Education and Science

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Promotion of Russian education abroad is one of the most important tasks of the Russian Federation.

Work in this direction is defined by the Concept of Promotion of Russian Education on the basis of Representative Offices of Rossotrudnichestvo Abroad, approved on March 27, 2014. The concept aims to create a system of effective measures for the promotion of Russian higher education abroad, as well as the creation of means for information and coordination support of universities’ activities on the development of international relations.

Great attention is paid to the support of Russian schools abroad, according to the Concept approved on November 4, 2015.

The concept defines:

  • priorities and objectives of the state policy of the Russian Federation in promoting general education in Russian language in the international educational space;
  • approaches to providing access to general education in Russian language abroad for Russian citizens, foreign citizens and stateless persons;
  • organizations carrying out educational activities in the sphere of general education abroad as Russian schools abroad (4 kinds);
  • types of state support for organizations engaged in educational activities in Russian and (or) in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standards in foreign countries (informational, methodological, logistical support, the organization of professional education and further vocational training for staff of Russian schools abroad).

Rossotrudnichestvo annually implements projects and programs aimed to export Russian education, to promote international scientific cooperation, to make Russian universities attractive for foreign citizens, as well as to interact with graduates of Russian (Soviet) universities.

Representative Offices of Rossotrudnichestvo, Russian Centers of Science and Culture abroad, are grounds for carrying out activities in the sphere of education, establishment of contacts between Russian scientists and their foreign counterparts, youth co-operation, as well as selection of foreign schools graduates for studying in Russian universities within the quota allocated by the Government.

The partners of Rossotrudnichestvo in this area include the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian educational and research organizations, the Associations of Foreign Graduates and Foreign Students of Russian (Soviet) Universities, and others.