Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A working group led by the Minister of Education and Science worked in Darkhan-Uul aimag where branches of the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), Mongolian University of Science and Technology, and the Mongolian University of Life Sciences operate with 2,272 students and 137 teachers.
In accordance with the Cabinet’s decision to develop public universities and colleges as academic-research-industrial complexes in rural areas, a 16 ha of area will be redeveloped alongside necessary infrastructure development and an academic-research-industrial complex will be built in a 30 ha of area in Darkhan city.
The complex will be comprised of dormitory, university building, innovation center, library, innovation and technology transfer center, experiment and research center, and a health clinic.
The working group visited the site where the new university complex will be established. The number of university students is expected to increase by 5,000 and teachers and staffs by 417 with the establishment of the complex. There are plans to offer scholarships and additional pay to students and teachers in rural areas and involve them in housing programs.
Also, a university hospital will be established at the Darkhan branch of MNUMS with MNT 8.5 billion and it will provide healthcare services to 100 thousand people by 2030.
During the visit, the working group met with the authorities of the vocational training centers in the aimag, including a mining and energy polytechnic college.