A workshop regarding a startup of new network program “Biophysics” took place in Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University on May, 16.
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At the meeting, coordinators of the Master's program discussed the arrangements for organizing of students’ academic mobility, funding of researches, travelling practices. Master’s degree students enrolled at the University in 2014 will be able to study in the network study program.
In Institute of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology of SibFU the Master’s program will be implemented based on laboratory “Bioluminescent Biotechnology”, established under supervision of Nobel prizewinner, professor Osamu Shimomura. The Center of Nonlinear Chemistry established under a supervision of biophysicist professor Vladimir Vanaga, will be a foundation for the Master’s program at IKBFU. Research advisers of program will be Professor, D.Sc Biological Sciences, Head of Biophysics Department of SibFU Valentina Kratasyuk and Director of Center of Nonlinear Chemistry of IKBFU, Professor, D.Sc. Physical Sciences Vladimir Vanag .
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Implementation of network Master's program involves the use of joint educational resources - teaching materials, electronic library, and equipment. Five undergraduates will be able to enter one of the universities in the Master’s program "Biophysics"; moreover every student will have a part of the training at another university. Apart from students’ mobility, qualified teaching staff and unique competences, there is one more feature that characterizes network educational programs: subjects are written in Diploma Supplement with mentioning of university, where these subjects were examined.
The network Master’s program “Biophysics” contains 3 basic and 4 variable network modules. Variable network modules, prepared by each university, are well-structured educational blocks. One third of module volume is subjects which are chosen by student. Within a Master’s program “Biophysics” IKBFU provides such modules as Bioinformatics, Nonlinear Sciences, Genomics and Proteomics; SIbFU provides Biological Engineering and Bioluminescent Technologies. Also students do scientific research, educational and research practice in both universities. Students have a unique opportunity to do scientific research with scientists from different universities. Moreover, it is planned as a joint supervision of students’ researches and final theses.
In the future there is possibility to collaborate with foreign universities, particularly from Germany and Spain.