The urgency of creating the journal is conditioned by the modern specifics of reforming the Russian economy, the increasing influence of globalization on all aspects of the society, and also by the specifics of reforming the entire system of professional education.

        In this context, the main objectives of the journal are the creation of a modern concept of professional education, finding the best ways to develop the modern domestic vocational education, the study of the problems of the theory and practice of upbringing in vocational education, the analysis of the development trends in the global and regional aspects of modern professional education.

         Meanwhile, in the conditions of certain informational disconnection and insufficient research funding, there frequently occur the situations when some interesting studies become known only to a narrow circle of experts, and the results are published in the departmental collections of scientific papers which do not have wide circulation.

         We very much hope that the journal "Professional education in the modern world" will become a "platform" to discuss the issues related to the education reform, to analyze the topical issues of innovative vocational education and will contribute to the development of the modern concept of professional education, as well as enable the readers to have information about the most interesting dissertation research, conferences and seminars on professional education.