Lobachevsky University takes part in the project "Mobile Quantorum of the Nizhny Novgorod region in Serbia"
A unique international project of the Nizhny Novgorod region was implemented from December 16 to December 21 in Serbia: the mobile technology park "Quantorum" (based on two GAZelle vans with trailers) visited partner educational institutions of Lobachevsky University in Serbia - Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj and Laza Kostic gymnasiums in Novi Sad, the Sabac gymnasium in Sabac and the Aleksinac gymnasium in Aleksinac, as well as the Karlovci gymnasium (Sremski Karlovci) and the Russian School at the Russian Embassy in Serbia (Belgrade).
Nizhny Novgorod teachers conducted a series of popular science classes and master classes on 3D prototyping, virtual reality modeling, robotics, industrial design and production in a high-tech laboratory. The team of the technology park included Konstantin Kemaev,Head of the UNN Center for Examination of Foreign Documents on Education. At an official meeting in Belgrade with Serbian Vice-Ministers of Education, B. Tubić, M. Soković and V. Nedović that marked the opening of the project, Sergei Zlobin, Minister of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region who headed the Russian delegation, noted that this was the first and unique case when a mobile Quantorum visited another country. The Minister spoke about the prospects for the development of secondary education and technology parks in the Nizhny Novgorod region and suggested developing joint scientific and educational projects and youth relations with Serbia.
The activities of Lobachevsky University and the UNN Serbian Centre in Serbia were presented as a successful experience in developing humanitarian cooperation. The mobile Quantorium brought a whole range of educational programs to Serbia: Hi-Tech, Industrial Design Quantum, VR/AR-Quantum, Industrial Robotics Quantum. The Quantorium hosted more than 700 visitors. According to many Serbian school students, visiting the mobile Quantorium of the Nizhny Novgorod region allowed them to get acquainted with the advanced scientific technologies they had only heard of before, and made them think about choosing their future profession. Many of them wanted to study in Russia in the fields of science and high technologies. For such students and their parents, Konstantin Kemaev provided consultations on admission to Lobachevsky University under the intergovernmental quota of the Russian Federation. During his visit to Serbia, Konstantin Kemaev also met with representatives of the Russian House in Belgrade and with directors of partner high schools in Serbia to discuss working issues and new areas of cooperation.