of students at occupational training schools plan to continue their education in universities, including in full-time divisions.
Moreover, almost half of the graduates of these schools do not make a connection between their immediate future and any kind of study. They plan on getting a job (32%), serving in the army (17%) or doing nothing at all (5%).
The situation has changed dramatically in recent years. As recently as five years ago, more than 70% of those graduating from occupational training schools did not plan on studying further.
These data were obtained during a survey of Russian families that was conducted as part of a Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations (MEMO) study carried out by the Higher School of Economics in cooperation with the Public Opinion Foundation. A newsletter on the research will be published in late 2014.
Four HSE Research Centers Included in the Boston College Worldwide Inventory of Higher Education Research Centers
The Boston College Center for International Higher Education has published its Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programmes and Journals in Higher Education. Four Russian research centers are included, all of them are part of HSE.