XXI April Conference programme, March, 10 2020
• What new centres of academic gravity have appeared in Russia’s regions over the last decade? Institutional cases of national academic mobility
• What are the individual trajectories of academic staff at Russian universities? Personalities of national academic mobility
• What are the potential effects of academic mobility on the territorial development? Regional initiatives with respect to the interaction between the authorities and academia
• What best practices in sustainable development can be shared among the BRICS countries?
• Can the experience of the BRICS countries in attaining sustainable development goals be applied in other emerging countries?
• What are the priority areas of partnership among BRICS countries on the agenda related to sustainable development goals under Russian chairmanship?
• Challenges to antitrust regulation and responses to new threats
• On the way to building a new system of antitrust control: lessons from foreign experience
• What sectors of the Russian economy have driven growth over the last decade? Can they keep this pace in the coming years?
• What might be the growth rate of the Russian economy in 2021?
• What might be the adjustment of the national projects aimed at stimulating growth?
Because the productivity of cities is so dependent on well-functioning labor markets, increasing mobility and improving affordability should be the primary objective of urban planners. They should monitor the evolving location of jobs within a metropolitan area and develop transport systems that reflect the demand-driven geographical distribution of employment and housing. They should build multimodal transport systems that would best increase mobility under a continually evolving urban land use. They should audit land use regulations to allow both firms and workers to consume the quantity of land and floor space that best fits their requirements in specific locations. Planners should continuously monitor the housing affordability of different income groups and take remedial action as soon as housing becomes unaffordable to workers in different sectors of the urban economy.
• Is it possible to adjust sub-national income indicators for the difference in the purchasing power of the ruble between regions? What is being done for this purpose and when can the first significant results be obtained?
• The problem of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in the Humanities
• The lack of ethical principles and standards in academic publishing
• Fragmentation of the academic community and the low social status of academics/scientists
The European Logistics Association, ELA, is actively keeping standards of logistics competence up to date to meet these challenges. This paper reflects on two sessions of experimental workshops working with logistics industry leaders to formulate modern era required competencies in emerging areas of logistics in the light of digitalization, resilience and sustainability.
Moreover, in addition to an update, the standards also require sectoral customization, especially in the maritime sector where some peculiar features distinguish it from the more widely known manufacturing one. The complexity of the scenario because of the concentration of operators, digitalization, the growing size of vessels, the concerns for sustainability and others contingent factors makes us believe that standard skills to operate in logistics are a prerequisite but not sufficient. For these reasons, a revision and re-design of the standard competencies for both managerial and operational positions is needed.
Aim of the research is to understand if qualification systems are consistent with the evolving markets’ needs.
• What are the causes of the gender gap in governance?
• How does gender inequality in management affect business performance?
• How does gender inequality in management relate to gender inequality in the company as a whole?
• How do gender quotas on boards of Directors affect business performance? On the attitude to the problem of gender inequality in society as a whole?
• How is the demand for reducing gender inequality formed in society and business – in the world and in Russia?
• What is the role of the state, including in Russia, in reducing gender inequality in the economy in General and in business management in particular?
• What public policy measures in Russia can be used to address gender inequality in governance?
• What is the role of public organizations in reducing gender inequality?
• What is the role of business education in shaping new norms regarding gender equality in management?
• What is the role of Russian economy in the world economy and global production networks? Is it possible Russian economy would change its positioning in global production? What macro/industry/micro drivers would determine these changes?
• What current challenges Russian economic policy faces? How to overcome them?
• Possible formats of interfacing and outreach collaboration as tools of the multipolarity architecture
• The EAEU as a subject of global trade and trade policy: between new regionalism and global protectionism
• How to set priorities, ensure a coordinated approach and increase the contribution of the EAEU to the global agenda: the EAEU’s cooperation with non-member countries, international organizations and integration associations
• Advantages and opportunities for Russia in the execution of the EAEU’s “foreign policy”
• Global activities of the EAEU: the opinions of experts from the EAEU member states
• The role of BRICS countries in the global economic regulation and prospects for BRICS+
• Goals and tools of BRICS Economic Partnership until 2025
• Cooperative projects of BRICS countries (health, education and science, innovation and the new industrial revolution, information security and digital economy, agriculture, ecology and the "green economy", antitrust regulation): successful experience, prerequisites and difficulties for implementation
• The role of new financial instruments to support cooperative projects. Objectives and strategy Of the new BRICS development Bank
• Russia’s strategic objectives in the BRICS. Priorities of Russian chairmanship of the BRICS group in 2020
• How and under the influence of which factors have science and higher education become integrated in the post-Soviet space?
• What instruments have been used by governments to stimulate research at universities? Has this been a success?
• To what extent have universities and the academic community accepted their new research mission?
• Key criteria for content and format of manuscripts of academic articles in HSE University’s journals; procedures for selecting the most promising research works
• Types of support for authors from Russia’s regions in getting their academic articles published, including publishing them in English
• International standards, key features of academic revision and editing by editorial boards of certain HSE University journals
This book is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students in economics, finance and statistics, financial and IT professionals, researchers and anyone interested in cryptocurrencies financial modelling. Readers are assumed to have a background in statistics and financial econometrics, as well as a working knowledge of R software.
• Influence of digital transformation on the business climate
• Russia’s role in the world’s digital technologies
• Digital transformation and competition
• What kind of knowledge will be in high demand in light of digital transformation in business?
• What sectors will propel to leading positions?
• Which financial ecosystems will prevail?
• When a major firm is an initiator of urban change: what are the conditions for successful implementation of such projects in the context of both formal (legal/regulatory) and informal systems of implementation of similar projects?
• What changes should be made to the current regulatory framework in order to stimulate business’ involvement in such projects?
• What is the role of think tanks in these processes and how can their involvement be more effective?
• How does the internal transformation of the European Union affect EU-Russian relations?
• What are the possible consequences of Brexit for Russian foreign policy towards the UK and the West?
• Are the current instruments for managing water conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa effective?
• Are current food security policies in the Middle East and North Africa effective in finding solutions to today’s problems?
• What stands in the way of more sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa?
• How can the registry of mandatory requirements and monitoring of actual expenditures for their implementation be put together?
• Big Data’s potential for aggregating regulatory expenditures
• Best practices in reconciliation and possibilities for their integration in the national justice system
• Procedural/legal regulation of reconciliation procedures in civil, administrative and criminal court processes: current status and possible developments
• Reconciliation in the international justice system: scope of application and necessary procedural formats
• Legal and social effects of the application of reconciliation procedures in Russia’s state justice system
• In-demand digital skills for hotel staff: changes of recent years and forecast future developments
• Assessing the profitability of a hotel’s marketing efforts while going through digital transformation
• Opportunities and limitations in cultivating digital competencies among hotel staff
• Organizational conditions for effective application of employees’ digital skills
• Market demand for digital skills in the hotel industry: developments of recent years and forecasts for the future
• Assessing the profitability of marketing efforts of a hotel during digital transformation
• Possibliities and limitations in developing digital skills among hotel staff
• Organizational conditions for hotel staff’s effective application of digital skills
• To what extent have universities in Post-Soviet countries internalized their research mission and developed the capacity to carry out this mission in a sustainable way?
• How do HEIs balance their education, research, and public engagement missions?
• How have national policies constrained/supported research capacity development at universities?
• What are university practices on publishing, research environment, and research impact? How sustainable are these practices?
During the past few years, learning has become increasingly collaborative, global, mobile, flipped, modifiable, open, online, blended, massive, visually-based, hands-on, ubiquitous, instantaneous, on-demand, adaptive, and personal. And this is just a start! This is the age of Education 3.0 where learning is more informal, resource rich, and self-directed and where learner creation of products is the new norm, often with the use of digital media. But wait, many are already hearing the drumbeats of Education 4.0 on the horizon. Can we get there? Fortunately, we are living in an age of educational resource abundance where passion, play, purpose, and freedom to learn take precedence over the more mind-numbing traditional information reception models of learning. The instructors and experts whom we meet and interact with along the way are most effective as curators, counselors, consultants, concierges, and cultivators of our learning. And now such mentors, tutors, experts, colleagues, and instructors can appear instantaneously on a mobile device. Perhaps that is a sign that Education 4.0 is not far away. Naturally, such new instructor roles require a unique and evolving set of guiding principles. As such, Professor Bonk will detail a set of 20 “last” principles of instruction with his “Learning Activation System Template” (LAST) including the Principle of Flexibility, the Principle of Meaningful Learning, the Principle of Choice and Options, the Principle of Cheerfulness and Optimism, the Principle of Spontaneity, the Principle of High Expectations, the Principle of Nontraditional Learning, etc. Suffice to say, there is immense change around the world today related to new forms of learning typically involving technology. In fact, there are three megatrends related to learning technology today: (1) technologies for engagement; (2) technologies for pervasive access; and (3) technologies for the personalization and customization of learning. To better understand these new forms of learning delivery, Professor Bonk will discuss these three megatrends as well as his recent research on the personalization of e-learning. Along the way, insights will be offered into how one might teach in this new learning age. Finally, these days seem ripe for gazing into a crystal ball and pondering what human learning will look like 5, 10, or even 25 or more years into the future. How will we learn? Where will we be learning? And who, if anyone, will we be learning with? Professor Bonk will end his talk with innovations in learning technology, instructional approaches, and the spaces and places for learning to occur. This will include predictions of the future such as robot partners on collaborative teams, world knowledge refreshment stations, Professor Einstein PDAs, the rise of super e-mentors, classrooms as cafes, learning environment engineers, and much more. Is this an evolution or a revolution? Professor Bonk will let the audience decide.
• How do educational institutions administer their digital transformation?
• Applicable approaches and instruments
• Monitoring as an instrument for digital transformation of education
• Russian and international experience in the application of digital transformation monitoring in education
Non-formal education is also not only an environment of digital educational spaces, but it also allows us to update the content of education, integrating the tasks of the digital era, the needs of the educational process participants and the real market. In this regard, studying the experience of providers becomes critical for understanding the processes of real digitalization of the environment and meanings.
KidZania’s global education strategy includes an experience-based learning approach, Think-Tank, Ambassador Schools and Industry Partners; there is a very important focus on local, contextualized implementation, and evaluations. The discussion about the benefits of digital formats in education is more than ever relevant. There is a wide corpus of studies of the positive effects of edutainment and STEM-education, especially, related to children’s motivation and their enhanced involvement. However, there is a current lack of focus on content that helps children to meet real digital life experiences - too much effort is centered on theory rather than its conversion into practice. Edutainment centers, new science museums and KidZanias amongst others are working to fill this void.
KidZania’s approach to education and entertainment is leading to enhanced life chances for children, through purposeful and innovative ways of engaging with the private sector including digital approaches, and an evidence-based voice in the world of education and entertainment, as well as a sustainable, socially responsible approach to partnerships: return on involvement instead of return on investment. The important focus and the point of contact between researchers and practitioners is the current global schooling and educational environment, their disconnect, the value of experience-based learning and its connections, for better and for worse, with the digital agenda. Can digital really mean better?
In order to move in the right direction for all children, we must however be very mindful of individual children’s socio-economic and socio-cultural contexts. We have an opportunity to get this very right … or very wrong. Will we aid the global educational democratization or widen the gap between have and have-not, between know and know-not and between can and cannot?