At a regional review meeting today Gov. Sergey Zhvachkin of Tomsk Region congratulated his colleagues with a success story of the Tomsk education and research community: two national research universities – Tomsk State University and Tomsk Polytechnic University – have advanced to the list of top 15 Russian universities, his press service told Tomsk News and Information Agency.
Olga Golodets, the Deputy Prime Minister, said at the meeting of the State Duma on Wednesday that the scientific community should be fully responsible for the performance of scientific schools and set priorities in the field of engineering, medical, and other sciences.
There is a contest announced for taking part in programs “Mikhail Lomonosov” and “Immanuel Kant”, jointly financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DААD – German Academic Exchange Service).
Representatives of regional councils of university rectors must participate in making key decisions on reorganization of universities and their branch offices, a spokesperson for the Russian Union of University Rectors (RUUR) said.
Today the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences continued its meetings under chairmanship of Vladimir Fortov, the new RAS President.