Russia from long time has been mainstay of scientific knowledge. This country has become a powerhouse for research at global level. It gives priority to technological innovation which is also a factor in growth potential of its economy.
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a leading international university that is helping in the advance scientific knowledge as well as innovation for bringing solutions of the biggest challenges of the world.
Here Innovation is Indispensable
Skoltech is a modern university that possess research and education campus which is situated on the outskirts of Moscow. It was established in year 2011 in collaboration with MIT. It provides 10 MSc and 7 PhD programs which are oriented at six target domains. The Life Sciences and Biomedicine, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cutting-edge Engineering and Advanced Materials, Quantum Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Advanced Studies etc are several fields covered by this institution.
This international research and education model combines the Russia’s esteemed scientific legacy with the entrepreneurship and innovation of 21st-century. Keith Stevenson, Director of Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Skoltech Center for Energy Systems says that many other universities are still following a traditional structure that sectionalizes the education and research components.
In the new pattern model, it is quite easier to make the education as well as training of students modern in all sense. Each of the course offered does not only involve the lectures but also the application periods where students can apply their knowledge they have learned in class room in reality in lab based research setting with latest equipments. The students who are graduating from this program are ready for working in the emerging technology savvy fields and apply their learned skills in solving big issues.
An opportunity for studying in MIT is another factor offered by Skoltech that makes it different from others. A third-year PhD student in Computational and Data Intensive Science and Engineering named Loannis Georgakis says that complete experience as a visiting PhD student in MIT is quite unforgettable in several ways. He said that he enjoyed the most mentality of openness which was everywhere in the atmosphere. Colleagues were eager to share their knowledge and expertise.
The openness and exchange of innovative ideas as well as approaches along with thorough questioning was awesome. The students were not just satisfied by getting results but also were curious to know that why this happens. This process of questioning led to deeper understanding of the subject.