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Postgraduates’ attitude towards postgraduate education and scientific and lecturing activity

T.V. Urazhok
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UDC 001.89:378


T.V. Urazhok is 3rd year Postgraduate student at Leonov Moscow Region Technology University, Korolev City e-mail: ORCID 0000-0003-1870-0913


Analyzed is the problem, connected with the fact, that scientific community has long been concerned about effectiveness of the system of postgraduate education. It has changed a lot in recent years. Today’s PhD graduates do not have enough classical training; they need to acquire a broader set of skills required for their future research activity beyond the academy. In this regard, PhD graduates have not considered their employment in the scientific field as a whole since the 2000s. Thus some areas of training programs have been massed, which has led to the depreciation of the academic degree. Since 2014, the Russian postgraduate training system has been functioning as the third level of higher education being the integration of educational and research components. Changes have led to the fact that doctoral programs have become more pedagogically oriented, preparing the future candidate of Sciences to work in higher and secondary education. At the moment, the graduation level is approximately 12% of the total number of graduate doctorate students. The percentage of doctoral graduates’ completion has continued to decline steadily since 2014. The article deals with the postgraduates` attitudes towards postgraduate education and scientific and teaching activity.

Key words: postgraduate training system, higher education, PhD students, research, research activity, effectiveness.



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