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October 04 – 07, 2023

129337, 26 Yaroslavskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia

National Research

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

28th EYGEC

Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering is pleasured to announce the 28th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference that will be held from Wednesday 4th October to Saturday 7th of October 2023. The conference will take place at National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering in Moscow, Russia.

GeoGames is a competition for young geotechnical engineers and scientists which is traditionally held as part of a Youth Conference RSSMGFE. In 2023, the GeoGames will be held for the sixth time. Games format is changing every year. What will it be in 2023? Come and find out!





Youth Bureau of Russian society of Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering: Dr. Armen Ter-Martirosyan, PhD Maksim Tupikov, PhD Stanislav Shulyat'ev, Aleksandra Bryksina, Anastasiya Almakaeva, Viktor Bakhmisov, Lyubov Ermoshina, Aleksander Krasnoperov, Anastasiya Kuzina

Contact Information

Contact persons: Dr. Armen Ter-Martirosyan, Aleksandra Bryksina

Address: NR MSUCE, 26 Yaroslavskoye shosse, Moscow, Russia




Important dates:

Deadline for papers: June 30th, 2023
Final program: July 31st, 2023
Conference meeting: October 04th-07th, 2023


National Research
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering
129337, 26, Yaroslavskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia

How to reach the location


From VDNKh metro station: exit 4 → buses 903 (express), 136, 172, 244, also electric bus 76

From Rostokino metro station: exit 2  → bus station Rostokino MCC Station / Severyanin Station  → buses 903 (express), 136, 172, 244, also electric bus 76

From Botanicheskiy sad metro station: exit 2  → bus 789.


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About us

About us

Russian Society for
Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering


Since January 2001 Russia National Committee for SMFE has the new name : Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (RSSMGFE).

SMGFE was organized in 1957 attached  to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and numbered 110 members. In 1957 it became the member of ISSMGE (ISSMFE).

The first President of RSSMGFE was Prof. Dr.Sc. N.A.Tsytovich, the prominent scientist in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.  Prof.N.A.Tsytovich remained the President until his death in 1984. Since 1986 up to now Prof. Dr.Sc. V.A.Ilyichev is the President of RSSMGFE.  

Prof. Dr.Sc. M.V. Malyshev and Dr.Yu.G.Trofimenkov were the Vice-Presidents for the period 1960-1995. Prof. Dr.Sc. S.B.Ukhov, Head of Civ. Eng. Dept. of the Moscow State Civ. Eng. University, was the Vice-President of RSSMGFE for the period of 1995-2004.  Prof.Dr.Sc. Yu.K. Zaretsky, academinian, director of the International  Institute of Geomechanics and Hydrostructures, was the Vice-President of RSSMGFE for the period of 2005-2013.  At present Prof. Dr. Sc. R.A. Mangushev and Prof. Dr. Sc. A.L. Gotman  are the Vice-Presidents of RSSMGFE.
Our society numbers more than 200 members.

The list of ISSMGE (ISSMFE) Regional conferences, organized  and  conducted  in the former USSR.


ISSMGE (ISSMFE) entrusted Russian Society for SMGFE with the organization in the USSR ( Moscow) of the VIII ICSMFE. This conference was successfully organized and conducted. 2355 specialists from 51 countries took part in it work, including 1877 foreign specialists. This conference was one of the most numerous. The Proceedings of VIII ICSMFE were published in Moscow. 



The VII Danube-European Conference on SMFE was organized and successfully conducted in Kishiniov (Moldavian Republic of the USSR). The Proceedings (two volumes) were published in Moscow.



Two Technical Committees of ISSMGE (ISSMFE) were headed by Prof. P.A. Konovalov (USSR) - Technical Committee on Peat, and Prof.S.N.Klepikov (USSR)-Technical Committee of Allowable Deformations of Buildings and Damages. The result of the activity of these two committees was the Second Baltic International Conference (1988) in Tallinn (Estonian Republic of the USSR).The Proceedings were published in Moscow.


The Third Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in Raubichi ( Belorussian Republic of the USSR). The organization and conduction of this conference were financed entirely by Russian Society for SMGFE. Two volumes of the Proceedings were also published in Moscow.


The ISSMGE (ISSMFE) Technical Committee "Arid Soils" was headed by Prof. V.P. Petrukhin (USSR). The result of this activity was the International Symposium on Engineering Characteristics of Arid Soils, organized in 1993 in City Univesity (London). The Proceedings were published in London.

The list of the regional conferences, organized and conducted  under the patronage of ISSMGE


The International Geotechnical Conference “Ceotechnical Challenges in Megacities” was organized and conducted successfully in Moscow.

Organizers were:
The ISSMGE and five  ISSMGE Technical committees:
- Technical Committee 32 "Engineering Practice of  Risk Assessment and Management”,
- Technical Committee 38 ”Soil Structure Interaction”,
- Technical Committee 41 ”Geotechnical Infrastructure for Mega Cities and New Capitals”,
- The Gersevanov Research  Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP),
- NPO “Georeconstruction-Fundamentproject (GRF)",Saint-Petersburg.

The proceedings were published in Moscow.


International Conference on Geotechnics in Saint-Petersburg.
"Interaction of Bases and Structures. Underground Structures and Retaining Walls"
The proceedings were published in Saint-Petersburg.


International Conference  on Architecture and Geotechnics in Saint-Petersburg
"Underground Urbanistics: Architecture and Geotechnics"
-Technical Committee 18 "Deep Foundations"
-Technical Committee 28 "Underground Construction in Soft Ground"

The proceedings were published in Saint-Petersburg


Russian-Spanish conference on geotechnics and architecture in Saint-Petersburg:
The First Betankur Readings: Development of underground space as the way to maintain a historical medium”

National Research
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU) was established in 1921. Before 1993 it was known as Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering named after V.V. Kuibyshev (MISI). It is one of the oldest technical institutes of higher education of the Russian Federation. MISI was established on the basis of the Middle civil engineering college, functioning since 1907.

In 2010 the University was given the status of «National Research University», equally effectively implementing educational and academic activity on the basis of the principles of integration of science and education. The status of «National Research University» is established by the Government of the Russian Federation for the next 10 years to the results of competitive selection of development programs of universities, aimed at staffing of the priority directions of development of science, technology, equipment, branches of economy, social sphere, development and introduction in manufacture of high technologies, for universities equally effectively implementing the educational programs of the higher professional and postgraduate professional education and performing fundamental-detailed and applied scientific research on a wide range of sciences. At the present moment, MGSU is a leading civil engineering institute of higher education in the Russian Federation. The University comprises 10 big institutes, more than 50 departments, implementing the training of specialists in a wide range of scientific areas. There are 40 specialized scientific laboratories; more than 50 innovative structures are making scientific and venture research in the sphere of design and construction of safe and comfortable buildings, structures and complexes, being an innovative pool of new knowledge in civil engineering. There are now more than 18000 students studying at the University. NRU MGSU has 6 branches in the Moscow region and one branch in the Samara region, 8 offices in the Moscow region, 3 offices in the Tumen, Smolensk and Tula regions, as well as offices in the Republic of Bashkortostan and Stavropol region. The high level of NRU MGSU graduated is confirmed by Certificates of the correspondence of the educational activity of the University to the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9001:2008. The certificate was awarded by the Swiss company SGS, being part of the elite of the International Accreditation Forum is recognized in 140 countries of the world.

Research center of construction and NIIOSP

Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures named after N.M. Gersevanov (NIIOSP) is the leading organization of the Russian construction industry in the field of in the foundation engineering and underground development. 

The establishment of NIIOSP dates back to 1931 as, at that time called, the All-Soviet Union Institute for Mixed Bases and Foundations (VIOS). In 1958 the Institute was appointed a principal agency in the field of foundation engineering and underground development. In 1966 the Institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, and in 1973 it was re-named after Nikolay Gersevanov, its founder, a distinguished Russian scholar and a pioneer of the national school of soil mechanics. As of 1994 onwards, NIIOSP has been a sectoral research institute, a joint member of the Research Centre for Construction (JSC NITS Stroitelstvo).

Countrywide participation of NIIOSP in more or less all major assets development be that high-rise buildings in Moscow, the Moscow Metro, the Ostankino TV Tower, or Norilsk Mining and Smelting Enterprise, other larger factories (Tolyatti, Zaporozhie, NaberezhnyeChelny, Cherepovets, etc.), site structures and facilities operating the deposits of ore, coal, oil and gas resources (Kursk, Vorkuta, Urengoy, Yakutsk, etc.) is a well-acknowledged fact.

Development of the unique completed projects in Cuba, Bulgaria, India, Egypt, Iran, Yugoslavia and other countries was carried out with active participation of NIIOSP. 

Nowadays, their disciples and successors are promoting the Institute’s best scientific practice and traditions.

At present the Institute comprises over 200 highly qualified specialists with the background in geotechnics.

The NIIOSP scientists achievements and contribution into the industry have been commemorated by 23 National Awards, 17 Awards of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Russian Federation Government Award (2014) and by other insignias of the former USSR and Russian Federation, as well as gold and silver medals of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKH) and All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVC), Certificates of Honour granted by many Russian and International Expos.

A number of NIIOSP specialists are awarded honorary titles: Honored Scientist of the RF, Emeritus Builder of the RF, Honored Builder of the RF, Honored Builder of Moscow.

The institute is home for the Russian Society of Soil mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (RSSMGFE) and contributes to Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Journal.

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