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Research & Development Production Enterprise Zvezda

Russian manufacturer of life-support systems for high-altitude flight and human spaceflight. Its products include space suits, ejector seats, aircraft escape slides, lifejackets and fire extinguishers.

The organization was founded in 1952 to develop aviation pressure suits and in-flight refuelling systems for the USSR’s space research programme. In the 1960s it began to design space suits, including the one worn by Yuri Gagarin. In 1965, Alexey Leonov, who performed the first in the history space walk, wore Zvezda’s spacesuit and used their airlock chamber, and hundreds of pilots owe their lives to their ejection seats. .The Orlan-M space suit was used by cosmonauts in the Mir space station. Zvezda became a joint-stock company in 1994.

Zvezda is also Russia’s primary manufacturer of ejector seats for Russian fighter aircraft. For improved pilot survivability, the Russian Kamov Ka-50 “Black Shark” helicopter is fitted with a NPP Zvezda K-37-800 ejection seat, which is a rare feature for a helicopter

The main tasks of the “Zvezda” team are:

  • to provide high performance capability of pilots and cosmonauts in their professional activities, including extreme flight conditions;
  • to increase aircraft operation efficiency owing to reduction of human factor related limitations;
  • to save pilots in accidents and return them to their professional activity.
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FACULTY of Rocket and Space Technology in St. Petersburg, Russia

SPECIALIST (This is equal to Bachelors + Masters)

We offer you the following Specialization in Space-Rocket Technology:

  1. Control of space-rocket objects and complex flight vehicles
  2. Launch vehicles and large missile systems
  3. Rocket engines
  4. Processes and tool systems for mechanical and physical-chemical treatment of products of rocket and space technology
  5. Design and Production of aerospace composite materials
  6. The Technology of Rocketry

FACULTY of Aerophysics and Space Research in St. Petersburg, Russia

SPECIALIST (equal to Bachelors + Masters)

  1. Space: mechanics and space information systems. Manned missions, design and construction of various spacecraft, space power. Space surveillance and communication. Study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere in meteorological, environmental and other purposes.
  2. INFORMATICS: computer modeling and technical cybernetics. Construction and study of various models of systems – technical, physical, industrial, economic, physiological, etc. Mathematical methods of optimization systems. Programming, databases, advanced technology information systems development.
  3. CONTROL: mechanics and control processes in mechanical systems. Investigation of the processes of movement and destruction, developing navigation and control systems, robotic and gyroscopic systems.

FACULTY of Aerodynamics and Aircraft equipment in St. Petersburg, Russia

SPECIALIST (equal to Bachelors + Masters)

  1. Theoretical, computational, experimental and applied aerodynamics
  2. Mechanics of flight and its control systems
  3. Automatic telemetrics, aviation automatics and flight testing
  4. Strength of Aircraft and Spacecraft
  5. Aerothermodynamics propulsion unit
  6. Computer-aided design
  7. Combustion and Heat Transfer
  8. Aeroacoustics
  9. Mathematical modeling and computer technologies
  10. Fundamental problem of natural gas

FACULTY of Space technology in St. Petersburg, Russia

SPECIALIST (equal to Bachelors + Masters) – 5.5 years

  1. Special organizational and technical systems
  2. Design, manufacture and operation of rockets and rocket-space systems

BACHELORS  – 4 years

  1. Information Systems and Technology

FACULTY of Aircraft

Ballistics and Nuclear Power

  1. Flight Dynamics and control of flight vehicles
  2. Hydroaerodynamics

BACHELORS – 4 years

Quality control

  1. Quality management in the aviation industry BACHELORS – 4 years

Aircraft and Helicopter

  1. Aircraft Engineering
  2. Life support systems and equipment flight systems
  3. Helicopter Engineering
  4. Technological design of high-resource designs of planes and helicopters

SPECIALIST – 5.5 years

Specific organizational and technical systems

  1. External design and performance of aircraft and rocket organizational and technical systems

SPECIALIST – 5 years

Service

  1. Servicing of Transport Vehicles

BACHELOR – 4 years

Aircraft industry

  1. Quality management in the aviation industry
  2. Normalization of airworthiness and certification of unmanned aircraft systems
  3. Standardization and certification of airworthiness of civil aircraft
  4. External design and performance of aircraft systems

MASTER – 2 years

FACULTY of Aerospace in St. Petersburg, Russia

Ecology and Nature

  1. Environmental security in space activities

BACHELOR – 4 years

Applied mechanics

  1. Dynamics and Strength of aircraft

BACHELOR – 4 years

Missile systems and Space exploration (Cosmonautics)

  1. Computer analysis and durability of aerocosmic constructions

BACHELOR – 4 years

Ballistics and Hydroaerodynaimics

  1. Flight Dynamics and Management of Aerospace systems

BACHELOR – 4 years

Biotechnical Systems and Technologies

  1. Engineering in Aerospace Medicine

BACHELOR – 4 years

System Analysis and Control

  1. Modeling and Research of Operations in aerospace systems
  2. Management and consulting in information business

BACHELOR – 4 years

Design, manufacture and operation of rockets and rocket-space systems

  1. Modeling and information technology in design of  spacecraft
  2. Manned and unmanned space vehicles and systems
  3. Missile transport systems
  4. Small Spacecraft and nanosatellites
  5. Modeling and Information Technology of remotely piloted vehicles
  6. Production and testing of technological products of rocket and space technology
  7. Flying machines which operate both on water and air
  8. Life support systems, temperature control and protection of space-rocket complexes
  9. Operation and testing of the spacecraft and means of inter-orbital transfer and technological equipment

SPECIALIST 5.5 years

Testing (trials) of Aircrafts

  1. Experimental verification and operation of aircraft
  2. Field testing of aircraft systems and remotely piloted aircraft

SPECIALIST – 5.5 years

Specific organizational and technical systems

  1. Management and effectiveness of organizational and technical systems for space purposes

SPECIALIST – 5 years

Rocket-Missle systems and space exploration (cosmonautics)

  1. Computerised analysis and durability of aerospace constructions
  2. Design of remotely piloted aircraft
  3. Engineering software product life cycle
  4. Regeneration systems of manned spacecraft environment
  5. Thermal control system of manned and unmanned spacecraft
  6. Protection and emergency rescue of pilots and cosmonauts
  7. Experimental verification and operation of aircrafts
  8. Field testing of aircraft systems and remotely piloted aircrafts
  9. Operation of the spacecraft and systems
  10. Design of missile transport systems
  11. Design of high-precision missile systems

MASTERS – 2 years

Ballistics and Aerohydrodynamics

MASTER – 2 years

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Studying Engineering in Russia

Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results. You make things happen. You generate new solutions to other people’s problems and at the end of the day, you have the job satisfaction of being able to see your work in action and if you are a super communicator and a capable Manager of Men create wealth for you, your family, your company and country in the process. Engineering is an intellectually demanding profession, mainly because of the wide range of skills you need to deploy. You are expected to be good at mathematics, to have a sound grasp of basic sciences, to be inventive and creative, to be able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues and, in due course, to organise and lead fellow professionals.

Choosing to study Engineering in leading Russian State Universities will render you the following advantages:

  • Research is integrated into learning
  • Bilingual diploma: in Russian and English languages
  • Enhanced opportunities for career development
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Practice and traineeships in leading Russian and foreign companies
  • Access to research and technological resources
  • Modern educational technologies
  • low Professor: student ratios
  • Russian State Universities have a reputation for high quality research
  • Common core in years 1 and 2 for all engineering students
  • Final choice of specialisation can be made at start of year 3

We can offer Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Professorial and Advanced Training degree programs in leading Russian State Universities in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tomsk, Kazan etc.. Their descriptions are below.

 

 

 

 

 

  • FACULTY of Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics

BACHELOR

  1. Automation and control
  2. Information science and computer engineering
  3. Management and Informatics in Technical Systems
  4. Information technology in management
  5. Computers, complexes, systems and networks
  6. The technology of software development
  7. Mechatronics
  8. Autonomous robots

MASTERS

  1. Elements and devices of computer engineering and information systems
  2. Control in engineering systems
  3. Automation of technological processes and productions
  4. Computer networks and telecommunications
  5. Computer modelling
  6. Integrated production control system
  7. Management and Informatics in Technical Systems
  8. Computer networks and telecommunications
  9. Technology development of software systems
  10. Mechatronics
  11. Robotics

 

 

  • FACULTY of Management and Information Technology

BACHELORS

  1. Information systems and databases
  2. Organisation of Public Administration
  3. Organisation of Public Administration in Tourism
  4. State management of customs processes
  5. Strategic planning and national security

MASTERS

  1. Organisation of Public Administration
  2. Organisation of Public Administration in Tourism
  3. State management of customs processes
  4. Strategic planning and national security
  • Faculty of Complex Safety

BACHELORS

  1. Metallurgy
  2. Management of sustainable innovative development in the technosphere
  3. Safety of technological processes and production
  4. Protection in Emergencies

MASTERS

  1. Safety of Technosphere
  2. System to insure safety of Technosphere
  3. Nuclear, radiation and chemical safety

  • FACULTY of Electronics

BACHELORS

  1. Technical Physics
  2. Electronics and Microelectronics
  3. Electronics and Nanoelectronics
  4. Nanotechnology and Microsystem Technology

MASTERS

  1. Physics and technology of laser and opto-electronic systems
  2. Quantum and Optical Electronics
  3. Microwave Electronics and Telecommunications
  4. Electronic devices and equipment
  5. Nanotechnology and Diagnostics
  6. Nanoelectronics and Photonics
  7. Nano and Microsystem Technology
  8. Physical Electronics
  9. Electronics and Nanoelectronics

Specialization: Electronic Devices and Facilities

  • FACULTY of Electromechanics

BACHELORS

  1. Electric power systems and networks
  2. Electric Power Plants
  3. Relay protection and automation of electric power systems
  4. Electromechanics
  5. Electrical insulation, cable and capacitor technology
  6. Electrical and electronic equipment
  7. High-Power and Electrical Engineering
  8. Electric power supply
  9. Electrotechnological devices and systems
  10. Electrical equipment and electrical equipment companies, organizations and institutions

MASTERS

  1. Electric power installation of power plants and substations
  2. Electric power systems and transmission network, their modes, stability and reliability
  3. Optimization of power systems in developing
  4. Technology and physics of high pressure
  5. Automation Power Systems
  6. Electromagnetic compatibility and energy efficiency
  7. Adaptive electrodynamic system
  8. Technology design and manufacturing of electromechanical energy converters
  9. Methods of investigation and modeling of processes in electromechanical energy converters
  10. Electric control apparatus and power distribution
  11. Physics and technology of electrical insulation
  12. Physics and technology of cables and wires
  13. Plasma, laser and radiation processes and systems installation and power management
  14. Electrotechnological systems and installations for environmental purposes
  15. Electrophysical complexes and installation of systems based on plasmodynamics
  16. Electrical system of enterprises, organizations and institution

  1. FACULTY of Geology

BACHELORS

  1. Geology
  2. Oil and Gas Business
  3. Ecology and Nature (Ecology and subsoil)
  4. Geophysics
  5. Geology and Geochemistryof Combustible Minerals
  6. Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
  7. Applied Geology
  8. TechnologyGeological Survey(specializationGeophysical methods of prospectingand explorationof mineral resources)

SPECIALISTS

  1. Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals
  2. Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
  3. Applied Geochemistry, petrology and mineralogy
  4. Environmental Geology

MASTERS

  1. Geology and Geochemistry of Oil and Gas
  2. Geophysical methods for studying the Earth’s crust
  3. Economic Geology
  4. Hydrogeoecology
  5. Engineering geology

  • FACULTY of Geography and Geoecology

BACHELORS

  1. Geography
  2. Hydrometeorology
  3. Environment and Nature
  4. Geography and Cartography
  5. Tourism
  6. Planning and Inventory

MASTERS

  1. Agrometeorology
  2. Biogeography
  3. Water reservoirs and man-made changes
  4. Geomorphology
  5. Geoecology
  6. Climatology
  7. Landscape Planning
  8. Modeling of hydrological processes
  9. Recent tectonics and geodynamics
  10. Political Geography and Geopolitics
  11. Impacts of climate change
  12. Nature
  13. Regional Policy
  14. The relief of the Earth based on aerospace survey
  15. System diagnostics regional environment
  16. Control Systems in Ecology
  17. Regional studies and international tourism
  18. Management of land
  19. Sustainable development and environmental management
  20. The physical and evolutionary geography
  21. Quaternary geology and Palaeogeography
  22. Environmental issues of water bodies of land
  23. Economic and social geography of Russia and CIS
  24. Economic and Social Geography
  25. Ethnic geography and ethnic policies
  26. Oceanology
  27. Geo-environmental monitoring and environmental management in the northern oil and gas
  28. Applied Polar and Marine Research
    • FACULTY of Innovation

BACHELORS

  1. Innovation Management (in industries and the economy)
  2. Project Management
  3. Quality management of innovative projects

MASTERS

  1. Management of innovation processes
  2. Management of technology innovation in general
  3. Theoretical Foundations of Innovation
  4. CALS-technologies in the management of innovation
  5. Personnel management in innovative projects
  6. Quality management of innovative projects
  7. Technical regulation and optimization of processes
  8. Logistics of innovation processes and systems
  9. Technology of innovative development of transport systems
  • FACULTY of Intellectual System Management and Nanotechnology

BACHELORS & MASTERS

  1. Management of technical systems
  2. Power and Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechatronics and Robotics
  4. Technical Physics
  5. Design and technology of electronic equipment
  6. Instrumentation Engineering

  • FACULTY of Mechanical Engineering

BACHELORS

  1. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in English 
  2. Machine Building
  3. Design and technological support of machine production
  4. Motor transport and technology systems
  5. Applied mechanics

MASTERS

  1. Applied mechanics
    1. Mathematic modeling of mechanical systems
    2. Mechanics of deformable solids
    3. Dynamics and strength of machines
    4. Applied mechanics
    5. Physics of strength and plasticity of materials
  2. Machine Building (Technological machines and equipment)
    1. Automation of technological machinery and equipment
    2. Technological robots, manipulators and technological systems
    3. Processes and machines for metal pressure processing
    4. Hoisting conveying machines
    5. Construction and road machines
    6. Theory of mechanisms and machines
    7. Innovations and engineering market
    8. Construction materials and technologies of electrophysical and mechanical processing
    9. Information systems of technological machines
  3. Design and technological support of machine production
    1. Machine-building technology
    2. Metal-cutting machine-tools

  • FACULTY of Power Engineering

BACHELORS

  1. Industrial power
  2. Thermal Power Plants
  3. Combined-cycle thermal power station
  4. Boilers, combustion chambers and steam plant
  5. Gas turbine, steam-turbine plant and motors
  6. Aircraft engines and power plants
  7. Internal combustion engines
  8. Hydraulic Machines & Drives, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Control
  9. Compressor and refrigerating machines and installations
  10. Vacuum and air compressors physical facilities
  11. Car and tractor
  12. Multi-purpose tracked vehicles
  13. Nuclear power plants and installations

MASTERS

  1. Technology of production of electricity and heat
  2. Combined-cycle thermal power station
  3. Technology and Ecology burning of fossil fuels
  4. Steam and gas turbines
  5. Reciprocating engines and combined
  6. Gas turbine engines and power plants combined
  7. Vacuum and air compressors physical facilities
  8. Hydraulic Machines & Drives, HydroPneumatic Control
  9. System of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators
  10. Cars
  11. Tractors
  • FACULTY of Physics and Mechanics

BACHELORS

  1. Physics
  2. Applied Mechanics
  3. Technical Physics
  4. Mechanics and Mathematic modeling

MASTERS

  1. Physics
    1. Biophysics
    2. Medical nuclear physics
    3. Thermal and molecular physics
    4. Applied solid-state physics
    5. Space physics
    6. Applied plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion
    7. Optical physics and quantum electronics
    8. Physics of low-dimension structures
    9. Physical and technical aspects of analytical device construction
    10. Physics of medical technologies
    11. Physics of active mediums of vacuum electronics
    12. Physical material science
    13. Polymer and indigested dielectric physics
    14. Semiconductor physics techniques
    15. Medical and bioengineering physics
    16. Radio physics and electronicsTechnical Physics
    17. Mechanics and Mathematic modelling
  2. Mechanics of deformable solids
  3. Applied mechanics
    1. Mathematical modelling of mechanical systems
    2. Mechanics of deformable solids
    3. Dynamics and strength of machines
    4. Applied mechanics
    5. Physics of strength and plasticity of materials

  • FACULTY of Materials Science and Technology

BACHELORS

  1. Metallurgy
  2. Metal Forming
  3. Ferrous Metals
  4. Casting of ferrous and nonferrous metals
  5. Metallurgy and heat treatment of metals
  6. Welding Metallurgy
  7. Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
  8. Materials science and technology of new materials
  9. Material Science and Material Technology of Solid State Electronics
  10. Materials science and technology of Nanomaterials and Nanosystems
  11. Physics and chemistry of materials and processes

MASTERS

  1. Metallurgy of Steel
  2. Theoretical Foundations and Foundry technologies
  3. Theoretical Foundations of welding processes
  4. Development of metallic materials. Analysis of the structure and properties
  5. The development of metallic Nanomaterials. Analysis of the structure and properties
  6. Material science, technology acquisition and processing of metallic materials with special properties
  7. Production technology of Steel and Alloys
  8. Materials science of nanomaterials and electronic components
  9. Materials Science and protect materials from corrosion
  10. Metal Forming
  11. Powder and Composite Materials
  12. Methods for obtaining and processing of metallic Nanomaterials
  13. Quality Control of Steel and Alloys
  14. Materials science and high technology materials processing

 

 

  • FACULTY of Radio Physical Science and Engineering

BACHELORS

  1. Technical Engineering
  2. Radio Engineering
  3. Infocommunication technologies and communication systems
  4. Electronics and nanoelectronics

MASTERS

  1. Electronics and nanoelectronics
    1. Physical electronics
  2. Radio engineering
    1. Systems and devices for transmission, reception and processing of signals
  3. Infocommunication technologies and communication systems
    1. Systems and devices of radio engineering and communications
  4. Technical Physics
    1. Thermal and molecular physics
    2. Applied solid-state physics
    3. Space physics
    4. Applied plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion
    5. Optical physics and quantum electronics
    6. Physics of low-dimension structures
    7. Physical and technical aspects of analytical device construction
    8. Physics of medical technologies
    9. Physics of active mediums of vacuum electronics
    10. Physical material science
    11. Polymer and indigested dielectric physics
    12. Semiconductor physics techniques
    13. Medical and bioengineering physics
    14. Radio physics and electronics

  • FACULTY of Mining

BACHELORS

  1. Metallurgy
    1. Nonferrous metallurgy
    2. Heat engineering of metallurgical processes
  2. Production machines and equipment
    1. Metallurgical machines and equipment
    2. Oil and gas processing equipment facilities
    3. Blasting work
    4. Ecology of mining industry
    5. Mining machines and Electrification and automation in mining practice
    6. Mining transportation systems
    7. Process safety and mine rescue work
  3. Protecting the environment
  4. Geology and mineral exploration
  5. Land management and registry
  6. Geology and mineral exploration mining
  7. Oil and Gas Business
  • FACULTY of Underground Space Development

BACHELORS

  1. Geological survey technology
    1. Geophysical methods and geophysical prospecting
    2. Mineral deposit exploration technology
  2. Mining
    1. Underground mining of stratified mineral deposits
    2. Underground ore mining
    3. Opencast mining
    4. Mine surveying
    5. Mine construction and underground excavations
    6. Mineral processing
  3. Applied geology
    1. Geological survey, prospecting and exploration of solid mineral deposits
    2. Prospecting and exploration of underground waters and geological engineering survey
    3. Applied geochemistry, petrology and mineralogy
    4. Petroleum geology
  4. Applied geodesy Engineering geodesy

    • FACULTY of Mechanical and Machinery Engineering

BACHELORS

  1. Industrial Design
  2. Dynamics and strength of machines, instruments and equipment
  3. Triboengineering
  4. Printing machines and automated systems
  5. Machines and technology of metal forming
  6. Machines and technology of high material processing
  7. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  8. Metalworking machines and systems
  9. Engineering Nanotechnology in Mechanical Engineering
  10. Lifting and transport, construction, road machines and equipment

MASTERS

  1. Machine-building technology
  2. Automation of technological machinery and equipment
  3. Metal-cutting machine-tools
  4. Processes and machines for metal pressure processing
  5. Construction and road machines
  6. Dynamics and strength of machines
  7. Tribotechnique
  8. Theory of mechanisms and machines
  9. Innovations in engineering market
  10. Construction materials and technologies of electrophysical and mechanical processing
  11. Information systems of technological machines
  12. Industrial Design
  13. Computer technology and simulation in the mechanics
  14. Processes and machines for processing pressure
  15. Structural materials and technology of Electro-mechanical processing and Vacuum systems and machinery
  16. Information systems technology machines
  17. Management of design and technological innovation
  18. Logistic Systems
  19. Carrying and lifting machines
  20. Mechatronic system engineering automation
  21. Technological robots, manipulators and robotic systems in engineering
  22. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  23. Metalworking machines
  24. Hoisting Machine

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Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (17 September 1857 – 19 September 1935) was an Imperial Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory. Along with his followers the German Hermann Oberth and the American Robert H. Goddard, he is considered to be one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics.His works later inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers such as Sergey Korolyov and Valentin Glushko and contributed to the success of the Soviet space program.

Tsiolkovsky spent most of his life in a log house on the outskirts of Kaluga, about 200 km (120 mi) southwest of Moscow. A recluse by nature, he appeared strange and bizarre to his fellow town-folk.

Tsiolkovsky stated that he developed the theory of rocketry only as a supplement to philosophical research on the subject.

Although many called his ideas impractical, Tsiolkovsky influenced later rocket scientists throughout Europe, like Russian search teams at Peenemünde found a German translation of a book by Tsiolkovsky of which “almost every page…was embellished by von Braun’s comments and notes.” Leading Russian rocket-engine designer Valentin Glushko and rocket designer Sergey Korolyov studied Tsiolkovsky’s works as youths, and both sought to turn Tsiolkovsky’s theories into reality. In particular, Korolyov saw traveling to Mars as the more important priority, until in 1964 he decided to compete with the American Project Apollo for the moon.

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One of the pioneers of Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov invented or popularized many of the genre’s tropes – Robot Buddies, Galactic Empires, world-spanning cities – but is best known for the Laws of Robotics and the Foundation Trilogy, both early works. He is considered one of the “Big Three” of Science Fiction along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein, and is the owner of one seriously awesome pair of sideburns.

Dr. Asimov was a professor of biochemistry, and one of the most prolific writers of science fiction and fact in history, with novels, short stories, scholarly articles, books about writing itself, a book of facts and at least two joke books to his credit.

“Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.”  (1988 interview)

Isaac Asimov (Birth January 2, 1920 – death April 6, 1992): Russian, born American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s — which covers philosophy and psychology — was a foreword for The Humanist Way).President of the American Humanist Association and one Isaac Asimov literary award are named in his honor.

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“Once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers, be given reference materials, be something you’re interested in knowing, from an early age, however silly it might seem to someone else… that’s what YOU are interested in, and you can ask, and you can find out, and you can do it in your own home, at your own speed, in your own direction, in your own time… Then, everyone would enjoy learning. Nowadays, what people call learning is forced on you, and everyone is forced to learn the same thing on the same day at the same speed in class, and everyone is different.”

Isaac Asimov (1988 interview)

Isaac Asimov (Birth January 2, 1920 – death April 6, 1992): Russian, born American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s — which covers philosophy and psychology — was a foreword for The Humanist Way). President of the American Humanist Association and one Isaac Asimov literary award are named in his honor.

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