Russia is making huge efforts to climb TOP world university rankings and bring the best international education practices to its higher education institutions. According to a new program approved on June 20 by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, i.e. The Global Education program, Russian students will now be able to study abroad for free. Russian graduates will receive full financial support from the state provided they agree to work for a Russian company for a minimum of three years after completing their degree abroad. The program will start this fall while the list of acceptable universities includes 150 schools in 25 countries. To qualify for the program, applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree and have applied and been accepted into a foreign university on the list.
According to Mr Andrei Nikitin – the Head of Russias Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) - “The aim of this program is for Russia to adopt the best foreign practices in the field of education”. More than 4 billion rubles ($118 million) have already been allocated to cover the costs of the first three years of the program.
The list of universities approved by Russian Government for The Global Education program is available at the official Facebook page of the project. Here you will also find the latest news, updates and details.
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