June 15, 2018. The Russian Government has established the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
According to the Presidential Decree of May 15, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia was transformed into the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. In addition, FASO was abolished.
One of the important functions of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is fundamental scientific research by scientific organizations formerly under the jurisdiction of FASO. Heads of such scientific organizations will be appointed in the order established by the Government of Russia.