School students listen about professions of future in MEPhI

Robots, artificial intelligence systems, bio- and nanotechnology are actively entering our lives, and professionals need to acquire new knowledge and skills that will be relevant in a rapidly evolving world.

On September, 9 MEPhI has held a lecture for students on “Briefly about the jobs of the future” in the frame of the Grand opening of the project “University Saturdays”. The University representatives told the audience about what is necessary to learn today in order to be in demand in the labour market tomorrow.

The rector of MEPhI M.N. Strikhanov addressed with a salutatory speech to participants. “Our University holds “University Saturdays” to expertly guide our students on what they can expect in higher education and further career activities,” began Mikhail Nikolayevich his lecture. Speaking about scientific and educational policy of the University, the rector recalled that it is based on the triad: education, based on research and industrial innovation.

It is important to note that MEPhI is the top five Russian universities. MEPhI’s alumni are among the most highly paid in Russia, and in the opinion of the students themselves, the University is at the top.

Architect of augmented reality, smart grid and smart nuclear power plant designers, econanotechnologist, operator of the medical robot – that is not all professions of the future, which in more details were introduced by representatives of the five leading Institutes of the University. From the speeches of the speakers, the students learned that MEPhI is preparing highly professional, capable of self-education, broad-minded, able to work in a team and adapt quickly to changes professionals of the future. They spoke about the development of technology, the latest scientific breakthroughs and developments of MEPhI’s students.

The lecture aroused great interest of the audience. Students actively asked questions about the research and projects of the University who have passed all stages from idea to implementation in real life, in what areas will succeed robotics, in what direction will develop the society. After the event, those interested visited the laboratories and scientific centers of MEPhI.

According to reviews of students, the lecture was useful not only from the point of view of obtaining new knowledge, but also understanding what is MEPhI and why it is worth to study in.

Anastasia Mikhaylova, 11th grade: “At first I thought that the research University is simply a name that is nothing of the bears. After lecture, I realized that there are real developments, scientists conduct research together with the students. Nice to know that there are universities such as MEPhI in Russia. I liked it, I became interested in the direction “Software engineering” of the Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems, where I plan to attend next year.”

Nicholay Grechikhin, 9th grade: “My parents advised me to go to this lecture, and I was not disappointed. The speakers talked about nuclear technology and the professions associated with them, that’s what attracted me. I will enter the Lyceum of the University and later University.”

Alexey Chuvilin, 10th grade: “The rector lucidly told us about the research conducted at the University. I think that IT and biomedicine are promising now, so I want to commit myself to these spheres.”