Russia to quit European higher education standards system

Russian Science and Higher Education Minister Valery Falkov has confirmed that Russia is set to drop out of the agreement standardising higher education across Europe, potentially cutting off Russian students from advancing their careers in Europe, reports The Moscow Times.

Falkov announced on 24 May that the country would replace the internationally recognised framework known as the Bologna Process with a new system designed to meet “national interests”.

“The Bologna system should be treated as a bygone state,” Falkov told the Kommersant business daily, although he did not indicate a timeframe for Russia’s exit from the European standard. “The future belongs to our own unique system of education, which should be based on the interests of the national economy and the maximum opportunities for each student.”
Full report on The Moscow Times site