Voronezh State University has won a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for developing student communities. The news was announced during a meeting between VSU’s rector, Dmitry Endovitsky, and the governor of the Voronezh region, Alexey Gordeev. The grant is expected to amount to 15 million roubles. According to the press service of the regional government, the university has won the competition for the fifth time.
The grant will be used to develop student communities: the volunteer club, the school for student activists, and others organisations. VSU student communities belong to the Students’ Board, which is a body that determines the main areas for development of extra curricular activities at VSU. The Student’s Board includes a volunteer club, an intellectual games club, a school for student activists, a tourist club, a youth donor movement, and other university’s organisations.
Additionally, during the meeting with the governor, Dmitry Endovitsky came forward with an idea to involve the university in the development of the Kvantorum children’s technopark, a hi-tech platform for the intellectual development and entertainment of children and teenagers. The technopark will provide children with an opportunity to learn advanced engineering and natural sciences, including pilotless aviation and 3D-modelling. In December, it was announced that the Voronezh region would receive a 17 million rouble federal subsidy for the construction of the site.
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