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UrFU and Thomson Reuters have agreed on a strategic partnership

09 July 2015
Ural Federal University and Thomson Reuters signed a Memorandum on strategic partnership in the press centre of INNOPROM-2015 International Industrial Trade Fair. 

The document was signed by Mr Vladimir Kruzhaev, Vice-rector for Research, UrFU, and Mr Evgeniy Rasskazov, Project manager for the integration of companies and strategic business development in Russia and CIS, Thomson Reuters.
“Our collaboration arose more than five years ago, with our first steps in the area of joint work both in the sphere of scientometrics and in several other directions. And, of course, today, I think we have pretty confidently determined the trend of joint work in the coming years. And from the point of view of our company, we are very pleased that there is such a powerful driver of innovations, moving the progress, as the Ural Federal University,” Mr Evgeniy Rasskazov said.
Mr Vladimir Kruzhaev noted that it is a privilege for the University to interact with the company, the metric data of which are used by many universities and research and development enterprises, and told of two already completed projects.
“So, Thomson Reuters helped us to deal with our research area on materials science. As a result of the project we received a number of recommendations how to develop this area further in the right way, with what centres to interact in order to move to a new level. In addition, a few months ago, the first Russian guidance on scientometrics in Russian language was published. It was published jointly by Thomson Reuters and our University,” he explained.
In the future, UrFU and Thomson Reuters plan to jointly develop a laboratory for scientometrics, which was established at the University a couple of months ago.



International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM has been held annually in Ekaterinburg since 2010. In 2014, INNOPROM hosted around 600 companies from 70 countries. Ekaterinburg was visited by more than 30 foreign delegations. During INNOPROM, 19 major agreements were signed totaling 6 bn roubles. The event was widely covered by federal and regional media; more than 300 media representatives were live in the press centre of INNOPROM.  According to the forecasts of the operator of the event, GC FORMIKA, the number of exhibitors and partners INNOPROM 2015 will surpass last year's.

The general information partner for INNOPROM-2015 was Interfax. Media support for the event was similarly provided by Russian press media (Rossiyskaya Gazera, Gazeta.ru, PRIME Economic Information, Russia Beyond The Headlines, and publications included BRICS, Expert, Business Rossiya, Delovoy Kvartal ('Business Quarter'), Izvestiya, and The Moscow Times.


For more information, please contact with the Press Secretary of the INNOPROM 2015 Svetlana Ilyuk by phone +7 963 970 89 36
or with the head of the press center of the exhibition (IEC Ekat-EXPO) Ekaterina Graboedova +7 922 214 55 36


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