The Moscow White House hosted a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister, Olga Golodets, and the rectors of leading Russian universities that are participating in the 5-100 Project.
Olga Golodets, the Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs, heads the International Council on enhancing leading Russian universities’ competitiveness. The Russian government founded this permanent deliberative body in spring 2013 in order to address the issues facing the development of leading Russian universities.
The Council consists of foreign and Russian representatives of scientific academic society, public figures responsible for education reforms, celebrated world experts, and researchers of higher education problems. The Council considers the university reports on implementation of events plans, gives its proposals for funding levels, and prepares recommendations for the Russian Ministry of Education and Science on continuing the support of university projects.
According to Olga Golodets, the 5-100 Project is being implemented successfully. Its aim is to make sure that at least 5 Russian universities will enter the top-100 international universities by 2020.
Following the results of 2016, the number of Russian universities in ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) has risen from two to three universities. Along with Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University there is also now Novosibirsk State University. In QS ranking in 2016 13 Russian universities moved up in raiting. NSU is now in ranking range 201-300. Now 4 Russian universities entered the top-100 of THE subject ranking.
During the meeting, it was mentioned that the work of the 5-100 Project participants has an impact on other universities that are adopting new practices. “The participants should be the generator of changes, which have matured within the Russian higher education system,” the vice-prime minister noted.
One of the decisions taken during the meeting was to continue organizing these kinds of conferences in the mode of video sessions, which will enable faster resolution of current problems concerning the implementing of 5-100 Project.
Source: UT Office of Strategic CommunicationsLink to Russian Version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/proekt-5-100/299581/