TUSUR University, as part of a consortium of Tomsk universities has signed an agreement with the University of Twente (the Netherlands) for implementation of a joint training program within the framework of the Smart Cities, a joint initiative of the Government of Tomsk region and the Embassy of the Netherlands.
The new agreement will support academic exchanges between the University of Twente and six Tomsk universities that contribute to the Smart Cities technology.
International students coming to TUSUR via of the exchange program will be taking courses and working on internship projects within the framework of the English-language Master program in Home Automation – a joint program run by TUSUR and its European partners – the University of Limoges and Polytech Nantes (France). Live laboratories will make it possible for students to come together and use the knowledge and skills obtained in the course of the program to create new solutions and integrate them in the urban environment.
Expert of Division of International Cooperation says that the experience of TUSUR with student high-tech entrepreneurship and its close ties to the industry will be instrumental in practical application of student projects developed under this agreement. The university’s own developments in nanotechnlogy, micro and radio electronics, robotics, IT and security systems can also be valuable for the Smart Cities initiative. She adds that TUSUR has a long history of cooperation with the University of Twente, one of the major international entrepreneurial universities, and that they share a similar business environment and infrastructure and prioritize project-based learning.
The new agreement serves as an organic step in the technology and entrepreneurship cooperation program within the ERASMUS+ project where both universities are key participants. The project focuses on creation of an English language e-learning platform for instruction in industrial innovation and technology and innovation project management. The platform will aggregate the best practices in innovation development of each participant and make them available to all students within the international academic community.