The diplomas were handed over to the Uralians by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev also took part in the ceremony. The only female academician was the rector of the Ural State Medical University.
Olga Kovtun, rector of Ural State Medical University, “The task set by the President of the Russian Federation is to make a scientific and technological breakthrough so that Russia becomes one of the five scientific powers in the field of science. This will definitely work for us. Today encourages us once again to give all our strength to our native state and the Sverdlovsk region in the name of preserving and strengthening the health of the Urals people.”
Among those who have contributed to the development of science are representatives of various fields – medical, technical, historical, chemical and agricultural.
Evgeny Kuyvashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, “In the Sverdlovsk Region, 125 organizations are professionally engaged in scientific research and development, more than 20 thousand people are involved in scientific activities, this is a huge resource for innovative growth, achieving technological leadership, and ensuring confident, dynamic economic development.”
Also, Evgeny Kuyvashev and the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences discussed joint work during the working meeting. Since this year, together with the Russian Science Foundation, the region has been holding competitive selections with a total budget of about 40 million rubles. 25 projects have already received support. The conversation also touched upon the Campus project as an important part of the formation of the personnel base of Russian science.
Alexander Sergeev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences: “You have a huge industrial potential here, and now our most important task is to ensure priority areas of technological sovereignty. We must use your region, which is absolutely leading in the country in metallurgy, engineering, and a number of other areas.”