A project group of students from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation conducted a study for the commercial unit of the Research Institute of Graphite-Based Structural Materials (JSC NIIgrafit named after S.E. Vyatkin, part of the Rosatom State Corporation) on the topic “Analysis of the competitive situation in the market of natural graphite in Russia”
The defense of the project took place on May 18 in the format of a videoconference, the members of the jury were the heads and specialists of the commercial block. The students presented the results of their research in the field of natural graphite application: they listed the main exporting countries, ranked countries by reserves and production of natural graphite. In addition, they answered additional questions from members of the commission, substantiating the relevance of the project for the Russian graphite market.
“Students of the project team of the direction “Management” showed a high level of training and knowledge, they easily perceived the material on the declared subject of the project, despite the chemical and technological specifics of our enterprise, which was a pleasant surprise. The research work of the guys will serve as a good basis for analytics for our specialists. Cooperation with the Financial University provides a good opportunity for students to gain professional skills for further employment, and for our institute – highly qualified employees who are already familiar with the specifics of the enterprise. We already have a positive experience of such interaction – two students of the Financial University have become our employees, – Oleg Kapranov, head of the department of marketing and development of new products of NIIgrafit, noted.
The Government of the Russian Federation and large Russian companies, such as Rosatom State Corporation, pay great attention to systematic work to unlock the potential of students and young employees. Rosatom and its enterprises participate in the creation of basic departments in Russian universities, the implementation of scholarship support programs, major educational projects, the organization of internships and internships for students with their subsequent employment. Young specialists receive new useful skills, which helps them in their career growth. Of the 290 thousand employees of Rosatom, about 80 thousand are young people under the age of 35. The percentage of young people in research institutes of Rosatom has grown significantly in recent years – from 21% in 2017 to 36% in 2022, and this share is growing.
State Research Institute of Structural Materials Based on Graphite (JSC “NIIgrafit”) – the leading Russian institute in the field of comprehensive study and development of structural and functional carbon materials and products from them, their introduction into mass production, coordination of research and design work of domestic scientists and engineers in the profile and subject of the institute.