Friday, December 15, 2017

Sverdlovsk business, science communities discuss improvement of UrFU research programs

Last week, members of the Sverdlovsk region's business and science communities gathered for a conference on Ural economic growth to discuss ways to improve Ural Federal University's research programs.

UrFU Business, Industry and Science Rector Viktor Koksharov presented the university's plan to increase its competitiveness as a leading international institution.

"We plan to increase the proportion of international students and faculty, as well as the number of programs that are read in other languages, especially English," Koksharov said. "Now, more attention will be paid to the university to improve language skills."

Earlier this year, UrFU announced its intentions to enter the top 400 Times Higher Education ranking and the QS top-250 world universities list by 2016.