Rossiyskaya GazetaBy Irina Ivoilova, Rossiyskaya Gazeta. In any interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Moscow State University Rector Viktor Sadovnichy shared his view that only a small number of universities deemed ineffective will be shut down. Most of them, he believes, will be restructured.
Some rectors claim that they had no idea that their universities were being assessed, and that they were unaware some important decisions could be made based on its findings. Yet, the minister insists that the campaign was agreed upon with the Russian Rectors’ Union and the Association of Leading Russian Universities. Where is the truth?
Viktor Sadovnichy:
First of all, we need to keep in mind that the evaluation of universities is based entirely on the logic of the evolution of the quality of higher education and its fundamental nature, which has always been characteristic of our education system. We are assessed and evaluated throughout our lives, and university ratings are another part of this process that has gained popularity in recent years. Read more...