TRAINING ENGINEERS: BUILDING ON FUNDAMENTALS OF RUSSIA’S ECONOMY
Since the inception of the ‘end of history’ school of thought, the supremacy of the post-industrial world over the industrial worlds seems no longer obvious. The economies that are recipients of high technologies are consistently experiencing higher growth than their developers. The fundamental requirement for this trend is the existence of a highly skilled workforce, especially qualified engineers, whose numbers have declined in Russia in the past decades.
1) Is the ‘industrial leap forward’ in China, Brazil and the countries of Southeast Asia a passing phenomenon or a long-term trend?
2) What future can we foresee for the engineer profession in the era of industrial renaissance?
3) What should be the role of the state and the private sector in advancing engineering and technical education, and how does the experience of the USA, France, and China compare to that of Russia and FSU?
Vladislav Inozemtsev , Director, Center for Post Industrial Society Research
Dr. Elhanan Abramov , Chief Executive Officer, Baran Engineering
Gu Binglin , President, Tsinghua University
Vitaly Klintsov , Managing partner, Russia and CIS, McKinsey & Company
Edward Luttwak , Senior Research Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sergey Nedoroslev , Chairman of the Board, Kaskol Group
Alexander Nesis , President and Chief Executive Officer, ICT Group