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Murmansk State Technical University to set up 3D laboratory
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Murmansk State Technical University to set up 3D laboratory

In September 2016, Murmansk State Technical University is to set up a 3D laboratory for simulating oil and gas processes in the Arctic, RIA Novosti reports, quoting the university's press service.

The new equipment will be used to train operators of underwater hydrocarbon extraction complexes. The supervisor in charge of the facility will set the students a task and monitor their performance online. It will also be possible to install other types of simulators at the laboratory.

State-owned oil giant Rosneft, which sponsored the laboratory project, will give the university 10.5 million rubles to expand its infrastructure and to establish an integrated center of marine Arctic technologies and competences (Center of Arctic Competences).

"Rosneft will also support the top students majoring in the company's most popular careers and will offer five scholarships to them. Two promising lecturers also specializing in highly topical areas for the company will receive bonuses," university sources noted.