On September 19, Vladimir Putin will chair a regular meeting with Government members.
The agenda will focus on the Government’s demographic and social policy priorities for 2017 and the three-year period.
A number of current issues will also be considered at the meeting.
On the same day, the President will meet with members of the Russian Summer Paralympic team.
Vladimir Putin will also meet with scientists who received mega-grants for scientific research.
The mega-grants programme was launched following the Government’s resolution of April 9, 2010 on measures to attract leading scientists to Russian universities, scientific research institutes and state research centres.
The plan aims to bring the world’s top scientists, including Russian compatriots living abroad, to Russian higher education institutions and encourage young people to pursue careers in the fields of science, education and high technologies. Another goal is to replenish the rapidly developing global competencies that are lacking in Russia’s scientific sector, and to introduce research results and developments into commerce.
In the programme’s six years, 160 research laboratories led by top scientists from over 45 countries have been established in Russia. Over half of their personnel are young researchers aged under 35. Work is already underway to turn some of the research results into domestic production.