The article focuses on the transformation of the Russian higher education system to meet the latest market economy demands and to develop the efficient interaction with the business community. Universities are integrating into existing production chains and new markets. Leading Russian universities are being transformed into innovation hubs, playing the role of integrators in scientific and technical processes, developing efficient mechanisms of technology transfer, they are able to form new educational programs that meet the latest demands of the knowledge society. Nationally oriented system of higher education based on traditional values and meeting institutional requirements of the country’s ecosystem, should become an important factor of Russia’s stable development.
The article dwells on the problem of Russian education in the context of ever-growing threat from Western countries. World educational and scientific spheres with their openness and mutual penetration have long ago become one of the arenas for confrontation between our country and Western civilization. Nationally oriented education system based on traditional values priority, should become an important factor for Russia’s stable development. In the current tense situation the education system, free of Western pressure and imposition of foreign models, together with scientific and engineering potential are an important tool for ensuring national security of Russia. Educational policy should be based on plans of the state strategic development with regard to Russia’s geopolitical situation.
About innovative development, priorities in educational process, concentration of talents and prospects of development — in interview of the rector of Tomsk state university, the academician of Russian joint stock company Eduard Vladimirovich of Galazhinsky.
The paper investigated the current state of innovation system in France. By the example of the Higher School of Engineering École Polytechnique it considers formation of technology transfer center as a link between university innovation activity and entrepreneurial activity of major national corporations in France. The article examines principles of interaction between the major players of the university innovation system and their role in supporting small innovative companies formed as a result of the university innovative activity.
The article discusses approaches to applying research potential of universities to accelerate competitive development of individual enterprises and regional entities.
The paper proposes a mechanism for the content updating of professional education in Russia as a response to contemporary challenge — inconsistency between requirements of employers and the quality of graduates’ education. The mechanism is based on international best practices and Russian realities, takes into account the interests of employers, education system and individual.