What do the scientists of Sevastopol offer in return? (video)

What do the scientists of Sevastopol offer in return?  (video)

Learn in a new way. The future still raises many questions. Do bachelor’s and master’s programs disappear from universities? Will higher education return to the Soviet model? According to the president of SevSU, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” And although the system showed its effectiveness during the period of socialism, it no longer fit the modern economic model of the country, as Vladimir Neshev believes. Attempts to integrate into the Western system failed. Given the current global situation, the Bologna system as a single educational space with the West and the global labor market has lost its meaning for Russia. Now the path is set only for the interests of the country, it is, first of all, a sovereign educational system.


Vladimir Nechev, Dean of SevGU:


“In itself, withdrawing from the Bologna Declaration does not automatically mean the abolition of bachelor’s, master’s and other forms. This is just a sign that Russia will build its own national educational system. Which will be more in line with its national interests and will serve as a magnet for other countries moving towards Russia, and EurAsEC, and possibly the BRICS countries.”

The Bologna system did not saturate Russia with foreign specialists. But our students, who left to study in the West, most often remained there to work, bringing benefits not to their homeland, but to a foreign country. And this is one of the main drawbacks of the Bologna system, says Sergei Danilchenko, a professor in the history department at SevGU. In addition, the scientist believes that due to the European approach, Russian universities have lost the educational concept, because one day we trained a human creator, and the Western system is aimed at consumer production.


Sergey Danilchenko, Professor of the History Department of IONMO SevGU:


“In the process of reform, we need to take into account the experience that we have gained in the Bologna system, this is almost 20 years of our life. It is also necessary to take into account the Soviet experience. This is correct, in a good sense, to confuse historical traditions with new experience and the challenges we face In the next twenty to thirty years, taking into account all these conditions, we will form a new learning environment.”

Based on the Soviet experience, since the Soviet Union also opposed the West, experts believe that the goals of the past and present are similar. The development of the economy means that highly qualified specialists are needed to help revive a number of import-substitution industries. That is why the scope of the specialist can be expanded, especially in engineering disciplines. But for teachers who studied under the Bologna system, universities believe more practice is needed for their specialty.


Natalia Toshintseva, teacher and organizer of the Sevastopol branch of the Nakhimov Naval School:


“While studying at the pedagogical college, I had more training than the pedagogical university. In my opinion, during the transition and when developing a new educational system, it is still worth adhering to a practice-oriented approach, that is, further practice. So that specialists can come to their future place of work Based on their own experience and see if they feel it or not.

Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes, if they still exist, it is likely that the educational profile of undergraduate students will narrow somewhat. For example, a journalist will probably not have a chance to become a nuclear physicist. The first decisions on creating a new higher education system in Russia will be made in the near future. But universities do not expect very drastic changes. Mayors and employers have asked lawmakers to phase out the Bologna system.

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