Monday, August 21, 2017

Russian government approves UrFU's plans to boost international competitiveness

Ural Federal University's international competitiveness enhancement program plans were recently approved by the Council of the Ministry of Science and Education.

The university will receive funds towards promoting the university as being among the world's leading research and educational centers. The funds will also go towards inviting famous guest lecturers and organizing academic exchange for professors and students.

UrFU professor Viktor Koksharov said the program will help increase the number of foreign students and lecturers and enhance the school's English program.

The university presented its plan to council members in Moscow late last month. The timeline is available to the public and includes such goals as entering the top-400 of Time Higher Education Review and the top-250 of the QS University Rankings by 2016.