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Infrastructure for Statistics Education in Russia

Presenter 1
Anna Bogomolova
Moscow State University
Presenter 2
Tatyana Yudina
Moscow State University

Statistical knowledge is considered one of the main competences of next generation administrators, managers, specialists in all fields of economic and social progress of a country, its concurrent position in future decades and successful personal career of a citizen. One by one states declare statistical education as a national priority and launch programs to promote teaching and training in data understanding and analysis. Following other countries Russian university community has set forth the initiative to develop statistical culture in society, as a first step to compose modern information infrastructure. International experience proves that education may start and go up all school years and to be continued at a college - university and then at post-university training centers. When started at school statistical education may bring important social benefit if a pupil may access and exploit an information base that maintains real economic, social, demographic data and portraits the place a school child lives. The University Information System RUSSIA (http://uisrussia.msu.ru) is supposed to serve as one of a statistical infrastructure components - it provides for data bases that update indicators at regional and local levels. Analytical instruments and tutorials are implemented. Graphics- and map-based data representation is accomplished. Modified modules-based teaching program in statistics is being work out to serve all levels of education - schools, graduate and post graduate university courses and training for government agencies' and public institutions' specialists.

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