In November 2020, the Siberian Federal University joined the Nedra Consortium of technical universities. In an interview with Forpost.ru, its rector Maxim Rumyantsev spoke about the benefits that the association would bring directly to students, why the national higher school today is so concerned with the issue of competitiveness, and why engineering universities in the regions do not switch to a remote format of education.
SFU is considered to be the largest in the eastern part of the country: it was formed by combining five educational institutions and one research institute in Krasnoyarsk. The range of training areas offered covers from robotics and oil and gas to psychology and tourism. In 2021, more than 5 thousand students and postgraduates will be accepted for budget places only. In total, more than 25 thousand people study here. Therefore, when the head of the university claims that without consolidation the integrity of the educational system is impossible, he relies primarily on the existing experience of his region.