SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre

The SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (SEDeC), headed by Denis Konanchuk, was founded in May 2011.

Activity Areas:

  • studies in the area of university development and upgrading higher education systems;
  • developing personnel provision concepts for corporations and industries, creating conditions for effective interaction between the labour market and the professional education systems;
  • consulting and training management teams, implementing the strategies of educational institution development in Russia and abroad.

Our goal is to develop new approaches and to propagate new education management practices employed in Russia and abroad.

Research Philosophy:

  • practice-oriented approach: expert appraisal and solution of topical problems faced by corporate and government structures;
  • public discussions of issues related to changes in the content and technologies of education and their impact on modern society;
  • use of the leading international experience in the area of education development and its adjustment to the Russian environment.

The Centre’s employees have prepared development programmes for the largest Russian universities (the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the Russian International Olympic University), series of strategic sessions and integrated educational programmes have been offered for the leaders and the talent pool of the Russian universities.

Currently, the SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre is implementing the Programme for Preparing University Rectors, in which over 110 leaders of Russian universities from 50 Russian regions are taking part. The programme is being implemented at the request of the RF Ministry of Education and is unprecedented in its scope.

In addition, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the “Interaction between the Labour Markets and the Professional Education Systems” project is being implemented in Russia and in five developing countries (Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Jordan). The project aims at implementing the priorities of the G20 countries in the field of human resource development.