Kazan to Host THE Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia 2018

23 August 2018, Thursday

On 29–31 August 2018 Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, will host the first Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia 2018 run by the Times Higher Education (THE, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/), the world’s leading source of global data and intelligence on higher education, with more than five decades of dedicated experience.  

Education is the cornerstone of the republic, as enshrined in Tatarstan’s Strategy of Social and Economic Development 2030. Tatarstan is one of Russia’s leaders in the higher education system development and university enrolment rate.

The summit has as its slogan “Uniting East and West in an emerging world research and innovation hub”. The event will engage 250 experts and opinion leaders in higher education and research development, including representatives of specialised ministries, rectors and presidents of leading universities and their partners from a total of twenty countries worldwide, spanning Eurasia, North America and Australia, as well as thirty world-class speakers. 

The Summit is organised by the Kazan Federal University and the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency in partnership with THE.

Among the Summit’s speakers will be Andrei Volkov, Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo and Deputy Chairman, 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Initiative Council (Russia), Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England and Chancellor, University of York (UK), Alex Wai, Vice-President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China), Isak Froumin, Head of Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics (Russia), Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Director, Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University (Japan), Bin Yang, Vice-President and Provost, Tsinghua University (China), Steven Duggan, Director of Education Partnerships, Microsoft Corporation (USA), and many others.

The Summit’s major goal is to bring together leaders in higher education and research, government officials, business representatives and expert community to join a professional discussion of the challenges facing higher education, potential solutions as well as sustainable development pathways and mechanisms of world-class universities geared towards boosting economic growth.

The Summit will focus on fostering global cooperation in research, highlighting the opportunities for partnership with the republic’s leading universities and academic institutions.

Will Tatarstan join other leaders? The Summit will feature the launch of THE’s first-ever ranking of the leading universities from all across the Eurasia region, comprising Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.  

What should the participants expect? Panel discussions and keynote speeches will revolve around the following array of topics:

  • Higher education as a driver of regional growth;
  • World-class research for creating global impact;
  • National education initiatives – drivers of success?
  • Future of medical education;
  • Research across the Silk Road – a new pathway of excellence?
  • Universities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – challenges and opportunities

You can register for the Summit on THE’s website: http://www.theworldsummitseries.com/events/the-research-excellence-summit-eurasia/event-summary-a68a12ad50f8443bac2334e4b674c1fb.aspx

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