Young People Favor Higher Education

Elena A. Semionova – Leading Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The results of a sociological study conducted by the Center of Economy of Continuing Education (CENO), RANEPA, confirm the trend, whereby an increasing share of young people wish to get higher education. This is due to better follow-up opportunities for finding high-paying jobs. Specialties related to medicine, engineering, information technology and economics are considered the most promising for professional education.

Key words: youth, higher education, sociological study.

JEL-codes: I21.