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Talents for the digital economy. How to train and not to spoil?

KOROLEV HALL, October 15 14:00 — 15:15

The current system of education in Russia is characterized by deteriorating quality and its increasing differentiation. In the ratings of quality of primary education Russia occupies a strong position in the top five countries. (PIRLS, TIMSS). A labour market driven by the commodity economy of the twentieth rather than the digital economy of the twenty-first century, it is not able to absorb and offer competitive comparable conditions to the best – in the global talent competitiveness ranking (GTCI’18) in terms of the attractiveness of the labor market, Russia ranks 106 out of 119. Thus, there is a model of education in Russia, which does not realize the initially high potential and creates incentives for the departure of the best. To provide greater opportunities for the best graduates and to raise the average to the standards that can ensure the development of the digital economy,it is necessary for the joint work of schools, leading universities and employers that are members of the global market (Rosatom, Roscosmos, Rosneft, Gazprom, LUKOIL, Yandex, etc.) on the simultaneous formation of supply and demand for human capital.
● What model of education is relevant to the digital economy of the twenty-first century?
● What in the current conditions can be a source of demand for highly qualified graduates?
● Who and how can teach future students what is still unknown or is the commercial know-how of leading corporations?
● What is the incentive model for universities that aims to increase the efficiency of long-term investment in human capital and build communities around universities?
● What is the model of personnel search for companies in the digital economy, in an environment where "fast" undermine the business of "big"?

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