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Russian cabinet approves program to develop Sevastopol State University

December 26, 2015, 13:46 updated at: December 26, 2015, 13:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW

At the first stage the educational, scientific-research and innovational environment will be formed in the university

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MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an instruction to approve a program to develop the Sevastopol State University for 2016-2025, and a relevant document has been posted on the cabinet’s website.

"The program is aimed at forming and developing in Sevastopol of a large scientific and education center solving tasks of innovation technology and social-economic development of the Crimean Federal District," say reference materials for the document.

The university development’s priority spheres are marine technology, power industry, instrument making, information technology, microelectronics, nanotechnology and new materials, telecommunications systems, biological and chemical technology, nuclear technology, rational and resource-saving environmental management, territorial development and city planning, management of processes of the economy’s institutional and technological modernization.

At the first stage (2016-2020), the educational, scientific-research and innovational environment will be formed in the university. At the second stage (2021-2025), there are plans to promote the university in the Russian and global scientific and educational space.

The program implementation is expected to result in establishment in the university of an innovation, flexible educational, research and technology infrastructure promptly reacting to requirements of labor and technology markets.

Crimea’s reunification with Russia

The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, refused to recognize the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Crimea and Sevastopol adopted declarations of independence on March 11, 2014. They held a referendum on March 16, 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimeans and 95.6% of Sevastopol voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the reunification deals March 18, 2014.

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