SPIEF.Junior Forum

Agrarian University 2030: New Challenges as New Opportunities

16 Jun , 12:30–13:45
Panel discussion
Pavilion F, Point Junior conference hall, inner courtyard
Supported by Non-Governmental Institute for Development "Innopraktika"

2021 was a landmark year for the higher education system: agrarian universities and their consortia participated in the Ministry of Science “Priority 2030” programme for the first time. This involved 13 specialized higher education institutions in resolving priority high-tech issues in the fields of genetics and selection, biotechnology, digitalization, healthy diet and other spheres of innovative agribusiness. It is vital to set up new study programmes and invite talented young people into agrarian science to change the face of today’s agriculture. Agricultural genetics, biostatistics, data science and molecular biology are the most popular fields in Russia. The panel discussion will cover agrarian education priorities in the new economic reality.
- Systemic transformations in global agrarian education and Russia’s place in this process.
- “Priority 2030” programme agricultural projects and their role in import substitution.
- Breaking down stereotypes and career paths in agribusiness.

Vladimir Avdeenko, Head of the Directorate for the Development of Agro- and Biotechnologies, Innopraktika
Anastasia Mikhailova, Director of the Сommunications Directorate, Cherkizovo Group
Nadezhda Orlova, Director, Department of Innovation Economy in Agriculture, Institute for Agricultural Research, Higher School of Economics
Andrei Razin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Sterkin, Marketing and Development Director, PhosAgro
Alexander Trubilin, Rector, Kuban State Agrarian University

Yelena Saratseva, Deputy Director, Russian Quality System Autonomous Non-profit Organization