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Access to scientometric databases

Session of the Interdepartmental Coordination Board for Licensed Access to Information Scientometric Databasesand Fulltext Academic Resources to ok place at the RFMinistry of Educationand Science.

Following the decisions taken at the meeting with Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education and Science, held on December 29, 2016, the Board members reviewed the resources use and relevancy, and formulated tasks for the year 2017.

Besides, Clarivate Analytics (СА) company and Elsevier Publishers presented their proposals for providing access to their resources for Research, academic and education organizations within the framework of centralized (national)  subscription.

Based on the results of the discussion, the Board considered the above proposals by database holders and took the decision to subscribe national research, academic and education organizations to the mentioned resources for the yeat 2017.

The Board also approved the project of the Ministry of Education and Science and Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS) to provide approx. 1 mln researchers with free access to patent information in a wide range of Russian and foreign resources (the arrays of the total volume over 120 mln documents).

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

Prosveshchenie-Holding presented its concept of national education integrator at the Russian Investment Forum

Government-business debates on the ways of Russian education modernization and development in the new economic environment took place at the Russian Investment Forum panel session “Education modernization and regions’ potential.” RF Government Deputy Chair Olga Golodets chaired the session.

The panel session “Education modernization and regions’ potential” was held on February 27 and covered the issues of human capital as a key factor of investment process and economic activity in the country, and regional trends in education.

«In our work we are first of all oriented towards individual demands of regional education systems. The eternal mission of Prosveshchenie [Pulbishers’] is to solve vital education problems in each particular region and in the country, on the whole. We are prepared to contribute to complex regional development integrating all levels of education for the benefit of regions, investors, for public welfare. We are ready to share responsibility for investments into education and their results with regional heads”, - Vladimir Uzun, President of Prosveshchenie-Holding, said. Along with publication and delivery of learning aids, the national education integrator built by Prosveshchenie-Holding is to pursue complex regional education programs through increasing educators’ competences, introduction of new methods, improving education infrastructure, holding events for schoolchildren and their parents.

Vladimir Uzun emphasized that Prosveshchenie had over 85-year experience in maintaining education content in the country, 25-year experience of high-tech large-scale publishing for the benefit of the nation on the whole and the regions, in particular.

Source:Prosveshchenie

 

Ministry of Education and Science plans to open five innovation centers in Tomsk

Five innovation centers are to be established in Tomsk within the framework of a new Ministry’s of Education and Science project “Universities – Centers for Innovation Development Space”, TASS informs.

Segrey Zhvachkin, Tomsk Rgion Governor, confirmed at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, that all six leading universities are to be embraced by the innovation program. This year innovation centers will be established at Tomsk State University and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU).

It will be recalled that the RF Ministry’s of Education and Science project “Universities – Centers for Innovation Development Space” was approved in 2016 and is meant for the period up to 2015. It assumes to establish no less than 100 university centers for technological, innovative and social advance, and besides, no less than 60 engineering centers.

Source: Politika segodnya

ProgressofRussianAcademicExcellenceProject

Progress of The 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence project was discussed at Samara conference.

On February 15—18, the large-scale all-Russian forum on the strategic development of higher education and increase of international competitiveness of Russian universities and their transformation into world-class academic institutions, was held on the premises of S. Korolev National Research University in Samara,

The program of the 19th seminar and conference of The 5-100 Project comprised vital problems of university internationalization and foreign student recruiting, science and scientometrics, education, innovative activities and technology transfer.

Lyudmila Ogorodova, RF Deputy Minister of Education and Science, chaired the session.

Executives and professors of project member organizations and other interested Russian universities participated in the Conference. Besides, representatives of dozens of organizations, including international institutions, attended the forum, and 90 presentations were delivered.

Evgeny Shkhmatov, Samara University Rector, welcomed the Conference. He highlighted the key vectors and future prospects for the University, in particular, establishment of Gagarin-Center Innovative Territory embracing the university campus and technology park.

“One of our University’s characteristic features is its orientation towards those science-intensive and promising projects peculiar for Samara – first of all, in the sphere aerospace engineering, and our close interaction with Samara Region Government,” – the rector said.

Lyudmila Ogorodova? Deputy Minister, emphasized that the main task of the leading universities was to develop new sectors in economy. The Government of the Russian Federation instructed to open 40 innovative centers at federal and regional base universities this year.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

Russia’s universities get 10 billion funding

The RF Premier Medvedev signed the decree on granting 10.3 billion rubles to twenty one Russian higher education schools and universities, the Cabinet’s www-site informs.

The subsidies to be provided for in 2017 federal budget within the framework  of the National Program “Education Development” for 2013-2020 are intended to increase national education competitiveness among the world leading research and education centers. The Government divide the universities into three groups: those in the first group get 849.2 mln rubles each, in the second group – 482.2 mln rubles each, and those in the third group – 141.5 mln rubles each. The largest subsidies go to Kazan and Novosibirsk universities, St. Petersburg University for Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), MISIS technological university and Higher School of Economics.

Source: RG.RU

The RF Premier Medvedev signed the decree on granting 10.3 billion rubles to twenty one Russian higher education schools and universities, the Cabinet’s www-site informs.

The subsidies to be provided for in 2017 federal budget within the framework  of the National Program “Education Development” for 2013-2020 are intended to increase national education competitiveness among the world leading research and education centers. The Government divide the universities into three groups: those in the first group get 849.2 mln rubles each, in the second group – 482.2 mln rubles each, and those in the third group – 141.5 mln rubles each. The largest subsidies go to Kazan and Novosibirsk universities, St. Petersburg University for Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), MISIS technological university and Higher School of Economics.

Source: RG.RU

“Developing education and science"

In Arkhangelsk, on the premises of the library of the M. I. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, “Education for Science Development”, the Government Commission for Arctic Development task group held the session. Grigory Trubnikov, Deputy Minister for Education and Science, took part in the meeting that coincided with the preparation for the International Arctic Forum “Arctic  - The territory of dialogue” to be held in Arkhangelsk on March 29—30.

D. S. Kosyakov, Head of the Center for Research Hardware Shared Use, introduced the Deputy Minster to the Research Center’s areas of studies as they made a tour of laboratories.

Deputy Minister Trubnikov shared his impressions of the tour with the task group members and said: “There are few cities of the same population, even those closer to [the capital city of] Moscow, to boast the same level of intellectual activities as I can see here in Arkhangelsk”.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

The RF Ministry of Education to produce a new law on science by the late 2017

The RF Ministry of Education and Science is to prepare a new law on science. The work is to be launched in March and accomplished by late 2017.

«The law on science and sci-tech policy now in force was adopted over 20 years ago, and despite multiple amendments, it hinders the strategic solutions (Note by Indicator.Ru: The Strategy for Sci-tech development ). Hence The RF Ministry of Education along with other government agencies undertakes to develop the  draft law “On scientific, sci-tech and innovative activities in the Russian Federation,” Minister Olga Vasilyeva said in her interview to Indicator.Ru.

The Minister added that the debates start in March, 2017, and be completed in December. “I would like to invite all university, academic and business communities to join this project”, - the Minister said.

Source: Indicator

Russia keeps leadership in education in mathematics and natural sciences, the international study proves

On February 1, 2017, the international conference on the findings of the education quality study featuring Olga Vasilyeva, RF Minister for Education and Science, Sergey Kravtsov ROSOBRBADZOR head, Sergey Sobyanin, Moscow Mayor, and attendees from over 30 states of the world.

The participants in the Conference “Findings of 2015 international TIMSS and PISA studies and factors of impact on education” discussed the impact of management decisions and transformations in education on the education system characteristics.

For more details see here  

Source: RF Ministry for Education and Science www-site

ROSOBRNADZOR has forbidden admission to 5 universities and revoked licenses from three

These measures are caused by their failure to perform as the Russian Service for Supervision in Education and Science (ROSOBRNADZOR) prescripts.

During the last week, five universities were forbidden to admit new students and three more lost their accreditation, ROSOBRNADZOR Press Service informs.

Student admission is forbidden to Sergiev-Posad Humanitarian University, Moscow Regional Humanitarian Institute, Astrakhan and Nizhny Novgorod Affiliates of the University for Russian Innovative Education, Institute for International Social and Humanitarian Relations.

Source: TASS

The system of national subscription to international databases

The RF Ministry of Education and Science, Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations (FASO), and Russian Academy of Sciences are to form the permanent system of national subscription to international databases to be accessible for every research, scientific and education organization.

Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education and Science, Mikhail Kotyukov, FASO head, and Anatoly Grigoryev, RAS Vice President, resumed on the project of the national subscription to the collections of the best international journals.

In 2015, by the Government instruction, access to full-text foreign journal articles and international scientific citation databases was regimented for the first time ever. Web of Science and Scopus made the subscription core along with over 20 collections of full-text journals, technological standards and patent databases. The RF Ministry of Education and Science provided for and funded access for over 300 organizations independently of their affiliation. The core was complemented with the journals of The American Physical and Mathematical Societies, other important collections in several areas made accessible through the support of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations. Besides, Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research supports subscription to Springer and Nature journals collection.

At the meeting, the attendants discussed actual statistics corresponding with the demand for subscribed information and provided by the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, and collections use intensity demonstrated by Russian scientific, research and education organizations.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science

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