RESEARCH IN THE GNESSINS RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC: PRIORITY 2030 PROGRAM. Interview with A.S. Ryzhinsky and T.I. Naumenko
The article discusses the results of the interviews with Alexander S. Ryzhinsky, Rector of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, and Tatiana I. Naumenko, the Academy’s Vice Rector for Research. The questions were related to the program “Priority 2030”.
The year 2021 was named the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. In this regard, “Priority”, described as an “academic leadership program”, is one of the key initiatives of the Russian Government. The program aims “to form a large group of universities that will become the leaders in creating new scientific knowledge, technology, and developments for introduction into the economy and social sphere in Russia”. The program will provide 106 Russian universities with solid funding to conduct large-scale research including international projects. The program funds may be allocated to enhance research and laboratory facilities or to implement new research programs.
The Gnessins Russian Academy of Music is one of the winners of the “Priority 2030” program. In his interview, Professor A.S. Ryzhinsky, Doctor of Art Studies, Rector of the Academy, spoke about the participation in the program. In particular, he focused on the following: the original idea to join the program, the team that designed the Gnessins Academy development program, the Academy’s policies and strategies as part of the “Priority” program. Professor T.I. Naumenko, Doctor of Art Studies, Vice Rector for Research, spoke about further development of research and the support provided to the Academy’s current initiatives and new projects that became possible due to the participation in the “Priority” program.1. Ryzhinsky, Naumenko, Nagina interview - 2021-3