Government fund of funds
Development institute of the Russian Federation

Assessment of human resources reserve for innovation activity at universities — 2016

Assessment of human resources reserve for innovation activity at universities — 2016

Since July 2016, RVC JSC has been implementing the project "Assessment of Human Resources Reserve for Innovation Activity at Universities". The project is aimed at analysis of the current situation and identification of opportunities for increasing the quality of the management human resources potential of universities in the field of innovation.


Objective of the project

Development of methods and necessary documentation for assessment of the current situation and identification of opportunities for increasing the quality of the management human resources potential of universities in the field of innovation.


Key project tasks:

  • development of an optimal list of competencies and a profile of an innovation activity manager at the university, in particular, the one who is implementing NTI tasks at the university;
  • development of appropriate methods for finding and selection such human resources;
  • analysis of problems and obstacles for development of the human resources potential and Russian universities reserves in innovation activity;
  • preparation of recommendations for development of competencies of the existing personnel and integration of new employees.

Management personnel assessment methods in the field of innovation activity at universities should be developed and practiced by way of consolidation of the expert, analytical, consulting and organizational competencies of the project partners; it will:

  • use the existing Russian and foreign experience in assessment of the universities' demand in management personnel for innovation activity;
  • serve as a base and quality standard for recruitment of management personnel in the field of innovation activity for the Russian universities;
  • contribute to increasing the quality of the innovation activity and competitive ability of the universities creating a base for recruitment of the management personnel reserve for innovation activity at universities.

The project will rely on analysis and utilization of the best international and Russian experience in the field of assessment of management personnel in innovation activity.

In particular, the best analytic practices of the European University in Saint-Petersburg that developed "academic broker" profile within the RVC JSC project, experience and methodical studies of the "Human resources reserve" Task Force of the Russia's Association of Global Universities, a member of which is ITMO University, as well as experience of the University Club 5-100 should be used.

Within a framework of the research conducted, the best practices in assessment of the management personnel in innovation activity will be analysed; methods and criteria to detect demand of Russia's universities in the corresponding human resources will be developed.

Based on the research results, current situation on the market of human resources of the Russia's universities in innovation activity will be identified, including employers' demands and development opportunities, key advantages and problem areas of the Russian universities, proposals for development of the management personnel reserve for universities in innovation activity as well as recommendations for the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation to form management personnel reserve for the universities in innovation activity.

Representatives of the universities, industry, RVC JSC, Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, foreign and Russian experts will participate in the research.

Project results will be represented at the following events:

  • 33th IASP World Conference (Russia, Moscow, 19-22 September 2016);
  • XVII Workshop-conference of the Project 5-100 (Russia, Novosibirsk, 20-22 September 2016);
  • Saint-Petersburg International Innovation Forum (Russia, Saint-Petersburg, 21-23 September 2016).


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