South Ural State University became one of the six institutions of higher education selected to participate in the 5-100 Project on increasing the competitiveness of the leading Russian universities and strengthening their positions in the international rankings.
18 universities claimed for entering the Project during the two-day session on 23-24 of October at the site of the Far Eastern Federal University, having presented their academic excellence programs. All programs were defended during the meeting of the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Leading Global Research and Education Centers chaired by Dmitry Livanov – Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Prominent representatives of the Russian academic community, public officials and global education experts participating in the discussion of the contestants’ presentation included these notables: Andrei Volkov (Professor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO), Igor Agamirzian (CEO of Russian Venture Company), Tsui Lap-Chee (Vice-Chancellor and President of the Hong Kong University), Min Weifang (Executive President of the Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies), Edward Crawley (President of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology).
“The Council was interested in supercomputer technologies, delivered in the University, cooperation with industrial enterprises, Russian and foreign universities, developing of the University’ structure, – announces Andrey Keller (Head of the Innovation Activity Department). – Our presentation was estimated as one of the best among others.”
On the results of discussion of the presentations the Council chose 6 programs of the following universities:
- Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University,
- Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University,
- Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia,
- Siberian Federal University,
- Tyumen State University
- South Ural State University.
The 5-100 Project was launched in accordance with the provisions of the President’s Edict in 2012 as a tool of maximizing the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.
In addition to the occurrence of at least five Russian universities in the first hundred of the world university rankings, the main expected result of the Project 5-100 by 2020 is that Russia will have a group of contemporary Universities leaders with an effective management structure, and a strong international academic reputation which meets global development trends and can quickly adapt to global changes.
The final decision on the inclusion of institutions of higher education in the project and the amount of subsidies provided to the selected universities will be made within two weeks by the Ministry.