On Friday, December 16, the orientation session brought together representatives of the regions and rectors of universities, who became the winners of the second wave of the qualifying competition to create world-class campuses.

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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko reminded those present that by 2030, at least 25 world-class campuses will be created in the Russian regions. Last year, the first 8 projects were selected. Now they are at different stages of implementation. This year, 9 more regions were selected, in which the implementation of projects will begin in 2023. Also in the future, it is planned to hold another competitive selection, following which 8 projects will be selected to create world-class campuses.

“The Ministry of Education and Science should form a separate federal project by the end of the year dedicated to creating a network of campuses,” Chernyshenko said. He warned that the implementation of this project is under the personal control of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

According to Dmitry Chernyshenko, there are already first results on the issue of creating campuses. So, by the end of 2022, two buildings of the Bauman MSTU campus will be opened. The Deputy Prime Minister stressed the importance of the infrastructure being created to be really aimed at the development of the region, a system that would include scientific laboratories and spaces for life, creativity and sports.

Chernyshenko noted that in the construction and operation of campuses, it is necessary to use domestic information modeling technologies. The Mintsifra, the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Industry and Trade are already working on this issue.

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In turn, the head of the Ministry of Education and Science, Valery Falkov, said that campuses are a completely different quality of the scientific and technological development of the region, as well as a fundamentally different opportunity for the transformation of higher education.

“Creating a campus, without any exaggeration, is a super-ambitious task for the region,” the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science quoted the head of the department as saying. He added that the winners of the competitive selection have a lot of work to do. It will be necessary to restructure, among other things, the activities of key scientific and educational organizations in order to reach the world level.

The minister said that the so-called campus standard has been developed. The document is at the final stage of preparation. The standard includes basic principles, indicators and indicators that can be used as a reference during construction.

Valery Falkov advised the governors of the winning regions to create project management teams – regional headquarters, which will include deputies in charge of socio-economic development, construction and scientific and technological development. A meeting of such regional headquarters is already scheduled for December 22.

The regions were also instructed to fix the main requirements of local residents for campuses, and to make all project implementation processes as open as possible to the public.

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During the introductory session, the winner regions of the first wave of competitive selection shared their experience. So, the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Gleb Nikitin, said that the campus is being created in close cooperation with regional businesses. He explained that a new specialized IT campus is vital for the region. And the first to advocate its construction was the Nizhny Novgorod IT community. The fact is that now local IT companies are geographically very scattered. And because of this, it is not possible to effectively interact with universities and participate in their lives, Nikitin added.

And the rector of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Mikhail Gordin, said that university educational programs and directions were taken into account when creating the campus. Thanks to this, three types of laboratories were designed on the campus – scientific, research and specialized research. Having received such specifics, it became clear which laboratories, with what premises, with what workplaces, with what equipment will be installed in specific buildings.

In turn, the head of Sirius, Elena Shmeleva, spoke about the future campus on the federal territory. She explained that many talented young people, teachers, scientists, employees of high-tech resident companies come here from all over Russia. And it is important for them to create a comfortable environment so that they have the necessary conditions for study, work, recreation and a fulfilling life.

“It is for this that we are implementing this large-scale project,” Shmeleva noted. According to her, first of all, a residential quarter for students with more than 7,000 seats will be built. Then the rest of the campus facilities will begin to be built: a university school, a clinic, an academic building, rental housing for university staff and residents. As planned, the campus should become the new cultural, educational and semantic center of Sirius, she added. And it will be open to absolutely everyone: for those who live here, and for those who come to study, work or rest.

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It is worth recalling that only 17 world-class campus projects were selected in 2021 and 2022. Now they will appear in Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Chelyabinsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Samara, Perm, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Ivanovo, Arkhangelsk, Tyumen, Khabarovsk, Veliky Novgorod and on the Sirius federal territory.

Formerly online edition “Teacher’s newspaper” reportedthat in the first wave of competitive selection 27 applications from 25 Russian regions were submitted. As a result, 8 projects were identified for implementation. This year, 39 projects from 34 constituent entities of the Russian Federation were submitted for consideration, of which 9 models were selected. At the same time, Valery Falkov noted that co-financing from the regional budget was a prerequisite for the application.

For each project, four expert reviews were carried out: sectoral – from the Ministry of Education and Science, construction – from the Ministry of Construction, legal, financial and economic – from VEB.RF. At the same time, the Ministry of Education and Science, separately with the Ministry of Finance, considered the issue of financing new projects until 2030.