Last updated: March 3, 2020

RCE Samara

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
August, 2007
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

Samara is one of the largest cities in Russia, located in the south-east of European Russia on the Volga River, with a population of more than one million people. Just across the river there is Samarskaya Luka National Park with the Zhiguli Mountains and Nature Preserve. Samara has a rich history of more than 400 years and architectural heritage of Russian wooden architecture. The Samara Region faces several social and environmental challenges, such as preservation of cultural and architectural heritage, social adaptation of migrants, supporting ethnic diversity, air, water, and land pollution, and deforestation.

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Goals and Objectives:

RCE Samara is the first Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Russia, established in 2007. Samara’s challenges need to be addressed with an educational and information network that is capable of ensuring sustainability in the region. The mission of RCE Samara is to build capacity to deliver, support and generate innovative education for sustainable development in the area. This involves working with partners and developing a coordinated communication and dissemination network for regional SD/ESD projects and programmes.

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Name of organisation: Samara State Technical University (SSTU)
Role: Platform for educational and research projects in the field of ecology, sustainable construction, oil refining, pharmaceutical industry etc., for promoting in the students cluster, developing student participation in the fields of local public activity, interactions with the local public administration institutions.
Contact name: Maria Yurina
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Contact name: Yulia Lopukhova
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Name of organisation: Union of Architects of Russia, AII-Russian Creative Professional Public Organization
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Name of organisation: Technical Lyceum Samara
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Name of organisation: Municipal School No. 12, Samara
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Current Activities:
  • Research projects in the field of ecology: waste and residues neutralisation of natural gas odorant; technology for edible films and packaging; monitoring of water, air and surface areas for scientific civilian purposes using groups of diverse robotic vehicles.
  • Research projects in the field of oil production and refining: technology of waste industrial catalysts regeneration; intensification of oil production process.
  • Research projects in the field of pharmaceutical industry: Computer design of new inhibitors of viral reproduction by virtual screening of frame structure compounds.
  • Research projects in the field of nanotechnologies: technology of denotation application of nanostructured coatings.
  • Research projects in the field of architecture and civil engineering: urban planning regulation of architectural and historical environment; BIM-Technologies in construction.

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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Maria Yurina
Secondary RCE Contact:
Yulia Lopukhova
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Marina Polukhina
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