On October 17 at the end of his three-day working trip to Germany Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov visited the Ilmenau University of Technology and held a round table with the academic community and representatives of Thuringia and Tatarstan educational institutions.
Principal of the Ilmenau University of Technology Mr. Peter Scharff made a presentation of the university to Rustam Minnikhanov. Ilmenau is the state university and takes a leading position in some spheres of fundamental and applied science both at the domestic and international levels.
“The Ilmenau’s strategy is to maintain close interaction between fundamental science and a certain industrial enterprise. This is the secret of competitive advantage of our researches.”
Mr. Peter Scharff reminded about German-Russian University of New Technologies, which is being established together with Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University and noted: “We are launching a very important project and going to run new educational courses in Kazan next year.”
Welcoming his colleagues, Principal of Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University Albert Gilmutdinov appreciated support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and four German partner universities which are taking part in establishing new university.
Thuringia Minister of Economy, Labour and Technologies Matthias Machnig noted that there is only one way to achieve innovative goals – co-existence of economy, science and government institutions. The Ilmenau is a successful example of a close interaction between theory and science.
Summing up, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov said: “It goes without saying that fundamental science requires practical application. The sphere of education and science should meet the needs of the industry and real sector of economy. The German-Russian University will become the global center of engineering competence and practical application of fundamental science.
Later, Thuringia Innovative Center for Mobility founded at the Ilmenau University with the support of Thuringia leadership to carry out precise researches was demonstrated to Tatarstan President.
On January 12, speaking at the Government House of the republic at a regional video-conference held by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov with participation of Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and all regions of the republic, Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities of the republic Irek Faizullin reported that as many as 40 regional programmes in construction and capital repair of facilities, including 38 long-term programmes and 2 programmes during the current year, to be implemented in Tatarstan in 2019.
On January 10, speaking at the summing up meeting of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Protection of the republic, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin said that the heads of the enterprises in wage arrears, especially those who hide it, will be imposed the most severe measures in Tatarstan.
On January 10, in Kazan, at a meeting of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Protection of the republic, which summed up the results of 2018 and set tasks for 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.
On January 9, speaking at a briefing at the Government House of the republic, Deputy Police Chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic for Protection of Public Order Fhyargat Mukhametzyanov said that 467 crimes were recorded in Tatarstan from the 31st of December to the 7th of January, which is eight per cent less as compared to the same period last year.