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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:28 am

    sepheronx wrote:

    Actually, isnt all education covered by the state, even university?

    in former USSR yes, in Russia i haven't searched Smile

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  kvs on Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:40 am

    sepheronx wrote:The education system has absolutely nothing to do with exchange rates. There is some real hard time corruption going on there. Maybe purge these institutes or threaten them, cause the value of ruble to USD has nothing to do with education.

    Actually, isnt all education covered by the state, even university?

    This is truly disgusting. I would expect some shady shop owners or resellers to jack up prices "pod shumok" of the FX rate drop,
    but Universities? WTF. Do they have dollar costs? None that I have ever heard of. Their staff are paid in rubles and they
    do not import anything that could explain a 30% jump in tuition.

    The rot that flourished under Yeltsin is still there. A purge is badly needed.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  flamming_python on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:57 am

    Time for a purge of university deans & administrators.

    And by purge I mean of course purge by fire Twisted Evil

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:44 pm

    Will Moscow State University become another Russian ‘Silicon Valley?’

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    Looking to join a Russian university. Any info or suggestions?

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:53 pm

    I'm finishing school next year so I'm wondering in which universities to go. Russian education is definately the second top on my list after a US state university  since I want to study either material sciences, aerospace,  or nuclear engineering and as far as I know Russia's adptness with these subjects is world class. I'm also familiar with the culture, people and almost completely understand and I'm gradually improving at speaking the language.

    I may just be one of the few bulgarians that heads east instead of west.

    Unfortunately Bulgarian unis are out of the question since our education standards(apart from some humantitarian or historical disciplines) have fallen massively since the bourgeois counterrevolution.

    If there was still a USSR I would've definately gone there but the problem is that russia's higher education severely degraded after the coming of capitalism, and I heard the equipment and faculty is obsolete. Is this true? If yes then the US would be the most likely option not to mention my very russophobic parents want me there.

    However when it comes to Russian unis, the ones I know of, NIMI seems most attractive for me and also MAI or TsAGI if they still exist. Any other suggestions  for good Russian unis that are on par with US or EU ones?

    I have some questions also about acceptance

    What is the form of the acceptance test(s)? Do foreigners get to do the same one(s) that russian citizens? Are they standardized and have generally simple essays and questions like SAT or do they also include advanced material?
    What is the importance of high school grades? Are they secondary in importance to acceptance tests(like the US) or vice versa?
    What is the situation of the tuition fees and student loans? Russia fortunately gave free tuitions to students from east europe including Bulgaria but I don't know if this still is in effect given the idiotic actions of our neolibral bourgeois puppet government.
    Does graduating higher education in Russia make it easier for me to gain citizenship?
    About how  close to a perfect 5 do I have to score to get accepted in the russian universities that are top 100 in the world?
    Are   bullshit credentials like being a football player or a regional math champion looked upon in Russian unis like in the US?

    PS. didn't see the russian education thread. Can you move my post there?

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:27 pm

    If I get accepted in a Russian university and also become a russian citizen do I have to become a conscript before I start my courses?

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  whir on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:52 pm

    I can't post links so just copy and paster in any Internet browser:

    Lomonosov Moscow State University Information for applicants

    The Training and Testing Language Center for Foreigners of the MSU conducts certification exams in the framework of the Russian State Testing System of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL)

    The first link is probably the correct one.

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    Russian Wins IBM Worldwide Collegiate Programming Contest Again

    Post  calripson on Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:05 am

    St Petersburg University of IT Mechanics and Optics has won the IBM collegiate programming contest (really mathematical algorithm). Russian universities have won 7 of the last 10 years and usually dominate the top 10 places. Even small schools like Saratov University have won. This is a product of the legacy of Soviet math/science education that sycophantic Russian liberals arre trying to replace with "western" style education reforms.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  Book. on Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:52 am



    Russia win ever yr it easy

    MIT Hovard Caltec no differ

    Russia edu beat  russia

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:06 pm

    calripson wrote:St Petersburg University of IT Mechanics and Optics has won the IBM collegiate programming contest (really mathematical algorithm). Russian universities have won 7 of the last 10 years and usually dominate the top 10 places. Even small schools like Saratov University have won. This is a product of the legacy of Soviet math/science education that sycophantic Russian liberals arre trying to replace with "western" style education reforms.

    The irony is that these competitions that represent a countries best universities, almost always have Russians representing Russian universities, where as the American universities have Chinese and Indian nationals representing them, and those nationals are declared 'American' when it's deemed necessary  Razz , but when also deemed necessary could be labeled 'foreign spies'. Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:14 pm

    The other irony is that these Schools are not part of the prestigious "rankings" of top 10. So goes to show that the rankings are full of shit.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:22 pm

    American universities aren't that great at undergrad/grad level - so it makes very little difference wherever you study at MiT or Moscow State University.

    It is at postgrad level that US system shines - research, research and once again research. That's why so many of the world's most briliant people ultimately end up working in the US.

    <Computer science was literally created at MIT>

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  max steel on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:03 pm

    And yet US R&D spending % of GDP is lowest among OECD nations .

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:05 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:American universities aren't that great at undergrad/grad level - so it makes very little difference wherever you study at MiT or Moscow State University.

    It is at postgrad level that US system shines - research, research and once again research. That's why so many of the world's most briliant people ultimately end up working in the US.

    <Computer science was literally created at MIT>

    And guess where one of the largest market bubble resides? Sillicon valley.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  flamming_python on Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:23 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:American universities aren't that great at undergrad/grad level - so it makes very little difference wherever you study at MiT or Moscow State University.

    It is at postgrad level that US system shines - research, research and once again research. That's why so many of the world's most briliant people ultimately end up working in the US.

    <Computer science was literally created at MIT>

    Soviets had plenty of inventions and firsts to their name; w/o the slanted uni rankings being biased to their favour.
    In computing/robotics/microelectronics too, for example:
    - The first ternary computer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setun
    - Data structures & algorithms; Levenshtein distance, Self-balancing binary search trees, GOST block cypher, etc...
    - Automated space docking systems
    - Planetary exploration rovers
    - Heterojunctions
    - Automated, unmanned resupply spacecraft
    - Various record-breaking mainframes & supercomputers (BESM, M-100, MESM, Minsk, Kiev, ES-2701)
    - Indirect Memory Addressing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address_programming_language
    - High-level mathematical based languages/hardware architectures (ANALITIK language on the MIR computer)
    - Early PC and user interface innovations (MIR computer)
    - Some of the earliest experimentation, simulations of and research into AI, image recognition, pattern recognition (late 50s-early 60s on the Kiev computer)
    - First Relational Database Management System (Avtodirektor)
    - Unique multiprocessor architectures (Kronos, Elbrus)

    And this isn't counting military computing, electronic and robotic systems of which there were plenty. A lot of innovation was involved with air-defence systems, anti-ship missile systems, ballistic missile systems, communication systems, submarine decoy systems, etc...

    I remember hearing on how the Buran launched, orbited and performed a landing completely under automation w/o being manned by a single man. It landed on a runway under a 34mph crosswind (that would have ruled out any landing of the US Shuttle, BTW), within 3 metres of the centre-line.
    Yet the US wants you to believe that Soviet computer technology was crap

    Although it's indisputable that Russia's higher education system had fallen a long way since its Soviet hey-day.

    BTW, fun fact: Bulgaria once supplied some 40% of the entire Eastern Bloc's computers; some 300,000 people there were working in this sector.
    And now there are not even fossils left of Bulgaria's once-mighty computer manufacturing industry. I guess the EU excuse for it would be 'inefficient Soviet practises' or 'non-competitive industries',etc...

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:27 am

    Yet another example of 'Russian Brain Drain'  Wink :

    The winner of the Google Code Jam became Gennady Karatkevich


    ...A couple key points:

    "Gennady Karatkevich successfully participates in the Google Code Jam is the third time. A year ago, a student of the University ITMO also won the title of the winner, and in 2013 he managed to get to the final."

    "Note that a week earlier Gennady Karatkevich became a triple winner of the world championship for sports programming Yandex.Algorithm. In addition, Gennady - a two-time champion of the international programming contest ACM ICPC (2013, 2015). And the winner of the tournament Facebook Hacker Cup, Russian Code Cup and Topcoder Open."

    Any thoughts from kvs, or sepheronx?

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:45 am

    None comes as a surprise. Russians are some of the most educated people in the world, thanks to things like subsidized education. The education system may be loated and eith problems, but seems to have no problem churning out brilliant minds.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  kvs on Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:09 am

    sepheronx wrote:None comes as a surprise. Russians are some of the most educated people in the world, thanks to things like subsidized education. The education system may be loated and eith problems, but seems to have no problem churning out brilliant minds.

    One of the key things today is that there is no ideology stifling Russia. Russia has a lot of pent up creative energy and it will
    go far. This is one of the reasons why the US-led NATO is trying to bring Russia down. The open policy of the USA is to
    prevent the formation of any serious rival. Russia is a serious rival and thus a "threat".

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:02 pm

    Ten Russia’s universities are in top-200 in world RUR ranking

    By the teaching criteria, Lomonosov Moscow state University got 67 rank above last year’s 80 place


    MOSCOW, September 2. /TASS/. The Round University Ranking (RUR), world's leading university rankings run on Thomson Reuters data, has assessed ten Russian Universities in top-200, the press service told TASS on Wednesday.

    By the teaching criteria, Lomonosov Moscow state University got 67 rank above last year’s 80 place. Bauman Moscow State Technical University is ranked 106, followed by Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (143 place). Moscow Aviation Institute gained 155 rank, while Tomsk Polytechnic University is on 179 place. St Petersburg State University closes Russian Universities in top-200 on 189 rank.

    World-famous California Institute of Technology is on the first place, followed by Harvard University and Stanford University.

    The RUR, a world university ranking with headquarter office in Russia, is assessing effectiveness of leading universities in the world. The system measures the efficiency of universities by 20 individual indicators grouped into 4 areas: Teaching, Research, International Diversity, and Financial Sustainability.

    Since RUR creation in 2010, 750 universities from 76 countries, including 27 from Russia, are presented in the ranking lists.


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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:07 pm

    As someone who had certain experience with US academic circles, lemmi explain why people around the globe belive Stanford, MIT and similar institutions are the "best". USA colleges have habit of offering and paying education to exceptional young kids around the globe, so they grab exceptional Chinese kids, exceptional Indian kids, Serbian, Russian, Turkish doesnt even matter, and they give them good education and they after college being smart and exceptional as they are do great things in their fields, and whenever someone asks them "what college did you attend" and he says "MIT" everyone is like "Dammnnn, good college". However most of the Americans that attend such college are quite average for our standards but they have money to pay schoolarship, so, naturally there are exceptional kids in the US that get free schoolarship too, but they do have significant number of imbeciles that are there simply coz they have the money.

    When its about Russian institutions i wish i had chance to study at Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет информационных технологий, механики и оптик, but who knows i might try going for PhD there Smile

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:16 pm


    Guys,being a teacher myself I have a question:

    Looking at sdelanounas I noticed huge amount of brand new kindergartens, schools, student dorms and sport facilities being opened every single day.

    Is this usual pace or is there some big reconstruction program going on right now?


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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:36 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Guys,being a teacher myself I have a question:

    Looking at sdelanounas I noticed huge amount of brand new kindergartens, schools, student dorms and sport facilities being opened every single day.

    Is this usual pace or is there some big reconstruction program going on right now?


    It probably means the population isn't in decline anymore, it's rebounding, so in short it's the product of a baby boom. Ideally speaking Russia needs a population of at least 600-800 million, with a population that large the productive capital would be tremendous!

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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:46 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Guys,being a teacher myself I have a question:

    Looking at sdelanounas I noticed huge amount of brand new kindergartens, schools, student dorms and sport facilities being opened every single day.

    Is this usual pace or is there some big reconstruction program going on right now?


    It probably means the population isn't in decline anymore, it's rebounding, so in short it's the product of a baby boom. Ideally speaking Russia needs a population of at least 600-800 million, with a population that large the productive capital would be tremendous!

    There's been a deficit of kindergardens since like.. forever. During the Soviet days there weren't enough either.

    With the fertility boom in Russia right now, this question has taken on a more urgent character, and since the government has made reversing bad demographics a corner-stone policy, I'm sure that the current boom in kindergarden construction is a result of funds earlier allocated for the purpose.

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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:27 am

    People's Friendship University marks 55th anniversary

    One of Russia’s largest and most prestigious academic institutions, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) marks its 55th anniversary this year. The university, which at one time was known for being the alma mater of many revolutionaries and freedom fighters in the developing world, is ranked in the 601-650 position in the latest QS World University Rankings. RBTH presents a historic gallery to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the university’s founding.


    1.The Peoples’ Friendship University was established on February 5, 1960. Until the early 1990s, it bore the name of the first Prime Minister of Congo, Patrice Lumumba.


    2. The USSR sought to spread the Russian language and culture to colonial and post-colonial states by providing training and education to young people from Asia, Africa and Latin America.


    3. During the height of the Cold War, Soviet leaders tried to promote Communist values.


    4. On September 1, 1960, Russian language studies were introduced at the six main faculties: engineering, history & philology, medicine, agriculture, science, and law & economics.


    5. “It is necessary to create an opportunity for closer contacts daily, both in the dormitory and in the classroom. Everything will follow from there. Love will follow, kids will follow,” says the PFUR Rector Vladimir Filippov.


    6. A lot of politicians from Asia, Africa and Latin America visited the university. In April 1977, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was a guest of the university. His successor Mahmoud Abbas earned his doctorate degree at PFUR.


    7. In the late 1980s, PFUR was one of the first educational establishments in the USSR to switch to the Western model of higher education - offering a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.


    8. “In 1993, when I became rector, we had just 5,700 students from 109 countries. There are now 28,000 students and the number of students graduating in a single year is now the same as was the total number of students 20 years ago,” says the university's rector.


    9. There are now 28,000 students from more than 150 countries studying at PFUR, even more than in the Soviet times.


    10. The Peoples’ Friendship University has had notable alumni throughout its history, ranging from presidents and politicians, to linguists, medical researchers, historians and poets.


    11. Despite all the changes it has faced, PFUR has managed to preserve an atmosphere of friendship between people from different countries and cultures.


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    Re: Education in Russia [Lower and Higher]: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:25 am

    Russian State Council to discuss education

    The working group of the State Council led by the governor of Far Eastern Primorye region, Vladimir Miklushevsky, has prepared a report that puts an accent on a broad introduction of modern information technologies into the educational process. It also puts emphasis on the importance of distance learning in remote and under-filled schools. Much attention in the report will be paid to the construction of new schools.
    According to the Ministry for Education and Science, the number of school students will grow in 2019-2020, which necessitates the construction by 2019 of new school buildings meeting all modern standards. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pledged earlier that next year the government will finance the program for the construction and revamping of schools despite economic difficulties facing the country. A total of 50 billion roubles (about $702 million) are earmarked for the launch of the program wrote:

    More:
    http://tass.ru/en/society/846225


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