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Working group

WorldSkills for Universities


in Grand Ballroom

There is a wide-spread judgment that it is colleges about skills when universities are about knowledge. However, this in an absolute delusion. New economy needs new specialists that possess new skills and knowledge. Not only vocational but high education also meets this challenge. Can we apply WS methods at universities? – Skill University competition: challenges and opportunities for development.

Main topics:
1. Universities transformation for the future economy: new role of Universities, new education products for new economy.
2. Universities’ ranking: H-index (Hirsch index) VS s-index (Skills index).
3. Ideas for Skills University league development: set of skills and new formats
4. Best practices University Skills - Discussion with Universities representatives.





Dr. Andrey Philippovich

Moscow Polytechnic University, Dean of IT Faculty