TOMSK, Nov 19 – RIA Tomsk. The heads of Tomsk
universities, institutes of the Tomsk Scientific Center (TSC) SB RAS and
Tomsk Research Medical Center RAS signed the Charter of the Big
University; the document talks about joining efforts to form an
ecosystem of city-university, the press service of the consortium of
scientific and educational organizations of the region told.
it was reported that the scientific and educational complex of the
Tomsk region was recognized as key to the socio-economic development of
the region. In order to combine resources and increase competitiveness
on the world stage, universities and research institutes of the region
decided to create a Big University of Tomsk, in which all of them will
maintain their autonomy. It was planned to formalize the integration by
signing the charter of the Big University.
The signing of
the charter took place on Friday evening, reports a representative of
the consortium of scientific and educational organizations. In the
document the participants commit themselves to join efforts to form a
city-university ecosystem and provide Tomsk with world-class education.
Universities and research institutes will create various joint
educational programs for undergraduate, postgraduate and resident
"The Charter is a very important step in the
creation of the Tomsk Big University... It is symbolic that the historic
document was signed on Higher Education Teacher's Day, which is now
celebrated in Russia for the first time. Today we think about the future
of the region, and this day is associated with the development of the
scientific and educational complex," the press service of the regional
administration quotes Governor Sergey Zhvachkin.
establishment of the Big University, in the opinion of Eduard
Galazhinsky, Rector of Tomsk State University (TSU), opens up new
opportunities for Tomsk scientists. "We can see the results of such
consolidation - Tomsk universities have shown themselves very well in
the Priority 2030 project and have already received support from the
government, the construction of an inter-university campus and other big
projects are planned," the rector said.
"The actions of
the scientific and educational complex within the framework of the Big
University of Tomsk are a unique and indicative example. We can see the
results of such consolidation - Tomsk universities showed themselves
very well in the Priority 2030 project and have already received
government support, the construction of an inter-university campus and
other major projects is planned," said Valery Falkov, Minister of
Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
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Charter of the Big University of Tomsk
was also reported that a recognizable name for the Big University is
currently being discussed. For example, students have proposed the
option of UTU – United Tomsk University. However, this name has not yet
been approved by the Tomsk research institutes.
Who signed the charter
charter of the Big University was signed by the heads of all six
universities: Tomsk State University, Tomsk Polytechnic University,
Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Tomsk
State Pedagogical University, Tomsk State University of Architecture and
Building and Siberian State Medical University.
charter was also signed by the heads of the Tomsk National Research
Medical Center and related research institutes: Institute of Strength
Physics and Materials Science, Institute of High Current Electronics,
Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric
Optics, and Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems.
In addition, the charter of the Big University was signed by the head of
the Tomsk National Research Medical Center, uniting six more