Key asset

Today's students will have to develop industry in this rapidly changing world. Representatives of Moscow technical universities told us where their graduates plan to work and in what way the cooperation with industrial partners helps to adjust the educational process to market needs.
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WHAT FIELDS OF STUDY ARE MOST IN-DEMAND AMONG STUDENTS?
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DO THE STUDENTS WANT TO WORK IN INDUSTRY? HOW MANY OF THEM ARE WORKING WITHIN THEIR SPECIALTY AFTER GRADUATION?
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WHAT BRANCH ENTERPRISES DO YOU COOPERATE WITH, AND WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THIS COOPERATION?
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WHAT IS MISSING IN COOPERATION, AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO SCALE IT UP?
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HOW DOES THE COOPERATION WITH ENTERPRISES HELP TO ADAPT THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS TO THE CURRENT NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY? IS IT DIFFICULT TO CHANGE THE PROCESS?
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IN YOUR OPINION, WOULD COOPERATION WITH THE MOSCOW TECHNICAL SCHOOL BE FRUITFUL?
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HOW DO YOU SEE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES, INDUSTRY AND AUTHORITIES IN TERMS OF HUMAN RESOURCES?
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DO YOU AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT HUMAN RESOURCES ARE KEY ASSETS?
Yuri Mironov,
Dean of the Faculty of Communication Networks and Systems at the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI):
The most in-demand fields in communication technology are 5G, Internet of things (IoT), MIMO (multiple data transmission), software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (SDN/NFV), Artificial intelligence in infocommunications, quantum communications and computing. Our students are ready to work in their specialization because communication technology is the most fast-moving and best-paid area of industry.

Given that MTUCI is an industry-focused university, most of our applicants set their sights on a career in the industry from the very beginning. That is why the majority of our graduates, to be more specific at least 80-85% from each educational program, work in their specialty.

Our partners include over 60 industry organizations, such as Kaspersky Lab, Nokia, Huawei, Rostelecom, QRate, CROC, AMT Group, ZTI Corporation - Svyaztechnology, 1C, MGTS, MTS, MegaFon, Beeline, and many other corporations in one way or another related to the communication industry. As part of the cooperation, there are internships, guided tours for students, career guidance events in the form of workshops and seminars. Representatives of the companies are present at students' thesis defenses. Some of them have specialized departments, training centers and laboratories at the university.

Partnership with industry makes it possible to bring the educational process closer to the reality faced by graduates. It is a time-consuming process though, as sometimes we need to develop educational and professional standards first in order to change educational programs. In our opinion, the Moscow Technical School project will improve the interaction between universities and industry and will help to accelerate the updating of curricula. Due to constant changes in market conditions and the emergence of new technologies, it is necessary to change the relevant standards as well.

For the employer, the platform is a way of training staff in specialized skills and knowledge. For students, it is an invaluable experience of immersion in "adult life", an opportunity of employment straight from university. Students will be able to have a try in a real industry, start working in their profession, and better understand what they want to do in life.

Human resources determine everything. Or almost everything. A professional approach is required at all stages of decision-making and implementation. To get the best result it is important to size up the situation, formulate goals and objectives correctly; highlight key points; identify resources; understand how to move towards the goal. Each person must not only have individual skills but also be a team player and strive to be irreplaceable in their position.

In fact, nobody is irreplaceable. If the work process is well organized, replacement should not seriously affect the result".
Yuriy Kurochkin,
Director of Quantum Communications Competence Centre of NTI (National Technological Initiative), MISIS:
We have interns from different fields but all of them are in one way or another related to physics and mathematics. We see a keen interest among young professionals in the applied areas. Cooperation with industrial partners on internships for pupils and students gives them practical knowledge and experience. The development and scaling of this segment are therefore beneficial to all participants: real sector players stay in touch with trends in the personnel and HR market, while students and pupils gain applied skills. We support initiatives related to employment and career guidance for our students and applicants in every possible way.

As an educational institution, we believe that human resources are the key asset of any company. We do our best to ensure that our graduates remain relevant to today's labor market by means of internships and participation in acceleration programs for specialists with startup ideas. More and more often, our students tend to implement their projects even before graduating from the university.

Since 2018, we have been working with representatives of NTI Quantum Communications consortium. We would like to mention its most active members - QRate and T8. Thanks to this cooperation, we provide students with relevant industry internships. We plan to develop our joint projects and educational programs, as interaction with industry partners helps to align curricula with current market challenges. In our view, cooperation between universities, industry and government in the Moscow Technical School will be fruitful for all participants. The government sets the standards, on their basis universities implement programs, and industry "consumes" the workforce. In this way, everyone works closely together for the common good".
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