Students are welcome to the open discussion: Future jobs: What you should learn today not to be replaced by a robot


Professor of Kyiv School of Economics Volodymyr Vakhitov and Director of Economic Research at Antitrust Division with U.S. Department of Justice Russell Pittman invite students in Kharkiv to an open discussion about the jobs of the future. They will tell about the demographic trends in Ukraine, labor market perspectives, what skills you will need to build a successful career.  

Futurist Thomas Frey says that 60% of the jobs 10 years from now have not been invented yet. The World Economic Forum predicts that 35% skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. New knowledge is created every day, moreover many jobs are automated. One recent study by academics at Oxford University suggests that 47% of today’s jobs could be automated in the next two decades. What should you learn today to be successful in 5 or 10 years? What should you invest your time and efforts in to be in demand in the labor market?

We invite students of 3-6 years of study of economic, finance, math, engineering, technical, natural sciences departments to join the event. 

About the speakers:

Volodymyr Vakhitov is the professor at Kyiv School of Economics. He got a Ph.D. degree at The University of Kentucky (USA). Volodymyr is an expert in statistics and econometrics, big data sets analysis, urban and regional economics, agglomeration theory and production economy. His research interests include Behavioral Economics, that is why he knows why we think other than we think that we think :) Volodymyr will tell what skills you should develop not to be replaced by robot and how to build a successful career in a changing world. 

Russell Pittman is a Director of Economic Research at Antitrust Division with U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Pitman will present his views on the role of competition in the education market. He will also suggest on the ways to increase your own competitive edge and to find your unique market niche to succeed and prosper.

On the event the Master's programs of Kyiv School of Economics will be presented. You will learn about an opportunity to get a world-class education and about the special program "Talents from regions": the best students from non-Kyiv universities will receive scholarships, monthly stipend and a dormitory to study at the master's program in Economic Analysis.

Date&Time: March 1, 17:00
Location: Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv   
Language: English/Ukrainian
Format: speakers’ presentations & QA session

The participation is free of charge, the registration is required: