Anatoliy Balabanov

Anatoliy Balabanov

jUQCDfAoPLU.jpgAssociate professor

«In the beginning, let me tell a few words about the “International students education” program and how I was involved in it. I graduated from MIET in 1972 with a degree in Electronic Computing Machines. I was lucky with the professor of the English language. Our subgroup was led by Regina Klyamko – an outstanding professor. She was devoted with all her soul to the profession.

Thanks to Ms.Regina, I forgot in which year, I took the first place at MIET translators' competition. She initiated the defenсe of diploma projects in the English language. Unfortunately, for some organizational reasons, the defense did not take place. However, our work was credited to us in the form of excellent marks on the candidate minimum.

In addition, since after graduating from the University I intended to work as a hardware engineer, I realized that without knowledge of a foreign language it would be difficult to achieve success in such an advanced field as electronics.

Apparently, that's why I was invited to the “International students education” program as a professor of a number of circuit training subjects. These are “Electrical Engineering”, “Radio Electronics” and “Mathematical Modeling of Electronic Functional Units”. Our new students practically did not know the Russian language. Thus, I had additional difficulties with them.

Our (Russian) students also experienced difficulties. In connection with the transition to the Bologna system with Bachelor and Master Degrees, the hours of teaching subjects in the circuit cycle have been reduced. As a result, in the lectures of professors, some provisions began to be stated without conclusions. You can often hear phrases such as:

“It is not difficult to prove ....”;

“Solving a system of equations leads to ...”, etc.

As a result, the students either do not get these proofs at all, or they get it, but not very efficiently. Students do not develop their mental abilities in the field of circuitry.

This initiated my research in the field of clear and understandable methods of designing electronic units. I managed to achieve some positive results. They are characterized by the active use of such concepts: negative resistance converters, negatrons, etc. This approach allows in many cases with ease, and even sometimes with elements of grace, to make an analysis and often a synthesis of functional units.

I have published a series of articles on this topic. Success in this field was recognized by the editors of the journal «Electronic Information Systems». In 2017, I received the first award for the best publication.

It is these materials that formed the basis of the courses I read for English-speaking students. I am currently translating them into English. This will allow them (students) to start learning courses immediately upon arrival in Russia without knowledge of the Russian language.

Courses are also useful for Russian-speaking students. I have been using my best-practices for several years in my core courses. I speak with them at the annual International Youth Forums “Engineers of the Future”, held by the Russian Engineering Union and Russian Electronics.

I am currently giving these lectures to a group of students from India. However, I can note their successes in Russian. Perhaps after another six months they will successfully understand the Russian version of the lectures.

I want to note my mutual understanding with them. They have a good mathematical background, apparently like most Indians. Therefore, I practically do not have to spend time on the mathematical method required in the course.

In conclusion, I want to note the good diligence of all foreign students studying at MIET. Naturally, they have a different level of training but I wish them success!»