Branches of the Academies of the Investigative Committee of Russia will be launched in Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. According to the press service of the Committee, Chairman Alexander Bastrykin noted at the working meeting that the Committee’s educational system and personnel training needed expansion. “To sum up the meeting, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee instructed to fulfil the set tasks in the shortest time possible, as follows: firstly, to work over launching of the Academy branches in Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk; to improve the efficiency of postgraduate training institutions; to elaborate contracts signed with students by calculating the exact sum the state spends on their education.”
“In order to supervise the progress on said instructions, Bastrykin decided upon making the Education Department of his immediate subordination,” the Investigative Committee said. During the meeting, measures to improve social environment for students and teachers were discussed. Notably, the Chairman instructed the Chief of the Main Activity Management Directorate to study the possibility to raise students’ scholarships based on the available budget, as soon as possible. As noted at the meeting, due to the demand for highly qualified officers, it is necessary to increase the number of students, including through the introduction of off-campus study in the academies of the Investigative Committee. In addition, Bastrykin instructed to set higher standards for professional knowledge, physical and psychological condition of candidates. Also, the Chairman set a task to attract scientific research of students and experts to investigative activities. “With reference to that, the Education Department was instructed to develop a research plan of the Academy based on issues presenting during investigation of offences of various categories,” the Investigative Committee said.