TSU and Neurotrend laboratory opened neuroscience center

Tomsk State University and Neurotrend have signed an agreement to create a neuroscience center at TSU. The TSU Neuroscience Center will focus on R&D projects in education, talent management, economics, marketing, and preserving health and quality of life.

TSU and Neurotrend plan to design and assess products ranging from educational programs and online learning courses to computer interfaces and art exhibitions, with goals from assessing professional skills to teaching stress management for pilots of international companies.

As a part of the grand opening, TSU hosted a workshop “Neurotechnologies in Social Studies and Humanities”, where project managers, teachers, and early career scientists practiced their skills in conducting experiments and introduced their interdisciplinary projects during the case session “Neuroscience plus”.

According to Yulia Emer, TSU Vice-Rector for Information Policy and Digital Communication, opening a Neuroscience Center in TSU is another step in fulfilling the strategic program of the university.

“Interdisciplinary projects and grant applications, new master’s degree programs and additional professional educational programs, and commercial projects with a strong industrial partner are the reality now,” says Yulia Emer. “Strategic project teams are currently working on 16 cases. I invite researchers, partners, and students of all fields of study to the Center – to study, to make your ideas and projects come to life.”

For Neurotrend, a partnership with TSU is a new stage in its evolution, notes Natalia Galkina, Neurotrend CEO.

“Neurotechnologies is a developing field of knowledge, involving innovations the average person does not know much about. We can say from experience that the best way to enter the market is through the university. We need to raise a generation who will understand the benefits of these technologies, for whom these technologies will become normal means of communications,” says Natalia Galkina. “We call it a science-based business: no startup team can include a big team for fundamental development. Universities can.”

The university focuses on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research in education (including online-learning technologies), personalized medicine and neurorehabilitation, and safety and security measures in hazardous production facilities, explains Anastasia Peshkovskaya, director of the new Neurocience Center:

“We will develop these areas using Neurotrend technologies. Moreover, the Neuroscience Center will be a shared-use center; a platform for people from various scientific backgrounds to implement their most ambitious plans – be it neurolinguistics and neuromarketing or neurobiomarkers of human pathologies. Interdisciplinary knowledge is a global trend. The world needs specialists who can solve difficult problems at the junction of sciences. Interdisciplinary skills will strengthen TSU graduates’ position on the labor market. TSU students of all faculties and specialists of all backgrounds can further their qualifications at the Neuroscience Center, and for other people we will implement programs of additional professional education.”

The opening of TSU Neuroscience Center is a part of TSU agenda in research and education implemented under Priority 2030, a state academic leadership support program. You can find out more about the Center at https://vk.com/neurotsu (in Russian)

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