Yekaterinburg proves one of Russia’s top ten cities to go to college

February 13, 2015. The Sociology Department of Financial University under the Russian Federation Government carried a rating of the country’s cities with the best living standards in 2014.

According to Yekaterinburg Council’s press service, the research involved 37 Russian cities with population over 500,000 people. The rating positions were ascribed based on statistical and sociological data that were obtained through population surveys. Yekaterinburg was given the 6th position in the rating in terms of the quality of education it offers.

Head of Yekaterinburg Council Education Department Evgenia Umnikova sees this as a good result that stems from the city authorities’ systematic and long-standing efforts.

‘This impressive position also results from a planning approach to the council’s key tasks. Our education improvement efforts are linked to Municipal School: The Five-Star Standard, a part of the strategic plan on Yekaterinburg’s development, and to the federal and local legislation, including priority national projects that seriously boosted the development of our education system, special-purpose local programs, and conversion to federal educational standards. Undoubtedly, the funding that is allocated from Yekaterinburg budget is an important factor as well,’ Umnikova said.


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