Reference group of universities
Reference Group of Universities
Reference group was formed as a result of the analysis of particular aspects and competitive advantages of each higher educational institution as applicable to specific character, geographical position and strategic objectives of UTMN.
Reference group of UTMN includes five universities. For the first stage of the program UTMN chose the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, the Republic of Korea) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia), which are similar to UTMN as to the nature of their mission. A relatively young university of Australia (66 years old) is the best in the country and ranks No. 48 in the QS World University Ranking, No. 109 – in Times Higher Education Ranking. The University of New South Wales is of interest from the research point of view in the advanced fields of science (robototronics, environmental science, innovative materials) and the strategy of interaction with public authorities. It is successful in establishment of a creative educational environment attractive for the best enrollees.
Relying on KAIST experience it is necessary at the first stage to concentrate efforts on the model of "highest performing universities”, creation of the world's leading brand, international recruitment of academic staff and interaction with large companies.
Among the leading world-famous universities UTMN considers the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg as a model (21 thousand students). The Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg is known to the world due to the achievements of the Faculties of Law and Theology. The UTMN can be compared to the University of Freiburg as to the nature of its history – a balanced combination of natural science, engineering and socio-humanistic modules. An example in this case shall be a competent accentuation of scientific fields in various spheres, close integration with international academic community. The University of Texas looks particularly valuable for the UTMN as to the use of resources of the largest oil-producing region of the USA, a set of efficient technologies to create a cultural image of certain territory, a highly selective recruitment of undergraduates.
The UTMN reference group includes the University of Alberta (Canada), located in a large oil-and-gas province with similar to our natural climatic conditions. For UTMN, the University of Alberta serves a model of a higher educational institution with a high level of research aimed at preservation and recovery of natural resources in terms of increased anthropogenic impact. It has a vast experience in internationalization, focuses on student exchange programs and employment assistance for its alumni.