The Chairman of the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) under the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation Vladimir Filippov announced that the number of dissertation defenses in the country in 2015 decreased by more than 40% compared to 2012, reports TASS.
“If in 2012 there were 24 thousand of the thesis defense, by the end of 2015 – 14 thousand thesis. This is a huge number, 10 thousand dissertations has become less,” – said Filippov at the conference “Topical issues of modernization of the system of training of scientific personnel”.
In 2012, according to statistics, in Russia was protected by more than 2.8 thousand doctoral and 21.1 thousand PhD theses. In 2014, the number of doctoral work amounted to 1.5 thousand candidate less than 9.9 thousand. In 2015, these figures amounted to 1.6 thousand and 12.5 thousand. respectively.