TSU presented its development plan for 2020 to Russian and international experts. As a result of the defense, the University will receive funding under the 5-100 programme for the next two years.
At the meeting of the International Council, the TSU team spoke about the plans for the development of international activities, science, education, and innovations at the University. It presented interdisciplinary projects that will be implemented in the strategic academic units operating at the University (StrAU).
Tomsk State University entered the group of the leaders of the Project 5-100. This decision was taken by the international project council headed by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In total, there are seven universities in the group of leaders, and they are the “locomotive” of the development of the Russian education system on which the government is focusing.
Following the results of the defense, the experts highly appreciated the development strategy of TSU presented by the University team, and allocated the maximum funding to Tomsk State University.
The advantage of TSU’s strategy was always the understanding that it’s not universities that compete, but the ecosystems created by them. That is, how a university can build a relationship between business and the academic environment and make the process of producing innovations basic for the university. By 2020, TSU plans to become the leader of more than 30 global research networks, consolidate nearly 40 research collaborations with industrial partners, and create 13 joint research centres with Tomsk universities.
In the coming years, the University intends to generate educational startups, the beginning of which has already been laid, for example, in joint projects with GPB Digital and Rubius. The basis for this will be that TSU is a full member of the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN and is part of the muon project ATLAS.
In its development, Tomsk State University focuses on the human resource. This is not only the search for and development of talented students but also attracting international specialists and developing the potential of current employees. The innovative-active environment at the university promotes growth at all levels, in particular, the current development of detailed strategies for faculties and institutions.
- For TSU, the preservation of university traditions, an individual approach to learning, and the leading role of scientific activity remain principles, - emphasizes Eduard Galazhinsky. - At the same time, the University relies on the complex of interdisciplinary projects, in which the refocusing of university life is taking place.
All universities in Project 5-100 presented their roadmaps on October 28 in Yekaterinburg at a meeting of the Council on Enhancing Competitiveness of Leading Universities of the Russian Federation Among the World's Leading Research and Educational Centers.
The leaders of Project 5-100, in addition to TSU, included the Higher School of Economics, ITMO, MEPhI, MIPT, NSU, and MISiS. These universities will receive maximum funding. The second group of universities included TPU, KFU, PFUR, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, SPbPU, Tyumen State University, and UrFU. The third group included FEFU, Samara University, Nizhny Novgorod State University, South Ural State University, BFU, LETI, and SFU.