I am not sure I can agree with your note that the Russian artillery officers lacked education. Compared to whom? If the French are used as a standard, then I would be interested to see some hard data on their educational background.
In Russia, there were several schools for artillery training, the most famous being Artilleriiskii i Inzhinernii Shliakhetsky Kadetskii Korpus [Artillery and Engineer Noble Cadet Corps, later the Second Cadet Corps] and Shkovskii kadetskii Korpus [Shklov Cadet Corps] which produced hundreds of officers during this period. Under After 1808, Committee on Artillery conducted artillery examinations to ensure the quality of artillery officers. The artillery, as a rule, received the most qualified and educated officers and by the end of the Napoleonic Wars, over 65% of its officers were graduates of the cadet corps.