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Sunday, February 18, 2018

The state assignment for scientists changes: as agreed FANO and wounds

RAS and FANO will make urgent adjustments to the state assignment academic institutions for 2018. This was announced Wednesday at a press conference the President of RAS Alexander Sergeev.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

As previously reported by “MK” in our newspaper immediately after receipt of the draft state assignment asked the staff of several academic institutions, including one of the most successful Mathematical Institute. Steklov of the RAS. Scientists said that they do not agree with the principle of direct proportion to the increase in salaries of academic staff from a number of published their works in scientific journals. “Scientific discovery is not the bricks, their production cannot be scheduled for the quarter ahead,” was the main argument of scientists. In addition, they are outraged that in FANO they unofficially hinted that the article might not be of the highest quality, most importantly, to respect the proportionality: doubling of work — double the salary.

“We reviewed this issue with the head of the FANO Michael by Katukova, — said the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. — Came to the conclusion that the condition of the given assignment really needs to be adjusted. On the one hand, to understand FANO is also possible: we live in a market economy and cannot allocate the money equally and those who are working successfully, and those who is an obvious outsider. The output we saw that we should not require from researchers a double increase of scientific articles, despite the quality. On the contrary, as will be appreciated, and publication in journals with high impact factor will be considered for publication conditionally two works at the lower level. If the liberal government requires us to treat scientific work as a “product”, let’s rate this product for quality and relevance”.

According to Sergeyev, the changes of the project of the given assignment is planned to introduce in the near future.


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