Technical Education in the U.S.S.R


    IN a paper read at the fiftieth annual meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (United States), which has recently been published, J. G. Tolpin, of Universal Oil Products Co., described the progress of technical education in the U.S.S.R. up to the end of the third Five-Year Plan in 1942, with special reference to the engineering industries. It is a record of great achievement in the face of many difficulties, and may be viewed as both cause and effect in an unprecedented industrial expansion since 1914; especially since 1931, when Stalin said that Russia was still fifty to a hundred years behind the world's leading nations, and Would have to make up this lag in ten years.

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    Technical Education in the U.S.S.R. Nature 154, 244–245 (1944) doi:10.1038/154244a0

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