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Project 5-100 Council meeting: results out now

November 6, 2018

The eleventh meeting of the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centers was held on 25 and 27 October in Kalinigrad.

During the two-day event, 21 Project 5-100 universities have been reporting on the implementation of their roadmaps on competitiveness enhancement and presenting their further development strategies.

Following its 11th meeting, the Council recommends to the Ministry to continue supporting 21 leading Russian. Project 5-100 universities are then divided into the three groups each consisting of seven universities. The universities are listed in alphabetical order in the groups:

1st - HSE, ITMO University, MEPhI, MISiS, MIPT, NSU and TSU;

2nd - KFU, RUDN University, Sechenov University, SPbPU, TPU, University of Tyumen, and UrFU;

3d - FEFU, IKBFU, ETU «LETI», Samara University, SibFU, SUSU, and UNN.

Universities being reorganized into the three groups will involve further differentiated financial support provided by the State to the universities featured in one of the three groups with regard to the state subsidiary allocated to each institution.

Recommendations to the Project 5-100 participating universities include:

1.     The Council stresses that the universities need to focus on their main development priorities. The key priorities include gaining international recognition among the leading research and education centers through the development of the priority research areas. That must be done while taking into account available resources and modern research trends in order to actualize the international competitiveness enhancement goals at the final stage of the project.

2.     The Council recommends that universities draw their attention to a need to review and upd ate universities’ policies and renew their strategical approaches to research, education and innovation. It will allow the universities to develop in accordance with modern trends and to broaden their organizational and management skills.

3.     In the light of the need to reinforce the role of the universities in the regions’ development, the Council underlines that a greater effort to archive universities’ interaction with business and industries, e.g. by developing business environment within the universities and innovation ecosystems around them is to be created. Besides, the universities need to invest into developing entrepreneurship education programs as one of the key aspects of creating innovative culture both in the universities and in the regions.

4.     The Council encourages universities to work on human capacity-building by: strengthening and professionalizing research and teaching staff and attracting the leading researchers, e.g. from the foreign universities. Highly skilled employees are one of the main resources for the universities’ development.

5.     The Council recommends that the universities place emphasis on the development of additional measures in place to attract and encourage talented and gifted international students, being an asset to the teaching and learning environment of the universities, whose alumni are competitive on the local and

The Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centers (Project 5-100 Council) was established in 2013 in accordance with the Russian Federation Government Decree No. 211 of March 16, 2013 and the Russian Federation Government Decision No. 529-r of April 6, 2013. It was se t as an advisory board. The Council assesses Russian leading universities’ achievements in pursuing competitiveness enhancement programs under the Project, endeavors to implement the relevant aspects of the Project strategy and gives recommendations to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. In July 2013, the Council met for the first time to identify the universities-winners of the competitive selection and to determine which of them would participate in the Project.

The Council includes Russian and foreign representatives of the academic community, government officials responsible for reforms in education, and eminent international researchers and experts in higher education. Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, is Chair of the Council. Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and Andrei Volkov, Academic policy advisor to the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, are Deputy Chairs of the Council.