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Pavel Luksha: “Educational systems worldwide increasingly fail to respond to real sector’s needs”


04.07.2019, 12:08

The founder of Global Education Futures platform and one of the co-authors of the “Atlas of new professions” Pavel Luksha will participate in the WorldSkills Conference 2019.

The Professor of Practice at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Expert at SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre Pavel Luksha is also the founder of the Global Education Futures platform (intended for new educational ecosystems development) and Global Change Leaders movement; during the conference, he will moderate two sessions, “Training for tomorrow: Innovations for lifelong learning” and “Education ecosystem for the future economy”.

“The whole world, not only Russia, is greatly challenged by the educational systems’ increasing inability to actually respond to real sector’s needs. Previously, they managed to embrace changes in economy timely: for instance, when the USSR planned to launch a nuclear power project, the educational system would have an entire decade to build the required staff-training infrastructure, including university departments of physics and engineering. One would have actual time to explore and conquer”, notes Pavel Luksha. “Nowadays, we have to develop and deploy everything promptly. Because by the time you finish preparing your course on biotechnology or IT, you will find yourself in a completely new world with a textbook in your hands written for an industry that does not exist anymore”.

While not positioning himself as a futurologist, the thought leader of the “Atlas of new professions” (a digest of promising industries and occupations for the upcoming 15-20 years) still considers himself among the people helping build the future. People have always been interested in what our life would look like in decades to come, and Pavel Luksha’s vision will fascinate the audience by a rather specific and substantiated futuristic picture of our society. We invite everyone to visit the session and get an understanding of the future and one’s place in it.

Feel free to register for WorldSkills Conference 2019 at and join us in Kazan on 22−26 August 2019!

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WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. More than 1,400 Competitors from 66 countries will compete in 56 skills.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces all 85 Russian regions and is one of priority vocational talent development projects.

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