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This was stated today, September 25, by the Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov during a meeting with the Minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov.
The program is being developed and supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. The program objective is to form a group of universities that are national leaders in the development of scientific knowledge, territorial and technological development of the economy, and the creation of best practices in research, education, and innovation.
The program plans to provide annual support to development programs of at least 100 universities, the basic grant will amount to 100 million rubles for each university. In addition, a special part of the grant will be provided to Universities focused on research leadership, integration with leading academic institutions, training for the research and development sector, and implementation of breakthrough research. For universities focused on the development of territorial and (or) technological leadership, a special grant is provided for building technological capacity and creating high-tech developments, integration with industry and solving problems of innovative development of the regional economy and industries.
During the meeting, Maxim Reshetnikov also noted that the development of world-class universities throughout Russia is important in the long term from the point of view of territorial development.