The all-Russian Career Centers Association was established in March 2018 during “Relevant vocational guidance and career issues of graduates“ international scientific conference. It was founded by MGIMO University, Crimea Federal University named after V.I.Vernadskiy, Novosibirsk State University, Peoples Friendship University of Russia and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Today the majority of Russian universities put a premium on increasing graduates’ employment abilities and minimizing “brain drain“ overseas. 50 thousand youngsters annually leave to be educated in other states, but it is only a quarter of them that comes back to homeland after graduation. According to various estimates, from 15% to 39% of Russian students think or seriously plan to live and work abroad after graduation. In recent years, the rate of migration outflow from Russia has increased dramatically, which, according to representatives of the Association, is a threat to the future of the country.
The main task of the Association is to consistently reduce the outflow of young specialists from Russian universities abroad, create a common information space within the professional experience exchange, coordinate the interaction of leading universities with government institutions and create conditions to facilitate undergraduate and graduate students’ employment in the area they specialize on.