Sample of Russian universities, representing 45 educational programs on water resources and various related areas
Sample of Russian universities, representing 45 educational programs on water resources and various related areas The quantitative review of 45 educational programs on water resources and related areas at Russian universities. The educational programs are clustered by common types and divided into three blocks for further analysis. The first block consists of programs that are based on the concepts established during the times of the USSR. The share of this block is not large (11%), but it sufficiently illustrates the lack of flexibility in development of the curriculum. The second block is focused on compliance with the standards adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science, assumes a unified approach to naming programs related to water resources. This blog is the largest one (73%), but quantitative measurement does not suggest introducing additional subjects and new technologies for training. Programs titled ‘Environmental Engineering and Water’ comprise more than half the sample. The third block includes various modifications of standard educational programs (16%), which can imply an innovative approach, at least in this quantitative context.