War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
TOMSK, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. A U-NOVUS youth forum opens here on Wednesday, with over 800 young scientists from all over the land participating. An agreemrnt is expected to be signed here between the Tonk Region administration and foremost Federal institutions of development, such as Skolkovo, the Russian Venture Company, and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
On the last day of the fotum, April 4, a Night of Science will be held, with the leading laboratories and scientific centers being open for Tomsk residents and guests.
A competition and an exhibition of development efforts of young scienists from 60 regions of Russia will be the central events of the U-NOVUS forum. They are to present more than 130 projects. Other events of the forum include a strategic conference on the project "INO Tomsk-2020"; a panel discussion dedicated to the 20th jubilee of the Foundation for promoting the development of small-scale enterprises in the fields of science and technology; the opening of a Siberian center at Tomsk Polytechnical University for vibration-based diagnostics and balancing adjustment, master classes, discussions, and creative laboratories.
The forum will be attended by Igor Slyunyayev, RF Minister for Regional Development, Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science, and Andrei Fursenko, Assistant to the Russian President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Science Foundation.
The U-NOVUS youth forum fits into a cycle launched by the INNOVUS innovation forum whic has been held in Tomsk over the past 15 years and which is the oldest scientific and educational center of Siberia. Tomsk boasts six state universities, two of which are among Russia'sTop 15 institutions of higher learning. Every sixth resident of the city is a student.
The forum of young scientists U-NOVUS is held here from April 2 to 4, with Itar-Tass being the general informational partner of the event.