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Efim Pivovar
RUSSIA IS A GREAT EDUCATIONAL POWER


17 2010
Russian universities present a wide range of educational institutions. There exist the classical universities that have deep historical roots, but there are very few of such universities. And then there are institutions of higher education that have become universities during the last two decades and they tend to remain largely specialised. Take, for instance, the University of Oil and Gas, or the Mining University (which, by the way, is not the only one having this name), and there are also universities of engineering and road transport. All of these educational institutions are called universities namely for one key reason. That is, according to the existing Russian law ‘On education’, the hierarchy of institutes of higher education is spelled out as follows: institutes, academies and universities. It is only natural that almost all institutes of higher education are striving to become universities. In order to achieve this objective, they have undertaken to develop new supplementary programs, including those in the humanitarian sphere...