Tomsk Polytechnic University has signed an agreement with the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the aegis of UNESCO. As the part of the center, a network laboratory will be created, winter and summer schools will be hold, and academic mobility programs for students in the mining industry will be organized.
The agreement includes the development of a system of international professional attestation of teaching staff for the title of UNESCO Professor of Mining Engineering, attracting scientists to temporary international research teams, and the creation of network laboratories and centers.
"We are interested in creating conditions for the mobility of students and teachers, their integration into the international professional community, and the formation of a continuous education system for employees.
The agreement will allow creating interaction with leading Russian and international universities in the mining and related fields. It will considerably contribute to the level of competence of university teachers,” Andrey Yakovlev, TPU Acting Rector.
An important area of cooperation under the agreement is the development of a system of intra-Russian academic mobility of students and the organization of winter and summer schools. Both Russian and international students can take part in them.
The agreement duration period is until 2024 and it also includes a prolongation option for five years.
“Cooperation under this agreement will also improve skills of young employees, who will have the opportunity to undergo internships in international universities and master new educational technologies,” Natalya Guseva, acting head of School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, says.