Vladivostok, September 2, 2021 – Gazprombank and Federal State Autonomous Institution of Higher Education M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) concluded a cooperation agreement aimed at the implementation of projects envisioning the socioeconomic development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Far Eastern Federal District. The agreement was signed at the Eastern Economic Forum by Natalia Tretyak, First Vice President of Gazprombank, and Anatoly Nikolaev, Rector of NEFU.
The parties agreed to compile an action plan for the training and professional development of the local workforce and the pursuit of scientific research and innovative activity in the aforementioned regions.
“Gazprombank boasts a wealth of experience in the implementation of social projects aimed at the development of human capital, which is the foundation of socioeconomic development in any territory. We’re confident that this cooperation will result in the successful implementation of new socially-significant projects in Yakutia and the Far Eastern Federal District,” commented Natalia Tretyak.
“NEFU is one of ten federal universities conducting their activities in the country’s north-eastern region. The university’s primary mission is preparing the next-generation of professionals for the transformation of such geostrategically important macroregions as the Far East and the Arctic. At present, our Development Program through 2030 is awaiting approval by the RF Government, and the university has also submitted an application for participation in the federal project “Priority 2030.” We realize that Gazprombank isn’t just a financial organization but also a company that’s implementing a number of important projects aimed at improving the quality of life in our country, such as green technologies, new energy, and others. The new program that we intend to implement over the next decade focuses heavily on the sustainable development goals adopted by the UN. From this perspective, the agreement signed with Gazprombank will give us the opportunity to pursue the joint implementation of projects through coordinated educational and scientific-innovation activity. I’m very hopeful that this agreement marks the start of a long and productive journey together,” commented Anatoly Nikolaev.