Science and education in Russia will share

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Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti

The Ministry of education and science of Russia will be divided into two departments. On Friday, may 11, RIA Novosti reported citing a source in the Parliament.

According to him, Russia will have two new ministries, one will be responsible only for science, second for education. Subordinated to the Ministry of education and science Federal Agency for scientific organizations (FANO) disbanded, and its functions will be transferred to the new specialized Agency.

According to sources RBC Minobra and the government, a new Ministry of science, most likely, will be headed by the curator of this direction in the existing Ministry, the Deputy Minister and academician Grigory Trubnikov. Also as the probable candidate on this post is called the head of the FANO Michael Kotyukov.

Olga Vasilieva, head of the existing Agency, may be the Minister of education. “On Thursday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting with Vasilyeva, which discussed the continuation of her work as Minister,” said one of the interlocutors edition. An ideal candidate for this position RBC sources believe the head of the education Fund “Talent and success” Elena Shmelev.

The Ministry of education has not yet confirmed this information. “The Ministry is focused on fulfilling the tasks set by the President and the government and continues to operate normally, focusing on the conduct of the exam and preparing for the admission campaign, in its pre-planned chart is working, the acting Minister O. Vasilyev,” — said in comments the Agency.

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