UNESCO-UNEVOC is UNESCO’s specialized center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and an integral part of UNESCO. It operates in close collaboration with the organization’s TVET Section at its Headquarters in Paris, and implements its activities at the country level in cooperation with UNESCO field offices, UNESCO institutes and centers. UNESCO-UNEVOC acts as a hub of the UNEVOC Network. UNESCO Resolution 31 defines UNESCO-UNEVOC’s mandate as being to assist UNESCO’s Member states to develop their TVET systems. The mandate focuses particularly on contributing to the overarching UNESCO goals for TVET, namely the development of TVET worldwide, by assisting Member States to develop policies and promote practices concerning education for the world of work and citizenship, and to achieve access for all to high-quality and relevant learning programmes.

UNESCO-UNEVOC provides various forms of technical assistance:

  • Global and regional networking;
  • Police support and capacity development;
  • Resource development and knowledge sharing.

UNESCO-UNEVOC undertakes an active role in strengthening and upgrading the UNEVOC Network with particular reference to:

  • Informing policy dialogue in TVET;
  • Stimulating international and regional cooperation in TVET;
  • Promoting good and innovative practices in TVET
  • Promoting south-south and north-south-south cooperation among TVET institutions;
  • Mobilizing expertise and resources;
  • Promoting and strengthening multistakeholder partnership with relevant agencies;
  • Promoting UNESCO’s normative instruments and standards.

The UNEVOC Center at the University of Management “TISBI” has been operating since 2013. The establishment of the UNEVOC Center in the Republic of Tatarstan was announced at the UNESCO International Conference “Improving the Mechanisms of Interactions of Associated Schools, UNESCO Chairs and UNEVOC Centers for Sustainable Development: Problems, Projects, Prospects”. A letter confirming the inclusion of TISBI in the UNEVOC Network was received on September 12, 2013, signed by Shyamal Majumdar,the head of office of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center.

A plaque was delivered to the University of Management “TISBI” which indicated the functioning of the Kazan UNEVOC Center.


Nella Pruss
the head of the UNEVOC Center, President of the University of Management “TISBI”

UNEVOC provides its services to the Member States of UNESCO through its worldwide network of specialized institutes for technical and vocational education and training in almost all Member States of UNESCO.

To know more about the UNESCO-UNEVOC project visit the official website: www.unevoc.unesco.org

UNEVOC Center in Kazan

Mushtari 13, 420012, Kazan

Main activities

The UNEVOC Center provides an opportunity for productive collaborative activities with UNESCO headquarters, UNESCO institutes and centers, UNESCO field offices, and works closely with various international and national institutions in the field of technical and vocational education and training.

The University of Management “TISBI” opened the first UNEVOC Center, in the Republic of Tatarstan and the second one in Russia, which pays great attention to vocational education.

The UNEVOC Center provides the University of Management “TISBI” with the opportunity to disseminate and promote the best practices and knowledge obtained during the successful cooperation with UNESCO in the framework of major projects. The collaboration involves three levels of the educational system: primary and secondary (the UNESCO Associated Schools), secondary vocational education (UNESCO Centers for Professional Education) and higher education (UNESCO Chairs). The structure of the UNEVOC Center also humanizes secondary vocational education programmes in the Republic of Tatarstan in accordance with the UNESCO’s priorities and its mission.

Objectives of the UNEVOC Center

  • Implementation of mentoring as a mechanism of social and professional adaptation of graduates to the conditions of the enterprise;
  • Consolidation of resources of educational institutions and enterprises in training qualified personnel;
  • Sharing of experiences and lessons learned of the best educational institutions of secondary vocational education and teachers implementing the innovative educational programmes in vocational education;
  • Project activities of students and teachers within UNEVOC.


  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Kazan College for Construction, Architecture and Municipal Facilities;
  • Bugulma Agricultural College;
  • Kazan Teacher Training College;
  • Kazan College for Information Technologies and Communication;
  • Arsk Agricultural College;
  • Kazan College for Technology and Design;
  • College of Small Business and Entrepreneurship;
  • Vocational School №63 for students with disabilities;
  • Raifa’s Special Educational Custodial Institution for Students with Deviant Behavior;
  • Public Organization for Disabled People “All-Russian Society of the Deaf” in the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Resource Center for Education of Disabled People in Volga Federal District;
  • Center for Economic and Social Research of the Republic of Tatarstan under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • “SVEGA-Computer”, Saint Petersburg;
  • “Agromaster”, Kazan