A strategic session dedicated to the development of science and higher education in the Far East began in Khabarovsk on Thursday, November 25. The region was visited by the Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexei Chekunkov and the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia Valery Falkov. The rectors of the leading universities are also taking part in the discussion, reports the Guberniya portal.
The session participants jointly develop strategic plans related to the quality of education, human resources and the regional labor market.
“This conversation will be regular. We will gather in various regions and will track the dynamics of development, we will help to solve the most pressing and complex problems. The first, perhaps, obvious task is, of course, to create conditions so that the most capable, prepared school graduates could receive a quality education here – in the Far East, ”said Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
The universities of the Far East are faced with the task of raising educational standards. In Khabarovsk, work is already underway to open university research centers that will closely interact with business. A place has also been found for a modern interuniversity campus, which should become a center of attraction for talented youth from other regions and countries. It is planned that they will be able to find work in the Khabarovsk Territory, where many large projects are being launched.
“These are all major flagship projects in the economy: from the eastern range of Russian railways and the second track of the BAM, to our industrial cluster of building materials, which we are organizing,” said Governor Mikhail Degtyarev.
They are expecting proposals from the heads of universities aimed not only at transforming the Far Eastern universities. One of the most important tasks is to reduce the outflow of the population from the Far East.