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In Russia, 60 Engineering Centers Have Been Established On The Basis Of Technical Universities

 The annual national diversified exhibition "Vuzpromexpo" will be held December 13-14, 2017 in Moscow. According to tradition, joint developments of Russian scientists and industrial enterprises will be presented at it. On the eve of the opening of the fifth exhibition in the press center of the TASS news agency, a press conference was held, at which the key objectives of the upcoming event and the issues of cooperation between science and industrial business were discussed.

The press conference was attended by the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Vasily Osmakov , the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Valentina Pereverzeva , the Director of the Program Management and Competition Procedures Department of the Ministry of Education and Science Mikhail Popov , the General Designer - Vice President for Innovation of PJSC UAC Sergey Korotkov, the Rector national research nuclear University "MEPhI" Michael Strikhanov , Director General of FSUE "TsAGI" Sergey Chernyshev and director of the All-Russian student nau but technological festival "Vuzpromfest" Yuri Panov.

Vasily Osmakov told during a press conference on the interaction of university science with industry. He stressed that the Ministry of Industry and Trade regularly supports the exhibition "Vuzpromexpo", including as a platform where the results of joint initiatives of the ministry with colleagues from the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia are demonstrated.

One of such joint projects is the creation of engineering centers on the basis of the leading technical universities in the country. Just a couple of weeks ago, the next, the sixth in a row competitive selection took place, which resulted in the decision to support 11 new projects. Thus, over the period of the program's operation, 60 engineering centers have been established and supported in 37 regions of the country. Their customers are over 125 industrial companies , -

the Deputy Minister noted.

He also stressed that the key criterion for the effectiveness of engineering centers is the volume of orders placed by industrial partners. Their total volume has already exceeded 2.5 billion rubles.

Last fall, agreements were also reached that representatives of the Ministry and industrial companies will be included in the supervisory councils of universities. This will contribute to the formation of a model in which HEIs will become operational not only as centers of learning, but also as centers of scientific and technical entrepreneurship ,

said Vasily Osmakov.


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