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Differences in education systems

Many of the day-to-day features and processes of present-day Russia and the CIS have their roots in Soviet times. Amongst these is the strong – but different in many ways from Western models – Higher Education system, and also still the significant cultural detachment and closedness.

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UK universities have always been known for their research capabilities. In fact in most fields British universities are the best researchers in the world.

3D tour of Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics (MESI)

Now everyone can see MESI inside and go to the real 3D-tour! This is a unique opportunity, you can do it from anywhere in the world!

At Least One in Five British University Graduates Becomes a Millionaire

One person in five who receives university education becomes a millionaire, according to official figures. Twenty per cent of all adults who hold at least one university degree — more than two million people — now have wealth totalling at least £1 million, data from the Office for National Statistics show

How Great is it Actually Going to University in London? And why universities open their campuses there?

More than 40 higher education institutions are based in the capital, but that has not deterred others from setting up outposts in the city in recent years. A dozen universities based elsewhere in the UK have established campuses in London, with more planning to follow.

Member Profile

Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson

Responsibility:
Web Development, Database Management 

Specialism:
Business Development, Database Management, SaaS, E-Commerce

Nationality/ Residence:
UK/ UK 

Education:
BA Psychology at University of Southampton, UK

Short quote:
Since graduation I have been involved with a number of successful IT/ Internet related businesses at both start-up and later development stages. A few projects have included the development of a convertible bond trading system, building a market leading E-commerce online ordering system for the office stationery industry and leading the development of the world’s most comprehensive online neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument (psychological profiling tool in layman terms) used by many investment banks and some of the world’s largest corporate institutions.

I run my own IT company, established in 2002, which is focused on web applications and development of our own Software as a Service (SaaS) web platforms for both content management and travel bookings. Luckily I’m a geek and really enjoy our web and database development work, as well as learning new skills and techniques as web development is constantly evolving.

I’m very happy to be working with a great team at Education Index and helping to build such a comprehensive and useful website to help students make a more informed choice about their future. We have produced a unique database that combines a number of different datasets and I’m looking forward to adding to it even further in the future.

Between lots of computer work and beautiful twin baby boys I don’t have much free time but I wouldn’t have it any other way!