IT Education in Russia

18 Jun , 14:00–15:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

Qualified IT professionals are in great demand all over the world. The digital industry is developing very rapidly and is experiencing an ever-increasing personnel hunger. At the same time, IT education in Russia is regarded highly around the world due to the famed mathematics school, national scientific competitions tradition, and the opportunity to learn from the best practitioners. However, on a national scale the number of good teaching institutions is not sufficient. The quality of IT-education differs from university to university: some excel in theory and fail in practical application of knowledge, while those that offer online education or retraining rarely produce competitive personnel for the market. What are the real needs of the IT industry and how long will this demand continue to grow? What educational programmes are among the best today? Can a humanities programme graduate be re-trained as a programmer? What measures should be taken by the state and business today to promote the IT training in Russia?

Oleg Bunin, Chief Executive Officer, Ontico

Vyacheslav Blagirev, Director of Digital Business and Product Development Department, SPB Exchange
Alexey Maleyev, Distance Learning Director, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)
Sergey Mardanov, Director of University Relations, VK
Kirill Nepomiluyev, Developer, entrepreneur, winner of the Digital Breakthrough
Natalia Sushchev, Vice Rector for Digital Development, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics