Global Meeting of the Minds

2012-08-14 03.46.57

The following was written by our Russian visitors from the National University of Science and Technology.

The group came to the University of Iowa (UI) to learn about various aspects of managing administration and finance at a major research university. They are interested in ways UI organizes student services, community engagement and athletic programs. Members of the group are administrators and faculty from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) “MISiS.”

The group is particularly focused on learning university management systems because NUST MISiS has entered a new stage in its academic, research, and faculty development. The long-term goal of this new strategic development is to make the top 100 list of leading international universities.

During their visit, the group visited various university offices and departments, such as the Office of Finance and Operations, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the UI Research Park, the UI Foundation.

Highlights of the visit

  • The unique identity of the university, including a very special student culture;
  • The diverse and efficiently managed student activities infrastructure;
  • The integrated computer support system;
  • The experience with investing to maximize profits for the university;

Practices we would like to adopt at our school

  • Paperless integrated system of information support for all services;
  • Intellectual property protection and commercialization of innovative technologies;
  • The creation and development of business incubators;
  • Comprehensive support of research projects;

Other issues that impressed us

  • The special place sport occupies in university life and culture;
  • High level of students’ self motivation in academic life as well extracurricular activities;
  • Variety and scale of volunteer and other community projects;
  • Wide proliferation of corporate management style.

Program Participants

Mr. Dmitry Aleksandrovich Konstantinov

Specialist in the Section of Cultural and Leisure Services of the Division of Co-curricular Activities and Student Services at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

Ms. Nadezda Nikolaevna Makhalova

Head of the Educational Section of the Division of Academic Affairs at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Ms. Ekaterina Nikolaevna Kropacheva

Senior specialist in the Section of Information Technologies and Student Services of the Division of Research and Innovation at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

Dr. Vladimir Viktorovich Cheverkin

Senior research scientist in the Department of Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

Ms. Irina Sarkisovna Mirokhorova

Senior specialist in the Section of Accreditation and Educational Standards of the Division of Strategic Development at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Mr. Sergey Olegovich Sychev,

Senior engineer in the Section of Information and Reports of the Division of Strategic Development at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Mr. Andrey Igorevich Voronin

Specialist in the Section of Information Technologies and Student Services of the Division of Research and Innovation at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Ms. Yulia Andreevna Svedushcheva

Specialist in the International Education Section of the Division of International Programs at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Mr. Dmitry Vadimovich Philippov

Head of the Residence System at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

 Mr. Viacheslav Leonidovich Gulya

Senior specialist in the Residence System at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

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