Rector of INRTU Mikhail Korniakov presented the work plan for the new academic year to the university staff

Rector of INRTU Mikhail Korniakov met with faculty and staff of the university on September 5. He presented the results of the admission campaign, spoke about plans for the 2023/24 academic year. During the meeting they also discussed the conditions of the effective contract and the organization of educational work with students.

Opening the event, Mikhail Korniakov congratulated the INRTU students on the start of the new academic year, commented on the current indicators and the university's development forecast up to 2030 under the Priority 2030 Program.

"In 2023, we have almost reached all the targets set by the federal program. Taking into account the grant funds, we managed to achieve the required amount of research and development, the university employs a large number of young employees under the age of 39. There is a good dynamics of the volume of extra-budgetary funds received from research, development and other works. However, it is necessary to increase these indices, to actively work with real customers from the industry", - emphasized the rector.

Mikhail Korniakov added that most of the funding under the Priority 2030 Program is allocated to two strategic projects: i.GeoDesign and i.DIT. The rest of the funds are distributed among advanced proposals of INRTU students that have won in various competitions. At present, the university is running 61 projects with a funding of more than 450 million rubles. 586 university employees are involved.

According to the rector's message, all the listed parameters are basic for receiving funding for the university's development next year:

"Now we are in the second group of participating universities, it is necessary to maintain this position or improve the result".

Mikhail Korniakov spoke about the results of the admission campaign. 5094 students were enrolled this year, 2878 of whom are budget-funded. The average score of exams per subject corresponds to the level of last year.

"There is competition among universities for applicants, so we need to strengthen career guidance work with schoolchildren in the Irkutsk region, Transbaikalia, the Republic of Buryatia, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). It is also necessary to form a contact base of applicants using CRM-systems and pay close attention to each applicant.

More than 30 percent of applicants to INRTU are graduates of technical schools. It is important to take this factor into account for the next year - to establish work with secondary vocational education schools, to prepare children for internal examinations", - says the rector.

Mikhail Korniakov named the key tasks of the educational policy as informal attitude to the modernisation of educational programmes digitalization of educational process, involvement of industrial partners in project-based learning, support for young teachers.

"To develop research policy, we should increase the volume of R&D, promote strategic projects, and develop new promising areas. It is necessary to shift to complex technological projects, and pay close attention to young scientists," Mikhail Korniakov addressed the students.

Vladimir Smirnov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of INRTU, spoke on the issues of effective contract, which was introduced at INRTU five years ago: 

"The contract allows us to determine incentives, helps staff and faculty to improve their qualifications and skills.

According to the results of the year, the INRTU students scored almost 120 thousand points. The university has allocated 116 million rubles for incentive payments and 40 million rubles for bonuses. Points are awarded for publication activity, participation in project training and contractual work.

We also support the heads of student associations and scientific supervisors of start-up projects. Demonstrating such high results, you help the university to achieve new goals".

Vice-Rector for Youth Policy Daria Lobanova presented the plans for 2023-2024 in educational work. The university has developed a program of events on spiritual and moral education, more than 400 events on scientific, sports and creative topics are planned.

Since last year, a course on the basics of Russian statehood has been included into the educational process, and patriotic events have been organised. The Department of Youth Policy also plans to hold meetings with people of various professions and involve students in the the Russian Movement of Children and Youth activities.

Darya Lobanova noted that currently the Coordination Council is opened in INRTU. It’s main goal is to conduct educational, informational, analytical and preventive activities on the issues of active citizenship formation, prevention of interethnic and interfaith conflicts, counteraction of terrorism and prevention of extremism.

At the end of the meeting the staff and teachers asked questions to the university administration.

Photo by Arseniy Chekmaryov