Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2017, No.6, pp.195-211

Formation of entrepreneurial competencies of university graduates in conditions of transition to the universities of the third generation

Ferreira R. 1 (Pretoria, Republic of South Africa), Lizunkov V. G. 2 (Yurga, Russian Federation), Politsinskaya E. V. 2 (Yurga, Russian Federation)
1 University of Pretoria
2 Tomsk Polytechnic University Yurga Institute of Technology

Introduction. The problem of forming entrepreneurial competencies in response to the demands of the world labor market for a modern graduate of the university is being investigated. This subject is topical as in the world educational space there is a fundamental change in the entire system of higher education and the organizational structure of universities - their transformation into third-generation universities: project-oriented, innovative, entrepreneurial universities. The purpose of the article is to reveal the level of formation of entrepreneurial competencies among students of a technical university in the conditions of transition to the third generation universities.
Materials and Methods. In the study, 187 3rd and 4th year students of various degree programs at National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University and 86 representatives of the business of the Kemerovo and Tusk regions took part in the study. The monitoring of the development of entrepreneurial competence among students was conducted through observation, group work on business cases, questionnaires, and interviewing.
Results. The authors identified the criteria and levels of the formation of entrepreneurial competencies. The majority of students demonstrated low and medium levels of entrepreneurial competencies.
Conclusions. The authors emphasize that developing a high level of entrepreneurial competencies is possible within the framework of implementing integrated competence, contextual, problem and personality-oriented approaches to learning in university educational process.


Pedagogy; Teaching methods; Higher education; Competencies; University teacher; Educational process; Business

  1. Flodin J. The impact of student feedback on teaching in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017, vol. 42 (7), pp. 1054–1068. DOI:
  2. Lizunkov V. G., Marchuk V. I., Malushko E. Y., Maletina O. A., Zavjyalova A. V. Economical and Managerial Competencies of Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. The European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2017, vol. 19, pp. 456–463 DOI:
  3. Lizunkov V. G., Marchuk V. I., Podzorova E. A. Identification of Criteria, Features and Levels of Economic and Managerial Competencies Development for Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015, vol. 206, pp. 388–393. DOI:
  4. Loshchilova M. A., Lizunkov V. G., Zavjyalova A. V. Professional Training of Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Based on Networking Resources. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015, vol. 206, pp. 399–405. DOI:
  5. Menon M. E., Markadjis E., Theodoropoulos N., Socratous M. Influences on the intention to enter higher education: the importance of expected returns. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017, vol. 41 (6), pp. 831–843. DOI:
  6. Passaro R., Scandurra G., Thomas A. The Emergence of Innovative Entrepreneurship: Beyond the Intention - Investigating the Participants in an Academic. International Journal of Innovative and Technological Management, 2017, vol. 14 (5), pp. 1750025. DOI:
  7. Suzdalova M. A., Lizunkov V. G., Malushko E. Y., Sytina N. A., Medvedev V. E. Innovative Forms of Partnership in Development and Implementation of University-Business Cooperation. The European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2017, vol. 19, pp. 450–455. DOI:
  8. Suzdalova M. A., Politsinskaya E. V., Sushko A. V. About the problem of professional personnel shortage in mechanical engineering industry and ways of solving. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015, vol. 206, pp. 394–398. DOI:
  9. Alekseev N. A. Person-centered learning: questions of theory and practice. Tyumen, Tyumen State University Publ., 1996, 216 p. (In Russian) URL:
  10. Verbitsky A. A. Context and competence approach to modernization of education. Higher Education in Russia, 2010, no. 5, pp. 32–37. (In Russian) URL:
  11. Verbitsky A. A. New facets of the eternal problem of education in the context and outside it. Higher Education Today, 2017, no. 8, pp. 6–13. (In Russian) URL:
  12. Golovko N. V., Zinevich O. V., Ruzankina E. A. Third Generation University: B. Clark and J. Wissema. Higher Education in Russia, 2016, no. 8-9, pp. 40–47. (In Russian) URL:
  13. Deviatkin E. A., Laskovets S. V. The Role of Universities in the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills of Students. Statistics and Economics, 2014, no. 6, pp. 3–8. (In Russian) URL:
  14. Elizova E. I. Competence-based approach in system of lingual-communicative training of students in higher education institution. Scientific and Methodical Electronic Journal Concept, 2014, no. S3, pp. 11–15. (In Russian) URL:
  15. Zaripova N. Sh. Training of entrepreneurship in the modern sociocultural space. Information and Education: the Boundaries of Communications, 2014, no. 6, pp. 220–222. (In Russian) URL:
  16. Zimnyaya I. A. Competence approach. What is its place in the system of modern approaches to the problems of education? (theoretical and methodological approach). Higher Education Today, 2006, no. 8, pp. 20–26. (In Russian) URL:
  17. Masyuk N. N., Mezhonova L. V., Shilovskaya L. L. Innovative Teaching Business Environment as a Basis for the Formation of Entrepreneurial Competence in High School. Society of Russia: Educational Space, Psychological Structures and Social Values, 2014, no. 7, pp. 19. (In Russian) URL:
  18. Revin I. A., Tsybulevskaya D. L. The Development of Entrepreneurial Competences of Students of a Technical College. Modern Problems of Science and Education, 2015, no. 2, pp. 514. (In Russian) URL:
  19. Rubin Yu. B. Entrepreneurship Education in Russia: Diagnosis of the Problem. Higher Education in Russia, 2015, no. 11, pp. 5–17. (In Russian) URL:
  20. Rubin Yu. B., Lednev M. V., Mozhzhukhin D. P. The Matrix of Competencies as a Tool of Entrepreneurship Bachelor Education. Higher Education in Russia, 2017, no. 6, pp. 16–28. (In Russian) URL:
  21. Safin R. S., Matukhin E. L., Shaydullina A. R., Zyalaeva R. G. Training for innovative entrepreneurship in the system of continuous vocational education. Kazan Pedagogical Journal, 2012, no. 5-6, pp. 79–96. (In Russian) URL:
  22. Franovskaya G. N. Entrepreneurship Education: Features and Objectives. Proceedings of Voronezh State University. Series: Economy and Management Communication, 2013, no. 1, pp. 190–194. (In Russian) URL:
  23. Khachin S. V., Kizeev V. M., Ivanchenko M. A. Learning Enterprising and Engineering: A Case Study of Tomsk Polytecnic University. World of Education – Education in the World, 2012, no. 4, pp. 137–143. (In Russian) URL:
  24. Serikova I. Nikitinskaya E. B. learner-centered approach to the organization of the learning process of students. Problems and Prospects of Education Development in Russia, 2010, no. 6, pp. 215–218. (In Russian) URL:
  25. Shcherbakova E. A. Innovative approach to entrepreneurship training. Vestnik of the South-Russian State Technical University (Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute). Series: Socio-Economic Sciences, 2012, no. 3, pp. 83–86. (In Russian) URL:
Date of the publication 30.12.2017