33 thousand foreigners became students of Russian higher educational establishments in 2013, the number of people wishing to study in Russia increases every year, as Veniamin Kaganov, deputy head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, said.
Southern Federal University (SFU) entered the final table of the TOP-800 world leading universities QS World University Ranking for the first time, according to data released on Tuesday by the world's leading analyst of higher education and employment, the British company QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
The number of Russian universities participating in world ranking of universities according to the QS is growing, this year the list of the best included newcomers from regions. In the opinion of directors, international recognition for their universities is an opportunity to attract more students from abroad, to increase number of orders for scientific research, as well as it is an incentive to maintain their positions in order to stay in the ranking.
The Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation approved the new order of providing academic leaves to students. A corresponding order has been signed by Minister Dmitry Livanov.
According to the decree signed by Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, all drafts of federal state education programs will now be discussed on line, the Government’s website said Monday.