The total number of universities in the association has reached twenty-five. Among them are the most authoritative technical and economic institutions of higher education in Russia, whose areas of study are related to training personnel for the mineral and raw materials complex of the country.
On Tuesday, November 24, an online meeting of the University Consortium "Nedra" too. The main issue on the agenda was the entry of new candidates to this non-profit organization, among which were Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Samara Technical University, SPbSEU, and a number of others. Their rectors emphasized that the new structure, created only a month ago, had already received the status of "an influential platform that contributes to the competitiveness of the national higher school."
One of its tasks, as it was noted at the meeting, should be the accumulation of efforts in terms of strengthening the influence on government structures to solve problems existing in the mining and oil and gas industry, as well as in the system of higher technical education. For this purpose, it is necessary for heads of higher education institutions to join the public councils created at ministries, including the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Natural Resources, the Federation Council and the State Duma. Preliminary agreements on this issue have already been reached.