Its task will be to improve the quality of higher education and scientific research aimed at increasing the efficiency of enterprises in the mineral resources sector.
On Thursday, October 22, it became known that the Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov signed an order on the creation of a of university consortium. The new structure named Nedra embraces technical universities that train students in such areas as applied geology, mining and oil and gas business, and geodesy. Upon graduation from universities, such specialists are employed in oil and gas and mining companies or become field-specific scientists.
The goals of this non-profit organization are quite ambitious. They include an increase in the level of adaptation of higher educational institutions to the demands of the labor market and further integration of large specialized companies, ministries and universities; formation of a unified scientific and educational environment, including through the unification of educational standards, and equal access for members to modern educational and scientific infrastructure.
Another task will be to support young talented undergraduate and postgraduate researchers and enhance the competence of teachers.
Vladimir Litvinenko, rector of St. Petersburg Mining University, who initiated the creation of the consortium, was appointed its chairman for a period until November 1, 2023.