MOSCOW, November 13The trend of reducing scientific personnel was stopped in Russia; the state program of scientific and technological development (GP STD) of Russia was focused on strengthening technological sovereignty, developing human resources and supporting new regions, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
“The state program for scientific and technological development was focused on solving four tasks: strengthening technological sovereignty, the importance of which the president has repeatedly spoken about, developing human resources and infrastructure, supporting new regions. For the first time, we managed to stop the trend of reduction in scientific personnel,” said Chernyshenko, his words are quoted in his office.
He recalled that in 2022 the number of researchers in Russia increased for the first time in recent years and amounted to about 670 thousand people (by 7.2 thousand or 1.1% compared to 2021), growth was recorded in all categories, and a trend was also recorded influx of young people into science: the number of scientists under 30 years of age increased by 1% over the year.
According to him, in 2022, the state scientific and technological revolution program became the largest state program with a funding volume of about 1.2 trillion rubles annually, in order to achieve the technological sovereignty of Russia, all instruments of the state program were updated, for the first time under a single The methodology was used to prioritize the state scientific and technological progress for key tasks of the economy with the participation of 44 departments and organizations – this amounted to more than 464 billion rubles of scientific expenses.
“Pilot projects in microelectronics were tested with the participation of qualified customers – industry enterprises. A unified vertical for managing scientific and technological development was created. It covered not only science, but also higher education, which is strategically important for providing key industries with qualified personnel, the training of which is inextricably linked with research tasks,” the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.
On instructions from Russian President Vladimir Putin, work continues on three major innovative projects of state importance, four federal scientific and technical programs are being implemented aimed at accelerating the development of technologies in the field of genetics, agriculture, ecology and synchrotron research methods, Chernyshenko’s office concluded.