On March 1, 2022, the international seminar on construction science was held on the basis of the Institute of Civil Engineering within the framework of cooperation between Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Sibstrin) and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Republic of Belarus). The seminar was prepared jointly by the Department of Structural Mechanics of NSUACE (Sibstrin) and the Department of Technical Mechanics of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and was held in full-time and remote format. The reports on their scientific work were presented by the heads of departments: Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Marina Tabanyukhova “Introduction of additive technologies in the photoelasticity method” and Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Vladimir Barsukov “Structure and properties of composite construction reinforcement”.
On February 28, 2022, at the Institute of International Affairs of NSUACE (Sibstrin), the winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian dictation in English were awarded among studying organizations of the higher education and educational organizations of the Russian Federation. The event was organized by Kazan Federal University. The Director of the Institute of International Affairs, Natalya Sineeva, presented diplomas and congratulated the winner of the All-Russian dictation, Sophia Malysheva (114a group), as well as the prize-winners: Stanislav Lets (116 group), Leonid Okhotnikov (116 group) and Dulma Tsybzhitova (210 group). The organizers expressed special gratitude to the teachers of the Department of Foreign Languages of NSUACE (Sibstrin), who took part in the organization and holding of the event.
On February 22, 2022, the lecture of the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri “Italian Art and Architecture in the Modern World” was held at the NSUACE (Sibstrin). The event was organized by the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of NSUACE (Sibstrin) in collaboration with WWTC MOSCOW LLC. Elisabetta Fabbri is an honored architect of Italy. She is the head of restoration workshop in Venice. She has been the curator of restoration work in the most important opera houses in Italy for almost twenty years of her professional career. They are La Scala in Milan, La Fenice Opera House in Venice, Petruzzelli in Bari, San Carlo in Naples and others. She has got the projects of the functional adaptation of historical buildings in Venice, Milan, Bologna, Naples, Bari, etc. In 2005 she was awarded the Commendatore Award by the President of Italy. She is the author of articles on the reconstruction and restoration of theaters, the participant of a numerous international conferences.
International Mother Language Day is announced in 1999 by the decision of the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO. It is aimed at protecting extinct languages. The problem is relevant. One language has got extinct every two weeks in the world. In the modern world, there are about 6 thousand languages. One of the reasons for the languages extinction is the uneven distribution by the number of speakers. The language will get extinct if it is spoken by less than 100 thousand people. A prerequisite for the Mother Language Day emergence was the tragedy at the Bangladesh University of Dhaka in 1952. Students gathered a rally about the recognition of the Bengali language as a state language. The authorities did not heed the requests of young people, there was the shooting and as the result four students died. The situation received a global public impact, the state bodies had to recognize the Bengali language at the legislative level. This struggle has influenced the UNESCO to establish the International Mother Language Day, which has been celebrated by the world since 2000.
On April 20, 2022, the Institute of International Affairs in NSUACE (Sibstrin) held a scientific event «Environmentally Friendly Technologies of Urbanized Territories" English Language Section, as a part of the XV International Scientific Technical Conference "Actual Issues of Architecture and Construction" It is worth noting that the International English Section is being held for the third time. Its topic is relevant on the agenda of all international organizations and associations (UNESCO, SCO, BRICS, etc.), within the framework of such sustainable development goals as: No. 6 - Clean water and sanitation; No. 11 - Sustainable cities and communities; No. 12 - Responsible consumption and production; No. 17 - Partnership for sustainable development.
In October-November 2021, at the invitation of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Grodno, Republic of Belarus), teachers of the Institute of Civil Engineering NSUACE (Sibstrin) gave lecture courses for the students of the Belarusian University. The lectures were held within the framework of the state programme “Visiting Professor”, hold under the support of the Government of the Republic of Belarus. Its goal is to improve the quality and accessibility of education in accordance with the needs of the economy due to the academic mobility of scientific and pedagogical personnel and expand the cooperation between Belarusian universities and foreign partner universities. From October 26 to November 4, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was visited by the head of the Department of Structural Mechanics of NSUACE (Sibstrin) Marina Vladimirovna Tabanyukhova and the professor of the same department Alexei Valerievich Likhachev. Within the framework of the visit, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor A.V. Likhachev held lecture classes in the disciplines “Resistance of the Materials” and “Structural Mechanics” to the students of the second and third years of training “Industrial and Civil Construction” of the Civil Engineering Faculty of Yanka Kupala State University.
On 13 October, 2021, the round table “Cooperation of Siberian and French Universities: issues and solutions” of the Third Siberian-French Salon of Higher Education was held in an online format. Its goal is the development and deepening of the current contacts between France and Siberia in the field of higher education and university science, the formation of new partnerships. The main organizers of the event are Novosibirsk State University and Alliance Francaise - Novosibirsk. The Universities of Siberian cities took part in the meeting from the Russian side: Novosibirsk (NSUACE (Sibstrin), NSU), Tomsk (TSU, TPU, TUSUR), Irkutsk (IGU, IGMU, INRTU, BSU), Krasnoyarsk (SFU), Tyumen (Tyumen State University)
On November 19, 2021, an online Panel Session on Resilient City and Smart Development was held as a part of the 5th China-CEEC Capital Mayors Forum. The events were chaired by Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (China) and the University of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Yury Skolubovich, rector of NSUACE (Sibstrin), took part in the work of BRAUIC consortium. In his video message, he welcomed the participants and expressed confidence in expanding cooperation with international partners. It’s worth reminding that starting from 2019 NSUACE (Sibstrin) is a full member of Belt and Road Architectural University International Consortium (BRAUIC), the main task of which is international coordination, promotion of innovation research, student and teacher exchange and the establishment and development of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russian and foreign architectural universities.
On November 9 – 10 2021, Novosibirsk hosted the IX Interuniversity Environmental Cup 2021 with international participation, the traditional annual student industry conference in the field of environmental protection and nature management, aimed at drawing public attention to environmental safety issues and organizing an active discussion of environmental problems between students, experts and public audiences. The event is organized by NSUEM with the support of NSUACE (Sibstrin), the Novosibirsk Region Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, the Committee for Environmental Protection of Novosibirsk Department of Energy, Housing and Communal Services, the “Center for Laboratory Analysis and Technical Measurements in Siberian Federal District” Federal State Institution, Novosibirsk Regional Association of Waste Management Enterprises “Ecology of Siberia”.
From 9th to 28th September 2021, students of the NSUACE (Sibstrin), at the invitation of the Department of Energy, Housing and Communal Services of Novosibirsk City Administration, joined the Ecoyard series of environmental education campaigns.
Ecoyards are held as a part of the implementation of Comfortable Urban Environment National Project and are aimed not only at making people appreciate the conditions that are created in the yards of their apartment buildings, but also at environmental education, and the culture of separate waste collection, in particular, Maria Sidorova, Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection of the Novosibirsk City Administration, says. “Therefore, as a part of the campaign, children take part in an environmental quest conducted by students, and all residents can bring garbage for recycling and get sweet prizes”. For running the campaign in each district we chose one or two yards, that fell under Comfortable Urban Environment program and were landscaped within the framework of the national project this year. In total, 37 yards were landscaped in 2021 and there will be signs installed on their territory stating that the national project has been implemented.