The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, L.Gantumur, received and met the directors of the State Universities on August 19. The main agenda of the meeting was university fees and quality of the universities.
The directors of the biggest universities in Mongolia have discussed how to improve education quality and have submitted their proposals on increasing the fees.
The Rector of the National University of Mongolia (NUM), S.Tumur-Ochir, stated “The curriculum of post-graduate and graduate courses are being reformed from the new academic year of 2012. Also, the 70th anniversary of the NUM is to be marked on October 5 this year. Apart from the 400 million MNT provided from the State Fund for the renovation work, two billion MNT have been spent on renovations. All the renovation work is set to finish on August 25. Annexes are being built for some of the schools of the NUM too. Thus, our NUM is proposing to increase our fees by between 38-60%.”
The Mongolian University of Arts and Culture proposed to increase its fees by 20-40%, the Mongolian State University of Agriculture by 49% and the Mongolian State University of Education by between 25-50%. The Ikh Zasag University has proposed to increase its fees by 14-15%.
The Health Sciences University of Mongolia, the Mongolian University of Science and Technology and the Mongolian University of Internal Affairs have claimed to increase their fees after observing increases by other universities.
The Minister will decide on the final matter after regarding the proposals and discussing it with the Prime Minister at the Government Session. The Directors have also stated their will to build a Central Research Laboratory.