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05.05.2011
The New Eurasia Foundation

Green light signal caught fire to Russian and American Universities collaboration

The representatives of the RF leading Universities visited the USA In April 2011. They were introduced to the experience of American colleagues in transferring the research into practice. In the States the scheme of the knowledge transformation into the money has been perfected by decades. However, in Russia only in 2009 the law permitted Universities and Scientific Research Institutes to create small commercial enterprises for the testing and application of the research results.

The representatives of the RF leading Universities visited the USA In April 2011. They were introduced to the experience of American colleagues in transferring the research into practice. In the States the scheme of the knowledge transformation into the money has been perfected by decades. However, in Russia only in 2009 the law permitted Universities and Scientific Research Institutes to create small commercial enterprises for the testing and application of the research results.

Visit to the USA was organized within the framework of Bilateral Russian - American Presidential Commission. The delegation consisted of 34 representatives of Institutes of Higher Education, which are united into the Association of the leading Universities of Russia.

During several days In Washington the Russians with the colleagues from the Association of American Universities discussed the prospects for further collaboration. Also the representatives of Universities got acquainted with the top managers of the largest American private corporations. This occurred at the session of Russian- American business council. In the course of talks the Russian Universities’ managers got the unique opportunity to find partners among the U.S. companies.

Summit was also organized - in the U.S .State Department the organizers of the visit met the managers of the RF Ministry of Education.

Russian Universities were represented by the rector of Northern (Arctic) Federal University Helen Kudryashova. “This is a historical moment, she commented the results of the meeting. - In the last 15 years our countries missed numerous possibilities for cooperation, especially in the sphere of research and science. Now it is the time to make up that missed”.

The possibility “to make up that missed” Russian delegation obtained in the State of Northern Caroline. Three Universities under the general name “Research Triangle” are located there. These Universities participate in the U.S. comprehensive program on the advance of University science for the World Market

“Visit to the USA helped us to understand what the contemporary University is, which employees not only train and make research, but also they collaborate with business structures for introducing the research results into the production. We learned how the work of such University is structured , how scientists and business interact”, notes pro-rector on the international collaboration of N(A) FU Marina Kalinin.

For example, on the territory of “research triangle” there are found university laboratories and the representations of the largest U.S. corporations, in particular IBM. And even the principle of the campus construction of three Universities of Northern Caroline maximally facilitates communication between all the innovation development participants. By the way, with N(A) FU and Northern Caroline University are planning to create a project application form to the U.S. National Scientific fund.

During the visit into Northern Caroline University the components of joint application form were refined. “In spite of the fact that at the University of State of Northern Caroline is located on the south of the USA, the research center of the Arctic acts there. Therefore joint project will cover the development of different directions, connected with the study of this region, in particular: energy-effectiveness, innovation technologies in the forest industry, bio -fuel, the alternative energy sources, climate changes.

And since these aspects cannot be examined out of the connection with the questions of the northern territories development and quality of life, within the project framework the social and economic questions will be also studied”, - says Marina Kalinin

The joint research project of N (A) FU and University of Northern Caroline can become a launch pad for the signing of the cooperation agreement. The visit of the RF Association of the leading Universities became valuable study - visit. At the end of trip they obtained the certificates “Innovation management of Universities”.

According to Marina Kalinina, green light signal caught fire to the development of collaboration between the universities of the USA and Russia both on the international and at the national levels. The RF Ministry of Education plans to publish the list, which includes to 200 foreign universities, which diplomas will be automatically acknowledged in Russia. This solution will facilitate students exchange, questions of job placement for graduates and attraction of personnel for studies and teachings into Russian Institutes of Higher Education .

Svetlana Kuznetzova

For the information: The Association of the leading Russian Universities was created in June 2010. MGU and SPbGU , Federal Universities, and also 29 National Research Institutes joined it. The passage to the new qualitative level in the system of higher education and science in Russia, in particular, its integration into outer space is the purpose of the Association creation

The American Association of Universities - is the Association of 62 leading State and private Universities of the USA and Canada. The activities of the Association are focused on financing of scientific research, realization of the research policy, questions of higher and post graduate education.

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