24 25 26
May 2018
22 May
Panel Session

A ROADMAP FOR IMPROVING RUSSIA’S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

16:00-17:15 PepsiCo Café


While the country possesses some of the world’s top individual scientific and technical minds, Russian universities are rarely ranked among the global top 100. What are some of the practical measures that can be taken to strengthen the country’s university system, and in particular, how can the private sector and business leaders help spur better performance?


In cooperation with PwC
Moderator:
Blair Sheppard, Global Strategy and Leadership Development Leader, PwC International
Panellists:
Philip G. Altbach, Research Professor and Director, Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College
Dr. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP)
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics
Igor Maksimtsev, Rector, St. Petersburg State University of Economics
Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Ruben Vardanyan, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Highlights

“One important and positive trend is the rise in customized education programs together with the increasing popularity of lifelong learning.”

Vladimir Mau
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

“The national education system should be developed by increasing access to the global education market. We need to create structures that are compatible with the education systems of other countries.”

Igor Maksimtsev
Rector, St. Petersburg State University of Economics

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