Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Professor of the RAS, or RAS Professor; Профе́ссор Росси́йской акаде́мии нау́к – Proféssor Rossíiskoj akadémii naúk) is an academic rank introduced in 2015 by the RAS to be conferred to distinguished Russian scientists from all fields, who are not yet members of the Academy.wikipedia
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Russian Academy of Sciences

USSR Academy of SciencesSoviet Academy of SciencesAcademy of Sciences of the USSR
Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Professor of the RAS, or RAS Professor; Профе́ссор Росси́йской акаде́мии нау́к – Proféssor Rossíiskoj akadémii naúk) is an academic rank introduced in 2015 by the RAS to be conferred to distinguished Russian scientists from all fields, who are not yet members of the Academy. The key factors taken into account when RAS Professors are elected include recognized scientific results and records of publications in peer-reviewed journals, along with the candidate's authoring books and patents, advising PhD works etc. A candidacy is to be suggested by a RAS member or by the scientific council of his/her respective institution.
Since 2015, the Academy also awards, on a competitive basis, the honorary scientific rank of a RAS Professor to the top-level researchers with Russian citizenship.

Doktor nauk

Doctor of SciencesDoctor of Technical SciencesDoctor Nauk
The formal prerequisites for the rank of a RAS Professor are Russian citizenship, affiliation with some RAS institution or accredited university, the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences ("Doktor nauk", a Russian equivalent to the second degree in countries with a two-tier system of doctoral degrees), and the candidate's being under 50 years of age at the time the award is to be granted.
A degree of Doktor Nauk also enables its holders to claim an academic rank of a professor awarded by VAK or a new rank of a "Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences" established in 2015.

Academy professor

The titles are either "RAS Professor", with 605 holders in 2018, or "RAE Professor", respectively.

Academic ranks in Russia

Professor in Mathematicsacademic rankaccredited
In 2015, the rank of the "Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences" (RAS) was established.

List of academic ranks

DirectorAcademic ranksacademic rank
Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Professor of the RAS, or RAS Professor; Профе́ссор Росси́йской акаде́мии нау́к – Proféssor Rossíiskoj akadémii naúk) is an academic rank introduced in 2015 by the RAS to be conferred to distinguished Russian scientists from all fields, who are not yet members of the Academy.

Professor

full professoruniversity professorchair
Research achievements of RAS Professors are supposed to be higher than those of an ordinary university professor but their teaching experience may be relatively modest.

Honorary title (academic)

Honorary Fellowhonorary professorHonorary Fellowship
Along with its role as an academic rank, “RAS Professor” is an honorary title emphasizing merits of an individual.

Vladimir Fortov

Vladimir Evgenievitch FortovVladimir Ye. FortovVladimir Yevgenyevich Fortov
As a concept, the RAS Professorship was originally proposed by the Presidium of RAS and its President (in 2013—2017) Vladimir Fortov, the motivation being to boost an involvement of top researches from the younger generation of Russian scientists in the functioning of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Academic degree

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The formal prerequisites for the rank of a RAS Professor are Russian citizenship, affiliation with some RAS institution or accredited university, the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences ("Doktor nauk", a Russian equivalent to the second degree in countries with a two-tier system of doctoral degrees), and the candidate's being under 50 years of age at the time the award is to be granted.

Doctor of Philosophy

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The key factors taken into account when RAS Professors are elected include recognized scientific results and records of publications in peer-reviewed journals, along with the candidate's authoring books and patents, advising PhD works etc. A candidacy is to be suggested by a RAS member or by the scientific council of his/her respective institution.

Higher Attestation Commission

Supreme Attestation CommissionAttestation Commission of UkraineHAC
Apart from the recommendation and the age constraint, the requirements are similar, though not identical, to those imposed by the Higher Attestation Commission in Russia for the traditional (i.e. not RAS) professor rank.

Academician

academiciansfull membercorresponding member
The RAS Professors are de facto associate Academy members with a status below that of full members (academicians) and the corresponding members.

Expert

expertiseexpertsspecialist
RAS Professors are eligible to take part in meetings of the RAS field-specific and territorial divisions, to submit proposals on organizational and other issues relevant to RAS, and to serve as professional experts.

Moscow

Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Soviet UnionMoskva
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Russia

Russian FederationRUSRussian
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Russian Far East

Soviet Far EastFar EastFar East Russia
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Siberia

SiberianEastern SiberiaEast Siberia
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Ural Federal District

Urals Federal DistrictUralUrals
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Saint Petersburg

St. PetersburgLeningradSt Petersburg
Roughly 53% of the RAS Professors reside and work in Moscow, e.g., but researchers from across Russia, including its Far East, Siberia (over 85 RAS Professors), the Urals (about 30 RAS Professors, e.g. ), and St.-Petersburg (54 RAS Professors) are represented in the overall number.

Lebedev Physical Institute

Lebedev InstituteLebedev Physics InstituteLebedev Institute of Physics
Some of the RAS Professors are affiliates of Russia's most acclaimed research institutes such as the Lebedev Institute, the Steklov Institute, and the Ioffe Institute, and of the top universities, among them – Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University etc. Two Russian citizens working outside of the country on a permanent basis were also elected as an exception, though normally a candidate is expected to do research in and for Russia.

Steklov Institute of Mathematics

Steklov Mathematical InstituteSteklov InstituteSteklov Mathematics Institute
Some of the RAS Professors are affiliates of Russia's most acclaimed research institutes such as the Lebedev Institute, the Steklov Institute, and the Ioffe Institute, and of the top universities, among them – Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University etc. Two Russian citizens working outside of the country on a permanent basis were also elected as an exception, though normally a candidate is expected to do research in and for Russia.

Ioffe Institute

Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteLeningrad Physico-Technical InstituteIoffe Physical-Technical Institute
Some of the RAS Professors are affiliates of Russia's most acclaimed research institutes such as the Lebedev Institute, the Steklov Institute, and the Ioffe Institute, and of the top universities, among them – Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University etc. Two Russian citizens working outside of the country on a permanent basis were also elected as an exception, though normally a candidate is expected to do research in and for Russia.

Moscow State University

Moscow UniversityLomonosov Moscow State UniversityUniversity of Moscow
Some of the RAS Professors are affiliates of Russia's most acclaimed research institutes such as the Lebedev Institute, the Steklov Institute, and the Ioffe Institute, and of the top universities, among them – Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University etc. Two Russian citizens working outside of the country on a permanent basis were also elected as an exception, though normally a candidate is expected to do research in and for Russia.

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk UniversityNovosibirskBoreskov Institute of Catalysis
Some of the RAS Professors are affiliates of Russia's most acclaimed research institutes such as the Lebedev Institute, the Steklov Institute, and the Ioffe Institute, and of the top universities, among them – Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University etc. Two Russian citizens working outside of the country on a permanent basis were also elected as an exception, though normally a candidate is expected to do research in and for Russia.

Economic history of the Russian Federation

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The age limit was a critical filter considering that the generation currently approaching the 50-years age mark is underrepresented in Russian academia after the economic and political crisis in Russia in the 1990s forced many to emigrate or to drop out of science.