20 March 2009, Friday, 16:10

Rectors of Republican institutes are participating in Congress of Russian Rectors Union

author: Elmira Sabirova

The ninth congress of the Russian Rectors Union is held at Moscow State University by M.V. Lomonosov and more than one thousand people are taking part in it, including rectors of state and non-state institutes, State Duma deputies and members of Federation Council, members of Russian Government and representatives of clergy.

The main question on the agenda is dedicated to support of the students, found in difficult financial situation because of the crisis.

RIA “NOVOSTI” reports the President of the Russian Rectors Union stated that “Russian Rectors Union will offer to support the education system as the most important anti-crisis mechanism because there is nothing more important than in the moments of the crisis, when unemployment is growing up and the problem of job placement is becoming urgent, to teach the students, offering them the knowledge, which become necessary immediately after stabilization of economic situation in the country”.

The congress intends to discuss the anti-crisis measures for support of student youth, offered by Russian Ministry of education and science, including new education credit terms, the increase of magistracy vacancies, and the offers on job placement for those graduates, who face the risk to become unemployed in 2009.