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Oct 25, 2022 - FEFU News

Russian and International students of FEFU will help improve the investment climate in Primorsky region

The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) will set up student project teams that will help to attract investments in Primorsky region, form and promote its positive investment image. The agreement for it was signed by Igor Trofimov, Director of the Primorsky Region Investment Agency, Olga Sunzhayu, General Director of the Regional Development Corporation, and FEFU Acting Vice President for International Relations Evgeny Vlasov.

“The integration of project-based learning into practice is a crucial step in the development of a student's career. The project teams will include Russian and international students from different fields of study. Together they will solve the ambitious tasks that the region and the regional development institutions faces, for example, in the field of tourism development, attraction of investments, etc. This will bring a new vision to the working process on these tasks, and will allow students to polish their professional skills,” said Evgeny Vlasov.

Thanks to the cooperation between FEFU and regional development institutions, students will be involved in research and project work. They will be provided with places for practice, and those who have especially distinguished themselves after graduation from the university will be offered a job. The agreement also provides for the organization of joint events, business missions, the development of advanced projects, such as a single information platform for cooperation with international partners.

“Today, FEFU trains students on the principle of project management. This is very relevant at the present time, because the Primorsky Territory is of interest to Russian and foreign investors as a platform for the implementation of their investment projects. Currently, the Primorsky Territory Development Corporation has concluded agreements with investors for more than 100 billion rubles on the development of Russky Island, the tourist cluster in Muravyinaya Bay and the Bolshoy Kamen industrial park. To develop projects, we need young qualified personnel with new ideas, they must be able to formulate a goal, understand the timing of its achievement and know what tools to use for this,” Olga Sun-zhaiu said.

“There are many development prospects, as we are working on several areas for cooperation. First, we will involve students in working groups to generate new projects in Primorsky Krai. We are waiting for non-standard ideas, including from foreign students who have a completely different cultural and life experience. The second step is structuring projects. Any project consists of a number of important blocks that need to be detailed for implementation. For students, such a project can become a future graduate work and even be paid if an investor is attracted,” shared Igor Trofimov.

Far Eastern Federal University has begun the process of transforming the education system, relying on practice orientation and the real needs of the market. This became the basis of the approved university development program until 2030. Today, FEFU uses the project approach, which allows you to get as close as possible to solving applied problems of business and the economy of the macroregion.