Ural Federal University: Slovenia Will Support the Development of the Ural Research Center

Ural Federal University and Iskratel will sign an agreement at Innoprom on cooperation in the areas of the Ural Research Center. On July 2, Victor Koksharov, rector of Ural Federal University, and Branko Rakovets, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia, agreed on this.

“The university is interested in joint research and development in the field of urban environment and industry, new energy, new materials and technologies. Thanks to the new agreement Iskratel will join the implementation of the projects of the Urals Interregional Scientific and Educational Center,” said Victor Koksharov.

Iskratel develops software and also provides the whole lifecycle of products for industrial companies. The capacities of the company were presented by Željko Pulić, Director General of Iskratel, and Vladislav Davydov, Director General of Iskra-UralTel. According to them, the courses given by the company’s experts in fifth generation network technology and communication and telecommunication technologies might be adapted for UrFU students.

“We are interested in developing students’ competencies in the field of 5G technologies and the Internet of Things, these areas may become the first experience of cooperation with the University of Ljubljana. UrFU specialists are ready to organize joint educational programs, summer and winter schools for Russian and Slovenian students,” said Victor Koksharov.

Cooperation between Ural Federal University and scientific centers of Slovenia is developing in the field of nanomaterials and materials science, mathematics, and social sciences, and scientists have prepared 14 joint scientific publications. The University of Maribor is among UrFU’s partner universities; over the past five years, seven students from Slovenia have visited UrFU on exchange programs.