Higher Education in Russia and Beyond 4(10) Winter 2016 is out
This issue Computer Science: History of Emerging Discipline is dedicated to contemporary computer science education in Russia.
Guest editor for this issue is Sergey Zavarin, analyst at the Faculty of Computer Sciences at HSE.
Part one of the issue describes the rise of computing hardware and information technologies in the USSR. This topic is still relevant because in the Soviet times, expert evaluations of the situation in this sphere were rarely made public. Soviet legacy is still tangible in other ex-Soviet countries, for example in Belarus, which is one of the world’s leaders in the sphere of IT outsourcing but maintains a largely Soviet-style higher education model.
The second part covers university education. Many comprehensive universities respond to the latest market trends by opening IT education departments and launching new programs in computer science. However, many higher education institutions in Russia are facing a serious problem: the most talented young people from their regions prefer to go to Moscow or Saint Petersburg to study.
The dynamics of IT industry presents another challenge: academic institutions cannot always keep up to date with the changes. Part three of the issue is dedicated to further education projects and describes the newest approaches to working with high school students, university students and recent graduates used by HEIs, research organizations and commercial companies.
Educational landscape is very diverse, and salaries in industrial companies are high, so there is significantly less interest in post-graduate studies. In the final part of this issue you can learn more about how research institutes can work with students and universities in the current context.
The new issue is available at our website: herb.hse.ru
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