Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ural Federal University holds conference on engineering and international students

Ural Federal University held a conference on the problems of developing engineering education on Wednesday, bringing together international students, representatives of strategic administration and heads of university departments.

The session was led by Vice Rector Sergei Knyazev, who spoke about developing engineering programs and the natural sciences institute.

The program also invited employers, including Andrei Misyura, the deputy chairman of designers in the Sverdlovsk region.

Misyura spoke on the difficulties enterprises have in hiring employees. One such area of complication is language proficiency. Employers also focus on the practical skills of college graduates.

Some companies work with universities to provide real-world experience to students in order for them to develop applied knowledge. Such practices are mutually beneficial, however not common.

UFU rector Viktor Koksharov also spoke at the event on the importance of attracting foreign students, which will help the school increase its competitiveness with other universities.

The university said it will work to better attract and accommodate foreign students in the next five to six years.