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International Readers Marathon «Karenina. Live edition» took place in Internet on October 3-4

More than 700 persons live on TV read fragments of «Anna Karenina» on October 3-4 within project «Karenina. Live edition». Internet users and amateurs of classic literature joined to the project in Moscow, Yasnaya Polyana, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Perm, London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Seul and some other cities.

Event of online reading of an outstanding work of Russian literature was organized by Country- house museum of L.N. Tolstoy «Yasnaya Polyana» and Google supported by Samsung Electronics. Google Hangouts online service was the platform for reading of the novel.

Both ordinary fans of Lev Tolstoy’s art and famous Russian workers of art participated in the project, including such as Zakhar Prilepin, Egor Konchalovsky, Evelina Khromchenko, Mikhail Kozyrev and Mikhail Shvydkoy.

Expert Council of Ministry of education and science of Russia approved 11 university applications for creation of base universities.

Expert Council of Ministry of education and science of Russia examined 12 applications from universities for foundation of base universities and recommended 11 of them for participation. Final list of education organizations that would receive state grants for further development will be approved in accordance with these results.

Council recommended foundation of base universities by the following ones:

  1. Volgograd State Technical University
  2. Voronezh State Technical University
  3. Vyatka State University
  4. Donskoy State Technical University
  5. Kostroma State Technological University
  6. Omsk State Technical University
  7. I.S. Turgenev Orel State University
  8. Samara State Technical University
  9. Siberia M.F. Reshetnev State Aerospace University

10. Tyumen State University of Oil and Gas

11. Ufa State Oil Technical University

Strategy of scientific and technological development of Russia

In Kremlin at the Presidential Council for science and education creation of strategy of scientific and technological development of Russia for long-tern period was discussed.The President offered to equal this document to the strategy of national security of Russia. New concept of scientific development supposes point financing for the leading scientific centers, active cooperation of scientific sphere with real sectors of economy and modernization of education. Vladimir Putin charged to prepare the strategy till the end of the year.

Vladimir Putin charged the Government to make corresponding amendments in the legislation and told: «Right now it is necessary to develop specific practical tool of realization of the strategy that would allow to take into consideration global tendencies and challenges, flexibly react to inquiries of society and economy, new technologies, scientific knowledge and education competencies. I repeat: the issue is of principal character. Existence of own advanced technologies is a key factor of state sovereignty and security, competitive ability of Russian companies and an important condition for growth of economy and quality of life of our citizens. So within this framework I suppose that it is necessary to consider the strategy of scientific and technological development as one of the determinative documents along with the strategy of national security».

Today in Russia there are 150 state scientific centers and institutions that have two third of the issued patents and 80% cites of scientific works in foreign and Russian special editions. But these 150 organizations just a tenth part of all scientific state enterprises. It is supposed to focus financing from the budget straight on advanced structures that will be indicated via transparent evaluation system. But this system is to be developed yet.

e problem of private data. Anyone can gather private data - passport data, photos, address, telephone number etc - in Internet from different devices. Personal data is the data that allows to identify a concrete person, and private data is a wider term. It can become personal but if it is collected in one place.

 

Natalia Kasperskaya will develop a draft law about private data

The President of the RF supported this initiative after discussion with the representatives of the branch at Forum «Internet Economy 2015».

Natalia Kasperskaya, Head of InfoWatch Company, will develop a draft law that would regulate private data of users. Today legislation protects personal data only. It is a narrower term.

On December 22 at Forum «Internet Economy 2015», within a closed meeting, representatives of the largest Russian companies of this sphere told Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, what it is necessary to amend in the legislation to have possibility to develop new directions of Internet business. Natalia Kasperskaya was one of the speakers.

Ms Kasperskaya told to «Izvestia»: «I described the problem of private data distribution to him. And he told that understood the problem and it should be resolved. I tried to promote term «digital resource». I explained that private data is our «resource» and it shall belong to us (but not to foreigners). He answered that understood that and if we could write offers for legislation then he was ready to support them. Preliminary we had a talk with Mr Zharov (Alexander Zharov, Head of Federal Supervision Agency for IT and Communications). And he told that if the President agrees then a draft law would be prepared immediately».

The day before Igor Ashmanov, Head of «Ashmanov and partners» Company, told about the problem of private data. Anyone can gather private data - passport data, photos, address, telephone number etc - in Internet from different devices. Personal data is the data that allows to identify a concrete person, and private data is a wider term. It can become personal but if it is collected in one place.

National network of school libraries will be created in Russia

Development of the concept containing image of the future national network of school libraries will be the first step of modernization of school libraries.

As RIA Novosty announced, National network of school libraries with one catalogue of literature and common system of distribution of pedagogical methods will be created in Russia.

Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation develops the Concept of national network of information and library centers of education organizations that would include analysis of the existing status of information and library centers, recommendations for modernization of information and library centers, development of standard regulations of information and library centers, as well as offers concerning organizational events being necessary for creation of national network of information and library centers. And creation of one fed era information and methodological center is the basic event.

Mr Novikov: Fund of support of education publishing will be founded in Russia

Oleg Novikov, Head of the Publishing Group, announced today at the Press Conference in «Russia Today» International News Agency that, 500 000 000 RUR will be given by United Publishing Group «Drofa» - «Ventana-Graf» - «Astrel» in 2016-2018 to found the fund of support of initiatives in the sphere of development of education publishing and education environment.

According to him, the amendment that have place in society shall be reflected in educational process too. In future there is an issue of creation of digital environment consisting of digital textbook and all possible digital methodological and text materials. New content shall be both useful and interesting for education process.

Public pedagogical council to control amendments in education materials is created in the Publishing group.

Viktor Bolotov, President of Eurasia Association of evaluation of education quality and Member of the Academy, Alexander Asmolov, Director of Federal Institute of education development and Member of the Academy, Igor Remorenko, Rector of Moscow City Pedagogical University, Efim rachevsky, Director of Center of education «Tsaritsyno» №548, Alexey Semenov, Rector of Moscow Pedagogical State University and Member of the Academy, Isak Frumin, Research advisor of Institute of education of Higher School of Economics, and Maya Pildes, Honored teacher of the RF and Director of St. Petersburg Gymnasium №56, will be the members of the Council.

Assessment of Russian test works succeeded

Evgeny Semchenko, Head of Department of Supervision and Control of government authorities of Federal service for control in the sphere of education and science, announced that, high level of preparation of pupils of lower grades in the RF was approved both by assessment of Russian test works and international researches.

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Ball of literature heroes in Pashkov House

Ministry of education and science of the RF, Russian Historical Association and Russian Book Union summarized the Year of literature in Russian education system at the Ball of literature heroes that took place in Pashkov House in Moscow.

Natalia Tretyak, First Deputy of Minister of education and science of the RF and Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of education and science of the RF, summarized the Year of literature in Russian education system and awarded the winners of regional, Russian and international children festivals and competitions.

Week of Science ended

44th Scientific and research Conference «Week of Science» concluded its work on December 4, 2015 in St. Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University.

A.I. Rudskoy, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, M.V. Kovalchuk, Director of Kurchatov Scientific Center, Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Supervisory council of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, V.Y. Panchenko, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman Council of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Director of Institute on Laser and Information Technologies of Russian Academy of Sciences, and A.B. Povalko, Deputy Minister of education and science, summarized the annual scientific Forum and answered questions of journalists within the press Conference, organized together with «Matrix of Science» City Club of scientists and journalists.

According to Andrey Rudskoy, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, the 44th «Week of Science» was one of the most successful, positive and effective ones.

Vladimir Panchenko, Member of Supervisory council of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, positively evaluated the work of the University during several last years and highlighted that Polytechnic University is an apparent leader of contemporary fundamental engineering education.

According to the rating of universities of BRICS countries and countries of developing economy that was published in the beginning of December, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is steady in the lists of the best education institutions of the world: it is on the 18th line in the general list and on the 2nd line among Russian universities standing down after Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Lomonosov Moscow State University is on the third line in the rating of the best universities of BRICS countries

15 Russian universities are in the rating of 200 best universities acting in BRICS countries (Brazilia, Russia, India, China and RSA) and 43 developing countries that was prepared by British magazine Times Higher Education (THE).

According to the research published on Wednesday, December 2 (today, Moscow time), the highest position among Russian universities was taken by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) that is on the third line of the list. Top lines of the rating were occupied by two universities from Chia - Peking University (1st line) and Tsing Hua University working in the capital of PRC (2nd line).

Except for MSU, in the rating Russia was represented by St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great (18th line), Tomsk Polytechnic University (20th line), Moscow National research nuclear university (MEPhi) (26th line), Kazan Federal University (31st line), Novosibirsk State University (34th line), St. Petersburg State University (37th line), Bauman Moscow State Technical University (57th line), Tomsk State University (87th line), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (93rd line), National research technological university (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys) (99th line), Ural Federal University (165th line), National research University «Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology» (173rd line), Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University (193rd line) and South Federal University (197th line).

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