Awards & Grants
Andrey Leonov, Assistant Professor at the Department of European and International Law, has received a prestigious “Jean Monnet Module” grant from the European Commission. This grant will support the implementation of the project EUGLOBE (total budget of 36 014, 00 Euros) involving both teaching and research activities in the field of European Union studies for a three-year period (2015-2018).
EUGLOBE (“The European Union as a Global Human Rights Actor”) aims to make a significant contribution to both the development of the academic field of EU studies and the practical use of knowledge on the EU by various non-academic users (civil servants, (sub)National Human Rights Institutions, legal practitioners, civil society) in Russia.
This grant was prepared by the Department of General Physics of the Faculty of Radiophysics (the project leader from UNN is Professor M.I. Bakunov). A famous French and American scientist in the field of laser physics, the Director of Extreme Light Fields Institute in Paris, Gerard Mourou was invited to work at UNN and a world class laser laboratory was set up under his leadership. The extensive experimental and theoretical research is carried out in the following fields: the generation of light fields with extremely high peak power and extremely short duration of pulse; the interaction of such fields with the material; the development of compact sources of terahertz, soft X-ray and ultraviolet radiation for application to biomedicine; the creation of a new security systems on the basis of this laboratory.
This grant was prepared by the Department of Neurodynamics and Neurobiology of the Faculty of Biology (the project leader from UNN is Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences V.B. Kazantsev ). The project is implemented at UNN under the supervision of Professor from Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy), A.E. Dityatev, who is one of the leading scientists in the field of brain science, and a creator of a new trend in neuroscience for the study of the synoptic features of the extracellular matrix in mammalian brain.
The solution for the problems outlined in the project has made it possible to set up a modern scientific and educational centre in the field of brain science at UNN and bring research to the level of modern scientific standards.