Governor Vladimir Mazur presented industrial clusters of Tomsk Oblast to Chinese partners
The Governor Vladimir Mazur has noted at the forum that leaders of both countries have set a task to significantly increase volumes of bilateral trade, expand cooperation in the area of technologies, innovations, and to improve the level of cooperation.
“Tomsk Oblast has long maintained close partnership relations with the People’s Republic of China. We cooperate with three provinces of China: Liaoning, Shandong, and Jiangsu. I believe that we have great opportunities for further strengthening of interregional ties,” the Governor Vladimir Mazur emphasised.
The Head of the region has told the participants of the Russian-Chinese Forum that Tomsk Oblast is at the third place in Russia in terms of scientific and technological development level after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, that four Tomsk universities are members of the Prioirtet-2030 academic leadership programme, three are winners of the federal programme for creation of state-of-the-art engineering schools.
More than 62 thousand students from 79 regions and 88 countries of the world are studying at Tomsk universities. The young of China willingly come to us to receive higher education in a wide range of specialties: there are more than a thousand Chinese students in Tomsk. And the Tomsk Confucius Institute has been working with a partner university from Liaoning Province for 15 years and is consistently ranked among the best in Russia.
The Tomsk Governor has told the Chinese partners about the development of industrial production, about regional investment projects of major Russian companies, as well as of the Non-Ferrous and Rare-Earth Metals, Forest, Wood Processing and Forest Chemistry industrial clusters, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and radio electronics clusters.