The ‘Boiling Point’ at Sevastopol State University will Unite Representatives of Education, Science, Business and Government
A co-working area ‘Boiling Point’ has been opened at Sevastopol State University.
Among the guests and participants at the opening ceremony were Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Digital and Technological Development, Vadim Medvedev, Head of the Department of Innovation and Advanced Studies of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Razvozhaev, Acting Governor of Sevastopol, Oleg Grinko, Leader of the National Technological Initiative ‘Energynet’, Alexey Chaly, Deputy Head of ‘Energynet, Dmitry Kolodyazhny, Advisor to the President of the United Construction Corporation, OSK, and Sergey Zhukov, Co-Director of the Working Group ‘Aeronet’ of the National Technological Initiative.
In Sevastopol the project was presented by Dmitry Peskov. “A ‘Boiling Point’ is a place where large projects are born. For Sevastopol, these are new types of energy and new kinds of marine vessels, that are currently being designed at Sevastopol State University as part of the ‘Energy’ and ‘Marinet’ projects. Previously, such projects were invented at the Moscow Boiling Point. Today Sevastopol State University is a huge distributed university aimed at the development of new digital technologies, where a student at Sevastopol State University can actually get a second digital profession”, said Peskov.
According to the acting governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, it is especially important that the Sevastopol Boiling Point will communicate with all of Russia. He also noted that this ‘Boiling Point’ will become the innovative center of the city, and the university should become the factory of the future for Sevastopol.
“This is a completely new revolutionary story. You will be able to discuss your ideas with young people from any city in Russia and receive feedback in the co-working format. The ‘temperature’ of the ‘Boiling Point’ should be constantly high. Now it is made so that all communications between them take place directly and if young people need certain knowledge, they can contact a different ‘Boiling Point’, for example, in Novosibirsk, Vladivostok or Tomsk”.
The main areas of work in the ‘Boiling Points’ at universities will be the implementation of modern educational programmes, the launch of a network accelerator, integration with university curricula, the exchange of the educational practices of different universities with each other, as well as the introduction of modern digital technologies in educational activities with the help of partners and participants of the National Technological Ecosystem Initiatives: development institutes, state corporations and companies.At the ‘Boiling Point’, students and teachers will gain access to the University’s digital platform.
The work will be aimed at the formation and development of the individual educational trajectories of students so that they can master the necessary digital competencies in a short time.The Rector of Sevastopol State University, Vladimir Nechaev, also emphasized that the university strives to ensure that students communicate more with their colleagues from other universities and cities. “For us, the ‘Boiling Point’ is a hub that should connect Sevastopol with the whole country. We believe that only with such communication can new impulses for new achievements arise. And we strive in every way to support this. This is just the first step. In general, the entire university should become a big ‘Boiling Point’ both for Sevastopol and Russia”.
‘Boiling Points’ are created with the support of the NTI Platform at the request of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). The first ‘Boiling Point’ of the ASI was opened in Moscow in 2013. The work areas are intended for scientists, businessmen, civil servants, social activists and students. At ‘Boiling Points’, they can share experiences, work results, and jointly work on new development models.In 2019, a new format was launched - the university ‘Boiling Points’. During this year, 13 co-working areas have been opened, the main focus of which has been educational programmes, inclusion in the agenda of the National Technology Initiative and the digital economy. On October 19, the 41st ‘Boiling Point’ in Russia was opened at Sevastopol State University.