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Innopolis University, a Center of a Newly-Developed IT Hub in Russia: The Results of Four Years of Academic Operation

  • Tanya Stanko
  • Oksana Zhirosh
  • Petr Grachev
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)

Abstract

In 2013, a new IT university was launched in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, to contribute to the improvement of Computer Science education in Russia. The project is being supervised by the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation, and by the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. At ICL2013 in Kazan, Innopolis University (IU) announced its development plans, based on research findings [2], regarding instructional approach and curriculum development [3]. This paper aims to report on the current situation at Innopolis University, which is now in its 5th year of operation and is about to produce its first BSc graduates. The paper also presents Innopolis University’s plans in terms of partnerships with academia and industry, faculty profile, curriculum development, instructional methods, student profile, student recruitment practices.

Keywords

Pilot projects Curriculum development Computer Science education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationInnopolis UniversityInnopolisRussia

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