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BRICS countries invest in education: answers to global challenges and social changes 727
International research project “Education, well-being and the emergent economies of Brazil, Russia and South Africa” started in 2010 in London with the support of Economic and Social Research Council. The main goal of the project is investigation of the structure of interconnections between personal well-being, education, economy, security of children and youths in certain social contexts as well as conditionality of those connections with cultural traditions. National coordinators from Brazil, Russia and South Africa have arranged a range of expert symposia that joined more than 300 representatives of academic community and practitioners form the spheres of policy, education, economy and security. The project results are embodied in the activities on spreading the experience of the project by the way of reports, sent to Educational departments of participant countries; presentations, held for scientists and politicians; workshops for Ph.D students and young researchers. The article deals with the core issues discussed in the frames of the project and approaches to their solution.
Keywords: educational policy, well-being, human capital, economic growth, ESRC, BRICS countries.
Column: Scientific Life