Russia to Create Advanced Engineering Schools in Universities

Thirty advanced engineering schools will be created on the basis of Russian universities. For this, 36 billion rubles will be allocated within three years. In addition to budget financing, it is planned to attract another 1.5 billion rubles from extra-budgetary sources.  

“The government is launching a federal project to create 30 advanced engineering schools at university sites in various regions of the country,” Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Chernyshenko, already in May of this year, according to the results of the competitive selection, universities will be determined on the basis of which pilot schools will be organized. In the future, their number will reach 100.

It is assumed that by 2030, schools will provide training for 40 thousand specialists, and 10 thousand teachers will be retrained and trained on their basis.

By the end of the year, 30 new advanced training programs for engineering personnel will be developed. At the same time, schools will be created in partnership with high-tech companies such as Yandex, Rostec, Russian Railways, KAMAZ, and others.

“In the current conditions, we will focus the work of the engineering schools that are being launched with the support of leading Russian enterprises that are in need of personnel – primarily in those industries where we need to build up competencies right now. These are microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, genetics and agroengineering and many other areas that are critically important for us,” Chernyshenko said.

Schools are supposed to be equipped with experimental laboratories, digital factories and technology parks, as well as modern equipment, computer systems and Russian application software. The training will be conducted in such areas as digital design and modeling, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, electric transport, renewable energy and a number of others.

Ru-Main, 11.04.2022
Source: Interfax 

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