Recently, the USUE delegation headed by the USUE rector Yakov Silin visited the German Steinbeis University in Stuttgart. One of the best private European universities presented to the guests a unique approach to applied master courses and practice-oriented education. The trip resulted in an agreement under which both parties had agreed to organize a joint exclusive master's training.
The concept of these master courses is now being worked out, but we managed to find out some of the details. A member of the delegation, USUE Deputy Vice-Rector for Research and the head of the Department of Labor Economics and Personnel Management Ruslan Dolzhenko told us how the project would be implemented, “At the Steinbeis University, the master's education is implemented only in close connection with business, practitioners, and organizations. During training, each master’s student should not only write a master's thesis but also implement an applied project. It is aimed at solving specific tasks and problems of an organization. Moreover, a prerequisite is the introduction of the project in the practice of this company. To do this, a master’s student is hired by the company during his/her training.”
USUE can become a pioneer of methodological approaches to such education in the Urals because it is an industrial region where there are many large companies interested in the development of their employees. Industrial enterprises of our region are extensively investing in such development, which means that such a project will be in demand. Our partners will be able both to teach their managers for advanced Russian and German management practices and to yield an economic effect from the implementation of applied projects.