We realized that working only internally, even with large investments, is not nearly as effective compared to taking our traditional business approach. It means we do the same thing that we do in our core business: we work with our partners. In that sense, at virtually every level – higher education, secondary education... and even in elementary school – we try to find reliable and effective partners. And in this sense, we have moved from the traditional "customer-contractor" ideology, when business would order well-trained graduates from educational institutions, to the "partner-partner" ideology — Ilya Dementyev, Rector, Gazprom Neft Corporate University.
If the talent manifests in practical activities, then the university must ensure collaboration with strategic partners so that ... the talent flows into productive activities and creates solutions — Inna Shevchenko, Rector, Southern Federal University (SFedU).
Let me emphasize our cooperation with higher education institutions in Russia. We work in different aspects of science. And this is very important. We choose where we want to go, we look at what will support us along the way, and we put more effort there — Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology.
In our institutes where we do research and development, there are so-called ‘basic departments’ of our supporting universities. There graduate students can get acquainted with experimental capacities, understand what kind of R&D is conducted in the institutes, what the institute is all about. <...> We have a number of programmes, so-called internships. We even call them Rosatom Growth Labs. We take graduate students, invite them to our institutes, invite them to our facilities — Pavel Zaytsev, Chief Executive Officer, Science and Innovations.