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 HED magazine for applicants available in Arabic and Chinese

The fifth issue of the quarterly HED magazine has been published

Подведены итоги конкурса «HED-Scholarship»

International students in Russia can start studying without restrictions


Webinar 'Internationalization of higher education' under the aegis of APQN to be held on February 18, 2020

The QS expert highly appreciates Valery Falkov's achievements as Rector of Tyumen State University

International students of Tomsk universities to apply for Russian citizenship by the end of their studies

North-Eastern Federal University promotes Russian language and culture in China

The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education to review the mechanism of international students' education

Scholarships to study in Russia in 2020-2021

KazNU expands partnership with leading universities of Saudi Arabia

Uzbekistan and Japan will move to a new level of scientific cooperation

EU allocates 8 million euros to support education in Kyrgyzstan

RUDN University has created an integrated space for digital cooperation

Russia and China have mapped out joint plans in the field of science and higher education

China promotes international education in space science and technology

TPU International Week 2019 held in Tomsk

Webinar schedule: Internationalization of higher education

Study shows which universities lead the way in promotion of summer schools

The National Aggregate Ranking of Russian Universities

The Accreditation in Education Journal and the Public Fund Edinstvo have become partners

Belarus and Nigeria are cooperating in the field of education

Russian and Chinese universities have agreed to establish the International Transport Academy

Summer schools attract international applicants to Russian universities

Russian and German experts discussed the issues of university and academic science

The 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit in India

Russia to create 50 Pre-University Training Centers abroad by 2024

More than 30 Russian Universities in the THE ranking

Russia will simplify work rights for international students

The First Russia-UK University Rectors Forum

Webinar 'How understanding neuroscience can help you transform your team and your organization'

“MEDIAactivity of Russian universities” and “TOP-50 MEDIAactive Rectors of Russia” announced at Interfax

RUDN and Rosatom will train staff for African projects

Is Africa the future for recruiting international students?

Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

Over 7,000 foreign students will study IT at Russian universities

European Universities Initiative – Chances and challenges

Belgian students demand free higher education

Uganda and Russia signed a Memorandum of cooperation in higher education

Angola and Russia signed an Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Education, Qualifications and Academic Degrees

The 10th ENQA General Assembly took place in Yerevan

Students supported by the Global Education Program choose Australia and Great Britain as study abroad destinations

Call for participation – Webinars under the aegis of APQN devoted to Quality Assurance

Regional universities move up in QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe & Central Asia

New Model of State Control (Supervision) in Education

HED Webinar under the aegis of APQN took place on October 10, 2019

Joint Master's programs to be launched by RANEPA and University of London

III Ufa International Education Fair

II Baikal International Education Fair