The Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Macromolecular Compound was opened In Derzhavin university. This laboratory is a continuation of the joint work of TSU and chemical plant “Pigment”. The main tasks of the laboratory will be the practice-oriented preparation of students, whose qualifications will meet the requirements of the modern labor market in the field of chemical production and the polymer industry, and the implementation of scientific research, commissioned by “Pigment”.
- From the 1st year we must involve our chemistry students in scientific work. This way we can solve the problems facing the chemistry industry today, - says TSU Rector Vladimir Stromov. - Since September, “Pigment” employees have been lecturing and conducting seminars for our students. The chemists' curriculum includes two subjects focused on the production tasks of our partner. “Pigment” is ready to accept students for internships from the second year.
In addition to educational activities, on the basis of the created laboratory, scientific research will be carried out by order of “Pigment”. The main research topics: the development and improvement of the properties of phenol-formaldehyde resins for the wood processing industry; modification of styrene-acrylic dispersions.
Students, also commissioned by “Pigment”, will be able to prepare final qualification works of the project type. This year 56 applications were received from the enterprise.