The meeting was attended by twenty-seven rectors of the universities of the south of Russia, representatives of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, the plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Southern Federal District, the Government of the Rostov region , the endowment fund "Education and Science SFD" and Bank " Center-Invest".
The main issue on the agenda was the signing of the Consortium Agreement «Scientific research activity of the universities of the South of Russia."
Creating a consortium is a crucial step in the development of networking programs of south-Russian universities. The main purpose of such an association is to improve the quality of research in various fields of fundamental and applied science on the basis of all-round cooperation.
Participants discussed the cooperation in the process of the unified state examination in 2014, and the development of endowment funds in the system of higher education in the south of Russia with the representatives of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science.