KUZHANOVA, Natalia Ivanovna
Awards and achievements of the educational program. The program was recognized as one of the best educational programs in the Russian Federation, it was nominated the winner among the programs for the development of personnel training for the defense complex at higher education institutions in the contest “New Recruits for the Defense Complex of the Russian Federation.”
Teaching staff. Over 40 teachers are involved in the program delivery, 80% of them hold academic degrees and titles. The leading specialists of industrial enterprises, representatives of employers take part in the program implementation.
University partners within the educational program. Pskov State University is a member of four large networks: the Baltic Sea Region University network, the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the Baltic University Program, the Hanseatic League.
Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Upon fulfilling the program 100% of graduates are employed within the field. Most top managers and leading specialists currently employed at machine building enterprises graduated from this program.
Facilities and resources. The university offers a complete social package for students: the center of student initiatives, a sports complex with a swimming pool, a university history museum, a healthcare center, a student polyclinic, a preventive care center located in a picturesque place in the south of the Pskov Region, a research library.
Students initiate and carry out volunteer work at a volunteer detachment of the University. There is also a center of moral and spiritual development. Students take an active part in amateur talent performances. Students’ active position at the university is rewarded through the developed system of incentives.
The university laboratories are properly equipped. The university has agreements on cooperation with the industrial enterprises, which enables students to get to know the most recent technological advances and equipment. Students regularly attend exhibitions and workshops organized by the leading national and international companies. The program is delivered in multimedia and computer classrooms featuring all the modern software and hardware necessary for design and engineering activity.
Opportunities for students. Students undergo their practical training at the leading industrial enterprises of Pskov and the Pskov Region based on students’ employment prospects. Students may choose to study by the individual learning trajectory, which may include one or two semesters abroad. International outbound academic mobility is about 100 people per year.
Employment prospects. A director of a machine-building or instrument engineering enterprise, manufacturing director, production foreman, foreman, technologist, designer, metrologist, maintenance setter of high-technology equipment.
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