Ministry of Science and Higher Education to adjust the Priority 2030 project for Arctic universities
Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov announced the decision to adjust the Priority 2030 project so that universities in the Arctic zone can also participate in it.
“This year, we will adjust the project; it involves the principle of rotation. Those who show poor results will be cut [from the program]. We had limitations on the new principles. They were somewhat discriminatory in terms of the number of students – universities with fewer than 4,000 students could not participate. Now we are planning to lower the threshold,” said Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov during a meeting of the working group on ensuring the transport, logistics and socioeconomic development of the Russian Arctic under the State Council Commission on Transport.
According to the minister, universities in the Arctic zone will be able to participate in the project after the changes are made. Falkov recalled that last year, together with the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, we launched the Far East track of the project, in which 15 universities participate.
“We discussed with all the governors, including Andrei Chibis, what needs adjusting in the project, so that the points and universities, including those from the Arctic zone, can participate. The work is underway,” Falkov added.
As the Murmansk Region governor, who also took part in the working group meeting, explained: “This means that there will be additional funds for the renovation of university buildings and campuses, the purchase of new educational equipment and the financing of modern educational programs.”