Check out this article in The Moscow Times on the future of Russian universities.
Mark Nuckols, a journalist for Moscow Times, points out how Russian universities have not cracked the top 200 universities in the world for another year in a row. Nuckols points to several facts that explain this.
For one, funding universities requires an efficient bureaucracy to coordinate the various in-flows of money. Russia is not well known for this bureaucratic organization.
Russian universities have a higher level of corruption and distrust, creating a poor environment for research and collaboration.… Read the rest here