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June 2017
23 June
Panel discussion

LEADING UNIVERSITIES

12:00-13:15 Pavilion 8, Hall 8.3


In select markets relatively young universities are demonstrating that a combination of resources, energy, and talent can result in the establishment of a thriving research university in only a decade, challenging established players that have history and tradition on their side. What is the secret to success for the best research universities and what should institutions do to ensure competitiveness in the long run?


Moderator:
Isak Frumin, Academic Advisor, Institute for the Development of Education, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics
Panelists:
Edward F. Crawley, President, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, The European University in St. Petersburg
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics
Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Ilkka Pöyhönen, Rector, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vladimir Vasilev, President, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Andrei Volkov, Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Highlights

The Ministry of Education should give universities the right to die... As public corporations, universities should emerge, achieve success, and leave the scene.

Andrei Volkov
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

We need to attract the best. That means focusing on the best students, focusing on the best teachers, and being uncompromising in this. As soon as you start compromising on quality in favour of quantity, you lose.

Yaroslav Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics

Competition for people is intensifying year after year. Not only are there no longer any borders between countries; there are, in principle, no barriers to communication or to people moving around. Social barriers are falling, as are economic ones, and the question of competitiveness is becoming key.

Dmitry Livanov
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

The key word is change.... Since this is dictated by our rapidly changing world, information flows, changes in technology and changes in society. A university must change.

Vladimir Vasilev
President, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

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