Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University

Rusian state Vocational Pedagogical UniversityRussian State Vocational Pedagogical University (RSVPU) was established in 1979 as a unique institution of higher professional education to train vocational teachers for the systems of initial, secondary and post-secondary vocational education. Now the university offers a breakthrough idea in education – graduates become not only qualified teachers for VET and HE Institutions, but they also acquire such competences that allow them to be active and creative executives and managers of various cultural, educational and commercial projects. Underline that any student during education may get a high skill category as a worker in chosen vocation. RSVPU offers a wide range of graduates from 5 to 9 levels of Russian NQF on the base of five Institutes and two Colleges. RSVPU enrols over 15.000 students from Russia and CIS countries. RSVPU has 18 representative and branch offices in the Russian Federation. The main areas of training are management, pedagogy and psychological support in VET, culture, art, sociology, service industry, business and IT. At the beginning of the 2000th years RSVPU was the basic institution for developing and implementing of ECTS system in Russia. At the beginning of the 2000th years RSVPU was the basic institution for developing and implementing of ECTS system in Russia. RSVPU was the coordinator of the Russian comprehensive research program “Development of Vocational Pedagogical Education: Scientific Bases and Innovation” (2011-2015). R&D activities at RSVPU generate new teaching that allow vocational schools and universities to set and coordinate innovation projects in the fields of higher and vocational education, assessment and qualification certification of teachers. RSVPU is the basic university of the Russian Association of VET, which includes 221 schools (including 130 universities and 91 colleges).  RSVPU is a member of IVETA.