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Scientific and educational center to appear on Sakhalin

The Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Alexander Khoroshavin, discussed with representatives of Exxon Neftegas Limited (the operator of the Sakhalin-1 project) the work on the creation in 2014 of a single scientific and educational center STEM on Sakhalin (from the abbreviation of the English words “science”, “ technology "," engineering "," mathematics ").

According to the press service of the regional governor, the main activities of the center will be: equipping the laboratories of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute and the Physics and Mathematics Faculties of Sakhalin State University, providing new opportunities for the development of related educational programs, supporting the best students through their involvement in research and development. STEM will also assist students, graduates and teachers involved in research work in the field of mathematics, physics, various fields of science and technology. Currently, a number of issues are being worked out on the organization of a research and education center. 5 million dollars will be allocated for its creation.

A. Khoroshavin noted that the creation of STEM in the island region will be another practical step in the development of partnerships between the government of the Sakhalin Oblast and the Exxon Neftegaz Limited company. A striking example of effective bilateral cooperation in the field of vocational education was the opening of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk at the end of 2012. 

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