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Adaptation of University and College Graduates to Real Life: Fighting Down Unemployment and Improvement of Youth Competitiveness Mr. Dmitry LIVANOV, Minister.

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1 Adaptation of University and College Graduates to Real Life: Fighting Down Unemployment and Improvement of Youth Competitiveness Mr. Dmitry LIVANOV, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation 1Education World Forum London, 21 January 2014

2 Graduates’ competitiveness: main challenges Low labor productivity Shortage of skillful industrial workforce but too much tertiary level graduates; Deficit of qualified instructors Educational system mismatches labor market demands 2 OECD Economic Surveys Russian Federation 2014

3 Problem solving initiatives Transformation of educational system: Motivation to life long learning Quality assurance Program design based on learning outcomes Student oriented approach 3-5 years 3 Russia in TIMSS score 2011 (primary school students) compared average (in brackets) Mathematics …………………………………………..542 (500) Science …………………………………………………486 (501)

4 Meeting universities with schools Success story17 Moscow universities arranged network of technological support to advanced studying of engineering at school level 4

5 Welcoming business Success Story Russian Hi Tech “Sistema” company in cooperation with INTEL have developed a regional networks of school centers for technological education 5

6 Generating systemic changes in vocational labor force training system Engaging Professional Communities Independent accreditation of training programmes Development of multipurpose centers of excellence sharing facilities for different target groups Curricular modernization Providing business with real governing capacities in education 6

7 Providing graduates with global competencies Networking universities CIS university SCO university BRICS university (prospective) 7 Welcome to Global University Summit in Moscow, April 2014

8 Encouraging universities to be international Ambitious goal: 5 Russian universities within top 100 positions of world rankings by

9 EU-Russia S&T projects within total number of international cooperation projects within FTP on R&D ( ) Allocated funds for EU-Russia projects within total number of international cooperation projects within FTP on R&D ( ) Distribution of the EU- Russia S&T projects between participating partner-countries with the international cooperation projects within FTP on R&D ( ) More then 30 events during EU- Russia year of science 9

10 Combining educational and youth policy This year 30 million dollar fund is available for granting student unions at 154 Russian universities Network of youth forums: discussions and team building Grants to support youth initiatives Securing healthy lifestyle 10

11 Promoting language studies 27 foreign languages and more than 70 languages of ethnics populating the Russian Federation are available at Russian Schools Russian language is number 5 by popularity in the world and the second in the INTERNET 11 This year in October at the Educational Salon we expect ICT for studying presented by companies from all over the Globe

12 Thank you and welcome to Russia! 12


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