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1 Program of increasing the competitiveness of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) among the world s leading research and education centers Sergey Ivanets President of Far Eastern Federal University Sergey Dubovitskiy FEFU Vice President for Strategic Development Council Meeting on increasing the competitiveness of leading universities of the Russian Federation among the world's scientific and educational centers July 5, 2013

2 FEFU s mission and target model University Mission Statement: To contribute to the cooperation and understanding between the Asia-Pacific Region countries, their social and cultural prosperity, and the young men s individual development by means of education, enlightenment, scientific knowledge augmentation and creation of new technologies To develop research aimed at increasing intellectual, innovative and economic capacity of Russia and Asia- Pacific countries in cooperation with the best research, education and innovative structures from Russia and Asia- Pacific economies To collaborate with different business enterprises within regional innovative programs and modern education standards based on research combined with education process To contribute to intellectual, spiritual, and physical development of students, open up their potential, deliver best professional trainings providing students with the required professional competencies and skills, career building strategies, leadership and personal development, encouraging them to renew and deepen their knowledge in the course of a lifetime within the most dynamic region of Russia To provide a world-class education level for the graduates to be competitive and able to work in the highest positions in science, business, politics, government management, to promote integration of graduates to scientific, business and various professional communities of Russia and APR countries providing for the best use of acquired knowledge and skills To improve quality of education services, promote faculty competence through professional development training, participation in national and international research conferences and expeditions 2

3 FEFU s geopolitical environment Economic concentration areas of Russia, EU and Japan (GRP per sq. km) If you mentally outline around Vladivostok agglomeration (its core - the city of Vladivostok and Artem) a circle with a radius of 1,000 km, then more than 414 million people (of whom nearly 300 million in urban areas) reside in this area, the share of the population of Vladivostok just over 0.1 %. Vladivostok is the only city in Russia with such a powerful environment. For example, around Moscow at the same distance there are about 100 million people. FEFU top strategic objective up to 2020 is to become a leading scientific, educational and innovative center to provide Russia with territorial efficiency in the Asia-Pacific Region. Economic concentration area around FEFU (Vladivostok City) 3

4 FEFU s SWOT-analysis Strenghs Correspondence of the FEFU goals and mission objectives with the priorities of economic reforms of the Russian Far East in all areas and spheres of activity; The availability of an educational, scientific, social and cultural potential A good level of resource support of the mission, goals and objectives Availability the developed concept and development programs of the university Effective electronic document management system Sufficient scientific capacity to address current scientific and technical problems of the region Supervision of all activities on the basis of the Electronic University (Smart- Campus) The desire for international accreditation of educational programs Weaknesses Limited resources for funding strategic aims and tasks Inadequate IT competency of faculty members Low number of international joint degree programs Lack of funding for research of post-graduate students Low participation in international grant competitions Opportunities The implementation of industrial and innovation strategy of the South of the Far East Russia The interest of international education organizations, and foreign universities in collaboration A good level of possible integration of the industrial potential of the region with the educational, scientific and innovative potential of the university Public recognition of the University as a center of education and training Conditions which have been created to enhance the educational and intellectual level of the students (library fund, various institutional arrangements, etc.) Expansion of logistics capabilities, creating the most favorable conditions for training (academic, administrative, sport, cultural and leisure infrastructure of the university) The presence of international partners and their involvement in the training process at the university s graduate and doctoral programs, as well as in the implementation of teaching in English of the core courses of Masters programs Threats Global economic crisis and its impact on the educational infrastructure Instability of individual, small and middle-size business funding the tuition fees Negative demography in Russia and especially the Russian Far East, affecting the enrollments Insufficient initiative of faculty members in research grant competitions and project development of applied research Increasing competition from other HEIs 4

5 FEFU Today Total number of FEFU s students is over , 10% of them are the students outside the Russian Far Eastern region and foreigners. The share of graduate and postgraduate (Master & Ph.D.) students in the total number of FEFU students is 8%. The basis for a admission of graduate and post-graduate students is formed predominantly by FEFU s graduates (including graduates of previous years). The share of international students in the total number of students is 5%. The University has identified six priority areas for development, on the basis of which there were started the formation of professional competence centers (centers of excellence). The proportion of graduates who find jobs outside of the Russian Federation, is in the range of 5-7%. FEFU s Schools implement over 70 programs of continuing professional education The number of academic staff is 3300, which account for about of annual research publications indexed in Scopus, Web of Science. Average citation index articles per faculty. The share of foreign professors, teachers and researchers working for FEFU, is about 3.5%. Far Eastern Federal University is the only university representing Russia in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). FEFU has a developed Russian language and culture center f or international students. 5

6 FEFU in QS World Ranking 2012 Target Indicator of the FEFU Development Program «FEFU s QS World Ranking» Academic Reputation International Faculty 650 Employer Reputation 193 Faculty/Students Ratio 384 Citation per Faculty International Students 630 6

7 Main characteristics of the Reference Group Universities Name of University (QS World ranking 2012 / QS Asia ranking 2012 ) Number of students in 2011/2012 academic year Students/Faculty Ratio Share of direct state financing, % International Students,% Australian National University (24 QS, +5 QS Stars / -) National University of Singapore (25 QS / 2 QS Asia) Tohoku University (75 QS / 14 QS Asia) Seoul National University (37 QS, +5 QS Stars / 4 QS As) National Taiwan University (80 QS / 20 QS Asia) : , :1 5 35, :1 11 6, :1 26,7 9, :1 26,4 5,4 7

8 FEFU Vision for 2020 Number of FTE students: Students arriving from outside the Russian Far East: 30% Graduate and Postgraduate (Master and Ph.D.) students 25% Admission requirement for master programs: Role in attracting international students: Identification at the national and global markets of education: Graduates finding jobs outside the Russian Far East: Outreach of professional development programs: Number of faculty: 3,700 Annual research publications indexed in Scopus and Web of Science: 3,300 Citations per faculty: 5 International faculty: over 15% Coordination in the network of federal universities: extensive professional experience preparation for study in all Russian universities, effective Russian language and orientation programs every school becomes a center of competitive superiority in its area of study and research 15-20% or more preparing specialists for all-russian research institutes, first of all the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Far East HEIS the field of responsibility related to Russian integration into the Asian-Pacific Region 8

9 Target Indicators Major Rates Expected Dynamics Position (accurate to 50) in the leading global rankings (in overall rankings and rankings by subjects) 1.1 Ranking 1 QS World University Rankings: All Ranking 2: QS University Rankings: Asia Ranking 3: QS World University Rankings: in Natural Science Number of articles in Web of Science и Scopus (repetition excluded) per faculty 3. Average citation index per faculty calculated by combination of articles in Web 0,17 0,3 0,5 0,9 1,7 2,65 3,75 5,0 of Science and Scopus (repetition excluded) 4. International Faculty, % 2,0 2,5 3,0 4,5 7,0 10,0 15,0 20,0 5. International Students, % 3,6 5,0 10,0 15,0 20,0 25,0 28,0 30,0 6. Average scores at the Unified State Examination of applicants for full-time 60,1 60,8 61,5 62,2 62,9 63,6 64,3 65,0 bachelor s and specialist s programs financed from the federal budget 7. Share of income from extra-budgetary sources in the university income structure, % 1 Inbound Exchange Students, % 0,35 1,0 2,5 3,0 3,5 4,0 4,5 5,0 2 Outbound Exchange Students, % 0,35 1,0 2,5 3,0 3,5 4,0 4,5 5,0 3 Number of international events organized in the campus on Russkiy Island (conferences, exhibitions, fairs, symposiums, forums, etc.)

10 Comparison of the Target Indicators Set by FEFU Development Program ( ) and by the FEFU Program of Increasing the Competitiveness ( ) (in QS scores) QS World Ranking (FEFU Development Program) QS World Ranking (the FEFU Program of Increasing the Competitiveness ) Current Gap (in QS World ranking ) Academic Reputation (current gap) ,7 2,1 5,0 6,2 9,9 10,3 Employer Reputation (current gap) Faculty / Students Ratio (current gap) Citation per Faculty (current gap) International Students (current gap) International Faculty (current gap) ,3 2, ,5 0,6 1, ,0 5,2 6,7 9,3 11,0 12, ,3 7,1 8,8 10,1 12,8 13, ,9 4,0 7,2 9,8 10,8 11,0 10

11 Planned Activities to Overcome These Gaps Inviting leading researchers to head teaching and research teams Attracting spin-off businesses Inviting postdocs for the most competitive areas of education and research Affirmative Base: the Center of Competences Strategic partnerships with anchor companies Joint research with Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and international partners Establishment of academic departments jointly with partner businesses Strategic business partnerships to shape the centers of competitive superiority Transfer of technologies 11

12 The Train Analogy: the Locomotive and Its Front Cars of the University, Shaping the FEFU Competitive Superiority Centers A locomotive: Natural & Life Sciences The World Ocean and its bioresources, FEFU priority development areas (PDA) No. 1 and 6) Cross-cultural, research and educational integration to the Asia- Pacific Region (PDA No. 5 and 4 New materials and technologies (PDA No. 2 and 3) Front cars : priority areas of development Heavy machinery Hydro-constructions and marine technics Nuclear technologies Biomedicine and food technologies Proceeding of natural resources Energy and energy saving technologies Development of Asia-Pacific cultural diversity 12

13 FEFU s Perspective Competitive Advantages at the Asia-Pacific Market Unique educational programs, including international dual and joint degrees Training specialists for the emerging areas of industry Inter-disciplinary research strengthened by resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences Participation in investment projects of the Russian Federation in the Russian Far East and Asia-Pacific Rim Tolerant dual-language and multicultural environment, synergy of traditional values of Russian education with advanced technologies Modern island campus, seashore and wild exotic nature 13

14 Why We are Sure in the Success We know the region very well, and the region knows us High concentration of booming markets in the nearest proximity to FEFU location Available competitive niche in the region Unique university competencies oriented at the breakthroughs of our civilization Foresight The best university campus in Russia a platform for communication and internationalization We have passed the stage of reorganization and consideration. Now we have an ambitious team, each member is ready to take personal responsibility for total outcomes. 14

15 Thank you for your attention! 15

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