Types of Higher Education Institutions


Types:

Universities
Academies
Institute

Universities: higher education institutions the activities of which are aimed at the development of education, science, and culture through the conducting of fundamental and applied research and the offering of training programmes at all levels of higher, postgraduate, and continuing education in a wide range of natural and social sciences and the humanities. A university must be the leading research and methodological centre in the areas of its activity. Universities are now subdivided into the following groups:
Universities for Humanities and Sciences;

Pedagogical Universities (former Pedagogical Institutes);

Medical Universities (former Medical Institutes);

Agricultural Universities (former Agricultural Institutes);

Technical Universities (former Polytechnic and Specialized Institutes);

Academies: higher education institutions the activities of which are aimed at the development of education, science, and culture through the conducting of fundamental and applied research and the offering of training programmes at all levels of higher, postgraduate, and continuing education in a single major area of science, technology, or culture. An academy must be the leading research and methodological centre in its area of activity.

Institute: independent higher education institutions or divisions of universities or academies which offer educational programmes at all levels of higher, postgraduate, and continuing education in a number of fields of science, technology, and culture and conduct research.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science of Russia

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