diseases of agricultural crops, planning and organizing events in the field of plant protection, analyzing the results of using biological agents, assessing the quality of biological products, and much more.
At the Faculty of Technology, students met with graduate Ekaterina Mutovkina, now a successful entrepreneur in the coffee industry. The specialist told how she was trained, what problems she faced, and what experience she gained from her practice in Brazil. Ekaterina Mutovkina graduated from the Faculty of Technology and Master's Degree from the Department of Metrology, Standardization and Quality Management. Ekaterina took the initiative and directly wrote a letter to professors of the Brazilian Federal University of Espírito Santo. It is the largest university and research center in the state of Espirito Santo in southeastern Brazil. Scientists from a Brazilian university were interested in the student's request for practical training and invited her for a two-month internship. Upon graduation, the student defended her master's thesis in Timiryazevka on the topic of roasting coffee. At a meeting with students of the Faculty of Technology, Ekaterina told what basic knowledge and skills you need to have in order to complete an internship program, and also shared the secrets of overcoming the language barrier.
The alumnus thanked the teachers of the RSAU-Moscow Agricultural Academy for the valuable theoretical knowledge gained in the learning process and shared her plans for entering the postgraduate study in Timiryazevka. Ekaterina plans to continue her research activities at the alma mater. According to Anna Voronina, Deputy Head of the Department of International Educational Programs of the RSAU-MTAA, now Brazilian partners have come up with an initiative to create a joint project of academic mobility for young researchers. As a result of the meeting, many university students became interested in opportunities to practice at the Brazilian Federal University of Espirito Santo.
Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Vladimir Trukhachev presented a report at the Second meeting of the of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum Scientific Council Secretariat. The speech was devoted to the interaction of the Timiryazev Academy with African states. Participants discussed the problems of Russian-African developing cooperation in the field of agriculture, biological resources and medicine. Special attention was paid to teaching and research work of undergraduate and graduate students from African countries. Among the promising areas of cooperation between the Timiryazev Academy and African countries, one can single out the training of personnel at all levels of education, the implementation of network educational programs. For example, the university is considering the possibility of opening a master's program in the direction of «35.04.04 Agronomy - "Agrotechnology in the tropics and subtropics" / "Tropical and subtropical crop production"». It will be beneficial for both parties to create the Information and Analytical Center for Agroecological Testing on the basis of RSAU-MTAA. Such a project will require the support of international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO, the World Bank, as well as specialized Russian companies.
The cooperation between Timiryazev Academy and the Foundation for the Commercialization and Implementation of Agricultural Technologies of the Republic of Korea was launched last year. Our scientists gave an assessment of the current state and development prospects of individual segments of the agri-food market in Russia at the major international forum KOREA SEED EXPO 2020 where they were invited by the Korean side. Cooperation continued, and now joint work will be carried out to assess the latest Korean system for year-round outdoor strawberry cultivation, as well as this crop will be adapted to Russian soils. The experiment will be carried out on the basis of the educational, scientific and production center of RSAU-MTAA "Vegetable Experimental Station named after V.I. Edelstein ". Following the meeting, the Dean of the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Agamagomed Radjabov emphasized that the project is interesting from a scientific point of view. Its results will be used in the educational process and in research of graduate students of the Horticulture and Landscape Engineering faculty.