Arnest and North Caucasus Federal University will open the first in Russia specialized department on preparation of experts in aerosol branch The corresponding agreement has been signed on October, 15th in Stavropol between the management of the Nevinnomyssk aerosol enterprise and the administration of the North Caucasus Federal University. 

Opening the event the rector of the university Alina Levitskaya has underlined that creation of such base department will allow to prepare highly professional experts with those competencies which will be specified by the customer, and, hence, will be in demand at the enterprise. The general director of OJSC Arnest Sergey Popov, in turn, has noticed that the department of technological processes and equipment of aerosol manufacture will become the first specialized department in Russia. On its base it is planned to open at once some laboratories: laboratory of industrial design in packing engineering, research laboratory on working out of cosmetic and innovative products, ecological laboratory on working out of methods of industrial recycling of waste. Training at the new department will be carried out in two directions of preparation: «Technological cars and equipment» and also «Chemical technology». In educational process will be involved both teachers of the branch of North Caucasus Federal University in Nevinnomyssk, and the experts of OJSC Arnest having wide experience in work on manufacture. Carrying out of joint research projects is planned too. At present both parties have a lot of work being done: the location of laboratories is chosen, the list of the necessary equipment is made, and the participants of working group which will co-ordinate and direct work on creation of the department are defined. Besides since November North Caucasus Federal University has been sending the teachers on training in the Kuban State Technological University, and also plans to realize a number of master programs for acquisition by teachers of necessary qualification. Creation of base department will allow not only to prepare highly skilled experts of aerosol business for OJSC Arnest but also to realize research activity of North Caucasus Federal University on experimentally-industrial base of the Nevinnomyssk enterprise, to create the ground for application of knowledge received by students in practice. Finishing the meeting the president of OJSC Arnest Alexey Sagal has noticed that the new department should become a good special school of high level: – We need tens and even hundreds of experts. Besides, there are also other branch enterprises which will invite your graduates. Therefore we are very glad to such alliance of science and practice. The selection on two directions of an applied bachelor program, and also on the program of additional professional training will take place next educational year already and that means that in 4 years the enterprise can open the doors for the first qualified experts of chemical industry.