TOMSK, Oct 30 –
RIA Tomsk. "Big University"
creation which will unite all universities and research institutes with
preservation of their autonomy, will require the development of a special
federal law; main goal – is to attract large companies to cooperate with local
research teams, the rector of Tomsk State University (TSU) Eduard Galazhinsky
told reporters on Wednesday.
Earlier it was
reported that the regional authorities plan to create a "Big University"
in Tomsk by 2020, which will include all universities and research institutes
(RI) with the preservation of autonomy and legal independence. Combining the
resources of Tomsk universities and research institutes will allow them to
reach a new level in competition with leading scientific centers of Russia, say
the ideologists of the project.
and not only in Russia, is interested in technologies for the efficient
transfer of knowledge into technology and innovation today. Increased
cooperation will give a quick economic effect ... Large companies need one "entry
point" to the region (to order technologies and innovative products). And
to all Tomsk citizens, unification within the framework of the "Big
University" will give a serious competitive advantage", – Galazhinsky
The idea of the "Big
University" has already been picked up in other regions of Russia. In
particular, the universities of Bashkiria plan to unite in order to create an
educational project at the federal level. Today, these technologies are of
interest not only to Russian, but also to the largest Western universities,
says the rector of TSU.
him, to promote the idea of the "Big University" at TSU was created
the first in Russia international center for knowledge asset management
competencies, led by Cambridge professor Ron Young. However, it is already
clear that the formalization of relations between the participants of the "Big
University" will require the development of a separate federal law, which
may take 2-3 years.
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impossible to compete alone with global world universities with our scarce
resources. The budgets of our universities, such as TSU, are simply not
comparable with the closest competitors. And the logic of the "Big
University" allows us to consolidate resources, strengthen each other. Our
ideas and developments then immediately acquire a different scale", – said
the rector of TSU.
December 2019, a special strategic session will be held to discuss the idea of
the "Big University". Tomsk universities will discuss a common
admission campaign abroad with general selection tests and competitions", –