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ArticleName Issues of vocational and engineering education for development of the mining and metallurgical industry in post-industrial Russia (Part 1)
DOI 10.17580/chm.2021.07.01
ArticleAuthor V. M. Kolokoltsev, E. Yu. Meshcheryakov

Magnitogorsk State Technical University (Magnitogorsk, Russia):

V. M. Kolokoltsev, Dr. Eng., Prof., President, e-mail:
E. Yu. Meshcheryakov, Cand. Eng., Associate Prof., Head of the Strategic Planning Department, e-mail:


The first half of the article considers features of modern trends in the development of society, education and the mining and metallurgical industry in Russia. Questions were raised about enhancing the prestige of miners and metallurgists, engineering education in general, development prospects of the mining and metallurgical industry, implementation of digital technologies. The assessment of the domestic education system’s readiness to current challenges is given. The features of evolution of federal educational standards for higher education and their demands, methods of the formation of control figures for enrollment in higher education programs and their distribution among majors are considered.

keywords Mining and metallurgical industry, higher education, space metallurgy, digitalization, engineer, specialist, bachelor, educational program, federal state educational standard, admission control figures

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