A strategic session dedicated to a federal project to create modern university campuses across our country was initiated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The session will be held April 20th–22nd.
The South Urals delegation was headed by First Deputy to the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Irina Gekht. The delegation included: Vitaly Litke, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Chelyabinsk Region; Alexander Wagner, Rector of South Ural State University; Sergey Taskaev, Rector of Chelyabinsk State University; Dmitriy Terentyev, Acting Rector of Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University; and many other heads of the Chelyabinsk Region educational institutions, big enterprises, and organisations. The region’s representatives participated in the session entitled “The Campus Concept as a Program and Product”.
The strategic sessions were launched by the Head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov.
“We see the campuses as more than just a very complex management project for the construction of buildings and facilities for various specific purposes. First of all, this is a serious project which allows us to rethink the role of universities and scientific organisations in terms of the current situation, the development of our country, and the development of our region. It is obvious that campuses should give new momentum to cooperation between universities and scientific organisations in the territories", the Minister underlined.
The campus in Chelyabinsk should become a centre of attraction for talented young people and an architectural landmark of the new image of Chelyabinsk. It will be a new format of open campus. It will house modern laboratories as well as educational and sports infrastructure.
"An inter-university campus will make it possible to relaunch various processes that will be reflected in the socio-economic development of the region in one way or another. I am sure that constructing an inter-university campus in the Chelyabinsk Region will make it possible to respond to the main challenges that will be reflected in the socio-economic development of the region in one way or another. In particular, the necessary conditions for achieving scientific and technological security and sovereignty will be created, and the shortage of highly qualified scientific and engineering personnel will be solved," commented Alexander Wagner.
The campus project is part of the Science and Universities National Project of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation.
The project to create a network of campuses is part of the Science and Universities National Project of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. The task to create at least 25 world-class campuses by 2030 was set by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Two waves of tenders have already been held for new campus projects. In 2021, out of 27 applications received from 22 regions, 8 campus projects were selected, including the project from the Chelyabinsk Region. In 2022, 39 applications were submitted from 34 regions and 9 campus projects were selected.