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The role of Universities in the Continuous Professional Development of the Russian Engineering Workforce

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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Implementing Transfer, Exchange, Research Programs and Professional Development; in Asia and Far East

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23.1230.1 - 23.1230.5



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Phillip Albert Sanger Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Julia Ziyatdinova Kazan National Research Technological University


Svetlana Vasilievna Barabanova Kazan National Research Technological University

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Born in U.S.S.R., Barabanova graduated from Kazan State University in 1983 as a doctor of law. In 1986, Barabanova began working at what is now known as Kazan National Research Technological University. Barabanova is a specialist in educational law, and a participant in government commissions for educational reform legislation.

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Vasiliy G. Ivanov Kazan National Research Technological University

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The role of Universities in the Continuous Professional Development of the Russian Engineering Workforce Continuous improvement and professional development of engineers in Russia is re-quired of all engineers. This requirement is analogous to the continuing education requiredof teachers and medical professionals in the U.S. To satisfy this need, a special coordinatingorganization was founded at the regional state level, Interdisciplinary Republican Center ofProfessional Retraining and Raising Qualification of Leaders and Specialists of Tatarstan.All universities in Tatarstan are members of this body which forms the heart of a close col-laboration between educational establishments and industry to develop and provide coursesand curricula. The Institute of Additional Professional Education at Kazan National ResearchTechnological University (KNRTU) plays an important role in creating programs based onindustry input. Approximately 500 engineers and staff from industry raise their qualification atKNRTU following a broad set of course offerings 72-500 contact hours depending on the fo-cus with costs ranging from $100-300 per course. Typical programs cover industrial and eco-logical safety, hazardous waste management, energy efficiency in HVAC and power man-agement, protection of intellectual property including state security clearance as well ascommercial trade secrets, industry specific technical course for the oil and gas industry suchas qualification of fuel filling stations staff, the proper maintenance and protection of pipe-lines and occupational and health safety issues and training for the industry. This paper will present the results of interviews with academic providers and their in-dustry clients to assess needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the curricula and offer lessonslearned applicable in the U.S. 1

Sanger, P. A., & Ziyatdinova, J., & Barabanova, S. V., & Ivanov, V. G. (2013, June), The role of Universities in the Continuous Professional Development of the Russian Engineering Workforce Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22615

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