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Nov 11, 2022
A new required course at Russia’s universities on “fundamentals of Russian statehood” raises fears of indoctrination.

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May 31, 2018
Ministry reorganization seen as part of effort to promote research excellence.
December 22, 2017
A Western-style university in Russia is hamstrung as authorities keep denying its license to teach.
October 2, 2017
Hopkins eliminates major. Faculty members say Russia’s growing role in the world makes this a terrible time to do so.
March 30, 2017
Western-style universities are challenged in Hungary and Russia. Is one university being punished for its ties to George Soros, and another for its gender studies courses?
March 16, 2017
Emphasis on soft power leads to focus on those from former Soviet states.
January 14, 2016
Mathematicians may have left their mother country, but they didn't leave the discipline, study finds.
July 22, 2015
Russian universities want to internationalize, but a broader campaign on foreign funding and influence isn't helping.
March 31, 2014
As tensions between the U.S. and Russia have escalated, administrators of international exchange programs largely report business as usual. 
June 10, 2013
New Russian law requiring NGOs to register as "foreign agents" if they receive funding from foreign sources and are engaged in "political activity" threatens closure of an independent polling agency and raises concerns about climate for scholarly collaborations.   
January 30, 2013
Russia wants to build a top university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, from scratch. “Skoltech” enjoys the patronage of politicians and mentorship from MIT, but some fear the “best” is being built at expense of the base.  

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