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The bachelor’s program in telecommunications will be modified to meet the needs of the labor market. Ilya Obabkov, director of the Engineering School of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Control Systems of the Ural Federal University, spoke about this at the meeting of Victor Koksharov, rector of the Ural Federal University, with Ivan Pichugin, vice-president of Rostelecom.

As the head of the university pointed out, the main feature of the program should be project-based learning, supervision by telecommunications specialists, including mentoring and ongoing student counseling.

The University offers three different types of master’s programs: from an accelerated learning system to practical courses on business and production portfolio topics, said Valentina Ovchinnikova, deputy vice-rector for project training and further vocational training at the Ural Federal University.

“A system where we act both as a client and as an actor in the educational process seems to us the most effective. At the same time, we need to focus on practice-oriented training: both for new students and for our employees,” says Pichugin, who heads Ural Rostelecom.

Speaking about the staff of the regional representative office, Ivan Pichugin pointed out that 65-70% of employees are technical specialists: IT and communication specialists. According to him, Rostelecom considers the university a key partner in the recruitment of specialized personnel and plans to expand cooperation.

“We appreciate your feedback and support for the initiatives, as well as your joint participation in the projects. In the field of digitization of education, we offer ready-made solutions to the university, from data networks to the implementation of virtual and cloud systems,” added the vice president.

Oybek Partov, Head of the University Center for Development of Partner Relations, made several suggestions to the company regarding the integration into the program of UrFU events, from the first year and the graduation evening to the events of industry-specific career guidance, specialist exhibitions and conferences.

He also mentioned new cooperation prospects such as the creation of a personal scholarship to attract the most talented graduates to the company and support student initiatives or the consolidation of the Peak IT scholarship with other market leaders to the best student computing solutions for university products.

Ryan H. Bowman