In 2015 year as a result of the competitive selection of university programs, closely related to socio-economic development of the regions, It was formed 11 supporting universities, These included the Tyumen industrial University.
"The project aims to provide to 2025 global competitiveness of the leading Russian universities and the establishment of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation of University Centers of innovation and technological development. As project participants claimed universities, included in the program "5-100", supporting universities. This requires from all serious responsibility and effective work»,- emphasized by the Minister of education and science of RUSSIA Olga Vasilieva in plenary meeting, "Supporting universities innovation centers», held 8 November 2016 year within the walls of the TIU.
To the Federal Council on development programmes supporting universities became Governor of Tyumen oblast Vladimir Yakushev. According to Governor, in todays realities it is universities designed to become the "growth points" in different spheres.
"A Tyumen region fully subscribes to the Ministry's decision on the building of a qualitatively new system of higher education in the country and was actively involved in the work, focusing on these changes», – Vladimir Yakushev expressed his position and added, that reference should not only become a university innovation centre, and shape the culture of innovation. In addition, in his opinion, each subject country itself should generate an up-to-date agenda of comprehensive modernization of higher education.