Saturday, June 23, 2018

URFU adopts changes to grow more competitive

Ural Federal University (URFU) has contacted researchers and scientists from around the world to assist in restructuring the university’s educational process from instruction-based to research-based.

Making these structural changes will improve the competitive standing of the university among the world’s research and leading education institutions.

Members of the board met on Saturday to discuss whether URFU should receive funds from the federal budget. Participants included representatives from both Russia and international nations, academic and scientific communities, researchers specializing in higher education, experts of higher education and government officials.

Part of the discussion revolved around the fact that URFU is scheduled to receive funds from Russia’s federal budget in order to bring more scientists into the university’s restructuring process.

The board members also discussed plans concerning URFU's joining the 5-100 project, a program in which the university can now participate. The program hopes both to boost the competitiveness of Russian universities and advance URFU’s standing among the top research and education institutions around the world.

Founded in 1920, URFU, located in Yekarerinburg, is the oldest university in the Ural region. It has 5,640 academic staff members and 57,000 students.

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