Future Skills University Runs Educational Program for International Students

Future Skills University has finished its Future Skills international supplementary vocational education programs. The Future Skills University project was launched in 2021 at the initiative of the Skills Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation with the support of five Russian universities/project coordinators: St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Far Eastern State University, Southern Federal University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, and Sevastopol State University.

The project aims to develop and integrate the best training practices for promising professions and skills into the higher education system to produce a highly skilled workforce for the new economy. More than 50 higher education institutions are participating in the project in 2022. In 2023, some 5,000 students from Russian universities will receive training under the programs.

One of the stages of the Future Skills University project saw international students train under the program aimed at sharing experience, tools, and educational technologies between higher education institutions in the participating countries. More than 350 students from 42 educational institutions in Belarus, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia joined the programme.

"We are delighted that the technologies and tools developed by the Agency are being used internationally and that our colleagues and students from foreign universities are joining us for championship and training events. This allows us to exchange experiences and identify the best approaches to later implement them in higher education institutions' training programs." stressed Ms Alina Doskanova, Deputy Director General of the Skills Development Agency.

The international training programs covered the following skills: Web Technologies (including low/no-code programming), co-organized by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Blockchain Technology, co-organized by the Southern Federal University; Space Systems Engineering, co-organized by the LEONOV Moscow Region University of Technology, N. N. Godovikov Polytechnic College, and Kumasi Technical University (Ghana); UAV Operation, co-organized by the Academy of Digital Technology and Copter Express; Aerial Robotics, co-organized by the National University of Science and Technology MISiS and Copter Express; Industrial Design Technology, co-organized by the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts; and Machine Learning and Big Data, co-organized by the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.

The programs concluded with the final exam and the issuing of advanced training certificates, certificates of participation, and skills passports.