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Tag "monitoring studies"

15%

of directors at Russian industrial companies in October reported a decrease in the number of employees compared to September.

63%

of Russian families with children are willing to support them until they receive a higher education without counting on them earning money.

42%

of Russians are not currently willing to pay additionally for goods that are produced in line with ethical principles (e.g., respect for the environment, respect for workers' rights, refusal to test cosmetics on animals, etc.).

35%

of Russians currently expect that Russia’s economy will worsen next year. In the second quarter of 2015, 27% of respondents held this opinion. 

47%

of entrepreneurs working in the service sector noted insufficient demand for their services in the third quarter of 2015. 40% cited this as a problem at the beginning of the year.

53%

of full-time university teachers have several jobs.

1.5

is the minimum number of times by which Russia’s housing market will decline in value terms in 2015.

81%

of teachers at Russian universities last year produced at least one publication and presented at least once at a conference.

Russians’ Scientific Literacy on the Rise, but only a Third Know Plants Have Genes

Educational media is expanding rapidly in Russia, while scientists are giving more lectures on popular science to packed auditoriums and more scientific festivals are taking place than ever before. But do these efforts actually pay off? As part of a monitoring survey on innovative behaviour in Russia, experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) have found that over a five-year period spent measuring the scientific literacy of the Russian public, the percentage of people who find it difficult to answer ‘elementary school’ questions – for example, questions about the Earth’s core or continental drift – is steadily declining. But questions any more specific than that continue to leave people scratching their heads.  

65%

of full-time students at Russian universities studied free of charge in 2014.