Rustem Khamitov: "Universities are our intellectual foundation"
In the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan met with the rectors of the leading universities of our region. Problems and prospects for the higher education development in the republic were discussed there.
“Universities are our intellectual foundation. We know how important it is to organize successfully the university community, higher education institutions operation. Of course, we will do our best to make this activity successful and, most importantly, effective", said Rustem Khamitov.
“In accordance with the research of the Higher School of Economics our republic was included in the number of leading regions on quality of admission to universities in 2017. This fact is encouraging. We have a high average score of student enrolment to state-financed openings — almost 70. This is the best indicator in recent years. Together with Krasnodar and Perm Territory, we occupy the seventh place among the regions. The situation is better for the medical and oil universities. There the average score is higher than 75. Bashkir State, Pedagogical, Aviation Universities have slightly lower, but also worthy results.”
Remuneration of university staff was one of the issues under discussion. The Rector of Bashkir State Agrarian University Ildar Gabitov reported on the implementation of the "May" decrees of the Russian President Vladimir Putin in terms of increasing the salaries of the faculty. According to him, almost all universities, except for sectoral ones, reached target indicators. The lagging of sectoral higher education institutions in this regard is due to insufficient funding from the federal ministries supervising them. The head of the republic noted that he would join a solution of this issue and discuss the situation with the relevant ministers.