TOMSK, Nov 13 – RIA
Tomsk, Vyacheslav Matvievsky. Tomsk State University (TSU) claims to create a Specialized Educational Scientific Center
(SESC), which will prepare talented schoolchildren for scientific activity; if
application of the university is approved in Ministry of Science and Higher
Education, it can count on additional funding from the state budget, the press
service of TSU reported.
According to the
press service, the activities of the SESC are aimed at working with
schoolchildren who have shown outstanding learning abilities. The network of
SESC in the Russian Federation exists for more than 55 years, in particular
they exist in the Moscow and Novosibirsk state universities. In 2018, four
active SESCs received funding for three years of 550 million rubles each. Until
2024 within the framework of the national project "Science" it is
planned to create four more centers. Representatives of the Russian
Technological Agency and seven universities of the Russian Federation discussed
the prospects of the project at TSU.
"We are among
those universities that are now preparing applications for participation in the
competition to create the SESC... Our SESC will work in partnership with other
educational institutions in the region. That is, it will be a network
organization", – Elena Sukhanova, Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Work,
Director of the Scientific and Educational Center "Institute for
Innovations in Education" is quoted.
It is noted that
one of the peculiarities of such a center in TSU will be its interaction with
strategic academic units of the university. These are structures that conduct
research work and that will identify future workers from the school bench.
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It is added that
the concept of the SESC will be based on such disciplines as natural sciences,
technology, engineering, creativity, mathematics, which are elements of the
so-called "STEAM education", based on the application of an
interdisciplinary and applied approach, as well as on the integration of all
five disciplines into a single learning scheme.
One of the
educational partners of the SESC in the TSU will be the Governor's Svetlyy
lyceum, the press service reports.
"Science" national project
"Science" national project is being implemented in the Russian
Federation. Its key goals – are to ensure the presence of the Russian
Federation among the five leading countries of the world engaged in research
and development in areas defined by the priorities of the scientific and
technological revolution, ensuring the attractiveness of work in the Russian
Federation for leading Russian and foreign scientists, increasing domestic
spending on research and development.
It includes three
projects: "Development of scientific and scientific-industrial
cooperation", "Development of advanced infrastructure for research
and development in the Russian Federation" and "Development of human
resources in the field of research and development".