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.
In particular, in order to participate in state support programs, candidate universities must have been included in one of the following international global general rating scales, such as ARWU, THE, or QS since April 1, 2013. Another option for candidate universities is to meet a set of 7 standard indicators. This is a very useful and positive initiative. Further development of the situation depends on how consistent will be the financing process of the selected institutions based on these selection criteria. If everything will go right, universities will be able to achieve a scientific and innovative breakthrough, come up with excellent development programs and work more productively on international cooperation projects.
The Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra approved a cooperation agreement with Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov, under which it is planned to organize scientific conferences, to conduct competitions for schoolchildren and to develop a distance learning system for government employees on the basis of the Moscow State University, informs press office of the governor of the region.
The face-to-face round of the All-Russian International Relations Olympiad, entitled: "Russia in Pacific Asia: Cooperation Directions and Promises" was held on campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island. The event was organized by the Department of International Relations, FEFU School of Regional and International Studies.
In March the experts of LLC Higher School of Economics Innovations analyzed innovative projects of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov. As a result of expertise 25 projects were approved, which will receive consulting support and will be presented for the investment session in June 2013.