In Russia will double the number of foreign students

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Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti

Within five years the number of foreign students studying in Russian universities is expected to double: from 300 to 600 thousand people. This was stated by the Minister of science and higher education Mikhail Kotyukov, reports RIA Novosti.

“According to this indicator Russia is one of the leaders in the world,” he said at a meeting with students and professors of Novosibirsk state University.

Kotyukov noted that this would require to develop not only the content of educational programs, and opportunities for employment. The Minister is confident that this problem can be solved, but not told how.

Office Kotyukov also actively engaged in the issue of mutual recognition of scientific degrees of Russian and foreign scientists. For this, according to him, there are good preconditions as “universities of Russia dynamically develops its international positions, including in the ratings”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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