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RUSSIA: Foreign degree verification process scrapped

In an effort to attract more brainpower, Russia has made it easier for foreign students to enter Russian universities, reports RT.com. Starting in 2012, the complex procedure of foreign diploma verification will be automatic. Those willing to get a degree in Russia will simply need to have their diplomas translated.

Currently, it takes over six months to verify an overseas degree. The reform is intended to attract more students to take part in Russian masters and doctoral programmes.

Russia's education ministry is currently drawing up a list of foreign universities whose qualifications will be recognised. The list will include only universities located within the G8 countries are enter the top 300 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities or the QS World University Rankings.
Full report on the RT site
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