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Education in Russia

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This article is about education in Russia.

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 100%
female: 97% (1989 est.)

Russia's educational system has produced nearly 100% literacy. About 3 million students attend Russia's 519 institutions of higher education and 48 universities. As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, and space and aviation research is generally of a high order.

Nowadays, the country has 685 governmental higher education institutions, all of these having state accreditation. Besides, 619 non-governmental higher education institutions have been licensed for educational activities, 367 of these having been given accreditation in the past decade. Thus, the number of higher education institutions is 1304, 1162 of these being accredited ones. In 2003-2004, the total number of students of higher education institutions was 5947500, including 52287000 and 718800 in governmental and non-governmental education institutions respectively. (after Bologna Process International Reports: Russia (http://www.bologna-bergen2005.no/EN/national_impl/00_Nat-rep-05/National_Reports-Russia_050117.pdf))

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