Vasilyev promised to increase the number of budget places in universities for theologians

Olga Vasilyeva

The Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva promised that the Russian University will increase the number of budget places in the direction of “Theology”, reports TASS.

“Over the past two years, increased enrollment [“Theology”]. This year we contributed to the 279 undergraduate places at the masters — 180 16 — graduate school. In the years 2018-2019 will have 632. This process will develop further,” — said Vasilyev.

In June, Russia was the first candidate of theology Archpriest Paul Hondzinsky he defended his thesis on “Resolution of problems of the Russian theology of the eighteenth century in the synthesis of St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow”.

In January 2015, the decision of the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) theology recognized as an academic discipline. Patriarch Kirill called the decision “progress in Russian education”.