International competition of scientific research works «Digital discovery»

Mansurov Gafur Zakirovich Ph. D. in Law. Sciences, Head of the Department of Civil Law, USUE

The international competition of student research works “Digital Discovery” is held by the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Ural State University of Economics” (USUE) within the framework of the XIV Eurasian Economic Youth Forum.

The purpose of the Competition is to increase students' interest in their chosen profession, stimulate research activities in the field of economics and law.

Competition objectives: 

  • identify the analytical potential of young lawyers and financiers;
  • stimulate the process of exchange of knowledge, ideas, experience in using mechanisms of legal regulation of economic processes;
  • ensure the integration of youth science with the global research environment;
  • to develop skills in conducting comparative legal research, developing recommendations for improving legislation.

Directions of the Competition: 

  1. Legal foundations of the digital economy of Russia and the EAEU countries.
  2. Digital legal relations in Russia and in the countries of the EAEU: type, content and comparative analysis.
  3. Law and digital economy of Russia and the EAEU countries: comparative analysis.
  4. Digitalization of legal relations in Russia and the EAEU countries: a challenge of our time.
  5. Regulatory regulation of the digital environment in Russia and the EAEU countries. 

Participants in the Competition are students of universities, academic institutions in Russia and foreign countries, as well as employees of other interested organizations aged 18 to 35 years.

Completed works performed individually or collectively (in teams of up to 3 people) are submitted to the competition. 

Applications for participation in the Competition, competition works and abstracts of work must be submitted before March 20 2024 through the site registration system:

  • an individual participant submits an application through the site’s registration system, selecting the “individual participation” category;
  • team participation. Each team member submits an application for participation through the site’s registration system. One of the team members registers as the “team captain” and attaches the work and abstract of the work to their registration form. The remaining participants are registered as “team member”. The first file they attach is a file with the title of the work and a list of authors, the second file may be empty.

Lists of competition finalists invited to defend their works in person and to participate in the final events of the Forum will be published on the competition page from April 1 to April 10 2024  

The in-person defense will take place on April 24, 2024 from 10:30 to 15:30, awarding on April 25, 2024. 

Participation in the Competition is also possible using remote technologies - registered participants and experts receive access to USUE cloud resources based on the MS Office 365 platform and connect to interactive sessions during events through teams created in Microsoft Teams 

The winners and runners-up of the Competition are awarded diplomas, orders and cash prizes: 

  • 15,000 rubles – for 1st place
  • 10,000 rubles – for 2nd place
  • 5,000 rubles – for 3rd place

The winners of the Competition, awarded a 1st degree Diploma, are awarded points for individual achievements when admitted to study at USUE in master's programs (2 points).

Based on the results of the final events, it is planned to release a collection of materials from the XIV EEYF, where the abstracts of the Competition finalists will be posted. The collection will be posted in the RSCI and on the website of the Ural State Economic University (on the USUE website you can search at the link.


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Kuznetsov Roman NikolaevichConsultant of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region, Government of the Sverdlovsk Region, Yekaterinburg
Kravtsov Fedor AlekseevichAssociate Professor, Head of the State Labor Inspectorate of the Sverdlovsk Region - Chief State Labor Inspector in the Sverdlovsk Region, State Labor Inspectorate of the Sverdlovsk Region, Yekaterinburg
Svalova Natalia AlexandrovnaCandidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Law, USUE