By April 2013 the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation will create a list of best Russian universities that will be supported by the state in order to improve their competitiveness among leading international centers of education and science. A corresponding order of the Ministry was placed on the Government’s website.
To stop brain drain and, moreover, to return a part of talented young people who have gone abroad because of normal infrastructure absence is one of the tasks that can be solved by the domestic industrial parks.
Additional support will be provided to universities that did not show good monitoring results, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation said.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia has acquired full archives of internationally famous science magazines – Science and Nature, as well as journals published by Taylor&Francis Group, Cambridge University Press, Institute of Physics, Annual Reviews, Sage Publications, and Oxford University Press – for use of the Russian research and education community. The archives contain full-text articles of academic journals from the first issue and on.
Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov said that rating agencies, not federal executive authorities must put together an international university ranking system.