NRNU MEPhI – BE TOGETHER
05.03.2022

Dear Colleagues and friends!

You are at the page of the NRNU MEPhI website, which aims to provide useful assistance to our students and colleagues from MEPhI and other universities who needs some help and information.

We are also open for our ALUMNI and our prospective students, employees and scientists!  

  1. For international students, employees and alumni of NRNU MEPhI
  2. For the students transferring to MEPhI from other foreign universities
  3. For people working at foreign universities and research centers 
  4. «Already helped yourself - then help other people»
  5. It's useful for everyone: approaches, instructions, life hacks

For international students, employees and alumni of NRNU MEPhI

  • Psychological support hotline for students and staff of higher education institutions: +7 495 788-5699 *9777

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation arranged a hotline to provide psychological assistance to students, as well as employees of higher educational institutions based on Psychological Center of NRNU MEPhI.

Psychologists can help not only students and employees of MEPhI, but also students from other universities, foreign citizens, as well as refugees arriving from the DPR and LPR.

  • "Mentoring" special project

The community of NRNU MEPhI alumni has launched a special project – “a mentoring program”. The main message of the project: MEPhI is a place where any students, professor or alumni is understood, where you can find like-minded people, find old friends again and make new ones.

Mentors' apprentices will be able to more formulate their career meanings and ways to implement them, and mentors will have the opportunity to feed on new ideas, improve their leadership skills, and, perhaps, even rethink past experience.

To enter the program: https://vk.com/wall-113656863_372

  • Have you experienced unfair treatment?

• If your reports are canceled at international conferences;

• you are prohibited from the publication of an article in scientific journals;

• you are prohibited from conducting scientific work outside of Russia;

• you have been expelled from a foreign university;

• or you have other difficulties -

register on the Science ID platform and tell us about your situation. To do this, you will need to fill out a special questionnaire on the portal, created with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in the Scientific and Educational Spheres of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.

And we also have a lot of useful things to overcome difficult situations. See below in the section "It's useful for everyone: approaches, instructions, life hacks"

 

For the students transferring to MEPhI from other foreign universities

For transfer from other foreign universities and enrollment in NRNU MEPhI, the following documents are required:

  1. Application for transfer to NRNU MEPhI (attached)
  2. Document on previous education
  3. Transcript (list of courses with grades accomplished in a foreign educational organization)

The listed documents should be scanned and sent by e-mail to: IYKonyukhov@mephi.ru and NYPeskova@mephi.ru

Documents will be reviewed within 10 days. Information about the decision will be sent by e-mail.

And we also have a lot of useful things to overcome difficult situations. See below in the section "It's useful for everyone: approaches, instructions, life hacks"

 

For people working at Russian and foreign universities and research centers

  • Psychological support hotline for students and staff of higher education institutions: +7 495 788-5699 *9777

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation arranged a hotline to provide psychological assistance to students, as well as employees of higher educational institutions based on Psychological Center of NRNU MEPhI.

Psychologists can help not only students and employees of MEPhI, but also students from other universities, foreign citizens, as well as refugees arriving from the DPR and LPR.

  • Have you experienced unfair treatment?

• If your reports are canceled at international conferences;

• you are prohibited from the publication of an article in scientific journals;

• you are prohibited from conducting scientific work outside of Russia;

• you have been expelled from a foreign university;

• or you have other difficulties -

register on the Science ID platform and tell us about your situation. To do this, you will need to fill out a special questionnaire on the portal, created with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in the Scientific and Educational Spheres of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.

And we also have a lot of useful things to overcome difficult situations. See below in the section "It's useful for everyone: approaches, instructions, life hacks"

 

«Already helped yourself - then help other people»

Help for refugees

The Joint Council of Students of NRNU MEPhI organized a collection of humanitarian aid in the university for the refugees from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.

Boxes for things are located on the first floor of the main building, in the Student Office and near the self-government room - Г019.

You can donate:

  • Water in bottles;
  • dry baby food (dairy and non-dairy for children from 0 to 3 years old)
  • baby food (mixtures, cereals, purees, juices);
  • plastic and disposable tableware
  • other food  (tea, sugar, flour, cereals, canned food);
  •  personal hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, wet wipes, baby diapers);
  • towels;
  • bedding;
  • household appliances (electric kettles, household extension cords);
  •  stationery, children's toys, books.

All items should be new, unopened and with labels, and foodstuffs must be long shelf life with a valid expiration date.

 

“It Is Useful for Everyone: Approaches, Instructions, Life Hacks”

Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide

We suggest that you use the WHO Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide. It will help you learn how to better cope with adverse situations.

Link to manual: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240003927

Spoiler from the manual: to get rid of the negative emotional "hook" you need to "ground yourself". The easiest way to do this is to focus on your core values, get involved in life and focus attention.

How? Read the manual and find the answer and many other useful things in difficult life situations.

Fact Checking Instructions

To navigate the news flow, today everyone needs to be able to check and double-check information - to perform fact-checking.

We share a 6-step instruction based on Nikita Nepryakhin's Anatomy of Delusions.

Step 1

Read the news in full

Don't judge news by its headline. They can be provocative and not correspond to the content of the article.

Step 2

Study the source of the news

Pay attention to the site URL. Sometimes fake resources disguise themselves as popular ones, copying the design and changing one letter in the spelling of the address. See also the date of the news.

Step 3

Find the source

Follow the link in this article and find the resource that originally reported this event. Look for confirmation from various sources.

Step 4

Is there an author for this article? What other articles did he publish? Is there any information about him on the Internet? What did he write about before?

Step 5

Think about prejudice

 Excessive emotionality is a sign of fake or propaganda. Consider who might be interested in spreading the news.

Step 6

Contact the experts.

Experts may not answer all your questions, but they can help analyze the information and provide other sources of insight.

 

Russian Educational Online Platforms

The educational platform Coursera has suspended its activities in Russia. However, most of the courses in Russian are already duplicated on the domestic educational platforms, as well as on the universities websites. In the near future, the largest Russian universities will complete the transfer of their courses to these sites:

  • Open Education is a modern educational platform that contains more than 120 online courses from MEPhI. Today it has become the main tool for promoting the educational content of our university and many Russian universities.
  • The Russian project "Modern Digital Educational Environment" also offers more than 50 MEPhI courses and about 1,500 other digital educational products.
  • Stepik is an educational platform and online course builder that provides access to courses in various disciplines.