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Nanotechnological center opens in the Urals Federal University

24 Oct '11
A science and educational center “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies” for training and re-training specialists in nano-industry has opened in the Urals Federal University, ITAR-TASS reports.

By opening this center, the Urals Federal University has become a member of the national nanotechnological network, created under the Presidential initiative “The Nano-Industry Development Strategy”.

“The university is acknowledged as one of pioneers in the sector of nanotechnologies as a result of strict and tough selection, and that puts great responsibility for its success and efficiency on the center’s specialists and the university’s management and members of the advisory board,” Aleksander Misharin, the governor of Sverdlovsk region, said.

The new structure has the following laboratories: “Scanning Probe Methods”, “Scanning Electronic Microscopy”, “Digital Microscopy”, “Nanoelectronics”, “Modelling of Nanosystems” and others. Up to 50 people will be able to work in the center at the same time, among them: last-year bachelors, masters and postgraduate students in engineering-technical and natural science disciplines. The center is to provide premises to teach classes on retraining specialists in nano-industry, scientific seminars, master-classes and many others.

“The center is in no way inferior, or rather superior, to other leading universities in Russia, in its equipment and technology,” the Governor’s department of information said.

The projectof the education and science center, specializing in nanotechnologies, in the largest Urals university, has been financed from the federal budget and non-budgetary sources.

The Urals Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin is a university in Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk region, created on the base of the Urals State Technical University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin and the Urals State University A.M. Gorky.

The Urals Federal University is the largest university in the Urals, it is the leading educational center in the region and one of the largest universities in the country. About 57,000 students go to the university. The educational process is provided by about 3,500 teachers. The university provides training in 64 Bachelor programs, 26 Master’s programs, 126 Postgraduate programs and 42 Doctorate programs.
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