It will be difficult to locate 500 people per year that are suited to participate in the state program for studying in foreign universities

25 june 2014 | CNews

The government will be funding Russian citizens that desire to study IT in foreign universities. The program was approved by the government and is titled “Global education”.

Yuri Ammosov
Yuri Ammosov
Adviser to Director General of the Analytical Center

CNews relates what was said by the Adviser to the Director General of the Analytical Center Yuri Ammosov, who claims that 125 out of 382 Russian students received doctoral and master’s degrees while studying at American universities in 2012. He made this claim based on the results of his own research titled “Four mobilities: Challenges for Russia in 2015-2030”.

According to him, USA has about one third of the World’s universities and it can be estimated that almost 1 thousand Russian citizens are applying to foreign universities in order to study for a doctoral or master’s degrees every year. Most of these students receive fully covered scholarships and thus there is a small probability that they will require funds from the government of the Russian Federation, considers the expert.

This is why Mr. Ammosov considers that it will be difficult to locate 500 people per year that are suited to participate in the state program for studying in foreign universities.