USU specialists participate in a two-day workshop “Designing strategic development projects of the university as the preeminent university in the region”
Irina Karelina, director of the development program of Higher School of
Economics, the head of the Center for International Competitiveness of Higher
Education of the Institute of Education gave a training course on strategic
development of higher education in order to implement the National Education
project “Education”. The course listeners were specialists of the flagship
university together with Rector Boris Kostishko as well as members of the
regional government, in particular, the chairman of the government, an alumnus of USU, Alexander Smekalin, representatives of development institutions.
According to Irina Karelina, such workshops and
sessions that have become a tradition of USU are aimed at creating competencies
that allow us to design a mission and a target model for the development of the
university as the preeminent university in the region.
Dmitry Shabalkin , the vice-rector for innovative development made a report on the implementation of the development program for the flagship university. Irina Karelina noted the success of the university, its strategic role in the development of the region and reminded about the need for continuous improvement, quoting the phrase from “Alice in Wonderland”: “We need to run as fast just to stay in place, but to get somewhere, we must run at least twice as fast! ”
Participants discussed key areas of the university’s activities, paying particular attention to the status of USU as an organization of social responsibility - the university not only provides educational services, but also participates in the formation of the cultural, social, and sports environment of the region, paying attention to various categories of the population.
Irina Georgievna spoke about world trends in the development of higher education. Following the results of the course, a roadmap is going to be drawn up for the further implementation of the USU development program.