RANEPA, Federal Communications Agency sign cooperation agreement
On November 7, 2016, RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau and Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky signed a cooperation agreement, which envisages a number of joint research projects as well as training and professional development programs in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
RANEPA and the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) will cooperate in the following areas:
- Fundamental and applied research to be used as basis for backbone infrastructure for the development of ICT products and services as part of high-tech sectors of the economy;
- Training, professional growth and advanced to provide the industry with highly qualified ICT specialists;
- Cooperation in setting up departments, laboratories and research and educational centers at RANEPA and Rossvyaz -sponsored universities for the implementation of joint projects;
- Organization of study placements and practice for students in selected areas of training; employment opportunities for graduates;
- Organization of and participation in exhibitions, congresses, seminars, conferences and other events;
- Coordination of RANEPA and Rossvyaz activities in identifying the most promising, relevant and effective projects prepared by RANEPA and research organizations supervised by Rossvyaz, expert appraisals and preparation of reports organized by the Rossvyaz Scientific Research Council.
According to Mr. Dukhovnitsky, this agreement is an important step in addressing important industry issues, particularly import replacement and supplying the industry with highly qualified personnel capable of competing successfully in the market of educational and research services.
During their meeting, RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, Vice Rector Ivan Fedotov, Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky, and Deputy Heads of the Federal Communications Agency Dmitry Panyshev and Vladimir Shelikhov also discussed prospects for further cooperation on important issues of the two institutions’ work. They also discussed options for cooperation at the forthcoming Gaidar Forum 2017 and made plans to hold a relevant round table.