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Opening of Personnel Reserve Training Program at Moscow State University

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Opening of Personnel Reserve Training Program at Moscow State University


On May 14, the Moscow State University hosted the opening ceremony for the third training session within the federal program “Training and retraining of managerial personnel reserve (2010-2015)” of the basic and advanced levels.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy said that he is delighted to welcome the young students within the walls of Moscow State University. The MSU rector emphasized that the university has serious experience in implementation of the program tested during the two previous sessions, and praised the program of managerial personnel retraining as “brilliant both in content and by the level of professors and teachers involved.”

Director of the Public Service and Personnel Department under the Russian Government, A.V. Soroko, speaking to the audience, emphasized: “Serious responsibility is laid upon your shoulders and you must successfully complete your study within this program, since the government allocates big funds for retraining each of you.” He informed that monitoring of the results of the two previous sessions showed that out of 385 representatives of the reserve who completed the training program a third have already been promoted to higher positions. A.V. Soroko expressed his confidence that the representatives of the third session would also get the opportunity for further career growth and, what is most important, obtain new knowledge, competences and useful professional and human contacts.

Director of the Public Service Development Department at the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, D.V. Basnak, pointed to the fact that the program of managerial personnel reserve training and retraining, implemented by the School of Public Administration of MSU, is a top-level educational project using state-of-the-art education technologies, an innovative system of lectures, project and training formats as well as internships abroad in leading world centers of managerial personnel training.

“We hope that this program will allow formation of the national professional elite capable of meeting all national challenges. Each of you are a professional in your area, but this program will enhance your professionalism and help you rise to a new quality level,” underscored Basnak.

The program was presented in this light by its director Vyacheslav Nikonov, Dean of School of Public Administration at MSU, Chairman of State Duma Committee for Education and Management Board Chairman of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. He also greeted the participants within the walls of the oldest and most honorable university of Russia. “Moscow State University ranks top in the Russian rankings and is the only Russian university that is represented nearly in all world rankings,” Mr. Nikonov stressed.

The dean noted that public administration is an ancient and sophisticated art. The first public administration treatises are several thousand years old and winning now in global competition are those nations that have been demonstrating proper administration principles and technologies throughout many ages.

Regrettably, the art of public administration evolved in this country only 20 years ago and the public administration department of the MSU pioneered this area of research, emphasized Nikonov. “Scholars of the department carry out extensive academic and expert work, participating in national and international academic forums and projects implemented by government bodies and we are happy that this program is being accomplished in our university,” Nikonov said.

He enlarged upon a range of events within the program that includes the testing of participants, tuition according to individual plans in the amount of 504 hours, lectures by leading scholars, statesmen, best experts in the theory and practice of public administration, experts having an extensive practical experience. In addition, the program anticipates remote communications and meetings with statesmen, policymakers, projects, analytic sessions, international internships.

“Successfully completing the program, you'll get an MSU degree and together we'll explore the art of governing a great nation,” Nikonov said.

Graduate of the second session and deputy director of the population statistics and health care directorate of Rosstat, G.E. Shevedrova, told those present about the program specifics and effectiveness.

An organization meeting was later conducted for the program participants, where they were informed on the content of the curriculum, forms of assessing the results of their activity and other particulars of the tutoring process.

After a break an expert lecture on Russia's Strategy was delivered to the audience by Vyacheslav Nikonov.

Press Service of the MSU School of Public Administration


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