TOMSK, Aug 13 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk universities have prepared applications for the Priority 2030 program in 17 key areas, taking into account the potential of each other and the city's research institutes, Tomsk State University (TSU) website reported on Friday, citing the Tomsk Consortium of Universities and Scientific Organizations.
It was reported earlier that in June, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation launched a new Program of Strategic Academic Leadership (PSAL) Priority 2030 to improve the competitiveness of universities. In the first stage, 120 universities will be selected to participate, and they will receive additional funding. Tomsk universities intended to participate in the competition for inclusion in the program, with five universities submitting such applications.
"Tomsk universities formed their applications for Priority 2030 in such a way as to strengthen each other as much as possible. This philosophy lies at the heart of the Big University project, in which universities combine their potential to address global challenges while legally retaining autonomy," says the report.
It is specified that in total the universities have announced 17 key areas in which they will work with academic institutions and industrial partners.
"Several years of work within the Big University are reflected in the applications that Tomsk universities sent to the Priority 2030 program, because cooperation is a familiar format of work for Tomsk universities and research institutes. Universities and research institutes can strengthen each other in scientific projects by combining intellectual resources and infrastructure," TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinsky is quoted in the report.
The press service notes that special attention in the applications is paid to the practices in which the universities will use each other's experience and know-how. These are the area of management, educational technologies, development of themes for students' research projects and common interethnic and multicultural youth environment.
As RIA Tomsk reported on August 4, five Tomsk universities applied for the program: TSU, Polytechnic University (TPU), State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Siberian State Medical University (SSMU) and Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building (TSUAB).