Since the Soviet times Moscow is known by its fundamental science development. Today the Russian capital develops actively innovations and R&D sectors of economy. The major research centres and think-tanks are located in Moscow. More than 1,200 research and development organisations work here, and the overall amount of specialists working in scientific field is more than 300 thousand people.
Moscow holds the leading place in Russia by the number of higher education institutions, as well as amount of students studying there. The city Government pays more and more attention to stable development of science, creation and implementation of new technologies. This sphere is considered as one of high-priority directions of the city’s further development.