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2015 year, number 4

The quality of university training: employers' view

Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya st., 6, Kemerovo, 650043, Russia
Keywords: качество образования, качество выпускника вуза, эффективность подготовки специалиста, оценка работодателя, education quality, quality of graduate, effectiveness of spe -cialist training, employer assessment


The article presents a study of employers' opinion on a range of qualities that a university graduate should possess, as well as on the forms of university-employer interaction. We collected relevant information using a method of unstructured interview. The experts were employers who represented various activities and enterprises of different forms of ownership from Kemerovo Oblast. The research has identified the qualities which, in experts' opinion, a university graduate should have, but are built up insufficiently by universities. Among the growth options for the cooperation between educational institutions and employers' enterprises, the experts particularly suggest changing the approaches to arranging and conducting various types of practical training. The experts also note the need to strengthen the feedback between universities and employers. The research results will be used in the development of educational and training materials, which will help focus on the applicability of university training in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standards.