The Council of rectors of higher education institutions of the Volga Federal district discussed programs for the development of student sports and forms of work in the context of the pandemic in a remote format. The rector of the Volga region Academy of sports and tourism Yusup Yakubov became a participant of the online meeting.
Deputy Plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal district Oleg Mashkovtsev outlined the key role of universities in the development of physical culture and mass sports among young people. One of the main indicators of the effectiveness of this work was the increase in the number of student clubs and leagues in the region (from 18% to 41% over the past 3 years).
Ilshat Gafurov, Chairman of the Council of higher education institutions of the Republic, rector of Kazan Federal University, told about the development of student sports in Tatarstan. Drawing the attention of colleagues to the wide representation of existing student clubs of the Republic as a whole in the district, the developed sports infrastructure of universities, the growing number of University teams (their number in Tatarstan is approaching 450), Gafurov particularly noted the role in the development of student sports of the Volga Academy - a specialized University that trains specialists in physical culture and sports for the region and the country - "as a flagship in this area".
- On the basis of the Volga Academy, more than 60 world and all-Russian competitions are held annually, including student competitions, - said Ilshat Gafurov. - In 2019, the Volga Academy hosted the all – Russian final Of the Association of student sports clubs of Russia "Our choice-sport!"in Kazan.
As a result of the meeting, the Council of rectors of the Volga Federal district will form proposals for inclusion in the strategy for the development of student sports in the Russian education system. We are talking, in particular, about the qualitative strengthening of the material and technical sports base of universities. It is also proposed to extend the experience of working in online mode accumulated during the forced transition to remote forms to the system of fulfilling the standards of the GFSK TRP. In addition, the meeting discussed the idea of creating a unified sports portal of the Volga Federal district, accumulating individual training programs for athletes in text, electronic and other formats.