Aisen Nikolaev: NEFU should become one of the flagships of higher education worldwide

Anatoly SHESTAKOV / head adminstration

  • 06 September 2019
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Aisen Nikolaev: NEFU should become one of the flagships of higher education worldwide

On September 4, the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, at a meeting of the Presidium of the State Council of the Russian Federation, emphasized that North-Eastern and Far Eastern Federal Universities should become flagships of higher education at the world level.

In his report, the head of the republic said that within the frameworks of the national program for the development of the Far East, the priority is to increase human capital and prevent the threat of urbanization from the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District.

The head emphasized that in addressing this issue, the main focus is on education - general and professional.

“The flagships of higher education — the Far Eastern and North-Eastern Federal Universities — should reach the world level. Special measures are also needed - for example, free training of young people at the best universities in Russia and worldwide who connect their future with the Far Eastern Federal District,” he said.

Also, the head of Yakutia added in an interview that the republic is becoming increasingly interesting for business: “This is an incentive that would encourage young people to remain in the Far East. Injust a year, we rose 30 positions up in the national ranking of investment attractiveness of subjects - from the 52nd to 22nd place. Traditionally, there are companies from Asian countries among foreign investors in Yakutia - Japan and China.”

The rate on these countries is explained by the geographical location and level of human capital. “Specialists in this country work are being trained on the basis of NEFU, and it is their self-realization that has led investors to come to Yakutia and have someone to work with and with whom to communicate,” Aisen Nikolaev said.

Author: Kristina STEPANOVA, NEFU Nesroom

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