It is known that in the most authoritative global University rankings — the Shanghai and times first 30 seats belong to University country type complexes. To keep up with progress, even ancient universities are now forced to establish new campuses at the border or outside the city limits. In addition to the concentration of hostels and libraries modern designs represent a whole innovative towns, where in close proximity to the University and its laboratories located in innovative production and an infrastructure to startups, cultural and tourist facilities. This approach provides the integration of education, science and business, facilitating interdisciplinary (interpenetrating) the study and pilot tested prior to introduction in the market.

Eventually around campuses formed a full-fledged satellites. “Among the modern examples of successful cities-satellites in Russia can be called SKOLKOVO. Another global project — Innopolis satellite city of Kazan, which was built 40 km from the capital of Tatarstan, in fact, “from scratch”, — says Sergey Khromov, General Director of “satellite City “South”.

One of the most fantastic projects — the Arabic Masdar innovation city, located near Abu Dhabi. The city feed the energy of the solar battery system of non-waste production ensure ecological balance. The planned population of Masdar by 2030 — 40 — 50 thousand people. About a thousand of them — students of Masdar Institute. Another example is the innovation center Sophia Antipolis, France. A city with a University built in the foothills of the Alps, there are offices and headquarters 1400 innovative companies, including Hewlett-Packard, AirFrance, Hitachi, IBM, FranceTelecom, Honeywell. Building their own campuses and the world’s leading corporations — Google, Apple and others.

Currently in Russia there is no regular state programs on construction of new campuses of universities.

One of the biggest projects implemented in St. Petersburg. Innovation center of ITMO Hipark is planned to be built by 2027 in the city-satellite “southern”. The issue price of 41 billion rubles. Most of the funds have come from Federal and local budgets.

To keep up with progress, even ancient universities are now forced to establish new campuses at the border or outside the city limits

“By 2027 in ITMO Hipark will study 3.6 thousand people created 12 thousand jobs, five innovative industries and about 50 international laboratories”, — shares Sergey Khmelevsky, Director General of JSC “ITMO Hipark”.

In the city-Satellit South will build a 4.3 million square meters of comfortable housing for 134 thousand people and all the necessary infrastructure — schools, kindergartens, polyclinics and hospital. In the city will be built 25 units of culture and art. That is provided everything that man would like to live, work and play.

The innovation center will focus on applied research and development in the fields of artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems, Photonics and quantum technologies, urban studies and others.

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