The Sixth German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher Urban Studies: The City of the Future

Дата и время: 
12.09.2016 - 16.09.2016,
Гуманитарные науки и общество будущего

In September 2016 the Sixth German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher will be held by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) under the umbrella of the German House of Research and Innovation (DWIH Moscow). The main goal of these weeks is to encourage wider networking and stronger partnerships among early career researchers. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as professors are invited to come together and present their research projects in the field of «Urban Studies» at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). The Week is organized in cooperation with the National Research University MGSU and with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow.

Urban Studies comprise a wide range of interdisciplinary research areas from urban planning to civil engineering. With the sub-theme «City of the Future» the week will also include ecological, social and economic aspects of the sustainable development of our cities like energy efficiency, climate protection, and mobility. We will focus on the topics of urban construction and regional planning, urban design, including architecture of urban areas as well as transport and engineering systems of cities and information technologies in environmental engineering. The week would like to illustrate how young and experienced scientists can work across borders with local authorities, associations and industry in order to develop new approaches to global challenges.

German-Russian Weeks of the Young Researcher take place in Russia once a year in order to exchange ideas on current topics of mutual interest. After focusing on «Man and Energy» in Kazan (2011), «Health and Society» in Yekaterinburg (2012), «Aviation and Space» in Novosibirsk (2013), «Global History» in St. Petersburg (2014) and «Discrete Geometry» in Moscow (2015), in 2016 we discuss matters of urbanism at the MGSU. MGSU was set up in 1921 as Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering (MISI) and will celebrate the 95th anniversary of its foundation this autumn. The university is famous for its participation in designing and construction international giant building projects like the Aswan High Dam in Africa, the hydroelectric dam in Hòa Bình in South East Asia, the Inguri Dam in the Caucasus and the Bratsk Power Station in Russia. Today MGSU with its 18.000 students is the top Russian university in the area of civil engineering. In 2009 MGSU was granted the status of a National Research University by the Russian government and therefore belongs to the prestigious group of «Russia’s Leading Universities».