Basic university of the Ulyanovsk region was among winners of the federal competitive selection

Results of implementation of the Universities as Innovation Centers priority project, which is carried out by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, were summed up in Belgorod on 14 December. During the competition, the Ulyanovsk region was represented by the application of ULSU (Ulyanovsk State University). In total, 121 application from the leading universities of the countrywere accepted forthe federal selection.

 It is planned that university centers based on the leading higher education institutions will be created within this federal project. The development programmewill be broughtinto line with the strategy of social and economic development of the region.

In addition, it is expected that federal support will be provided to open technoparks, engineering centers and new laboratories on the basis of such organizations.

The Governor Sergey Morozov, who is the Chairman of the Coordination Council, closely manages implementation of the basic university’s programme. The head of the region was personally involved in the discussion of the university's strategic projects.

“I am sure that this university center will ensure the role of ULSU as the development center of the Ulyanovsk region. It will allow to develop interactions with clusters, the industry and hi-tech business, as well as to carry out work for scientific and technological development of the region”, - Sergey Morozov said.

According to Natalya Semyonova, the Minister of Education and Science of the Ulyanovsk region, ULSU has taken the leading positions in All-Russian and international ratings for a number of years. “The fact that the university has become one of the winners of the federal competitive selection once again shows its importance with regard to many spheres including training of the best specialists. The university has already created nineteen basic departments in collaboration with innovative enterprises and organizations of the Ulyanovsk region. These include the Department of radiation technologies at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, the Department of digital technologies for aviation production at AO "Aviastar-SP", the Department of information technologies and information protection at MARS Research and Production Association”, - Natalya Semyonova said.