Round table in Russian Center of Science and Culture of Zambia
2 July, 2021, in the Russian Center of Science and
Culture in Zambia (Russian House) of Lusaka, the online round table
Russia-Zambia on “Development of Sustainable STEM Ecosystem” topic was carried
out. Representatives of several Universities and other organizations of Russia,
Universities and schools of Zambia took part in it. Among MPEI personalities
Professor of Theoretical Bases of Heat Engineering Department Valery Ochkov,
associate professor of the IHRE Masamba Kakh and Head of the Postgraduates’
Affairs Office Nathalia Savchenkova were present.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is a
study programme that combines the courses in different sciences. This approach
is based on the mixture of theoretical and applied skills, and is getting more
and more followers. In Zambia, some schools and colleges employ this technology
in studying, so the reporters invited by the organizers showed their interest towards
reports on these topics.
the Russia-Zambia round table: Director of the Russian House in Lusaka
Alexander Anisimov, coordinator of the round table Yanina Dubeykovskaya and
employee of the Russian House Harold Mabula
The biggest response and discussion were caused
Professor Valery Ochkov’s lectures on “25 years of STEM-education at MPEI”, and
Abel Tambatamba, Deputy Head of the Engineering Faculty of Copperbelt
University on “Application of STEM in the Zambian Industry”.
For several years MPEI has been closely cooperating
with the Russian House in Lusaka and takes part in joint educational and
scientific events. Students from Zambia study at our university.
In spring 2021, Yanina Dubeykovskaya, member of the
Russian House in Lusaka, visited MPEI. At the meeting, the organizational
issues of the events on attracting applicants and promotion of Russian
Education, in particular, STEM Education, in Zambia. The Headmaster of
STEM-school in Siavonga, Getrude Himuhamba, was handed the book of Valery
Ochkov "Problems for STEM Education". Equally, the materials in
Russian were given by MPEI to Zambia students studying at the Preliminary
Course. Later on the members of Russian House exchanged literature and