Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the top 200 of world's best universities according to the QS, but compared to last year, the rating dropped to four lines, according to data of RIA Novosti group provided within the cooperation with QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
In terms of absolute figures of science financing, Russia is now one of the world’s ten leading countries, Dmitry Livanov, Russian Minister of Education and Science, announced at a conference in Moscow. “In the recent decade, our state investment into science has significantly grown. In terms of absolute figures of science financing, we are now one of the world’s ten leading countries, while in terms of state investment into research we are at about the level of France and the UK, that is, one of the top five. On the whole, although we have created an infrastructure to use these resources, we are not yet fine-tuned enough to get significant competitive results,” said the Minister.
The Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg announced a contest to organize events to help maintain ties with the Russian expat community in France. All corresponding documentation has been posted on the State Purchases website.
A new monitoring process to assess effectiveness of Russian universities will most likely commence in the fall of 2013, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Alexander Klimov said on Friday.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Center for Assessment of Quality of Education of the Russian Academy of Education have presented new results for the next stage of PIRLS-2011 International Research Program (Quality of Reading and Text Comprehension in Elementary School) and TIMSS-2011 (Quality of Mathematics and Natural Science Education in Grades 4-8).