University City Forum
- To organize a comprehensive study of the different types of the university town in Europe and Siberia;
To start the student’s and professor’s exchange between Siberian and European universities in that field of knowledge;
To examine the experience of development of the sustainable cities in Europe, which trend is completely new, but very useful for Russia.
The universities are an integral part of an urban culture. Old traditions combine successfully with dynamic development of modern cities.
The universities are city-forming for small towns, they determine marketing of such a territory. Small university towns have to specialize for successful competition with theirs big neighbors.
Many university towns take first places by quality of life. The administration of the university, the student’s communities and city halls cooperate for development of infrastructure (for example, Tubingen and Marburg).
Russian university system was established by European pattern. Heritage of European academism should be remembered and developed. The experience of new universities centers of Europe (Passau, Olsztyn) is important as well.
The practice of organization of academic area is especially interesting for Siberian university towns (social support of the students, accessibility of urban infrastructure for them, regular monitoring of the cities, most comfortable for the students).
- to determine the criteria of the university town;
to find a solution: how to improve the relevant policy of city hall and integrate the historic buildings into urban well-developed infrastructure;
to work out the guidance for the city halls of Tomsk and others Siberian towns: how to make the city more accessible for the students;
to create Russian university towns rating;
to start the preparation for putting Tomsk in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO as the classic university town;
to establish an association of Siberian university towns for development of cooperation with similar associations in Europe and Asia.
University of Paris-Saclay, University of Lyon, University of Bordeaux, University of Montpellier, University of Grenoble, University of Toulouse, University of Limoges (France), University of Bath (UK), European University Association, University of Marburg, University of Tübingen (Germany), University of St. Jacques de Compostela (Spain), University of Bologna, University of Siena, University of Pisa (Italy), University of Wrocław, Łódź University, Jan Kochanowski University (Poland), Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil), University of Tartu, University of Graz and representatives of the governments of these cities.
Irkutsk State University, Baikal State University, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Omsk State University, Siberian Federal University, Kant Baltic Federal University, Kazan Federal University, Samara State University, Voronezh State University, Ural Federal University, Southern Federal University, Far Eastern Federal University and representatives of administrations of these cities.
Forum of University Cities at TSU: Day 1
Forum of University Cities at TSU: Day 2
Forum of University Cities at TSU: Day 3
An interview with Val Jerdes
Head of office Lyudmila Borilo
Rroject coordinator Evgeniya Kocheva
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