How to Become a Participant in Project 5-100: Representatives of 40 Universities Attend Seminar Organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian FederationAugust 5, 2015
On 30 July, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation organized a seminar for the representatives of the universities planning to take part in the second open contest for government aid for the leading Russian universities. The purpose is to enhance the competitive standing of Russian schools among the world’s best education and research centers. Those attending were greeted by Grigory Andruschak (Director of the Department for Strategy, Analysis and Forecasting of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia). Speakers included Mikhail Antonov (Director of Project 5-100 Office) and Elena Glukhova that represented the Department.
Antonov explained the goals and missions of Project 5-100, spoke about the role of the Council for Competitiveness Enhancement of the Leading Russian Universities among the Best Global Research and Education Centers, and addressed the role and purpose of the Project Office. The speaker noted that one of the key tasks of the Project is to overcome the current low research productivity of university staff and bolster the reputation of Russian universities globally. “World-class universities will provide our country with a competitive edge in the international arena”, Antonov said.
Attendees were then introduced to the university selection system. During the first stage of selection those universities whose applications do not meet the formal requirements for contest documents will be eliminated. In the second phase, the most potentially interesting institutions will be selected. The universities who have successfully completed the first stage will get the opportunity to present their excellence programs to the Council, which will meet on 23-24 October in Vladivostok. For now it has not been decided how many winners will be named at the end of the selection process.
Elena Glukhova devoted her presentation to organizational and technical aspects of the contest. Then both speakers answered questions.
To remind our readers - on 10 July the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia announced the start of the second contest for government support for best universities for the purpose of enhancing their competitive standing. The winners will be named and announced in October.