Only 10% of institutes can make breakthroughs – Putin

Only 10% of Russia’s state educational and research institutes can make breakthrough developments, President Vladimir Putin recently told a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, reports TASS.

"Today, there are over 150 strong state research institutes, centres and higher educational establishments in Russia and they make a noticeable contribution to the world and domestic science and they account for an overwhelming number of patents issued in Russia (70%) and 80% of quoted works," Putin said. However, 150 institutes "are only 10% of all state educational and research organisations".

According to Putin, resources allocated for science should be provided to strong research work collectives capable of creating breakthrough technologies in the most important areas for the country. "Precisely this logic should be used to organise research financing based on priorities of the country’s scientific and technical development," Putin said.
Full report on the TASS site