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Medvedev to visit St Petersburg State University

October 18, 2013, 2:20 UTC+3
The development programme of the university up to 2020 was approved three years ago
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MOSCOW, October 18 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will visit the Russian northern capital on Friday to chair a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the St. Petersburg State University.

The Board of Trustees of the university will discuss the results of activity of the university for the past few years and priorities and tasks for years to come, the Russian governmental press service reported on Thursday. “The programme of university’s development and the management of its endowment will be discussed either,” the Russian Cabinet noted.

Russian Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative in the North-Western Federal District Vladimir Bulavin, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, Minister of Justice Aleksander Konovalov, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, representatives of federal executive authorities, university, banks and business quarters are invited for the meeting at the St. Petersburg State University.

The St. Petersburg State University is included in the elite of Russian education and is one leading university centres in Europe, the Russian governmental press service noted. The university has concluded more than 300 agreements on cooperation in educational and scientific spheres with the universities in more than 70 countries. “The university brings together 25 faculties, gymnasium, two colleges, universitywide department and a scientific park,” the press service reported.

The development programme of the university up to 2020 was approved three years ago. For 2010-2012 five billion roubles (about $156 million) were allocated for the implementation of the programme from the federal budget. The endowment management fund of the university was formed.

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