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

    Post  Project Canada on Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:13 am

    The government has approved the program "Patriotic Education of Citizens"

    The program includes improvement of the forms of work on patriotic education, the development of volunteerism, as well as research, methodical and information areas.

    MOSCOW, January 2 - RIA Novosti. The Russian government has approved the state program "Patriotic Education of Citizens of the Russian Federation", the coordinator of the program is assigned Rosmolodezh, according to the website of the Cabinet of the Russian Federation.

    "The state program aims to create conditions for increasing the level of consolidation of the society in addressing the challenges of sustainable development of Russia and national security. The state program is aimed at all social strata and age groups of Russian citizens, while maintaining the priority of patriotic education of children and young people", - stated in the certificate published by the Cabinet .

    The program consists of five sections: the improvement of forms of work on patriotic education, the development of volunteerism, and research, methodical and information areas.

    The program will involve the public-public, youth, children's associations, non-profit organizations, to increase the share of voluntary organizations, and the number of students who take part in patriotic activities.

    This state program establishes 11 indicators including evaluation of federal and regional executive authorities.

    "The executive authorities of the Federation recommended the adoption of regional programs in the patriotic education of citizens to take into account the provisions of the state program", - stated in the certificate.

    The total funding of the program in the years 2016-2020 amounted to 1.66 billion rubles, of which for 2016 allocated over 305 million rubles.

    http://m.ria.ru/society/20160102/1353255591.html


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

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:52 pm

    LDPR opposed unified national exams and the extensive use of multiple choices in exam.

    https://www.rt.com/politics/330161-nationalists-blast-education-reform-as/

    MPs representing LDPR, a Russian nationalist opposition party, have drafted a bill that would scrap the unified state exam, based on multiple choice tests, and reintroduce separate graduation tests in schools and entry exams at institutes and universities.

    “When the Unified State Examination (USE) was introduced, it was supposed to eliminate corruption and ensure that graduates’ knowledge is tested effectively and without bias. But today we see that the reform that started in 2002 by introducing the USE brings no results manifested in quality of graduates’ knowledge, broader access to higher education and reducing corruption,” the bill’s sponsors wrote in their explanatory note.

    They emphasized that the current form of the unified exams is based on multiple choice tests and this “does not reflect the students’ real knowledge” and “only teaches the children to tick the boxes.” Another flaw pointed out by the lawmakers was that the rules of the unified exams were constantly changing and this turned the reform into “an inadmissible experiment with children and schools used as subjects.”

    The MPs said that canceling the unified exams would help to save funds allocated for the purpose in the federal budget. LDPR lawmakers also claimed in their note that currently Russian colleges and universities could offer more places than the overall number of students. “Russian higher educational establishments can accept all who want to study there and there is no need for any unified exams,” they wrote.

    Earlier this month, LDPR lawmaker Roman Khudyakov blasted the unified exams as an ineffective and even harmful step that led to the waste of millions of dollars in state funds. He claimed that the experimental tests held in 2003 demonstrated that the unified exam based on multiple-choice tests was completely unviable. “Our children have become dumb because of this system and sometimes commit suicide,” Khudyakov told RIA Novosti.

    In the more than 10 years of its existence, the Unified State Examination has become a standard target of criticism from Russian parliamentary opposition and traditional academics. The head of the Russian Communist Party, Gennadiy Zyuganov, said in December 2015 that the system was “preparing mediocre gray personalities with fragmented thinking, incapable to grasp global problems and form minds capable of answering the challenges of the modern era.”

    In November, the rector of Moscow State University, Viktor Sadovnichiy, said in a speech to the Russian Upper House of Parliament that the unified exam opened higher education to poorly prepared schoolchildren without any motivation. Leading institutes and universities have had to turn to various contests in the search for talented students, he added.

    Vladimir Burmatov, a representative of the parliamentary majority party United Russia and deputy head of the Lower House Education Committee, said in January that despite all problems the hasty cancellation of the unified exam could bring more harm than good. “The USE is simply a tool. Shall we ban all hammers because some people smash their fingers with them? The problem lies in the civil servants who carry out this program,” Burmatov told reporters. “Why should we change the mechanism, put the whole country head over heels and disrupt everybody? The early USE tests are just a few months away,” he added.

    Burmatov has dismissed LDPR’s bill to scrap the USE as a PR stunt.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:43 am

    Russian universities rise in worldwide subject rankings

    Eight Russian universities took 20 places in the top 100 this year. In 2015, four Russian universities won eight places in the largest-ever world subject ranking covering 42 disciplines

    MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Russian universities have strengthened their positions in the 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Tuesday.

    Eight Russian universities took 20 places in the top 100 this year. In 2015, four Russian universities won eight places in the largest-ever world subject ranking covering 42 disciplines.

    The Lomonosov Moscow State University was featured in the top 100 for 12 subjects and was ranked number 17 in the world for linguistics. The St. Petersburg State University is in the top 100 for two subjects and took the 26th place for engineering - mineral and mining.

    The world’s top universities in most subjects are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Harvard University.


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    Post  George1 on Thu May 12, 2016 12:35 pm

    Russian university gets 5 stars in 5 categories of QS Stars international ratings system

    The categories are: the quality of education, internationalization, infrastructure, innovativeness and social environment
    University of Friendship of Peoples (RUDN)

    MOSCOW, May 10 /TASS/. The Russian University of Friendship of Peoples (RUDN) was the first among Russian institutions of higher education to get 5 stars in 5 categories of the QS Stars international ratings, the university’s press service said on Tuesday.

    "The Russian University of Friendship of Peoples has received 5 stars under the QS Stars International Rating System in 5 categories: the quality of education, internationalization, infrastructure, innovativeness and social environment," the press service said.

    "The entrance into the world rankings is the result of many measures taken to increase the international competitiveness of the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples, including under the "5-100" program. The QS Stars success is a convincing proof that the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples deserves to be on a par with the world’s leading universities," the University’s Rector Vladimir Filippov, the rector of the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples, said.

    QS Stars is one of the most prominent world university ratings systems (compiled by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds), which evaluates many aspects of university activities in eight categories. Ratings from 0 to 5+ is awarded to institutions of high learning dependent on the number of points accumulated in the course of comprehensive audit on more than 50 indicators reflecting the state of an educational institution.

    The ratings’ main purpose is to give an opportunity to students, parents and experts to gain the maximum diverse idea of various universities. The comprehensive analysis of institutions of high learning is carried out on the basis of independent sources; the results of opinion polls conducted among academics and professionals (including employers); a university’s perception by students and graduates.


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

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:54 am

    Demand for Russian higher education


    According to the rules of the site and the internal feeling ( "the people and the Party are one" (c)) I omit from "politics" and remains a little, but very important:

    "And if we talk essentially about the state of the education system in Russia, develops and does the opposite vision opposition picture.

    For example, comparing the current situation with your favorite Russian opposition 90-mi, you can see that in the country there is a uniform standard of teaching, regularly increasing influx of foreign students in Russian universities, and the management of higher education institutions the improvement in the quality of training of school leavers.

    Also it should be noted that in international rankings of educational systems, our country is not the last strochki.K example, according to British research firm Economist Intelligence Unit in 2014, Russia won the 8th place among the countries of Europe and the 13th - in the world, ahead of the United States, Australia, Israel, Belgium and Shveytsariyu.Ne worst position for states where the last few years the opposition hard "bury education and science."

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

    Post  Project Canada on Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:59 pm



    Ban children of Russian officials from studying abroad, says business activist

    The head of a Russian business association has proposed a ban on higher education abroad for the children of Russia’s civil servants, claiming the move would help domestic schools and also increase the number of “real patriots” in the country.
    “I hold that a ban on studying in foreign institutes and universities for children of Russian civil servants would help many people to give a new estimate to the quality of modern education in Russia,” Rakhman Yansukov, the president of the Association for Development of Business Patriotism, wrote in an address quoted by TASS.

    “I also think that the knowledge received by the officials’ children in Russian educational establishments would become a guarantee that they develop into real patriots of their country,” Yansukov added.

    The agency reported that Yansukov had sent the letter to major media outlets and also to State Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin and the heads of four caucuses in the Russian lower house.

    Yansukov did however allow for a number of exceptions from the ban, such as for practical training abroad for no longer than six months or lifting the ban in cases when the desired education can be only received in a foreign institution.

    In 2013, Russia introduced the law “On Civil Servants’ Foreign Assets” that banned members of parliament, senior officials, and top managers of state corporations and the Central Bank from holding accounts in foreign banks and owning securities of foreign companies. The restriction also extends to spouses and underage children.

    The initial draft of the asset ban included real estate, but MPs removed it at the debating stage, saying that many Russian officials have possessed country homes, apartments, and land in neighboring countries since Soviet times, and that making them sever these ties would be unjust.

    Several attempts were subsequently made to expand the ‘patriotic’ motion.
    In 2014, MP Evgeny Fyodorov, representing parliamentary majority party United Russia, suggested fast-tracking a bill on banning leading Russian politicians from owning foreign real estate. He claimed such a move would make the country less vulnerable to outside pressure and threats of sanctions.

    https://www.rt.com/politics/354606-activist-says-children-of-russian/


    This is absolutely necessary so children of politicians can be shielded from American brainwashing designed to make Russians turn their back against their own country

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

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:04 pm

    Russian BRAIN-DRAIN REMEMBER?!?!?!?!

    MIPT took first team place at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Bulgaria

    The Russian national team won 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad

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

    Post  kvs on Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:23 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:Russian BRAIN-DRAIN REMEMBER?!?!?!?!

    MIPT took first team place at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Bulgaria

    The Russian national team won 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad

    Is there some MADA or CADA that will proclaim that Russia runs a "state doping program" for these competitors?

    Squeaky clean, righteous NATO citizens need to know!

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

    Post  Project Canada on Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:35 am

    kvs wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:Russian BRAIN-DRAIN REMEMBER?!?!?!?!

    MIPT took first team place at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Bulgaria

    The Russian national team won 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad

    Is there some MADA or CADA that will proclaim that Russia runs a "state doping program" for these competitors?

    Squeaky clean, righteous NATO citizens need to know!

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    Bwahahahahahaha! Good one!!

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

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:12 am

    Yo, kvs, more proof of Russian brain-drain:

    The results exceeded all expectations. One hundred schools that are rated the best in Moscow, took the leading place for readers and mathematical literacy, surpassing Singapore, Finland, the United States, the United Kingdom.

    Half of Moscow schools among the five best educational systems in the world, and absolutely all the schools of the city entered into the top ten on the results of the quality of primary school pupils. It turns out that the Russian capital is recognized as one of the world leaders in the school.

    The Russian capital is recognized as one of the world leaders school

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

    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:01 am

    Four Russian universities in Times Higher Education rankings’ Top 100

    The Times Higher Education global ranking, published on September 22, listed 24 Russian universities

    MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Four Russian universities are in the top 100 list of Times Higher Education rankings, the press-service of the Higher School of Economics told TASS, adding that three of them are participants in the government academic excellence project for enhancing universities’ competiveness on the world market (Project 5-100).

    The THE global ranking, published on September 22, listed 24 Russian universities. The Lomonosov Moscow State University was number one Russian institution of higher learning. It placed 188th. THE university rankings by subject were published on Thursday. There are eight groups of subjects: Business and Economics, Computer Science, Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

    Russia’s Higher School of Economics is the sole Russian institution of higher learning to have been included in the THE 2016 Business and Economics list. It holds the 83rd place. Another participant in the 5-100 Project - the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, is Russia’s sole representative in Physical Sciences (No. 78). Two Russian universities are in the Computer Science category: St. Petersburg’s ITMO University (5-100 Project participant) is No. 56 and the Moscow State University, No. 43. The Moscow State University is also No. 66 in Arts and Humanities.


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

    Post  kvs on Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:11 am

    George1 wrote:Four Russian universities in Times Higher Education rankings’ Top 100

    The Times Higher Education global ranking, published on September 22, listed 24 Russian universities

    MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Four Russian universities are in the top 100 list of Times Higher Education rankings, the press-service of the Higher School of Economics told TASS, adding that three of them are participants in the government academic excellence project for enhancing universities’ competiveness on the world market (Project 5-100).

    The THE global ranking, published on September 22, listed 24 Russian universities. The Lomonosov Moscow State University was number one Russian institution of higher learning. It placed 188th. THE university rankings by subject were published on Thursday. There are eight groups of subjects: Business and Economics, Computer Science, Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

    Russia’s Higher School of Economics is the sole Russian institution of higher learning to have been included in the THE 2016 Business and Economics list. It holds the 83rd place. Another participant in the 5-100 Project - the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, is Russia’s sole representative in Physical Sciences (No. 78). Two Russian universities are in the Computer Science category: St. Petersburg’s ITMO University (5-100 Project participant) is No. 56 and the Moscow State University, No. 43. The Moscow State University is also No. 66 in Arts and Humanities.


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    All these lists by NATO MSM are complete and utter rubbish. They weigh university performance by subjective metrics like quality of life on campus.
    As if all students live on campus and of course by definition such metrics make Russian universities seem like some nightmare because there are not
    enough commercial venues to satisfy consumer cravings. Total BULLSHIT. The only thing that matters is the lecture hall. The reason for the whole
    activity in the first place.

    BTW, another dirty trick used by NATO MSM propagandists is to count papers published in western only journals. So if Russian researchers
    in Russian universities don't publish NATO based journals then they are basically being counted as not publishing at all. Total BULLSHIT, yet again.
    I will take a second rate Russian university over most 1st class universities in Canada and the USA any day based on my own personal experience
    as a researcher.

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    Post  kvs on Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:14 am

    BTW, the Chinese know how to play this game. I see lots of papers where the research is done by Chinese authors but they add
    a token NATO collaborator and publish in a NATO based journal. I have not seen much of this from Russian researchers. Of course,
    there are many Russian researchers working in NATO universities as is the case for Chinese as well. In fact, one has to conclude
    that NATO science is basically maintained by imported researchers. Not to say that there is no science talent in NATO, but there
    are just too many imports for them not to have a major impact on the productivity.

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

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:04 am

    kvs wrote:BTW, the Chinese know how to play this game.  I see lots of papers where the research is done by Chinese authors but they add
    a token NATO collaborator and publish in a NATO based journal.   I have not seen much of this from Russian researchers.    Of course,
    there are many Russian researchers working in NATO universities as is the case for Chinese as well.   In fact, one has to conclude
    that NATO science is basically maintained by imported researchers.   Not to say that there is no science talent in NATO, but there
    are just too many imports for them not to have a major impact on the productivity.

    BTW whats your thoughts on the survey of performance conducted on Moscow primary schools? Apparently Moscow is the top city in the world for preparing children for life intellectually speaking.

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

    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:53 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    kvs wrote:BTW, the Chinese know how to play this game.  I see lots of papers where the research is done by Chinese authors but they add
    a token NATO collaborator and publish in a NATO based journal.   I have not seen much of this from Russian researchers.    Of course,
    there are many Russian researchers working in NATO universities as is the case for Chinese as well.   In fact, one has to conclude
    that NATO science is basically maintained by imported researchers.   Not to say that there is no science talent in NATO, but there
    are just too many imports for them not to have a major impact on the productivity.

    BTW whats your thoughts on the survey of performance conducted on Moscow primary schools? Apparently Moscow is the top city in the world for preparing children for life intellectually speaking.

    This is a very good sign. After 1991 the education system in Russia started to slip but if the primary schools are not
    being dumbed down then the higher levels are unlikely to deteriorate to American levels.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:22 am

    24 Russian universities included in BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017

    Moscow State University holds the 3rd place, just like last year

    LONDON, December 1. /TASS/. Twenty-four Russian universities have been included in the BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, Times Higher Education said in the research published on Thursday.

    Authors of the research and rating said Russia’s performance is mixed. "While 10 of its 24 universities have dropped places, Lomonosov Moscow State University holds on to third place amid increasing competition from China, and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology climbs 81 places to 12th, thanks to an improved performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook," they wrote.

    Among the best 300 universities in BRICS and emerging economies, Moscow State University holds the 3rd place, just like last year. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has leaped from the 93rd to the 12th place. National Research Nuclear University MePhI also moved up by seven positions to the 19th place.

    Among the top-50 best universities are also the ITMO University in St. Petersburg (27th place), Saint Petersburg State University (30th place), Novosibirsk State University (38th place), and the Higher School of Economics (48th place).

    Other Russian universities in the top-200 include Tomsk Polytechnic University (56th place), Tomsk State University (60th place), Kazan Federal University (66th place), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (107th place), Bauman Moscow State Technical University (147th place), National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) in Moscow (163rd place), Saratov State University (196th place).

    Also on the list are Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, National Research University of Electronic Technology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Southern Federal University, Ural Federal University, Novosibirsk State Technical University.

    The top-10 universities on the list are as follows: Peking University in China, Tsinghua University (China), Lomonosov State University (Russia), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University (China), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), Zhejiang University (China), National Taiwan University.


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:30 am

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