The 21st century is characterized by the globalization of the educational process and deglobalization of the increasing information, as well as fragmentation of financial resources. These processes lead to irregularities and obstacles to institutional cooperation.
Equal cooperation and exchange is achievable in new generation labs, with international networked distributed participation based on the integration of the centers of competence in related areas.
The first step towards the creation of such a laboratory was made by the management and staff of KFU (Kazan) and UdSU (Izhevsk), colleagues from Russia (ELU, RNU, CenterSOT and others), Kazakhstan (Baishev University Aktobe), Germany (EC "Ikarus") etc. (by 2020 we plan to involve 11 Russian and 9 foreign universities, a number of non-governmental organizations with an educational component in 14 countries of the world).
All labs are engaged in the areas of their respective strengths.