- Training of professionals in the field of foresight research is conducted in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the first time, - said Pr. Yevgeniy Nikitin, the first vice-rector for innovative development of InUE. – They are highly demanded due to the fact that the foresight forecasting has been introduced not only at the country and regional levels but also at the level of industrial corporations, enterprises. In my opinion, the foresight is an attempt to see long-term future of science, economy and society in order to find areas of strategic research and technologies which are able to provide economical and social benefits. The foresight allows to find out possible ways of development and create an action mechanism which is necessary to achieve the goal through mobilization of stakeholders during 10-20 years. The motto of foresight research is “Building the future together!”
In the framework of signed Cooperation Agreement Pr. Vladimir Tretyak, the Head of the Department of Marketing and Foresight of MSUTM named after K.G. Razumovsky, made the first working visit to the Innovative University of Eurasia. He gave a lecture to the university lecturers who would conduct training of a new Master Programme. Also, he met with future master students and told them of study programme components to train professionals in the field of foresight, mechanism of performance and defense of scientific thesis based on foresight research of an enterprise or a company of the region.
As the Moscow professor noted, the foresight took the special position in the foresight technologies structure. Opposite to traditional forecasting, the foresight participants not only forecast the possible future, but also present an opportunity to form this future. At the same time the foresight allows all concerned people to participate in future formation, harmonize multidirectional, particular interests of the participants of these changes, look into the development of the phenomena of interest, identify weak signals, which will dominate in the future, contribute selfactivisation of participants in the implementation of the emerging future by their own initiative.
Today there is a small number of professionals in the field of foresight. The professor of MSUTM named after K.G. Razumovsky, the author of two textbooks on methodology of foresight conducting approved by Russian enterprises, proposed to the colleagues from Kazakhstan already existing results on disciplines which would be conducted under the new Double Degree Programme at InUE.