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International Foundation of Technology and Investment (IFTI) is a not-for-profit non-government organization founded in October 2000 to facilitate development of science, education and culture in the Russian Federation. The mainstream activity of IFTI is organization, support and professional management of R&D projects aimed at creation of innovative products and technologies. Since 2001 IFTI supported more than 500 projects involving over 10,000 Russian researchers, professors and artists.
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Baikal International School

The VIII Baikal International School, with a subtitle of Sustained Development In Cultural Dialogue, shall be launched today in Tankhoi, Republic of Buryatia, Russia (Tankhoi is situated on the shore of Lake Baikal). Ivan Smirnov, Head of Educational Programs in IFTI, will take most active part in its organization and work. The main goal of the School shall be to setup an international site of ecological education for young people, aimed to promote the ecological research activity and development of an active attitude toward natural resource conservation. Young people coming to the School from various regions of Russia and other countries shall participate in the work of different research or projects’ sections. Moreover, participants of the School are looking forward to excursions to the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve, an ethnographic site and Buryatia Museum of Natural History.




9th International Research School

The 9th International Research School, a unique educational project for senior schoolchildren, was held near the ancient Russian town of Zvenigorod, Moscow Region, Russia, from June 25 through July 5.
Schoolchildren from 10 countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Denmark, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, and Thailand – participated in the School’s work. English was the official language of the School.

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Navigator In Educational Technologies

IFTI is glad to announce that the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Foundation For Technological Support of Education Navigator In Educational Technologies (reference in Russian), whose tasks include support and implementation of the innovative Russian educational practices, will join efforts with IFTI to support participation of the Russian delegation in the Asian Science Camp 2016 (ASC 2016, Bengaluru, India, August 21-27). "Navigator In Educational Technologies" also invited the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, which shall help the Russian delegation to create an interesting presentation for the National Cultures' Day of the ASC 2016.




Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus

Representatives of The German House For Research and Innovation (Das Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus, DWIH) and IFTI have met yesterday in the DWIH’s office in Moscow. The Parties acknowledged the necessity to facilitate the Russian-German exchange of knowledge and experience in S&T, further bilateral cooperation in the modernization of industry and the strategic partnership and develop interaction in the educational and cultural programs. The Parties also expressed their willingness to combine their efforts to solve those tasks. In particular, it was considered promising to start with the joint participation in organization of the problem-oriented Russian-German conferences, workshops, or roundtables.





IFTI's report on development of the initiative Projects Movement of Russian Youth was presented at the Session of the Executive Committee of the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology MILSET (June 4-5, 2016, Mazatlan, Mexico). Presentation done by Ksenia Salnikiva, Member of the Executive Committee of MILSET-Europe, sparked much interest and received general approval.




Roundtable in IFTI

Yesterday, on May 18, in IFTI's office at 8 (bld.2) Novaya Square, Moscow, a meeting was held to discuss ways to develop a nationwide movement of project and research activity of schoolchildren in this country.
Representatives of the specialized bodies and organizations having many years of successfull experience in arranging competitions in this specific area participated in the discussion.



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