State Programme “Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation” (2019-2030)
The new State Programme “Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation” (2019-2030)approved by Government Decree of March 29, 2019 No. 377. The State Programme was developed taking into account the targets of the National Projects "Science", "Education" and "Digital Economy". The State Programme includes five subprogrammes: “Development of national intellectual capital”, “Ensuring the global competitiveness of Russian higher education”, “Basic research for long-term development and ensuring the competitiveness of society and the state”, “Forming and implementing integrated scientific and technical programmes on priorities of the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation (аpproved by the Order of the President of the Russian Federation on 1 December 2016 No. 642), as well as scientific, technological and innovative development across a wide range of directions”, "Infrastructure of scientific, technological and innovation activity". Responsible programme executive agency is the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The programme is focused on the development of the intellectual potential of the nation; science, technology and intellectual support of structural changes in the economy; effective organization and technological renewal of science, technology and innovation (high-tech) activities.
Subprogramme 1 “Development of national intellectual capital” focuses on development of an effective system for balanced reproduction of scientific, engineering and entrepreneurial personnel and increase their competitiveness at the global level. The subprogramme implementation includes international cooperation activities, in particular, attraction of world-class scientists and young researchers with high-level scientific results to research in Russia. A modern working and social infrastructure will be developed to ensure the necessary conditions for visiting scholars.
Subprogramme 2 “Ensuring the global competitiveness of Russian higher education” envisages actions for effective reproduction of personnel for scientific and social sphere, as well as for basic and high-tech industries. Russian universities will provide high quality educational programmes for foreign students, including on-line courses, summer and winter schools. At least 30 Russian leading universities globally ranked will implement breakthrough R&D and educational programmes demanded at the global market. Internet sites containing information about education in Russia will be developed and maintained in English for foreign applicants and students. Annually, according to the results of international and Russian competitions at least 20 percent of foreign citizens from the total number of foreign citizens will be accepted to the first-year university within the quota set by the Government of the Russian Federation.
In the framework of Subprogramme 3 “Basic research for long-term development and ensuring the competitiveness of society and the state” a system for the timely recognition and respond to emerging major challenges will be created. Russian researchers and engineers will receive an opportunity to be more deeply involved in scientific and technological development globally.
Subprogramme 4 “Forming and implementing integrated scientific and technological programmes in priorities of the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation (аpproved by the Order of the President of the Russian Federation on 1 December 2016 No. 642), as well as scientific, technological and innovative development across a wide range of directions” focuses on establishing a balanced system to support all stages of the innovation cycle: from generation of new basic knowledge to its practical use, creating technologies, products and services and market entry. Subprogramme 4 supports bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes shaping of international scientific environment for sustainable cooperation with the world community. At least 16 world-class research centers will be established, including a network of international mathematical and genomic research centers.
Subprogramme 5 “Infrastructure of scientific, technological and innovation activity” includes building and development of megascience unique research facilities in Russia and Russia’s participation in megascience projects abroad. The subprogramme 5 envisages the development of infrastructure and free access information systems for science, technology, innovation and high-tech activities thus contributing to promotion of international cooperation.
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