Kindergarten checklist for teachers on Education, a member of the faction is ambivalent about the plans of the state for large-scale training of the best Russian students in the leading foreign universities.
“On the one hand, of course, we need to penetrate into the global scientific community”, – said the deputy. As the parliamentarian noted, “it would be nice if more of our students had a good schooling in the leading universities of the world. At the same time Safaraliyev believes that the amount of $5 billion planned for the relevant purposes “would give no less, if not more effect” if it were directed to the development of Russian universities, which have the best experience and traditions in education and scientific research. “Then Russia would have an opportunity to have significant additional dividends by inviting students from abroad to these universities, and thus raise the prestige of Russian education,” the deputy believes. “But since we’re talking about ‘importing’ education, the program in question should be based on a rigid competition, so that the most worthy students would really be sent abroad at state expense,” the politician pointed out. He also stressed that “we must talk about those areas in which there is a real shortage of specialists in Russia. “For example, we can train specialists in the management system in our country as well, especially because this system itself has its own features, peculiar to us,” the politician pointed out.
Safaraliev acknowledges the relevance for Russia of the problem related to the non-return of many young professionals who receive prestigious education abroad. “But I do not think that to solve this problem we can benefit from the Kazakh experience with the pledge of property, as it infringes on human rights to a certain extent. We should also remember that a significant number of Russian students do not have wealthy relatives, whose property could be left as a pledge,” – said the deputy. In his opinion, it would be “more appropriate” for Russia to make a special amendment to the new law “On Education,” which is scheduled to be passed next year. “It should oblige all those who receive or improve their education abroad at the state’s expense, to work in Russia in their specialty for at least five years after graduation,” – says the parliamentarian. He noted that such a rule “will not be in any contradiction with the Bologna agreement. At the same time the deputy spoke in favor of “creating more attractive conditions for our young professionals. “This is a high salary, and the opportunity to do science, and the opportunity to regularly participate in international scientific conferences. In a sight words kindergarten word, conditions for them in Russia must be at least no worse than abroad,” summed up Hajimet Safaraliev.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, a member of the faction “Just Russia” Victor Shudegov was quite critical of the emergence of a large-scale program for the education of Russian students in leading foreign universities.
“By deciding to spend so much money on the education of our citizens abroad, we thus recognize that Russian education is not able to prepare quality professionals,” – said the deputy. In addition, according to Shudegov, by financing the education of Russian students in foreign universities, Russia “supports Western countries and their educational system.” “So I think that this approach is wrong, especially when no thought has been given to the question of how our young specialists will be able to return home,” Shudegov said, noting that many Russian graduates “try to stay and settle down abroad. “It’s no secret that there is a much higher level of pay, the equipment of laboratories, etc.,” the deputy pointed out. He also suggests taking into account the fact that “$5 billion is a very large amount: it is enough to remember that right after the crisis of ’98, the entire budget of Russian education was $1 billion.