Russia’s New Horizons

The private sector has a vested interest in making higher education in Russia world class, but direct involvement in education systems has a mixed record. How can public–private cooperation accelerate the development of Russia’s higher education?

Edward Crawley , Founding President, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Marthin De Beer , Senior Vice President, Video and Collaboration Group, Cisco
Laura Ipsen , Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Yaroslav Kuzminov , Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Dmitry Livanov , Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation
Alexander Oganov , Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
Dmitry Peskov , Director, Young Professionals Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Agency for Strategic Initiatives)
Evgeny Yasin , Academic Supervisor, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Key moments

Here in Russia, Cisco will be launching in August our Russia Research Programme, where we will provide grants and funds to local universities to do research in specific areas of technology that are important to our business.
John Chambers
We need to transition to a kind of new logic for working on and developing an educational strategy, specifically the logic of managing the skills development chain, similar to the value chain in business.
Denis Konanchuk
When we look at jobs in the future, two-thirds of the new jobs that will be created over the next eight years don’t even exist today.
Laura Ipsen