Head of the subdepartment of Industrial Ecology and Life Safety at ISTU, professor Svetlana Timofeeva is awarded with the order «Labore et scientia» (Labor and knowledge) established by Commission of awards of the "European scientific and industrial consortium" in the framework of the "Golden fund of Soviet science." The Order is awarded to Russian and foreign scientists recognized by the international community for their contribution to science and education.Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Svetlana Timofeeva, has chemical education. She is well-known scientist in our country and abroad, leading expert in the field of development of methods and techniques for assessing the environmental and technological hazards and technologies to reduce them. S. Timofeeva is the author and co-author of over 350 scientific publications and 55 textbooks and monographs. She is the author of 110 patents as well. The results of research carried out with the participation of Professor S. Tymofeeva are reflected in dozens of theses (candidate's and doctoral), 22 of them are made under her direct supervision. S. Timofeeva has dedicated more than 35 years to teaching activity and was awarded with the title "Honored Worker of Higher Education." Her researches and developments were awarded with medals and diplomas of VDNKh, VVC, "Sibkspo center" and the mayor of the city of Irkutsk.
The scientist won the grants of Ministry of Education more than 10 times to perform scientific research. Among them, the grant of the Ministry of Innovation and Science of the Russian Federation (7.5 million rubles) on the establishment of a center for collective use "Technosphere Safety" (2006). She won the grants for scientific and technical program "Integratsiya" on the re-establishment of a permanent school of environmental ethics. Moreover, the means on the grants for the organization and conduct of the All-Russian Olympiad of modern natural science and ecology and the All-Russian scientific-practical conference on problems of security are received.
The order LABORE ET SCIENTIA (Labor and knowledge) is awarded for significant contribution to the development of world science (outstanding scientific works, discoveries and inventions, or aggregate works of great scientific and practical value. Individual scientists may participate in person in the competition for the Order.
Badge of the order "Labor and Knowledge" is an eight-pointed star in the center of which is a round medallion with a three-dimensional image inscription «labore et scientia», fringed with ornament.