St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

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Exporting education is an important developmental trend and creating conditions to attract foreign students is a priority. The Russian market is only now taking shape but it holds great investment potential. Initiatives include attracting foreign students through the development of modern campuses, foreign branches and representative offices, summer and winter schools, international educational programmes, the creation of an English-speaking environment at universities, the development of online courses as well as the introduction of modern technologies, which individually and collectively enhance the competitiveness of leading Russian universities in the international markets.

  • What experience do education leaders have in global education?
  • What are the strategic objectives and mechanisms for implementing the export of higher education services?
  • What are the best practices of leading Russian universities in attracting foreign students?


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Natalya Timakova, Member of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Association 

Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa 
Eduard Galazhinsky, Rector, National Research Tomsk State University 
Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation 
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics 
Liu Limin, Chairman, China Association for International Exchange in Education 
Alena Parfenova, Senior Lecturer, Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology 
Maksim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory 
Lawrence Stein, Vice President for Intellectual Property and International Business Community Relations, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) 
Svetlana Yachevskaya, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Member of the Management Board, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF" 

Front row participants 
Sergey Bachevsky, Rector, Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications 
Andrey Volkov, Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO 
Magdalena Gaete, Official Representative of the University of Navarra in the Russian Federation 
Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg 
Mikhail Kozhevnikov, President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies 
Nikolay Kudryavtsev, Rector, FSAEI HPE «Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University» 
Mikhail Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for System Transformations of the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Winner, Leaders of Russia National Management Competition 
Vadim Lobov, President, Synergy Corporation 
Vladimir Miklushevskiy, President, Moscow Polytechnic University 
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC 
Natalya Trunova, Vice President, Head of Spatial Development, Center for Strategic Research Foundation 
Vyacheslav Tsyganov, Chief Information Officer, Tinkoff Bank 


About the forum: 

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.

Over the last 21 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.

The main events of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place on 6–8 June, 2019 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Table of Contents

The Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport Education opened at Irkutsk State Transport University

How can foreign graduates help Russian universities?

Askar Mamin presents new Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Modern campuses will be established in the Tomsk Region and the Perm Territory

Kyrgyzstan universities and colleges will independently develop their educational programs

At least 14 Russian language education centers will be established abroad

The Union State of Russia and Belarus: common education space

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University

National University Ranking 2019 by Interfax

Internationalization of Kyrgyzstan universities: double degrees and digitization of higher education

Bashkir universities will cooperate with Dresden University of Technology

Putin instructed the government to increase the quota for international students

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees

EduTraC Oman (Higher Education, Training and Career Development Exhibition)

Scholarship program for studying in Kazakhstan universities

540 young engineers will present their ideas on digitization of the fuel and energy sector

The delegation of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China visited the Republic of Belarus

Germany needs international students

CHE Ranking 2019: the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities from German-speaking countries

Russia and Spain agreed on mutual diploma recognition

Type of university is unbiased

First Chinese-language testing center opened in Pyongyang, North Korea

Business School of RANEPA received prestigious world accreditation

Turkey abolishes limit on international students numbers at universities

Scientists at Nazarbayev University made a world discovery in physics

Government of Russia approved the rules for allocating grants for "Export of Education" activities

Scientists from NEFU and Sooam Foundation continue joint research on the cloning of an ancient foal

6,700 rural students will receive free medical education in China

The 73rd International Youth Scientific Conference "Oil and Gas-2019"

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 10th Anniversary International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC)

Chinese Academy of Engineering to add new members

MSU to be site of first of 15 ‘Technological Valleys’

Ministerial summit will be held during WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Draft-bill on the functioning of the Kazakhstan branch of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov reviewed

EduTraC Oman 2019

Magdalena Gaete: "University Reputation Is a Perceived Quality"

Registration CAIE 2019 second webinar

Всемирный доклад по мониторингу образования-2019 представили на прошедшем Московском международном салоне образования

Scottish Government extends free tuition for EU students

Round University Ranking 2019 has been released

Россия заняла второе место в рейтинге RUR по числу представленных вузов

Новый глобальный рейтинг университетов Times Higher Education (THE)

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program 2019

The Japanese government will create national information center (NIC) to increase the chances of students to study abroad

Scientist from China can take the lead of a new research center in the Urals

Dmitry Medvedev: the number of universities participating in the Project 5-100 will be increased

School graduation exams abolished in Georgia

Публикационная активность России по данным Scopus и Web of Science

BAYHOST Mobility Grants 2019