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In any interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Moscow State University Rector Viktor Sadovnichy shared his view that only a small number of universities deemed ineffective will be shut down. Most of them, he believes, will be restructured.Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Some rectors claim that they had no idea that their universities were being assessed, and that they were unaware some important decisions could be made based on its findings. Yet, the minister insists that the campaign was agreed upon with the Russian Rectors’ Union and the Association of Leading Russian Universities. Where is the truth?Viktor Sadovnichy: First of all, we need to keep...

25.11.2012
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Day of the lyceum student, celebrated on October 19, has been marked by anxious expectation: how much will “free” secondary education cost and who will be able to afford lyceums?The initiative to create the privileged school belonged to the minister of people’s enlightenment, Alexander Razumovsky, and the minister of justice, Mikhail Speransky. Their idea was that the new school should educate not ordinary officials, but rather governmental people, who would themselves embody the spirit of reforms and through their own conviction would set new ideas in motion. That is – reformers.True, the lyceum was privileged...

18.10.2012
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

Sociologists forecast that 10 years from now up to 30% of all schoolchildren in Russia will be the children of guest workers and migrants. Yet the level of fluency in Russian, demonstrated by kids form such families, is generally low and it is further deteriorating. What can we do about it? Should we submerse these kids in a free language environment mixing them up with the boys and girls of Russian origin, or open special courses and classes for them? And who must pay for their education? This year almost half of all who graduated for Moscow School #942 were the children of migrants, mainly Azerbaijani. Almost all of them have been enrolled...

02.10.2012
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

France is one of the leaders on the world market of education services. Many thousands of foreign students plunge into the French education system, as they are awarded scholarships, get involved in exchange programs or come to study at their own expense.Almost all universities of France are open for anyone willing to study there and it’s not that difficult to get enrolled (aside from a huge number of formal papers). While in Russia it is difficult to enter a university and even more difficult to drop out on the way to a diploma, in France the opposite is true. You may even study at several institutions of higher learning at one time,...

20.09.2012
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Good news for those who are not indifferent to Russian literature and school education: the internet voting has just started to choose “100 best books” for Russian schoolchildren. All those willing to participate and once again reflect on their own artistic predilections (without ignoring the requisite benefit for youth) should better hurry up, since the voting will last only one week until August 7.The initiative to form such a list for extracurricular reading was taken by Vladimir Putin. In one of his articles during the presidential election campaign the current president suggested that a national list of 100 books be formed...

02.08.2012
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

On June 15 a Russkiy Mir Cabinet was opened at Universidade do Minho (Minho University) in the city of Braga, Portugal. Below is an interview with one of the initiators of the opening of this mini-Russian language library, Nadejda Ivanovna Nagovitsina Machado, a lecturer at the university’s Institute of Arts and Human Sciences. – How did the idea of opening the Russkiy Mir Cabinet arise? – The suggestion was first made by Rossotrudnichestvo representative Vladimir Shatalin, who knew about the teaching of Russian language at our university and many cultural events which we hold, some of which were organized with support from...

18.06.2012
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

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