The delegation of Lobachevsky University takes part in the meeting of Project "5-100" Council
Lobachevsky University team presented a report on the implementation of the Roadmap and its development plans for 2020 to the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centres (Project 5-100 Council) at a meeting held from October 24 to October 26 in Moscow. The Council meeting was opened by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, and its agenda included measures to improve Russian universities’ global competitiveness in 2020-2024, as well as the extension of the measures of state support for the universities. The Council considered the reports of universities participating in Project 5-100 on the implementation of their action plans ("roadmaps") under the competitiveness enhancement program. Following the Council session, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation will prepare its recommendations for providing state support to universities in 2020. The meeting agenda also included the preparation of the competitive selection of leading universities that will become the recipients of state support aimed at increasing their global competitiveness starting from 2021. With the account of the Council meeting’s results, experts will make recommendations on updating the list of requirements for the competitive selection of universities in 2020.
The UNN delegation included Alexander Bedny, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Project 5-100 manager; Olga Petrova, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs; Viktor Kazantsev, Vice-Rector for research; Alexander Gorban, Chief Researcher of the UNN Research Laboratory for advanced methods for the analysis of multidimensional data, supervisor of a mega grant project at the UNN, Professor at the University of Leicester (UK); Evgeny Fedoseyev, Executive Director of the Research and Education Center of the Nizhny Novgorod region "TekhNOplatforma 20.35". The Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region was represented by Sergey Zlobin, Minister of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Lobachevsky University representatives reported on the implementation of its Roadmap 5-100. Some important achievements of the UNN during the last year were mentioned: a significant increase in the number of international students (more than 1.7 times); geographic expansion (Russian applicants from 75 regions of the country were admitted to the UNN this year); development of research in the fields of biomedicine, physics, information technology; opening new educational programs in fundamental and clinical medicine, etc.