SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre

SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (SEDeC) was established in 2011 with the goals of developing new approaches to educational management and disseminating the best practices in Russia and abroad.

The Centre is headed by Director Denis Konanchuk.

SEDeC Activities:

  • carrying out research in the areas of university development and transformation of higher education systems;
  • providing corporations and industries with blueprints of personnel hiring and training, and creating conditions for effective interaction between the labour market and the system of professional education;
  • consulting and training leadership teams involved in strategic planning for educational institutions in Russia and abroad.

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

SEDeC Research & Development Philosophy:

  • practice-oriented approach: the Centre engages a wide range of expertise to tackle crucial issues faced by both state and corporate entities;
  • public discussions of matters related to changes in the system of education and their impact on contemporary society;
  • benchmarking the best international practices in the area of education development and adapting them to the Russian context.

The Centre has considerable experience in designing and running educational programmes for top management of Russian universities. Since 2011 the Centre has executed 9 educational programmes, 7 from which are in the format of Rector’s School made for federal universities, leading regional universities, and universities participating in the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. Two more educational programmes for top management of universities are launched and will be completed in 2017.

Additionally, the Centre carried out series of strategic sessions for leaders of various Russian universities.

SEDeC achievements in numbers:

  • 673 - Number of participants who completed the Centre’s programmes (2011- till present day, taking into account ongoing programmes)
  • 23 - Number of university rectors among participants (including those rectors who have been appointed post-completion)
  • 141 - Number of Universities, participants from which have completed the Centre’s (taking into account current programmes) programmes

In 2016 the Centre has completed the project Interaction between labour Markets and Professional Education Systems started in 2013 in partnership with the International Labour Organisation in Russia and five developing countries (Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Jordan). The project was aimed at the realization of human resources development priorities determined by G20 countries.

Also, following the request of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the Centre has been running the Global Education Programme since 2014 till present day. The Programme funds Russians studying at top universities abroad, and handles their employment in Russia after graduation.