Vice-rector for quality and further education, Belgorod state national research University (Belgu) Vladimir Shapovalov has told about results of consideration of the doctoral dissertation of the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. He reported about it to "lente.ru" on Friday, July 7.
"Before this we have established a working Commission to prepare an opinion. Been working on this conclusion for more than two weeks. During the discussion of the views to a certain extent divided. Nineteen were in favor, and three abstentions" — described by Shapovalov review process works.
"This shows that there are certain approaches and certain opinions. However, the outcome of a General vote of all noted that the thesis is, by far, has a certain margin of error. First and foremost, the style of presentation and depth of certain conclusions. However, all acknowledged that the work is of undoubted scientific significance. No one to challenge the myth concerning Russia XV-XVII centuries in the amount of the range of sources that raised the Medina, not engaged," — said the rector of BSU.
According to him, the Committee included Council members, specialty "native history". Shapovalov said that the University was surprised that it was addressed to him.
"Our Council has been working for 15 years and this is the first time we asked. It is difficult to explain why he chose us. Perhaps this is due to the fact that during the work of this Council any comments on the quality of our dissertations," said he.
Earlier on Friday it became known that the dissertation Council of BSU refused to deprive the Minister of culture of the degree of doctor of historical Sciences.
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