During the year of science and technology, Omsk State Technical University expanded international cooperation, entered the global ranking of world universities, participated in significant events in the country and signed agreements with major organizations. The most important thing, however, can be called Polytechnic University’s victory in the strategic academic leadership program “Priority 2030” and the reception of the basic and special parts of the grant in the track “Territorial and sectoral leadership”. A total of 28 universities from all over Russia received funding in this area.
From 2016 to 2020, OmSTU, after merging with Omsk University of Design and Technology, was a flagship university. Then creative areas of education emerged: design, biotechnology, tourism, hotel business, service, design of light industrial products, which are currently gaining more and more popularity and are not behind the technical and engineering professions.
In its development strategy until 2030, the university focused on the implementation of three strategic projects in the field of microelectronics, space technology and creative industries. Already today, the first results have been achieved: the instrumental base for laboratories and resource centers has been partially updated, major events have been held, new training programs are being prepared and the researchers’ first achievements are being implemented.
Omsk Polytechnic University began working with federal industrial partners and state-owned companies. For example, in collaboration with Roskosmos, a project is underway to clean up space and create engines for small spacecraft. The researchers also produced the first samples of recyclable containers for transporting fuel and lubricants to the Arctic regions and microchips for implementing the Internet of Things technology. These developments were presented at the annual exhibition Vuzpromexpo-2021 in Sochi.
Another growth point for the university is the development of the creative direction. Within the framework of the forum for young leaders “Russia – the Central Asian region”, an international student program dedicated to urbanism and young people’s involvement in the development of the urban environment was held at the site of OmSTU.
In the coming decade, OmSTU plans to become a world-class university integrated into the scientific and educational markets of Russia, Central and Southeast Asia. The implementation of strategic projects will increase production in the region, create new jobs, increase gross domestic product and improve the population’s standard of living and economic activity.
In 2022, the university will celebrate its 80th anniversary. The university has set global goals for the future, the first steps towards achieving them have already been taken today.