General Operator Ltd Helps Students of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering Gain Practical Skills in Designing the Intelligent Transport System of the M12 Highway

General Operator Ltd (part of the Telematika Corporation) and Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering signed a partnership agreement that lets students practice designing intelligent transport systems on sections of the M12 highway (Moscow – Nizhniy Novgorod – Kazan) under construction and the Dyurtyuli – Achit (Bashkortostan) section that is currently being designed.

According to the agreement, students and postgraduates of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) will be able to participate in designing the Free Flow tolling system on the sections of the M12 highway under construction and its Dyurtyuli – Achit section that is currently being designed. The students will develop optimal technical and construction solutions and documentation, which will be used to install the intelligent equipment.

“The M12 highway is not only an important federal transportation project, but also the longest Free-flow toll road in Russia and the CIS. We are certain that involving young specialists in the project will enable coming up with the boldest ideas and implementing a new vision in this field. The agreement between KSUAE and General Operator Ltd will open doors in the future for the most talented and highly educated specialists. They will be given the wonderful opportunity to gain practical work experience and to make the first step in a future career in one of the most technologically advanced companies. This is a real-life example of using a scientific base in production and epitomizes the connection between theory and practice. It is important to note that we plan to further expand our cooperation with educational institutions and scientific associations,” shared Marsel Nigmetzyanov, General Director of General Operator Ltd.

“KSUAE is actively developing new high-in-demand scientific and educational fields. We have created a discipline named Digital Technology in Road Construction and Traffic Management and we are designing the Digital Roads center. Students studying this discipline become acclimated with intelligent transport systems, information and simulation modeling technology, developing digital twins and geographic information systems, geodesic surveys with unmanned aerial vehicles, laser scanning, programming languages, and 3D-management of construction equipment. The participation of our students and postgraduates in the development of federal projects is an excellent opportunity that lets them demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained, explore the technology used to design and construct intelligent transport systems, prove themselves, and in the future get a job in one of the Russia’s largest high-tech companies. The agreement with General Operator Ltd. is stimulating KSUAE’s practice-based approach to training highly qualified professionals, including in the road construction and digital transformation fields,” noted Rashit Nizamov, Rector of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering.