by Academician Vyacheslav MOLODIN, First Deputy Chairman of the RAS SB;
Nikolai DIKANSKY, RAS Corresponding Member, Rector of the Novosibirsk State University;
Mariya CHEREVIKINA, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), Deputy Head of the RAS SB Department for Organization of Research
Experience of development of the RAS SB proved the soundness of three fundamental principles laid in its foundation: interpenetration of different sciences - close interaction with a real economy - deep integration with education. "The third principle, - as noted by the First Chairman of the Branch Academician Mikhail Lavrentyev, - is a harmonious combination of older and young generation of scientists.
The majority of research workers shall be young people - students and postgraduates. There shall be a university, where students could listen to lectures of scientists engaged in advanced research works carried out in academic institutes, and could be taught how to use up-to-date equipment of these institutes".
Fifty years ago when academicians Mikhail Lavrentyev, Sergei Khristianovich and Sergei Sobolev founded the Siberian Branch of the USSR AS, a scientific center characterized by a unique combination of fields of knowledge concentrated on its small territory and located far away from Moscow, they realized the impossibility to develop without their "own" university. That is why the decision to found such a scientific institution was of historic importance and had an effect on the future, based on previous experience of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as even Peter I joined the Academy and the University to provide it with national scientists.
Novosibirsk State University (NSU) was opened in 1959. Right from the beginning it headed for research activities, that is why lectures were delivered by academicians, high qualification scientists taught on all faculties. Starting from the third academic year students were engaged in pr ... Read more