Vladimir Putin has discussed the need for state support of higher education institutions rector, HSE
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Higher educational institutions of Russia should enter into leading rankings on all research areas. Financial support for this problem, President Vladimir Putin discussed with the rector of the Higher school of Economics Yaroslav Kuz’minov.
The so-called “5-100” programme is part of measures to implement the may decrees of the President from 2012, aimed at increasing the international competitiveness of Russian universities. Now with the support of the state’s five higher educational institutions of the country entered the top 100 subject rankings is MIPT, MEPhI, and Novosibirsk state University, Saint-Petersburg national research University of information technologies, mechanics and optics and Higher school of Economics. All in all, support was provided to 21 Russian universities. Assessment by HSE rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, it has been spent about 40 billion rubles from the Federal budget.
Head of the school told the President about the idea of rectors of higher education institutions to extend the program “5-100” until 2025.
And you set a goal to have at least one Russian University by 2025, participated in each subject ranking: biology, life Sciences, all engineering fields. This, in turn, will set tasks before the Ministry of education and science: where to invest money, what universities need additional support, because Russia, of course, must be represented in each of the top ranking in all Sciences, not only those on which we now managed to break through, — said Yaroslav Kuzminov, adding that now there are 70 subjects ‘ rankings.
Vladimir Putin said that the details of a possible extension of the project still to be discussed, but noted “a qualitative change in the situation” in the field of higher education.
— I have one figure pleased. Significantly increased the number of students studying in remote access, via the Internet, with the help of modern technologies, — said the head of state.
HSE rector said that Russian universities have tens of thousands of online listeners from the USA, European Union countries and Ukraine. Russian students also use foreign systems of remote education, such as Coursera system.
This fall Coursera on the basis that actively engaged in dialogue with Russian universities, made by the us government to overcome the embargo, they (the US authorities. — “News”) then banned Coursera to teach in the Crimea. And now the ban has been removed, despite the fact that it was an American company, — said Yaroslav Kuzminov.
According to rector, this move indicates a respectful attitude towards the Russian universities with foreign partners.
— Overall performance is very good, and pleased that we are moving towards the implementation of those plans, which, in fact, previously said, — said Vladimir Putin.