Moscow- At present, Russian universities do not need to introduce additional restrictive measures due to the coronavirus, including due to the omicron strain, said the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Valery Falkov.
“No, in this sense, universities have adapted, all necessary decisions are being made,” Falkov said in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel (VGTRK), answering the question of whether it is necessary to introduce additional restrictive measures due to the coronavirus.
Assessing the impact of the coronavirus on the higher education system, the minister expressed the opinion that it has become more decentralized. “The level of decision-making has shifted from the ministerial to the level of a local, specific university,” Falkov said.
In addition, he said, COVID-19 has had an impact on science in many ways. “First of all, this is a surge of scientific interest in biomedical problems, in general in the life sciences, in the development of medicines, vaccines. We see that the number of articles (on these topics) has increased significantly,” he said. Head of the Ministry of Education and Science.