BRICS Network University to open in 2016

BRICS Network University will open next year, Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov said at the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers on Science, Technology and Innovation.

"The university will become fully operational next academic year, giving many Russian students an opportunity to study at the best universities of our BRICS partners," Mr Livanov said.

According to the minister, the creation of a community of BRICS universities has been completed, and a discussion of technical details is now taking place. "We need to allocate responsibility for creating educational courses and to decide how students will attend them," Mr Livanov added.