Government to close two in every five universities – in Russia

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The number of Russian universities will be cut by 40% by the end of 2016, according to Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov. In addition, the number of university branches will be slashed by 80% in the same period.

… Livanov said the number of universities was five times higher now than during the days of the USSR and was too high: “This is mainly the result of the opening of a huge number of private universities during the 1990s. Unfortunately, the results of our monitoring showed that the quality of education provided by some of them is very poor” …

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150417043945585

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

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