The government has improved the system of scientific certification

Now postgraduate students who have at least 10 scientific publications, significant for the development of science, engineering and technology, will be able, if desired, to present for the defense of the dissertation in the form of a report containing a review of such articles. Thus, graduate students will be able to pay more attention to their research and get to the defense of their PhD thesis faster.

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