Governor Sergey Morozov is at the ITAR-TASS forum : "In fact, USU has become the flagship university long before its official acquisition of this status"
Today the seminar of practical work "Reputation management of the higher education institution and the region has started at the ITAR-TASS agency: rules of the game" which was organized by the V. Potanin charity foundation and National fund of training with assistance of the Department of state policy in the sphere of higher education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.The seminar is aimed at sharing experience in disseminating the best techniques and practices of managing reputation, advances of image and formation of the brand among the Russian universities. The forum has brought together more than 130 participants - specialists of flagship higher education institutions, representatives of expert organizations. The flagship university of the region was represented by Boris Kostishko, the Rector and Natalya Ilyina, the Vice Rector for innovative development. Within the framework of the event the discussion was held in which leading experts of this sphere participated and results of the annual ranking of participating higher education institutions of the scholarship program of Vladimir Potanin have been presented. During the discussion there were live broadcasts from the regions of the Russian Federation, Governor Sergey Morozov made a speech in an online format. He thanked everyone "who actively participated in the implementation of the program of setting up the flagship university in Ulyanovsk", praised "the teaching staff of Ulyanovsk State University and also Rector Boris Mikhaylovich Kostishko for professional and harmonious work connected with the formation process of the flagship university in the region".
"The idea of setting up key universities in regions was very timely and relevant, - Sergey Ivanovich said. - Because it absolutely precisely reflects the pressing need of regions in consolidating industrial and scientific potentials for further long-term social and economic development of the country in general, and each territory, in particular. In any case, in the Ulyanovsk region we felt this requirement very sharply when we set for ourselves the task of forming and developing the economy based on the most advanced knowledge. When in the strategy of development of the region we have accurately formulated the purpose – to move forward on an innovative way.
The innovative ecosystem of the university will stimulate effective integration of science, education and the real sector of economy and to support technological business. Long-term partnership is built between the university and municipal units that will help to provide an increase in the rates of economic growth and balance of social development of municipalities and also the emergence of reliable stakeholders needed for the higher education institution. Actually today the university is integrated in a number of state programs of the Ulyanovsk region as the participant of projects in the fields of education, sciences, culture and information technologies. Thus, in fact, USU became the flagship even long before its official gain of this status".