How current events have affected education in Russia
Foreign academic and educational companies began to renounce partnerships with Russian colleagues. For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology terminated cooperation with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) due to Russia's specialized military operation in Ukraine.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announced a reduction in academic exchange programs with Russia. DAAD President Joibrato Mukherjee said that today, even in the field of science policy, "there can be no ordinary relationship with a country that is waging a hostile war against a nearby state in the middle of Europe."
The acceptance of applications for benefits for Russia will be terminated, and absolutely all competitive selections for the provision of DAAD benefits for Russia will be postponed. Including such German scholarship holders who passed the qualifying competition, they will not receive any financial assistance for the duration of their presence and study in Russia, Mukherjee explained.
DAAD also stated that today the generally accepted measures can be amended "in agreement with the German authorities and after discussions with the Assembly of German Rectors of Educational Institutions (HRK) and German institutions" in the near future.
Collaboration in the scientific field has similarly been in jeopardy. German MEP Christian Oehler called on the EU to break off relations with Russia in the field of science and technology. Science|Business magazine wrote that a statement it acquired last Friday from the German government described the termination of the state's partnership with Russia in science, research, vocational education and training.
At the same time, Tatyana Moskalkova, a spokeswoman for civil rights in Russia, announced that Russian students "are being expelled from institutions in France, the Czech Republic, Belgium and other European countries due to the situation in Ukraine." The BBC did not manage to notice evidence of this information. The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has pledged that everyone who encounters such problems will be able to continue their education free of charge at large Russian institutions. Readiness to accept these students was reported, for example, at the Higher School of Economics.