The Ministry of education has denied information about the dismissal of several thousand scientists

The building of the Ministry of education in Moscow

The Ministry of education and science is preparing for a large-scale dismissal of scholars and scientists. This is stated in the press release of the Ministry, received by RBC.

The data contained in the relevant material “Газеты.Ru” the Ministry called untrue. “The Ministry has no plans to reduce scientists”, — stressed in the Ministry of education. The Ministry recalled that 2016 payments to academicians and corresponding members of state academies of Sciences were doubled and promised to maintain this level this year.

“The Ministry of education considers it a priority to increase Ob volume of budget funds allocated for funding of science, and the number of employees of universities and research, holding scientific rates,” — said in a statement. The Ministry has noticed that for three years, the average monthly salary of those scientists who are engaged in research and development increased by more than a third. In General, salaries in the scientific sphere with 2012 increased by 21.5% and the total number of scientists has increased in 2014 for the first time in 25 years.

I wrote “Газета.Ru” that the Ministry of education in 2017 proposes to dismiss from universities, including the Academy of Sciences and the Kurchatov Institute, up to 500 people. By 2019 from zapretnoi Bulletin of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations (FANO) is proposed to cross 8300 research staff.

Plans office edition is explained by the reduction in the share of the state program “Development of science and technology in the total budget expenditures from 0.98% in 2015 to 0.87% in 2019.