Ural Federal University won’t merge with colleges, Governor says

11 March 2010 (11:43)

‘An educational change is one of the main challenges proposed by the Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev. Without some knowledge upgrades and attempts to bring up a new personality type this country will never grow stable,’ Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Alexander Misharin announced at a meeting with the Ural colleges’ students.

‘Sverdlovsk Region has more students here than do many other parts of Russia; however, the creation of Ural Federal University does not mean it is going to absorb all the other local colleges and vocational schools. We’ll have a hierarchy like the rest of the world,’ Alexander Misharin said.

Now Ural Federal University is currently being set up in Yekaterinburg in accordance with Dmitriy Medvedev’s decree. The university will grow out of Ural State Technical University.

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