About center

The grand opening of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre in the Russian Federation on the base of Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies (branch) of the Academy of Labor and Social Relations took place on 7 December 2012.

The Republic of Bashkortostan is the place where Europe meets Asia, the place where you find main Eurasian ethnic groups that define ethnographic, cultural and historical, social and psychological portrait of modern Russia. That is why the decision to create UNEVOC Centre in the Republic of Bashkortostan seems logical and valid.

Besides, the necessity to create the Centre is determined by the necessity to create innovative progressive organizational forms of cooperation of the following kind: School — Primary Professional Education — Secondary Professional Education — Higher Professional Education — Postgraduate Education as an educational clustered module that assists young people in entering the modern world of the professions and in their successful socialization.

The Centre works in the framework of ­UNESCO Charter and the agreement between UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (Bonn, Germany) and Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies (branch) of the Academy of Labour and Social Relations on the foundation of UNEVOC Centre in the Russian Federation on the base of Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies (branch) of the Academy of Labour and Social Relations.

There are all the required conditions at the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies for the implementation of the basic UNESCO principles: highly qualified team of professors and lecturers, high level of quality of education, confirmed by the Conformance Certificate of Quality management system requirements GOST ISO 9001:2008, by the Conformance Certificate of International Quality management system requirements ISO 9001:2008, by the Diploma of the winner of the Republican Contest The Best Quality Management System, by the Diploma of the All-Russian Contest 100 Top Products of Russia; up-to-date material and technical base, scientific laboratories, experience in the ­UNESCO International activities.

Team-work of the UNEVOC Centre together with the Ministry of Education of Bashkortostan Republic and the Committee of Bashkortostan Republic for UNESCO will allow to introduce progressive international experience into the sphere of reformation of the system of professional and technical education in full measure and it will promote:

  • further innovative development of the priority branches of economics of Bashkortostan Republic and it will cause reduction of the unemployment level and improvement of the quality of life of the population;
  • development and implementation of the informational and social technologies and humanitarian innovations which help to form and fulfill the policy of preservation and stable development of the human capital;
  • bringing professional and technical educational institutions in the conditions of transformation up to qualitatively new level conforming to the International Standards;
  • solution of the problem of professional retraining of the youth taking into account the requirements of the changing economic situation;
  • strengthening of tolerance, international harmony and preservation of cultural traditions of different nations.

All this will allow the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Ural region as a whole to position itself as an economically developed territory, socially comfortable for the population, as one of the scientific and educational Centers of introduction of the advanced international educational quality standards in Russia and abroad.

The Centre perceives its mission in:

  • developing international cooperation, tou­ching upon the intellectual and spiritual inner world of a human, which will allow to forecast long-term strategic answers to many challenges of the 21st century;
  • strengthening and improving metho­dology of vocational education and training in the region;
  • arranging scientific and research work and studying the experience of other countries and regions in vocational training and labour market development in the Republic of Bashkortostan;
  • providing people with wider access to projects aimed at skill development in order to implement article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as requirements and standards relating to vocational education and training.

The aim of the Centre is to develop (taking into account best domestic and foreign experiences) the policy and practice of vocational education, which contribute to educating specialists of highest qualification who can demonstrate high level of key professional and cultural competences required by mo­dern society.

In compliance with the major UNEVOC aims, the Centre activity implies dealing with the following tasks:

  • integration of the UNEVOC BIST Centre into the International educational and scientific media basing upon development and impro­vement of international network structure and interaction forms when arranging innovative vocational education;
  • assistance in further systematic development of vocational education in the Republic of Bashkortostan through sharing Russian and International experiences in the domain, as well as accomplishing research on topical problems relating to vocational education and training;
  • improvement of the content and development of new educational technologies of vocational education and training using up-to-date informational resources;
  • elaboration of tools and social techniques contributing to development of social partnership to solve educational tasks;
  • making scientific contacts and collaboration with international, regional, subregional and interregional educational centres in the domain of vocational education and training;
  • implementation of educational projects and the model of continuing vocational education in the framework of UNESCO projects in Russia: «UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs» and «Lifelong Education for Adults»;
  • organisation of international schools, seminars, trainings for UNEVOC network representatives, including CIS representatives, regarding vocational education and training;
  • implementing the Centre mission through the system of continuous general and vocational education «school — college — University — postgraduate study» as a «social elevator» for the youth to enter the modern world of professions and its successful socialisation.

Thus, the UNEVOC Centre activity in BIST will be directed at uniting human resources with intellectual and spiritual potential of the international society, at contributing to implementation of the regional educational model into the Russian and International framework of global education which is going to be an adequate response to modern reality.