The sum is allocated for the next five years by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia.
In 2020 alone, the transfer will amount to 212 million rubles.
“Based on the monitoring of the years 2016 – 2018 and the publication activity data for 2019, Kazan Federal University is among the 31 leading research universities in Russia,” informs Alexander Klochkov, Head of Research Planning and Monitoring Division at Kazan Federal University.
After the monitoring had been published, the Ministry held a grant contest for equipment funding.
To the 1.5 billion of planned subsidies, KFU is poised to add 150 million rubles from internal sources. Overall, 149 units of equipment are planned for purchase during the five years.
Klochkov adds, “Importantly, one of the key indicators for the programs is the ratio of research conducted by young scientists, i.e. under-39-year-olds. Another significant indicator is the number of external users of equipment.”
During the program term, the KPI monitoring will be ongoing, and positive results will mean that the leading institution status will remain in place.
Source text: Larisa Busil
Photo: Alexander Kuznetsov
Translation: Yury Nurmeev