Today, on February 08, 2013, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov, visited Kazan Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Science.
As Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov noted, on the one hand, there is a feeling that science is developing in Tatarstan, a lot of young scientists work in this sphere, and there are some interesting developments which can be practically used in economics. On the other hand, there is no close contact with enterprises, higher education institutions and technoparks. “We understand that competitiveness of the Republic depends on its educational level and scientific-and-technical potential. We must be one step ahead of the competitor”, – supposes the President of the Republic.
“There are 1 federal and 2 research universities, we have wonderful basis and specialists. This fact testifies that we have a potential and real opportunities to become one of the leaders in our country”, – thinks the President of the Republic.
An Agreement of Cooperation in the fields of science, education and innovations was signed between KFU and KazNC RAN during the solemn event devoted to the Day of Science. This document was signed by Rector of KFU, Mr. Ilshat Gafurov, and the Chairman of KazNC RAN, Mr. Oleg Sinyashin.
“KazNC institutes integration with KFU plays a special part. History of Kazan University is a history of Kazan science”, – noted O. Sinyashin. He advised that 6 large-scale research-and-training centres had been organized by joint efforts. 5 academicians, 3 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Science, over 80 Doctors of Science and Candidates of Science work there. About 150 KFU post-graduate students and students study there, as well.
The First Deputy Prime-Minister of the RT, Mr. Ravil Muratov, Vice-Chairman of the Council of State of the RT, Ms. Rimma Ratnikova, the mayor of Kazan, Mr. Ilsur Metshin, and others took part in this solemn event.