MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. Russia’s government plans to double the number of foreigners studying in the country’s universities to 425,000 by late 2024, according to information on the Education national project, published on the government’s website on Monday.
"The number of foreign students in Russian universities will double [to 425,000] by the end of 2024," it said.
The national project stipulates creating 77,600 new places of accommodation in campuses for foreign and non-resident students and teachers.
A system will be introduced to monitor how the graduates are employed and evacuate the quality of their education and the demand in these specialists on regional labor markets.
The Education national project, approved by the May decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2018, is due to be implemented between 2019 and 2024. The national project, with the budget to the tune of nearly 784.5 bln rubles ($11.9 bln) is tasked to ensure global competitiveness of Russian education. Russia should be ranked among 10 leading world countries in terms of the quality of education, according to its major goal. The project is overseen by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and is led by Education Minister Olga Vasilyeva.