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In December the Board of Trustees of Moscow State University was headed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, an event that was accompanied by the announcement of major plans to build the Sparrow Hills science and technology cluster. The Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy recently summed up the work Russia’s leading university in 2013 and spoke about the university will development over the next several years.Opening the press conference, Viktor Sadovnichy noted that other Russian Moscow State University is looked to by other institutions of higher education which assess their own affairs based on what the university is...

30.12.2013
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Head of the State Duma Committee for Education and Management Board Chairman of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov summed up the results of the autumn session of the lower chamber of Russian Parliament.In particular, he noted that new environment for the development of education have been created largely due to the new bill "On Education" being passed in the Duma as well as amendments to 180 other legislative acts. “Financing of the education system rose dramatically in recent years, including through the efforts of our faction (United Russia),” said the parliamentarian.Preschool guidance is the new level of education...

24.12.2013
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

On the eve of December 14, the Day of Naum Gramotnik, celebrated as the Teacher's Day according to the old Russian tradition, the results of the Program for International Student Assessment PISA-2012 were announced. The study encompassed 110 countries and, judging by its results, for the first time since 1999 Russia returned to the club of elite nations with most educated schoolchildren.There's one thing in common between the Day of Naum Gramotnik and the modern rating of school education PISA, however paradoxical this may seem. According to the old Russian tradition, children were taught reading and writing starting on Naum's Day (December...

14.12.2013
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

The press center of RIA Novosti hosted a video conference between Moscow and St. Petersburg on the occasion of the appointment of the new president of the Russian Academy of Education. This position has been assumed by Doctor of Philology and Professor Lyudmila Verbitskaya, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.At a meeting with Petersburg and Moscow journalists Verbitskaya spoke about the work ahead: "I've been a member of the Russian Academy of Education for more than 20 years already. In my opinion, RAE plays a very important role, since without it no other academy could exist. RAE was founded in 1943, when its...

06.12.2013
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

While Russia is preparing its own electronic system designed to allow compatriots living abroad to remotely receive a Russian education, the leading universities of Russia are gradually joining international remote education systems.Three Russian universities – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, St. Petersburg State University and the National Research University – Higher School of Economics – simultaneously became partners of Coursera, one of the most renowned platforms offering online education opportunities.How does it work? Video course, largely of American and European universities, on various subjects are...

28.10.2013
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

On October 24 the State Duma Education Committee hosted a roundtable discussion on Improving State Attestation in the Public School System.The roundtable was moderated by Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Education Committee and Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, who began with a quote from Winston Churchill – “democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Nikonov noted that the Unified State Exam, which the discussion would focus on, was perhaps not the ideal instrument for measuring knowledge, but no one had suggested anything...

24.10.2013
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

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