230,000 children go to 695 general schools of the Republic. Five higher
educational institutions (Chuvash State University, Chuvash State Pedigogigal
Institute, Chuvash State Agricultural Academy, Cheboksary Cooperative Institute
of the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation, and the Cheboksary faculty
of St. Petersburg State Technical University) train 45,000 specialists.
In 1996, 9,380 young specialists graduated from higher and secondary educational
hundred twenty doctors and 785 candidates of sciences work at the universities
and institutes of the Republic. Links with educational institutions in
other countries are encouraged.
Cooperative Institute has initiated an ongoing exchange of students and
professors with counterparts in Syracuse, NY. Case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Chuvash State University have
recently operated the International Institute of Entrepreneurship and Management.
Chuvash State University has
signed 20 cooperative agreements with foreign organizations in various
areas of scientific and medical research.
The Chuvash National Academy
of Sciences and Arts coordinates technical research, including the work
of the highly successful All-Russian Research Institute of Relay Construction,
leaders in the field of electrical engineering. The Chuvash Statae Institute
of Humanities plays a leading role in lingusitics, literary and folklore
studies, popular and professional art, history, ethnography, and in research
of socioeconomic trends of the region.