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Leading Russian Universities to Train Personnel for the Far East

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The Prime Minister of Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has approved a programme which will train personnel for key sectors of the economy in the Far East. The Higher School of Economics is one of the universities that will conduct the activities in the programme, in collaboration with the universities of the Far Eastern Federal District.

According to the decree, HSE’s key partners will be the Far Eastern Federal University in the Primorsky Krai (specialising in Economics) and the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (Economics and Personnel Management).

The first steps have already been taken. FEFU and the Higher School of Economics have agreed to launch a joint bachelor's programme in economics. FEFU students who enrolled at the university in 2018 will be able to choose a track at HSE from their second year of study. In addition, from September of this year, teachers from the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics will act as visiting lecturers at FEFU. HSE has already implemented a training programme for teachers of economics at FEFU.

The participation of leading Russian universities in this initiative will improve the quality of education in the Far East. The programme will also include career guidance and support for young people in order to succeed on the job market. One of the criteria of its effectiveness is the number graduates who find employment in the Far East within one year of their graduation from a local university. Programme administrators hope that, by 2025, this figure will have increased by 70%.

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