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340 educational institutions have adapted educational programs to the requirements of the digital economy.

“The programs were updated on the basis of the Support Education Center of the Innopolis University with the participation of leading companies in the IT industry. The training of students began on September 1, 2021. The updates cover over 1,600 disciplines and areas of study: big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and wireless technology. The Ministry of Digital Industry will continue to coordinate this work with educational institutions within the framework of the federal project “PERSONNEL FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY” of the national program “Digital Economy” and beyond, ”Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

“This year, students began training on updated programs that were developed by teachers and heads of educational institutions, based on the needs of leading companies in the digital economy. Teaching new competencies will form competitive advantages for students, will allow them to successfully find a job after graduating from an educational institution or even during the period of study, ”said Tatyana Trubnikova, Director of the Department for Coordination of Programs and Projects of the Ministry of Digital Science.

In addition, within the framework of a pilot project, 25 universities began testing 30 educational programs that were developed at the request of commercial companies representing 11 priority sectors of the economy. It is assumed that following the results of the pilot, the programs will be scaled up to other institutions.

Such updates will affect programs that train specialists in the following areas: education, healthcare, information and communication technologies, urban economy, mining, manufacturing, transport infrastructure, energy infrastructure, agriculture and agro-industrial complex and financial services.

Experts from Yandex, Aeroflot, Group, 1C, Rostelecom, Megafon, Gazprom Neft, Russian Railways, Tatneft, Skyeng, VTB and other. For each priority industry, a working group has been created, which includes representatives of leading universities, major industrial and IT companies, FUMO and SPK, headed by deputy industry ministers of the Russian Federation.

“Now the second stage is being completed – the approval of the work programs of the disciplines. After spot testing, the new educational programs will be scaled to other leading universities in the country, ”said Maria Obraztsova, director of the Institute of Continuing Education at Innopolis University.

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