"Today, instead of the 94 higher education institutions we had on January 1, 2014, we operated 12 institutions. Some universities have come under federal management, while others have ceased to exist, with several private institutions closing," Goncharova said.

According to Goncharova, two universities are controlled by the Ministry of Education of the Crimea, five are privately owned, and the rest are run at the Russian federal level. She also added that all the students of the closed educational institutions were continuing their education at other institutions of higher education.