NTF mission:

сomprehensive support to development of an effective education and research system as a foundation of the Russian economy and society competitiveness


International projects and international cooperation



In the modern world, international cooperation and coordination serves as a platform for ensuring sustainable economic growth, prevention and overcoming of disbalances and deficits, enhancing living standards, technologies and knowledge development and transfer, environment protection, social and economic development, poverty alleviation in developing countries and meeting the other Millennium Development Goals. Governments co-operate in search for collective decisions and mechanisms, aimed at solving global problems and reaching common goals within formal and informal institutions at the regional and global levels.

International mechanisms of cooperation create favorable environment carrying out joint analysis of experience to reveal and share the best solutions and practices in different politics areas and forge concerted actions. The value of such cooperation is undoubted both for high politics and sector policies, governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Education is a barometer of national economy and society competitiveness at large, the area where governments and professional associations unite efforts. Countries make substantial investments in education, and enhancing the efficiency of education, its quality and access is a shared concern and objective.

Countries work jointly to elaborate the most effective policies and coordinate efforts in this sphere within specialized structures of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development , United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, European Union and other regional organizations and integration associations.

Academic communities cooperate within international and regional associations, inter alia: Education International , European Universities Association,  Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education and other professional international and regional organizations.

The National Training Foundation aims to contribute to increasing level of integration of the Russian education system into the global education area, integration into international networks at different levels (epistemic communities, professional academic associations, institutions), enhancing the level and quality of Russian educational institutions participation in international organizations, projects, programmes and processes, promotion of the Russian education system and best practices internationally, as well as peer learning and implementation of the best international practices and experience in Russia.


 Jul 20, 2012

Russian NGO G8/G20 Working Group launches the process of preparation and implementation of the civil society initiatives within the G20 Russian Presidency

Civil G8/G20 Workplan. Download

NTF is a member of the NGO G8/G20 Working Group



Recent changes in Russian legislation in the field of education



OECD Educationtoday Crisis Survey 2010. The Impact of the Economic Recession and Fiscal Crisis on Education in OECD Countries



7 September 2010

The Education Roundtable was held in Moscow on September 7,2010 during the official visit of the President of Ireland Mary McAleese to Russia at the Russian President’s invitation. It was aimed at the development of the Russian-Irish cooperation in the sphere of higher. More details


19 July 2010

Mr Medvedev and Ms Merkel agreed to hold a Russian-German Year of Science and Education in 2011 and to launch a joint history textbook project. More details

Russian-German intergovernmental consultations. 15 July, Ekaterinburg

12 July 2010

«We must be more effective in our use of foreign policy instruments specifically for pursuing domestic objectives, for modernising our country, its economy, its social life and, to some degree, its political system, in order to resolve various challenges facing our society»>>>

Dmitry Medvedev

Speech at meeting with Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives in international organizations July 12, 2010

30 June 2010

In the Budget Address to the Government and Federal Assembly on budget policy for 2011-2013  Dmitry Medvedev outlined the main objectives of budget policy. Investment in high quality education and research remains top priority of the Russian Government >>>


25 June 2010

Following the talks in Washington (24 June 2010), Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama issued a number of joint statements >>>


21 June 2010

Pre-G8/G20 Summit Conferences in Toronto >>>


20 June 2010

G20 Pittsburgh summit commitments compliance >>>


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