DAAD Summer School GoEast 2019
On August 7, 2019, the International Summer School “From Field to Fork – from Tree to Mouth: Agricultural Production for Food Security and Import Substitution” was opened at the Michurinsk State Agrarian University (rector Vadim Babushkin).
The project is implementing jointly with Belgorod State Agrarian University named after V. Y. Gorin in the framework of the Association of Agrarian Universities of the Central Federal District in order to develop and strengthen international cooperation, promote educational programs and training-scientific innovation projects of Russian universities abroad.
The program of the event is divided into two parts - one week at each university, which will allow foreign and Russian students to explore the resource capacity of the agricultural sector of the Tambov and Belgorod regions, to compare agricultural production trends in two regions.
Upon completion of training at Belgorod State Agrarian University named after V. Y. Gorin, the guests arrived in the science city. A significant event in the Michurinsk State Agrarian University was organized by employees of the international department of the university with the support of the rector Vadim Babushkin and the Michurinsk city administration.
Among the students of the School were representatives from the Autonomous University of Chapingo (United Mexican States), Czech University of Natural Sciences (Czech Republic) and Belgorod State Academic University named after V. Y. Gorin. From Michurinsk SAU, participants were a student of the Fruits and Vegetable Growing Institute named after I.V. Michurin Roman Polyansky and student of the Engineering Institute Rabbe Mohatir.
At the opening of the event, students was greeted by vice-rector for teaching and educational work Sergey Zhidkov, head of the international department Elena Yashina and deputy chief of the department of public education of the Michurinsk city administration Svetlana Mironova.
A film was demonstrated to a group of students, showcasing the high educational and scientific potential of the Michurinsk SAU. Elena Yashina discussed the principles of organizing international activities in an institution, the conditions and perspectives of studying at a university. The report on accomplishments of university scientists in the field of biotechnology and selection was made by the head of the laboratory of the selection of dwarf clonal rootstocks and other fruit crops, Maxim Dubrovsky.
At the museum of the university, the students learned about its establishment and development, heard many interesting facts about the life of the outstanding scientist, biologist and breeder, the creator of many varieties of fruit crops Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin. No less exciting was the mastering class “Learning Russian Traditions” from representatives of the Social-Pedagogical Institute – docent of the department of pedagogy and psychology Galina Bauder and docent of the department of foreign languages and methods of teaching Valentina Tugareva.
During the day, the excursions took place to the Federal Scientific Center named after I.V. Michurin and the house-museum of I.V. Michurin.
The program of the School, which runs until August 12, 2019, provides thematic lectures and master classes, visits to scientific and innovative facilities of the agricultural university and familiarization with the results of applied and fundamental research in the field of crop production and healthy nutrition, biotechnology and biophysics, tours to leading regional agricultural enterprises.
Dr. Elena Yashina (Michurinsk State Agrarian University)
393760 Michurinsk, Internationalnaya Str., 101
+7 (47545) 5 25 07
Dr. Tatyana Litvinenko (Belgorod State Agricultural University)
308503 Belgorod Region, Mayskiy, Vavilova Str., 1
+7 (4722) 39-11-74
On August 12, 2019, at the Michurinsk State Agrarian University (rector Vadim Babushkin), the International Summer School "Agricultural Production for Food Security and Import Substitution" was closed.
The training ended with a debriefing and awarding of certificates. The students received the relevant documents that were granted by the vice-rector on educational work Sergei Zhidkov. Recall that among the students were representatives from the Autonomous University of Chapingo (Mexican United States), Czech University of Natural Sciences (Czech Republic) and Belgorod State Agrarian University named after V. Ya. Gorin. From Michurinsk GAU, participants were a student at the Fruit and Vegetable Growing Institute named after I.V. Michurin Roman Polyansky and student of the Engineering Institute Rabbe Mohathir.
During the week, members of the arrived delegation visited the research and innovation facilities of the university and scientists acquainted them with the results of applied and fundamental research. Foreign and Russian students visited the center for the collective use of scientific equipment, where they learned about the development of advanced environment-friendly technologies for storing fruits, berries and vegetables and achievements in the field of creating food products for functional and therapeutic purposes, took part in a master-class on the production of apple chips .
Students participated in excursions to the numerous laboratories of the training and research greenhouse complex of the university. The students were particularly interested in a practical lesson on the application of biotechnological methods in plant health and the propagation of virus-free planting material. In the scientific and educational center named after V.I. Budagovsky, Michurinsk SAU, students passed a master class of fruit trees inoculation.
The program of the event also included visits to the leading agricultural enterprises of the region, such as LLC Agricultural company “SadMashServis”, LLC “Tambovagrofood”, and LLC “Tambov Bacon”.
During the lectures, there were raised questions concerning traditions and innovations in agriculture, the current state, problems, trends and prospects for the development of horticulture and ways to intensify the industry, the soil cover of the Tambov region and other topics.
The guests got acquainted with the cultural heritage of the Tambov region, examined the places of interest, visited the picture gallery of A. M. Gerasimov, the house-museum of I.V. Michurin and the house-museum of S.V. Rachmaninov.
The international project was implemented in conjunction with the Belgorod State Agrarian University named after V. Ya. Gorin as the part of the Association of Agrarian Universities of the Central Federal District in order to develop and strengthen international cooperation, promote educational programs and scientific and innovative projects of Russian universities abroad. A significant event in the Michurinsk State Agrarian University was held by employees of the department of international department with the support of rector Vadim Babushkin and the Michurinsk city administration.
The program of the event allowed students to explore the resource potential of the agro-industrial sector of the Tambov and Belgorod regions, to compare the trends in agricultural production in two regions.