HSE among Selected Universities in Two Competitions Held by Russian Ministry of Education and Science
After conducting nationwide university competitions as part of the Digital Economy in the Russian Federation Programme, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science has selected a number of Russian universities to launch new international research centres and develop digital university models.
The first competition determined which universities will launch and operate a network of international research centres for the training and professional development of advanced students in mathematics, computer science, and technology. Winners of this competition included HSE University, Ural Federal University, St. Petersburg State University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, and Tomsk State University.
Universities selected during the second competition will create a network of centres for the development of Digital University models and the provision of associated support. HSE University took the first place in the final ranking of this competition.
Both competitions were held under Russia’s Personnel for the Digital Economy Programme, which is part of Russia’s 2019-2021 Digital Economy in the Russian Federation Programme.
Along with personal computers, the digital economy originated in the 1980s and quickly began to evolve, with information and technology becoming a bigger and bigger determinant of a country’s economic growth. A new stage of this evolution is now upon us, with explosive technology and data transformation now becoming one of the decisive factors of production.