Sevastopol State University and the open joint stock company ‘United Shipbuilding Corporation’
Sevastopol State University and the open joint stock company ‘United Shipbuilding Corporation’ (hereafter USC) have signed an agreement about co-operation in a modern system of education and the retraining of qualified personnel for shipbuilding and ship maintenance enterprises.
The USC is the biggest shipbuilding company in the Russian Federation, 100% of its shares are owned by the Russian State. About 60 enterprises and organizations comprise the holding; the main shipbuilding and ship maintenance yards and the leading project design offices. At the present time the USC is the base of about 80% of the shipbuilding industry in Russia.
The agreement, signed by the rector of Sevastopol State University, Valeriy Koshkin, and the president of the USC, Alexei Rakhmanov, is the basis for the development and realization of certain joint projects, programs and events suiting the mutual interest of both Russian industry and the social and economic goals of Sevastopol and Crimea.
There are more than 10 overlapping aims of the USC and the educational, scientific and research cluster of Sevastopol. Amongst them there are such fields as training for specific purposes, retraining and the qualification improvement of specialists from the USC enterprises; providing qualified research workers and specialists for the enterprises of the USC; development and the putting into practice of innovative educational methods (such as remote study).
It is also planned to establish co-operation in the sphere of the development and realization of programs of the USC innovative development, organization and carrying out joint fundamental and scientific research, experimental development and engineering works in the field of shipbuilding and ship maintenance.
Alexei Rakhmanov sees in such co-operation a key point of the strategic development of the USC, “Real technological breakthroughs are impossible without educating high-class specialists and engaging more young people into the shipbuilding industry. A well planned, versatile renaissance of the system of professional education will allow to educate the kind of highly qualified specialists that are urgently needed to solve tasks of state defense as well as extractive and transport industries.”
The education of such specialists for Russian industry is one of the main tasks of Sevastopol State University.