The Human Dimension
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G3

Andrei Volkov , Academic policy advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Xiang Bing , Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Hans Wiesmeth , Professor, Dresden University of Technology (TUD); Academic Director, Laboratory for International and Regional Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University
Eduard Galazhinskiy , Rector, National Research Tomsk State University
Artem Malgin , Vice Rector, MGIMO University
Aylin Suntay , First Vice-President, Gazprombank
Oleg Kharkhordin , Rector, European University in St. Petersburg
Elena Shmeleva , Head, Talent and Success Foundation
Vladimir Yakushev , Governor of Tyumen Region


Key moments

For universities, endowment is a perfect way to gain certain independency from state funding, and it is quite successful in Russia.
Aylin Suntay
Universities should also educate managers, as future leaders need to know more than management, marketing finance, and technology, they should have a great sense of history and the humanities.
Xiang Bing
The only viable model for a classic university today is to supplement science and education with the third basic element, the production of innovations.
Eduard Galazhinskiy
The biggest challenge faced by universities now is whether they can attract the people who can learn and the people who know how to teach.
Andrei Volkov
A university that is connected to the external environment is more sustainable and more progressive. It becomes a self-organizing entity with extensive ties.
Vladimir Vasilev
Merging universities does not undermine competition, on the contrary, it makes it more intense.
Andrey Fursenko
A university is first of all an intermediary between corporations, employers, the authorities, and the expert community, and in this respect endowment is a really working structure.
Artem Malgin