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The Council on Science and High Technology under the President of the Russian Federation was established by a presidential decree on November 8th, 2001. In 2004 it was transformed into the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on Science, Technology and Education and in 2012 into the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on Science and Education.
Major objectives of the Council:
- issuing proposals to the President of the Russian Federation on the identification of priority areas of State science, technology and innovation policy, State policy in the field of education and measures aimed at the implementation of State policy in these areas;
- informing the President of the Russian Federation routinely on the state of science, technology and education in Russia and abroad;
- conducting, on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, an examination of draft federal laws and other normative legal acts on issues of State scientific, technical and innovative policy, State policy in the field of education and preparing relevant proposals;
- considering matters related to the award of State Prizes of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology and preparing proposals to that end to the President of the Russian Federation;
- issuing proposals to the President of the Russian Federation on the interaction of the Russian Academy of Sciences, industry academies, other Russian scientific organizations and educational institutions with foreign and international scientific and educational organizations in order to coordinate their actions in the implementation of joint projects in the field of science, technology and education;
- discussing, at the proposal of the
President of the Russian Federation, any other issues of importance to the state relating to science, technology and education.
Since 2007, there has been a Coordinating Council for Young People in the Scientific and Educational Sphere, a permanent body under the Council consisting of young scientists (chaired by
Natalya Viktorovna Polosmak in 2007-2009 and Andrey Evgenyevich Petrov since 2009). Tasked with the replenishment of talent in science and education and monitoring the situation of scientific youth, the Youth Council participates in the consideration of works submitted for the Presidential Award to young scientists in the field of science and innovation.
The chairman of the Council is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.