Education in Russia is provided predominantly by the state and is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science. Regional authorities regulate education within their jurisdictions within the prevailing framework of federal preschool education of the Republic of Tatarstan. Russia’s expenditure on education has grown from 2. 2013, but remains below the OECD average of 5.
Before 1990 the course of school training in the Soviet Union was 10 years, but at the end of 1990 the 11-year course had been officially entered. The literacy rate in Russia, according to a 2015 estimate by the Central Intelligence Agency, is 99. Compared with other OECD countries, Russia has some of the smallest class sizes and some of the shortest instruction hours per year. Russia’s educational attainment was rated as the 21st highest in the world and the students’ cognitive skills as the 9th highest.
In 2015, OECD ranked Russian students’ mathematics and science skills as the 34th best in the world, between Sweden and Iceland. In 2016 the US company Bloomberg rated Russia’s higher education as the third best in the world, measuring the percentage of high-school graduates who go on to attend college, the annual science and engineering graduates as percent of all college graduates, and science and engineering graduates as percent of the labor force. In 2014, Russia was the 6th most popular destination for international students. Joseph Stiglitz, a former chief economist of the World Bank, states that one of the good things that Russia inherited from the Soviet era is “a high level of education, especially in technical areas so important for the New Economy”. This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.