On November 2, 2012 RIA Novosti Agency hosted a press conference by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Alexander Klimov on the results of monitoring of the activities of state universities and their out-of-town campuses.
Speaker Valentina Matvienko of the Federation Council has offered a legislative initiative that would require graduates of pedagogical universities to spend several years working in their major after graduating with a degree in Education.
Microsoft Corporation will work with ASBK Company to introduce Microsoft Dynamix Instructional Process Automation Project in RSUTE (Russian State University of Trade and Economics).
PROSVESCHENIE (Enlightenment) National Education Television Channel was awarded Ray of Gold National Prize in the Sphere of Satellite, Cable and Internet Television as the Best Education TV Channel.
In the academic year 2012/13 academic contests organized by the Russian Association of Student Academic Contests will be improved, participants in the session of the Association said. "Strong universities with long-standing traditions of academic contests will be joined into consortiums so that they could spread methodology and standards of quality," Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichiy said.