The article analyzes the relationship between education systems and the development of civilization. The relationship between the global GDP product growth process and the increase in the number of students at universities has been demonstrated. The areas of technology were discussed, the development of which decisively infl uenced the directions of changes in our civilization. Directions of development of educational systems related to new e-education tools were described. The relationship between the educational status of Sub-Saharan African societies and the level of development of their economies and the mechanism of migration to Europe was particularly carefully analyzed. A list of global problems is presented that can be solved by specialists educated at universities who understand the needs of our planet.
The shape of the world created by us depends on the state of human consciousness, including the hierarchy of values. It develops under the influence of educational processes and because of this great responsibility lies with educators who are underrated in society. They could significantly contribute to reducing both military and paramilitary threats, creating the need for higher values.
The article is devoted to the issue of peace building through broadly understood educational processes. It stresses the need to focus not only on the threats and dangers facing modern man, but also on the chances and opportunities available to him to create a peaceful, better future. If we consider education to be one of the most important sources of these opportunities, then the following tasks become priorities: developing critical thinking skills, promoting future-oriented ethics, shaping civic attitudes, teaching openness to others, developing creative attitudes and creativity. Each of these educational tasks has been briefly discussed and argued. In conclusion, the author draws attention to the need to emphasize the personal responsibility of each person for peace-building, citing the Manifesto 2000 developed by Nobel Peace Prize winners.