“In fact, taking into account the fact that our rectors, heads of educational organizations signed the appeal of the Russian Union of Rectors to support the president in connection with a special operation, in fact, all educational organizations in the country are thus excluded from the Bologna process,” Afanasyev is quoted by TASS.

He recalled that on April 11, the Bologna Group announced a decision to stop the representation of Russia and Belarus in all structures of the Bologna process. 

Earlier it was reported that Russia intends to withdraw from the Bologna process and move on to the creation of a domestic education system.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia will develop a new domestic system of higher education together with the rectors of Russian universities.

At the same time, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, Valery Falkov, said that the rejection of the Bologna system does not mean a ban on undergraduate and graduate programs.