Re-importing Talent: Education in a Multipolar World

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Plenary discussion of the youth section
pavilion F, Point Junior, inner courtyard
Point Junior, The Content Foundation

Lots of Russian scientists, managers, and entrepreneurs studied at foreign universities. Despite the opportunities they encountered abroad, they returned to Russia and built successful careers. Today, with international tensions on the rise, studying at a foreign university is not as popular, and the government has discontinued its global education programme. However, the rapid intensification of ties with Asian and Arab countries, including the development and consolidation of BRICS, as well as the urgent need to create a sovereign scientific and technological base, have once again raised the urgency of reviving exchange programmes and state-funded grants for young professionals to study at leading universities in countries that have friendly relations with Russia and subsequently return home to work at government agencies, universities, and research institutes. It is also crucial to build a process of seamless reintegration upon return in order to maximize the effects of studying abroad for Russia.
- Stories from graduates of foreign universities: how important a role did studying abroad play in their careers?
- Does Russia need support programmes for people who wish to study abroad today? What are the pros and cons of such programmes?
- What international experience exists?
- Which universities are people choosing today given the current international situation?

Nikita Pavlov, Ambassador of the Tochka Junior Project; Student, Private Educational Institution of Higher Education Saint Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities

Aleksey Kozlov, Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Dmitry Livanov, Rector, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)
Alexander Mazhuga, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Science and Higher Education
Mikhail Mokrinsky, Director, Letovo School
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University
Arseniy Trofimov, Participant of the Point Junior
Alexey Fedorov, "Quantum Information Technologies" Scientific Group Head, Russian Quantum Center; Director, Institute of Physics and Quantum Engineering, MISIS University of Science and Technology