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New knowledge vectors. Educational breakthrough in the global technological landscape

KAZAN HALL, October 15 11:00 — 12:15

Economic policies of most developed nations have been backing the industrial economic model since the middle of the 20th century, when mass production was the key driver of value generation, and people were required to have a specific skill set, preferentially technical in nature. The epitome of human capital of the 20th century was an engineer working at a large manufacturing plant. Today, brand new human capital is required to drive the horizon of innovation beyond its uncovered limit. Unlike the traditional requirements of industrial age, new reality requires soft skills, beyond-the-subject-area competencies, and positive engagement in society. Schools, colleges and universities are actively changing their education programs in order to meet these needs as well as predict the requirements that will be sought after in the future.
● What is becoming the core of individual education and what is valued in the labor market in the 21st century?
● Where is education heading? Towards what skill set and knowledge that will not become outdated any time soon?
● What challenges is the education system facing in light of the digital transformation of society and economy?
● How are governments and private education initiatives responding to these changes?