The International Forum in Kirov: Inclusive Education in Higher Education Institutions

The representatives of Russian HEIs, teachers, experts in the field of higher education, employers and members of non-governmental organizations of people with disabilities (over 200 people) will meet on October 31-November 01, 2018 in Kirov, at the forum dedicated to the problems of higher education of people with disabilities and people with limited health capacities. The media partners of the Forum are Accreditation in Education Company and Higher Education Discovery.

The Forum ‘The creation of a supporting system for the higher education educational institutions activities in the implementation and development of inclusive education’ was organized with support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in order to generalize the best practices to make higher education accessible for people with disabilities.

The two-day business program of the Forum consists of discussion platforms, round tables and workshop where the participants can share their experience in the field of inclusive education, discuss the important issues of accessibility of higher education for people with disabilities and will participate in the development of new projects.

It should also be noted that foreign colleagues from Ireland, France, Kyrgyzstan, and Belarus will also share their inclusive education practices.

At the discussion platforms the participants will talk about the aspects of education of people with disabilities, from career guidance work with school leavers to the peculiarities of teaching students with limited health capacities and their socio-psychological support.

Employment and post-degree support of graduates with disabilities will be a separate topic for discussion between HEIs' representatives and employers invited to the Forum. The speakers will present their reports about the most effective and up-to-date approaches to solve the problems of employment of young disabled people including university graduates.

At the discussion platform 'Accessible environment of the higher education organizations: experience of creation and development' the participants will discuss the content, design features of the accessible environment at the university; the needs and conflict of interests of students with various disabilities.

On the second day of the Forum the participants will join the workshops where they will try to develop and present possible models of increasing the accessibility of higher education for people with disabilities. It should be separately noted that the representatives of regional authorities will be involved.

A special round table will be dedicated to social entrepreneurship. This type of business will be considered as a tool to ensure accessibility of higher education for people with disabilities and a form of employment of students with limited health capacities.

The other forum platform will be focused on an accessible environment, scientific research and innovations for the development of this environment. Here the participants will discuss HEIs' possibilities to develop modern technical means for the rehabilitation of disabled people, as well as urbanistics and the architecture of an accessible urban environment.

The Forum is expected to become a basis for new projects in the field of inclusive higher education development.

For reference:

The total number of participants: 210 people.

The number of arriving participants: 153 people, including.:

Representatives of resource training centers: 21 centers/32 people.

Staff and teachers of foreign universities: 5 people, Ireland, France, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus.

Rectors, Vice-Rectors: 10 HEIs/13 people.

Representatives of regional authorities: 4 entities/people.

Representatives of employers: 6 organizations/8 people.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations: 7 entities/9 people.

Representatives of organizations and institutions working with people with disabilities in the field of education: 2 organizations/2 people.

HEIs: 56 HEIs/ 78 people.

Representatives of resource training centers (32 people)

1. State University of Management

2. Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky

3. Moscow State University of Humanities and Economics

4. Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

5. Bauman Moscow State Technical University

6. Nizniy Novgorod State Pedagodgical University named after K. Minin

7. Novosibirsk State Technical University

8. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

9. Russian State Social University

10. North-Caucasus Federal University

11. Pacific State University

12. Tyumen State University

13. Chelyabinsk State University

14. Cherepovets State University

15. Southern Federal University

16. Vyatka State University

Industry-specific resource training centers:

Russian Agrarian Correspondence University

Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism

Ryazan State Medical University named after academician I.P. Pavlov Russian University of Transport

Russian State Specialized Academy of Arts

Staff and teachers of foreign HEIs (5 people)

Baisalov Joomart Usubakunovich, Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Kyrgyz State University named after I. Arabaev

Kovalchuk Tatiana Alexandrovna, Head of the Department of Pedagogics of the Brest State University named after A.S. Pushkin, Belarus

Moore Alan Thomas, Project Manager for Education in Dublin, Ministry of Education and Skills, Senior Lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Croatia (Ireland)

Tretiak Andrei Vladimirovich, Head of the Social Protection Department of the Technological Examination Agency Expertises of France, Doctor of Economics, Professor of Practice at the University of Grenoble II (France)
Daniel Mathieu, Social Counselor of the Embassy of France in Russia, Professor of Practice at the Paris Institute of Political Science (France)

Rector, Vice-Rectors (13 people)

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education:

Alekhina Svetlana Vladimirovna, Vice-Rector for Inclusive Education

Bausov Yury Nikolaevich, Advisor to the Rector on Inclusive Education

Cherepovets State University:

Afanasyev Dmitry Vladimirovich,  Rector

Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University named after Kozma Minin:

Paputkova Galina Aleksandrovna, Vice-Rector for Academic Activities

Kuritsin Stanislav Konstantinovich, Vice-Rector for Administrative Affairs

Chelyabinsk State University:

Petrov Andrei Yurievich, First Vice-Rector

Biryukov Evgeni Sergeevich, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Head of the Resource training center for training of people with disabilities and people with limited health capacities

Russian State Social University:

Bikbulatova Albina Akhatovna, Vice-Rector for Methodological Work and Inclusive Education

Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V.P. Astafiev:

Galkina Elena Aleksandrovna, Vice-Rector for Academic Activities

Ulyanovsk State University:

Ilyina Natalia Anatolyevna, Vice-Rector for Innovative Development

Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy named after N.V. Vereshchagin:

Medvedeva Natalya Alexandrovna, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs

Pacific State University:

Sorokin Nikolay Yurievich, Vice Rector

The representatives of regional authorities (6 people)

Saint Petersburg:

Kuznetsova Irina Viktorovna, Head of the Department of employment of citizens with special needs of the Committee on Labor and Employment of the Population of St. Petersburg


Sinichich Maria Vladimirovna, Deputy Head of the Renovation Department of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow

The Chuvash Republic:

Kovalev Victor Mikhailovich, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Chuvash Republic

Markov Alexander Alekseevich, Deputy Head of the Department of the Organization of Employment of the Population of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Chuvash Republic

The Kirov Region:

Kurdyumov Dmitri Alexandrovich, Deputy Head of the Government of the Kirov Region

Kryazheva Natalya Mikhailovna, Minister of Economic Development and Business Support of the Kirov Region

Ryseva Olga Nikolaevna, Minister of Education of the Kirov region Shulyatieva Olga Yurievna, the Minister of Social Development of the Kirov region

Representatives of employers (8 people)

Elita Group LLC

Istok-Audio Company Group

WIN Buisness Solutions company

IPR MEDIA Company Group

Entrepreneurship Center LLC

Crust LLC

Representatives of non-governmental organizations (9 people)


Ulyanova Elena Zakharovna, Vice-President, Rybakov Foundation.

The Kirov Region:

Alexeev Sergey Alexeevich, Chairman of the Kirov regional organization of the All Russia Association of the Blind.

The Nizhny Novgorod Region:

Makhneva Ekaterina Vladimirovna, Head of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Rehabilitation Centerfor visually impaired people Camerata»;

Ponomarenko Roman Gennadievich, Head of the Nizhny Novgorod regional public organization for people with disabilities Kovcheg Roshchina Marina Anatolyevna, Head of the TifloInformation Department of Computer Technologies at the Resource Center for Inclusive Education of the Institute for Rehabilitation and Human Health.

The Republic of Bashkortostan:

Nurtdinova Zemfira Nurislamovna, Head Consultant, All-Russian Society of People with disabilities

The Vladimir Region:

Osokin Mikhail Gennadievich, The Vladimir Regional Organization of All-Russian Society of the People with disabilities.

The Vologda Region:

Ryabova Natalia Leonidovna, Chairperson of the Public Council under the Department of social protection of the population of the Vologda Region, Chairperson of the Non-Profit Charitable Foundation for Helping Wheelchair Users Brave Russian Hearts (Vologda Region, Cherepovets).

The Chelyabinsk Region:

Shumova Yulia Vladimirovna, The President of the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization Center for the Implementation and Development of Inclusive Technologies

Representatives of organizations and institutions working with people with disabilities in the field of education (2 people)

Konyshev Denis Nikolaevich, Head of the Department of the Institute for Educational Development of the Kirov Region

Poskrebyshev Stepan Andreevich, Educational psychologist at the Center for Children's Online Education

Higher education institutions (78 people)

Academy of Social Management

Belgorod National Research University

Moscow City University

Dubna State University

Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky

Humanities and Education Science Academy Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky

Bashkir State University

Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H. M. Berbekov

Kazan National Research Technical University
named after A. N. Tupolev - KAI

Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V.P. Astafiev

Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

Novosibirsk State Technical University

Perm State Universityof Humanities and Education

Petrozavodks State University

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Saint Petersburg State University of Economics

Saratov State University

North Eastern scientific innovation center for development of inclusive education of Eastern Federal University

State Art and Industry Academy named after Alexander von Stieglitz

Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

University of Management ‘TISBI’

Ulyanovsk State University

Kutafin Moscow State Law University

Ural State Pedagogical University

Kazan (Volga) Federal University

Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology

Bryansk State Technological University of Engineering

Bryansk State Academician I.G. Petrovski University

State University of Management

Ivanovo State University

Mari State University

Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University

Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University named after Kozma Minin

Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev

Penza State Agrarian University

Tver State University

Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University

«Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University»

Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy named after N.V. Vereshchagin

Kaluga State University named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky

Kirov State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Moscow State Pedagogical University

Cherepovets State University

Moscow State University of Humanities and Economics

Moscow State Pedagogical University

South Ural State University

Southern Federal University

P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University

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