The Ministry of education has no plans to change the number of budget places in universities

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The Ministry of science and higher education has no plans to change the number of budget places in Russian universities, said the Minister Mikhail Kotyukov at a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

«There is the statutory amount of state guarantees for the purpose of obtaining higher education, respectively, these options are now not planning to change… the Competition for the allocation of these numbers is carried out in advance… (place) for the academic year 2019/20 has been distributed. This is a very complex problem, and it is very important to consider the needs of the labor market,» said Kotyukov, answering the question about changing the number of budget places.

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