Ulyanovsk region is going to welcome leading engineers and young scientists from Russian regions and abroad

Registration for the VII International Youth Industrial Forum "Engineers of the Future — 2018" has started on 10 May. The event is organized by OOOR "Russian Engineering Union", Rostec State Corporation, the Government of the Ulyanovsk region, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs "Rosmolodezh", the League for Assistance to Defense Enterprises, and ANO "Ulkongress".


This year the Forum will be held from 10 to 21 July in the Ulyanovsk region at the recreation center "Slavyanskoe Podvorie".

“Today, when Russian industry is on the rise again, engineering education has become one of the state policy's priorities in the sphere of education. It is related to the need for technological re-equipment and staffing of industrial enterprises. Since 2015, the share of high school graduates who chose engineering specialties has exceeded 50% of the total number of first-year students. At the same time, the vast majority of future engineers receive free education. For this reason, the Ulyanovsk region has become the platform that will host the International Forum "Engineers of the Future", - the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.

The forum, which will be attended by young scientists, postgraduates and students, aims to promote engineering and the role of young specialists in industry development, as well as to increase their involvement in innovative development of the machine-building complex. The project is supported by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

According to Alexander Smekalin, the Prime Minister of the region, the Ulyanovsk region is actively developing conditions and infrastructure for realization of potential of young specialists who can create new technical and innovative solutions. For example, the region has a modern engineering career center for children and young people, Ulyanovsk NanoCenter, a network of Kvantoriums and centers of youth and innovative creativity. “We focus on development of such spheres as aircraft industry, power, radio energy engineering, information technologies, architecture, design economy and technology entrepreneurship. New cooperation ties between advanced higher education institutions and hi-tech companies also aim to achieve these goals; basic departments are successfully working in the new spheres, such as wind power engineering. And this Forum is a unique opportunity for us to present our personnel and industrial potential at federal and international levels”, - the Prime Minister Alexander Smekalin noted.

A cooperation agreement on implementation of youth policy was signed between the Ulyanovsk regional office of the Russian Engineering Union and the Ministry of Youth Development of the Ulyanovsk region during the Youth Innovative Forum "Future of Mechanical Engineering in Russia". The document provides for support of young personnel at engineering companies, programmes of mentoring that help adaptation of young specialists, as well as organization of seminars, trainings, and professional skill competitions among young workers and specialists at engineering companies and organizations of the region.

“Now we have created a delegation of the Ulyanovsk region, which includes 150 young specialists and students of higher education institutions. It will present our region at all faculties of the Forum and will demonstrate projects to receive federal grants and implement these ideas in the Ulyanovsk region. During the educational part of the Forum, leading teachers from the Ulyanovsk State Technical University and the Ulyanovsk State University will act as lecturers”, - commented Ekaterina Uba, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region.

Over seven years about 12000 people have participated in the event. The Forum brings together employees from 400 industrial companies and 85 higher education institutions from 60 regions of the Russian Federation on an annual basis. Young specialists who proved themselves during the event were included in Expert Councils of the State Duma Committee on economic policy, industry, innovative development and business. They were also involved in establishment of partnership with foreign companies working in the machine-building industry.

To participate in the event, it is necessary to complete registration on www.enfuture.ru.