Academician Jores Alferov: ?MIT-based Skolkovo university is a mistake?

Academician Jores Alferov: ?MIT-based Skolkovo university is a mistake?The creation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology on the basis of MIT was a mistake, Academician Jores Alferov of Russia believes.

The creation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) on the basis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was a mistake, Academician Jores Alferov of Russia believes. ?I have said already that Skolkovo is first and foremost an ideology, not a territory. The idea of establishing Skoltech was reasonable, but it shouldn?t have been set up based on MIT. The Skolkovo Scientific and Consulting Council was up against this scenario,? he said at news agency RIA Novosti?s press briefing last week. Academician Jores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics winner and vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, heads the Skolkovo Scientific and Consulting Council together with Roger Kornberg who won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry...