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2018 Spring online meeting of BRICS NU International Thematic Group on Energy was held on WebEx internet platform on June 10, 2018. The meeting was arranged by National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Russia. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Igor. Zhelbakov. The following universities took part in the ITG Energy meeting by their representatives:

  • National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Russia
  • Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Ecological Faculty, Russia
  • National University of Science and Technology“ MISIS”, Russia
  • North-West University, South Africa

Others sent their comments off-line during preparatory work.

  1. In preparation for the 3rd Conference of BRICS Network University (July 5-7, 2018 at Cape Town, South Africa) the general information about International Thematic Group on Energy was updated together with the actual list of coordinators from partner universities and report on previous activities according to the roadmaps 2016 and 2017. The new draft roadmap for the period 2018-2019 was discussed. It should be adopted at onsite meeting of ITG during 3rd Conference.

    International Thematic Group “Energy”

    ITG coordinates collaboration of the BRICS NU university participants in education, research and innovation in the framework of the individual knowledge priority field of energy. It approves of the educational programs and projects, proposed by the participants of the BRICS NU in the field of energy; elaborates the common approaches towards the content and structures of the BRICS NU educational programs as well as towards QA and credits recognition by the participants of the BRICS NU in the field of energy; analyses academic mobility among BRICS NU participants in a given filed; considers the main problems of the BRICS NU and makes proposals to NCCs and IGB on the possible ways of solving the problems; makes proposals to the NCCs on the principles and mechanisms of the students mobility among the BRICS NU university participants; considers other issues pertaining to the content and the forms of the educational, research and innovation collaboration of the BRICS NU university participants in the field of energy.

    Members of ITG “Energy” are as follows:

    • Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, Brazil
    • Federal University of Viçosa – UFV, Brazil
    • National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Russia
    • National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Russia
    • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia
    • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
    • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
    • Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India
    • Hohai University, China
    • North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, China
    • Hunan University, China
    • North West University, South Africa
    • University of Limpopo, South Africa

    Main fields of activities

    • Electrical and heat power engineering
    • Energy efficiency, power saving, green technologies
    • Smart grids, distributed generation and global energy interconnections
    • Renewable, autonomous energetics: technology, equipment, systems
    • Nanomaterials and Metamaterials for energetics
    • Nuclear power engineering and nuclear safety
    • Energy economics, energy markets, energy policy and security
    • Petroleum engineering, clean coal and gas to liquid fuel technologies
    • Neutron/Synchrotron infrastructure: materials characterization
    • Effective Waste Management and waste-to-energy projects

    Subgroups on the following research fields

    • Hydro Energy
    • Wind Energy
    • Solar Energy
    • Thermal Energy
    • Biomass Energy

    ITG “Energy” coordinator ¬– Prof. Igor N. Zhelbakov, National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Director of MPEI Institute of International Educational Programs, phone +7 (495) 362-7214, email: mpei.energy@mail.ru

    University coordinators of the International Thematic Group “Energy”

    Country

    University

    Coordinator name

    Position

    E-mail

    Brazil

    Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC

    Amir Antonio Martins Oliveira

    Associate Professor

    amir.oliveira@gmail.com

    Brazil

    Federal University of Viçosa – UFV

    Delly Oliveira Filho

    Professor

    delly@ufv.br

    Russia

    National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”

    Igor N. Zhelbakov

    Director of MPEI Institute of International Educational Programs

    mpei.energy@mail.ru

    Russia

    National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”

    Dmitry A. Podgornyy

    Head of the Department

    d_pod@mail.ru

    Russia

    Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

    Marianna D. Kharlamova

    Head of the Department

    kharlamova_md@rudn.university

    Russia

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

    Irina G. Obukhova

    Deputy Director Center of International Education

    obukhova.ig@mipt.ru

    India

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Dayadeep Singh Monder

    As. Professor

    dmonder@iitb.ac.in

    India

    Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

    Mallickarjun Joshi

    Director of Centre of Advanced Study in Geology

    joshimallickarjun@gmail.com

    China

    Hohai University

    Yonghui Sun

    Professor

    yhsun@hhu.edu.cn

    China

    North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

    Ma Qiang

    Professor

    slymr@163.com

    China

    Hunan University

    Zhikang Shuai

    Dean of Electrical Engineering Department

    shuaizhikang-001@163.com

    South Africa

    North West University

    Jan van Ravenswaay

    NWU Energy Theme Leader

    Jan.VanRavenswaay@nwu.ac.za

    South Africa

    University of Limpopo

    Phuti Ngoepe

    Professor

    Phuti.Ngoepe@ul.ac.za

    ITG “Energy” report 2016-2017

    Date

    Place

    Milestone

    Participants

    Detailed description

    April

    2016

    National Research University MPEI

    Academic colloquium “Rodney Allam Cycle and pilot power plant based on it”

    All members of ITG Energy

    On-line broadcasting of academic colloquium “Rodney Allam Cycle and pilot power plant based on it”.

    May

    2016

    National Research University MPEI

    Reference book “Higher Education Systems in BRICS countries”

    MPEI

    Reference book “Higher Education Systems in BRICS countries” (in Russian)

    July

    2016

    National Research University MPEI

    Internet platform for ITG “Energy” development

    MPEI

    Internet platform for information exchange among partner universities of ITG Energy

    https://itgenergy.mpei.ru

    July

    2016

    Internet

    Filling out internet platform with participants data

    All members of ITG Energy

    Partner universities discuss internet platform, necessary information to be published and road map for the nearest year

    July

    2016

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Moscow Mini Maker Faire

    All members of ITG Energy

    https://makerfairemoscow.com/about-2/ 

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their works at the forum

    August-September 2016

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Summer Schools “Materials Science”

    All members of ITG Energy

    http://en.misis.ru/applicants/short-term/summer-schools/materials/

    Students from partner universities take part in the summer school

    September 2016

    Internet

    Online Meeting of ITG Energy

    All members of ITG Energy

    Roadmap approval

    Actualization of information about partner universities

    October

    2016

    National Research University MPEI

    International young research conference “Energy saving: theory and practice”

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students from partner universities present their papers at the conference

    October 2016

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Materials Education Symposium (CES EduPack)

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their papers at the Symposium

    November

    2016

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

    Annual International scientific conference

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their papers at the conference

    November

    2016

    Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Ecological Faculty

    International scientific conference PEOPLE. SCIENCE. INNOVATIONS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM №2

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their papers at the conference

    December 2016

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Annual international conference "Energy-efficient materials and technologies" (Energy-Related Materials (ICERM-2016))

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their papers at the conference

    February

    2017

    National Research University MPEI

    International student’s conference “Radio Electronics, Electrical and Power Engineering”

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students from partner universities present their papers at the conference

    June 2017

    National Research University MPEI

    Visit of Federal University of Viçosa delegation to MPEI

    UFV and MPEI

    Acquaintance with MPEI, visits to MPEI labs and departments, discussions with professors and international administration. Elaboration of Agreement on Cooperation (signed in August).

    July 2017

    North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou, China

    Meeting of ITG Energy during 2nd general conference of BRICS NU

    All members of ITG Energy

    Activities report, exchange of ideas, projects presentation, subgroup creation, discussion of roadmap

    July 2017

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Summer School “Materials and Technology”

    All members of ITG Energy

    http://en.misis.ru/applicants/short-term/summer-schools/materials/

    Students from partner universities take part in the summer school

    September 2017

    Internet

    Coordination of ITG roadmap 2017/18

    All members of ITG Energy

    Coordination of ITG roadmap and approval of Roadmap 2017/18

    September 2017

    National University of Science and Research “MISiS”

    Materials Education Symposium (CES EduPack)

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students and researchers from partner universities present their papers at the Symposium

    November 2017

    Internet

    2017 Fall Online Meeting of ITG Energy

    All members of ITG Energy

    Roadmap approval

    Approval of Master programs for joint training

    Sharing actual information on student’s exchange possibilities

    October 2017

    National Research University MPEI

    International young research conference “Energy saving: theory and practice”

    All members of ITG Energy

    Students from partner universities present their papers at the conference

  2. Some ideas concerning BRICS Network University development was formulated for further discussion at onsite meeting in June.

    2.1. What are the aims of BRICS NU?

    • academic exchange between partner universities including both student and staff mobility
    • joint educational programs (delivered in English) with 2 diplomas or diploma + certificate
    • development of joint research projects (or joint application for appropriate grants)
    • double supervising of PhD-students in the framework of joint research
    • others

    2.2. What kind of support is vitally necessary for student’s exchange within network university?

    • grant for student’s outbound mobility (covering travel expenses and living expenses)
    • grant for student’s inbound mobility (covering tuition and accommodation fee)
    • staff mobility grants for establishing personal contacts between partner universities.
    • others

    2.3. What should be a milestone in our new roadmap?

    • start of Master program (in English) in partner university (which could be used for student’s exchange)
    • granting financial support for inbound/outbound students of BRUCS NU
    • arrival / departure of exchange students (exchange with partner universities)
    • granting financial support for staff exchange
    • arrival / departure of staff (exchanging with partner universities)
    • others

    2.4. What should be measurable results according to these milestones?

    • number of Master programs
    • number of exchange grants allocated
    • number of exchange students/staff from partner universities arrived in each university
    • others
  3. In order to make our onsite meeting in Cape Town more fruitful each university is recommended to prepare a presentation about existing student’s exchange support in corresponding university and country in general and present existing Master courses, which could be interested for exchange students of the “Energy” field of study.
  4. It is recommended to all ITG Energy members who will attend the 3rd Conference in Cape Town to book rooms at Spire Hotel in order to facilitate communication and discussion within ITG during the conference. 

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