South Ossetian State University should become the locomotive of the development of South Ossetia - Secretary General of the Russian Union of Rectors

Sat, 21/12/2013 - 20:18

The information about launching the printing office in the South Ossetian State University which was donated to the university in 2008 by the Union of Rectors of Russia, has been commented by the Secretary General of the Union of Rectors of Russia Olga Kashirina. She has noted that "for the Russian Union of Rectors launching of the printing office of the South Ossetian State University is a long-expected event. In fact, only after this we have completed the first stage of the action of the Russian higher education community to support South Ossetian colleagues. "
According to Kashirina the year 2008 has become a crucial point in the understanding of the post-Soviet security. But, exposing the obvious threat, it also showed tremendous strength of professional solidarity of scientific and educational corporation of our countries. It became apparent that the separation of state borders could not damage the integrity of the spirit of our mutual support and responsibility for serving to the ideals of enlightenment.
"At that time, initiatives to support the citizens of South Ossetia who were in a humanitarian catastrophe came from the regional councils of rectors and universities. Professors, teachers and university students from different parts of Russia - from the Far East to Kaliningrad- were involved in the fate of the South Ossetian people,"- said Olga Kashirina.
Particular attention was paid to the situation in the sphere of education.
"Of course, we were particularly concerned about the situation in the education sector. The main university in your country - South Ossetian State University – had almost completely lost its Library Fund, including rare editions. To restore the educational process it was required classic textbooks in all disciplines. The University administration appealed to the Russian Union of Rectors for assistance in acquiring basic resources for organization of educational process - computers, photocopiers, fax machines. It became the starting point of the assistance of Russian universities. Was launched collection of textbooks and manuals, funds to purchase printing complex for the university,"- said Secretary -General of the Union of Rectors of Russia.
Olga Kashirina has also noted the phased delivery of humanitarian aid of the Russian Union of Rectors to South Ossetian State University:
"The first batch of humanitarian aid of the Russian Union of Rectors to South Ossetian State University was delivered by special flight of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to Vladikavkaz. It included 1612 classic textbooks and manuals, as well as a modern computer lab, consisting of 34 office units and photocopiers. This contributed to the restoration of the educational process at the University since September 1, 2008.
September 16, 2008 special plane of the Emergencies Ministry delivered the second batch of humanitarian aid. In the collection of humanitarian aid - educational literature - to recover the book fund, completely lost during the military actions in Tskhinval- took part over 200 higher education institutions of Russia. Thus, with the help of the university community of Russia was formed a unique university library, consisting of the best examples of educational literature of the leading universities of the country.
The third phase of humanitarian aid to South Ossetian University started with providing modern multifunctional printing complex - an autonomous university printing house. In purchase of the printing house took part more than 100 higher education institutions, which promptly transferred more than 10 million rubles to the special account."
It should be noted that the main building of the South Ossetian State University, burned during the war 08.08.08., is still not restored and a matter of installing the printing complex in the remaining areas is open, as considered different variants of reconstruction of the burnt or construction of a new university complex.
Secretary General of the Russian rectors ' Union Olga Kashirina believes that «the time has come to take the next step of the South-Ossetian state University in cooperation with the Union of Rectors, the result of which should be the balanced program of strategic development of the University. Modern university is required together with the students to generate knowledge and implement it into development; it should set guidelines to the region, as well as to the economy. Convinced your universit

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