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Modernization of higher education at the mezzo-economic level

L.M. Nizova, A.V. Kuznetsova
80,00 Р

UDC 378:330.3(470+571-32)


L.M. Nizova is Dr.Sci. (Economics), prof.; and A.V. Kuznetsova is Master student at Volga State University of Technology e-mail: 


Analyzed are priorities and problems of modernization of higher education. Investigated is classification of development of education in new Russia, including transition to the Bologna system, three-leveled structure of education, federal programs and competencies in the framework of the national project “Education”. Logical connection between features of education in the country and it’s subjects is made. Dynamics of student population, budget places, employment, and average age of graduates in the Republic of Mari El were monitored. Based on sociological research, following priorities were identified: connection of science with production, use of interactive forms of training, it’s practical orientation, and balance of the labor market and market of educational services. At the same time, there are still problems with quality of education, insufficient involvement of students in scientific work, weak scientific and methodological base, and tuition fees. Measures are proposed for further modernization of higher education, taking into account requirements of Constitution of the Russian Federation and the national project “Education”.

Key words: modernization, education, higher school, national project, students, teachers.



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