A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Getting Into The Hundred Best: How Russian Universities Are Boosting Their Competitiveness On The World Stage
14 February 2019
In 2013, Project 5-100 was launched in accordance with the President of the Russian Federation’s Executive Order ‘On Implementing State Policy in Science and Education’. The project’s objective is to modernize higher education in Russia and integrate leading Russian universities into the international high-quality educational services market. Participating universities face a series of ambitious goals: to modernize their educational programmes in line with international standards, to attract and develop the right staff, to put in place conditions that will enable them to engage in groundbreaking research, to establish collaborative relationships with international educational organizations, and to improve the attractiveness of education to Russian and foreign students. How can universities implement such significant changes in a way that harmoniously combines their accumulated academic heritage with best international practices?
• What results is Project 5-100 expected to have achieved by 2020?
• What initiatives/transformations have already been implemented in Project 5-100 participating universities to improve the quality of Russian education? What difficulties are educational institutions encountering in relation to the project?
• What plans have been put in place to support and scale-up successful results achieved by the project?
• What role in improving the competitiveness of Russian education might be played by major manufacturers and businesses?
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