A meeting of the presidium of Council of Rectors of Southern Russia was held on December 18th. Marina Borovskaya, SFedU Rector, the Head of the Council, pointed out the importance of strengthening scientific cooperation between universities.
There were three questions on the agenda. The first one touched the interaction with Rosobrnadzor (Federal service for supervision in the sphere of science and education) during the Unified State Exam of 2014. The second question dealt with the development of the universities’ endowments. The key event of the meeting was the signing of an agreement to join the “Scientific Research Activity of the Southern Russia Universities” consortium by the Rectors and representatives of the universities of Southern Federal District.
The agreement specifies the aims of the consortium:
- consolidation of scientific and technical potential of the universities and organization of a network of cooperation to optimize the use of intellectual, financial and informational resources aimed at participating in interdisciplinary scientific research projects;
- creation of a unified informational space of the South of Russia universities, giving a cooperative access to the current resources of electronic library systems of the universities and informational systems of Elsevier Publishing House;
- effective usage of the unique scientific equipment of the collective use centers of the universities for realizing joint scientific projects.
The Rectors of 24 universities signed the agreement: the Rector of SFedU, the Rector of Taganrog Institute of Management and Economics, the Rector of Rostov State University of Economics, the Rector of Institute of Management, Business and Law, the Rector of Kuban State University of Sports and Tourism, the Rector of Kuban State Unviersity, the Rector of Rostov State University of Civil Engineering, the Rector of Rostov State Transport University, the Rector of Armavir State Pedagogical Academy, the Rector of Krasnodar State University of Culture and Arts, the Rector of Volgograd State University, the Director of Rostov Scientific Research Institute of Oncology, the Rector of Don State Agrarian University, the Rector of Volgograd State Institute of Arts and Culture, the Rector of Maikop State Technological University, the Rector of Kuban State Technological Universtity, the Rector of Astrakhan State University, the Rector of Don State Technical University, the Rector of South Russian State Technical University (Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute), the Rector of Astrakhan State Technical University, the Rector of Sochi State University, the Rector of Kalmyk State University, the Rector of Kuban State Agrarian University, the Rector of Adyge State University, the Rector of Rostov State Medical University.