UIREC to Create Turnkey Educational Programs


The programs will perfectly comply with the requirements of potential employers

Svetlana Kovalenko has presented the Competence Development Centre (CDC) program, as part of the thematic track ‘Educational Solutions for Industry’. Source of the photo: Robert Akhmadullin

The Education Center of the Ural Research and Education Center will be introducing a new form of cooperation with its industrial partners – the development of turnkey educational programs and courses, i.e., based on the requirements and demands of the enterprises for the training of in-demand specialists. Svetlana Kovalenko, Deputy Director of the CDC, gave a presentation on the capabilities of the UIREC educational track for the subjects of the Ural Federal District at the Innoprom-2022 international exhibition-forum.

‘Our main task is to establish a dialogue with companies, to find a new approach to interaction within the scientific and educational center. It is important to inform the companies about what we are capable of, and especially, to find out what they require. We have developed a scheme that makes it possible to form new programs and courses in the shortest time possible, based on the demands and interests of the companies. It considers the skills demanded by employers and, at the same time, valuable for the development of the research and education center’s projects,’ explains Ms. Kovalenko.

Recently, the structure of the CDC has changed. Whereas in 2021, the center included only a management training area, now it comprises an engineering center and an educational platform that offers courses in IT sphere, the commercialization of innovations, digital business transformation, etc. The expert noted that all online and offline educational projects showcased at Innoprom 2022 have been successfully tested and will open up enrolment for students and trainees. For instance, in 2022 the network training of students will begin in some modules of the Master’s degree program ‘Management of Science and Technology Projects’.

It should be mentioned that the best professors and methodologists of the leading universities of the Urals – UrFU, SUSU (Chelyabinsk) and KSU (Kurgan) – with the involvement of foreign partner universities, who bring best international practices to the projects, are involved in the development of the educational aspect of the UIREC.