IRS 2019
Useful information
IRS 2019 Agenda
Agenda is available here.
IRS 2019 Venue
Kaluga region
The Kaluga region (or Kaluga oblast), where the 12th International Research School will be held, is situated in the heart of European Russia, south-west of Moscow and the Moscow region.
Despite being located very close to the Russian capital (it takes only two hours to get to Kaluga - the center of the region – by train) the region still retains a lot of natural beauty, with numerous forests, rivers and a variety of wildlife.
The region is also one of the most historic places in the country. Many of its old cities and towns – including Tarusa, Borovsk, Kozelsk and more – attract numerous tourists every year. Another great tourist attraction in the Kaluga region is Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics. Founded in 1967, it is the world's oldest museum dedicated to space exploration. The museum is located in the city of Kaluga, because Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – the founder of the Russian cosmonautics – lived and worked there for most of his life.
In Russia the region is often referred to as "the cradle of the peaceful atom", since it was here, in the city of Obninsk, that the first nuclear power plant in the country was built.
At the same time, the Kaluga region is one of the fastest developing and one of the most economically advanced areas in Russia. The region is among leaders by industrial growth, investments per capita, growth of real income and level of annually introduced advanced technologies.
More information about Kaluga
Hotel Vyatichi
The 12th IRS will take place in the Hotel Vyatichi located in the Kaluga region on a picturesque hill with a nice view to the Protva river. There is a large and beautiful park around the hotel.

Apart from the very comfortable dormitory buildings and a restaurant at the territory of the hotel there are also well-equipped educational buildings, conference halls and sport facilities. That is why this hotel has been a venue of educational events of different levels, including international ones, many times.

The area is well guarded.

Hotel Vyatichi
17, Mira street, Kremenki town, Zhukovsky district, Kaluga region, 249185, Russia

GPS coordinates
Longitude: 54.884819
Latitude: 37.110760
IRS Team
Ksenia Salnikova
General Director
Alexey Obukhov
Sсientific Director
Ivan Smirnov
Development Director
Alexandra Filimonova
General Management
Anna Fedoseeva
Consultation of tutors
Yana Fisher
Communicative Program
Roman Gadas
Entertainment Programme & Translation
Polina Kraynova
Ekaterina Zinchenko
Communicative Program & Delegations support
Alexandr Filimonov
Technical Support
Tatiana Vompe
Yulia Ozhiganova
Artist, Layout Designer
Concept and History of the IRS
The International Research School (IRS) is a project initiated by the All-Russian Movement of Creative Teachers "Researcher" for high school students who are interested in science and technology. The IRS was founded by the chairman of the movement - Alexander Leontovich, who was also (with Ksenia Salnikova and Alexey Obukhov) one of the authors of its idea and program.

The main goal of the IRS is to create an exciting and stimulating multicultural environment that motivates youth for research and scientific creativity.
The team had the idea of creating the International Research School after participating in several international exhibitions of youth's scientific and technical creativity - MILSET Expo-Sciences. The main feature of MILSET exhibitions is that, as distinct from many other international events for youth, they are not competitive but rather based on the principles of cooperation and mutual interest. The atmosphere at the Expo-Sciences exhibitions attracted us so much that we wanted to transfer it to Russia by creating our own international educational event for children.

Alexander Leontovich
When we were developing the IRS concept, it was important for us not only to create an environment that would motivate schoolchildren for cooperation and mutual interest, but also to involve them in real joint research activity.
This determined the main form of work - a group research project: while working on it, the participants get to know each other, learn to understand each other and work together. In addition, we developed the IRS program in such a way that it took up the entire active time of the participants throughout the 10 days of the project and provided the maximum number of intersections and mutual contacts between the participants working on different projects. Time at the IRS is not divided into "work" and "rest": scientific research, educational and leisure activities constitute a single meaningful complex, all parts of which carry their own meaning and are closely related to each other.
The present-day IRS program was not formed immediately, though. We analyzed and summarized the experience of each IRS, starting from the first one, which passed successfully in 2008. Totally, 11 International Research Schools have been held so far - eight in the Moscow Region (2008-2014, 2016), one in the Kaliningrad Region (2015), and two in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (2017, 2018).
Next year, the IRS will be held in the Kaluga region.
IRS Anthem
(now, the official MILSET Anthem)

Around the world where are so many nations
The countries borders tore the earth apart
But borders don`t exist for inspiration
And nothing limits sciences and arts

No more borders we are all together
Doesn't matter what`s your mother tongue
We are here to break the walls forever
No more limits the future`s for the young
No more limits the future`s for the young

And if you seek discoveries and inventions
And if your mind is opened to the new
You can reveal the mysteries of nature
The future of the word depends on you!

No more borders we are all together
Doesn't matter what`s your mother tongue
We are here to break the walls forever
No more limits the future`s for the young
No more limits the future`s for the young

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