Now we are faced with the need to reassemble the national project "Science" and take into account all the drawbacks that were brought out during the first step of its implementation. Everything that covers consortiums and partnerships is still relevant for both the national project as a whole and its distinct parts — World-class research centers and the program of strategic academic leadership.
It is our "olympic team" that represents our country on international intelligence competition. World-class research centers should be distinctive from the outside. They are both a center of gravity for all the talented people in the world and a translation, a headway for our achievements by means of a more active engagement in global research networks.
International mathematical center lets us make our scientific agenda more relevant. The university was founded in 1959 and a lot of areas, established back then, still live in the same way. We have to stay on the frontier of scientific research and change its themes fluidly. It is the core condition of consortium’s existence. World-class research centers are also an important field of education, since a researcher can only be taught by another researcher. And scientists of international level will bring young researchers onto the forefront on the base of our consortium.
The most optimal variant of world-class research center’s existence is its administrative structure. Nowadays, this is really relevant — we have heard in the report that scientists often face normative restrictions, which stop us from developing cooperative relations. It seems to me that if we are talking about creation of global scale centers, we should give them greater authority over regulation of their internal activity. To put it simply, the current Russian legislation should be for everyone else, but the world-class research centers should have some exceptions. This way we will be able to achieve the big objectives.