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June 2017
18 June
Panel Session

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD

10:00-11:15 Pavilion G, Conference Hall G3
Finding the right balance in the relationship between business and universities has been a subject of debate for more than a century. The issue has become even more pertinent in recent years as the university of the future will not only have to educate its students, but also develop their technological and business skills and instil a culture of entrepreneurship. Do the challenges in modern education require a fundamental rethinking of paradigms and approaches or is the role of the university simply to ensure that graduates find jobs? How can universities become the epicentre of change and development for a region, industries, or a country, and are these models universal? How should Russia’s higher education system be organized and should it retain its current department- and industry-based structure?
Moderator:
Andrei Volkov, Academic policy advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Panellists:
Xiang Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Eduard Galazhinskiy, Rector, National Research Tomsk State University
Vladimir Iakushev, Governor of Tyumen Region
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, European University in St. Petersburg
Artem Malgin, Vice Rector, MGIMO University
Elena Shmeleva, Head, Talent and Success Foundation
Aylin Suntay, First Vice-President, Gazprombank
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
Front row participant:
Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Highlights

For universities, endowment is a perfect way to gain certain independency from state funding, and it is quite successful in Russia.

Aylin Suntay
First Vice-President, Gazprombank

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
Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

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
Rector, National Research Tomsk State University

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
Academic policy advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

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
President, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Merging universities does not undermine competition, on the contrary, it makes it more intense.

Andrey Fursenko
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

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
Vice Rector, MGIMO University

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