CROSS-DISCIPLINARY

SCIENTIFIC AND INNOVATIVE

STRATEGIC ACADEMIC UNIT (StrAU) OF NUST MISiS

“GREEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE USE”

 

 

Objective of StrAU

Developing into a global Centre of Excellence in sustainable resource use and recycling by using the University's high-level competencies in engineering, mining, metallurgy. Contributing to ranking among the world's top 100 THE and QS Universities in Engineering & Technology subject area, through the increased number and improved quality of publications, and increased business revenue from R&D

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges[1]

 

Areas of focus

·    Increased requirements for the recycling of industry-related and municipal waste

·    Cost-effective resource and energy use, decrease in adverse environmental effects

1.   Management of waste resulting from mineral production and processing

2.    Recycling of chemical products and nuclear waste

 

 

 

 

 

Tasks

·    Enhancing the competitiveness of graduates through the adoption of the CDIO-based approach to  project-oriented education

·    Increasing  business revenue from R&D through the implementation of large-scale integrated projects for industrial partners

·    (Development of new technologies for efficient primary and secondary resources management)

 

 

 

Results (2017)

·    Coming out on  top in the number of engineering publications in journals that are within the top 10% SNIP among the Russian universities in the Scopus database

·    Achieving the maximum return per faculty member among all departments of the NUST MISiS

·    Development of the NUST MISiS brand that is associated with a leading position in sustainable development and resource conservation technologies

·    High level of environmental awareness shown by the NUST MISiS students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1. Structure of StrAU NUST MISiS

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The StrAU “Green technologies for efficient resource use” is one of the five NUST MISiS’s StrAUs. Every StrAU of the University consists of educational, scientific and innovative compounds. However, each StrAU is unique in its functions and its contribution to the University’s development. The StrAU “Green technologies for cost-effective resource use” is a cross-disciplinary unit focused on engineering innovations and education. The major contribution the StrAU makes to the University’s development is provided by realisation of the industrial clients’ orders for complex engineering projects. With its educational activity, the StrAU facilitates transformation of the process of training capable of solving sophisticated and creative problems working in international teams of engineers.

 

Development of new recycled materials is the area of StrAU “Green technologies for efficient resource use” cooperation with other University’s StrAUs. The StrAU serves as an integrator of the University’s competencies into complex projects realisation processes and as a single point of contact with industrial clients. The StrAU “Green technologies for efficient resource use” shares its self-sufficient environmental impact minimising the metropolis concept with the StrAU “Additive and hybrid technologies for reindustrialising the economy”.

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The StrAU "Green technologies for efficient resource use” " offers unique conditions for addressing complex industrial challenges and training of fully qualified engineers. The resources of different departments, pooled together to pursue new objectives, will enable the development of new competencies in engineering and green technology, and the positioning of MISiS as a leading brand in sustainable development of basic materials and processing sectors.

The StrAU will be based on strong competencies of the StrAU departments and research centres in mining, metallurgy, engineering and materials science. Each department has its own extended network and enjoys a high reputation in its industry. The pooling of these departments under a shared strategic unit will prevent internal competition and will enable the implementation of integrated projects that require different competencies. The pooling will also facilitate the exchange and sharing of scientific competencies in recycling of production and industry-related waste.

The philosophy of the newly-created unit will be based on the CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) concept that had been adopted in all the activities of the NUST MISiS. The project-oriented approach to education, development of new programmes, scientific and research activities, will equip the NUST MISiS graduates with competencies that are highly demanded in the labour market, and will also prepare them for the jobs of international level. Due to the continuing cooperation with large industrial companies, the students will have the opportunity to address real-life challenges that arise in the projects of partner companies.



[1] StrAU challenges have been developed on the basis of the scientific and academic foresight of the NITU MISiS

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