30 November 2017

MGIMO Hosts Conference on Creation of Joint Career Centers

November 29th, in the framework of the XXIII International Career Day at MGIMO, a round table dedicated to discussing the creation of an All-Russian Association of Career Centers was held. One of the main goals of this project is to reduce the emigration of young professionals abroad.

The event was attended by the Heads of Human Resource Departments of major Russian universities, representatives of several Russian ministries and experts from specialized structures such as employment centers.

MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Human Resources Vladimir Morozov, acting as moderator of the discussions, welcomed the guests and gave a talk on the main ways to minimize the «brain-drain» of graduates abroad. He also gave some explanations as to why the rate of migration outflow from Russia has increased and how it poses a threat to the future development of the country. The Vice-Rector noted that the idea, discussed in May 2017, by the Heads of Human Resource Departments at universities, to create an All-Russian Association of Career Centers was a step towards resolving this problem.

During the round-table, other participants touched upon a myriad of related issues including how universities can promote the employment of their graduates, the need for universities and employers to consolidate their efforts and to form a common information space, the benefits of creating partnerships and joint programs between universities and corporations. The Representative of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, Gennady Onishchenko, noted that the Federal Authorities were ready to give the project the necessary support for it to reach its goals.

At the end of the meeting, Vladimir Morozov thanked the participants for their input and noted that the outcome of the round table was the decision to go ahead with the creation of an All-Russian Association of Career Centers.

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