It was earlier reported that, in 2013, TSU and TPU entered the “5-100” project whose participants are given additional funding to boost international competitiveness. In 2017 and 2016 the Tomsk universities placed in the second group and each received 482 and 500 million rubles respectively. In 2015, they were among the universities that got maximum funding – 964 million rubles each.
In March 2017, the universities participating in “5-100” program presented their roadmaps at the Council on the improvement of competitiveness of leading Russian universities in Moscow. TSU became the only non-Moscow university to be among the leaders of the program.
According to TSU and TPU, the defence of these roadmaps took place on Friday in Yekaterinburg at the Council on the improvement of competitiveness of leading Russian universities among the leading science and education centers. The session was attended by reputable international and Russian scientists, experts and business people. The universities presented to them their development strategies for 2018-2020.
According to the press-service of TPU, the priorities of its roadmap are related to improving the quality of engineers’ training. To address that, the university is changing its structure – it will establish a school of fundamental engineering training with seven departments, two research schools, six engineering schools with 14 departments in total and a school of engineering entrepreneurship. The training system of postgraduate and master students will be changed as well.
“In order to increase the revenue from commercialization of knowledge, we envision a transition to open innovation model” <…> Research and development and industrial research projects with external partners will enable the creation of new innovative high value-added products, and significantly reduce the costs and time of market launch”, the message says.
According to the press release by TSU, its team informed the Council of its development plans on international activity, science, education and innovation in the university. TSU presented interdisciplinary projects that will be implemented in the existing strategic academic units of the university.
“Based on the results of this defence, the university will receive the funding under “5-100” program for the next two years. The decision of the Council will be announced once all the participants defend their roadmaps on boosting competitiveness. The presentations were made by 21 participating universities of “5-100” project”, press-service says.