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Members of Urals scientific and educative center sign partnership deal

The Moscow international education salon features several projects implemented by the Russian regions

MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. Participants in the inter-regional scientific and educative center of the Tyumen, Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets regions signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday, said the press service of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

“Thirteen trilateral agreements on strategic partnership aimed at the establishment of the inter-regional scientific and educative center of the Tyumen, Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets regions were signed today at the opening of the Moscow international education salon,” the press service said.

“The key documents were signed by Tyumen regional governor Alexander Moor, head of Tyumen University Valery Falkov and heads of acknowledged scientific organizations and major companies in the presence of Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov,” the press service reported.

“We often hear of separate existence of education, science and industry. Their unification is our task for the upcoming years as national goals cannot be reached without it. I am happy to see among the frontrunners the Tyumen, Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets regions, which understand the important of this project,” the minister was quoted as saying.

According to Kotyukov, the Moscow international education salon features several projects implemented by the Russian regions to solve key education and science development tasks.

“I am convinced that these decisions will be useful to all participants. Some results will come soon and others will be seen later. But I am sure that all decisions discussed here will be correct. Of course, they require additional efforts, which will be rewarded,” the minister stressed.

Speaking about the inter-regional scientific and educative center, Tyumen University head Valery Falkov said that not only investments in the infrastructure and human resources but also the ability to make teams of researchers representing different fields of knowledge are required in the modern conditions to achieve breakthrough results.

“Each agreement is a finished project, which implies a new level of interaction between its participants and their fundamental integration,” Falkov said. “Meanwhile, the scientific and educative center will boost the research work of universities and improve the quality of education.”

“Our scientific and educative center is focused on three basic problems, the Arctic issues, digital transformation of oil and gas industry and biological security of humans, animals and plants,” said the Tyumen region governor. “Our universities can definitely boast certain achievements in these spheres but it would be wrong to work in isolation. The largest research centers of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk can also boast their achievements, which can be supplemented for faster and real results.

“We followed this approach to the selection of partners which are ready for cooperation because this is mutual enrichment and knowledge exchange,” the governor added.

Joint projects

The Tyumen regional government, University of Tyumen and Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences signed an agreement on joint scientific projects as part of the implementation of the federal scientific and technical program on the development of genetic technologies for 2019-2027.

A joint scientific and research laboratory of mathematical ecology will be established together with the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

A joint laboratory of genetic technologies and the master’s program “Mathematical biology and bioinformatics” are the purposes of partnership with the Moscow-based Orekhovich Research Institute of Biomedical Chemistry.

A laboratory of biological plant protection and a master’s program “Biological plant protection” will be joint projects with the All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection.

Projects aimed at the research of biological invasions of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem will be implemented together with the Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The national project

The Science national project is developed under the decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 7, 2018. The project is to be accomplished by 2024.

The national project envisages that in 2024 Russia will be among the world’s five leading nations implementing scientific research work and projects determined by the priorities of the scientific and technical development. Russia should create comfortable working conditions for leading Russian and foreign scientists, as well as young researchers and increase domestic science spending.

The national project consists of three federal projects. Among them is the development of scientific and production cooperation, which implies the creation of a united network of at least 15 scientific and educative centers (based on the integration of universities and research organization and their interaction with the real sectors of economy), as well as at least 14 competency centers of the National technological initiative working to ensure the innovative decision-making in the field of cross-sectional technologies.

At least four international mathematical centers and three genome research centers will be also established as part of the national project.