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A new structural unit, the Institute of Basic Engineering Education, has been established at the Empress Catherine II Saint Petersburg Mining University. Its task will be to work on improving the quality of knowledge and skills of the students who entered the first year this year. During three semesters they will study according to absolutely the same programs, regardless of their direction of training. That is, they will master general education and general technical disciplines, which are necessary to form the fundamental base underlying any professional competencies.
In May 2023, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on improving the higher education system. This document initiated a reform designed to bring the training process to a qualitatively higher level and increase the number of competent engineers in the country, which is essential for the sustainable development of the national economy. The Empress Catherine II Saint Petersburg Mining University became one of the six participants of the pilot project, which have already started to implement the initiative of the Russian President.
Its task will include the growth of academic mobility and the organization of joint research centers with Russian scientists, and the mission will be the formation of a multipolar world based on the equality of cultures and peoples. The event was organised in cooperation with the International Competence Centre in Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.
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