XV Seminar-Conference of Project 5-100 - registration is openJanuary 19, 2016
The fifteenth seminar-conference will be held from 11-12 February 2016 in Yekaterinburg and will be hosted by the Ural Federal University (UrFU) A plenary program showcasing the best practices of the host university will open the program, and UrFU is also preparing an exciting tour for those wishing to view its excellent research centers.
On 12 February, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia will organize a forum on information exchange featuring representatives of the Ministry and regional education authorities, specialists in the area of education and science, journalists and editors, professors of journalism and teachers of media communications from the leading Russian universities. The forum will be devoted to the problems of information openness, academic communication, working with social networks and case studies.
A two-day seminar “Changes in ranking methodologies: challenges and opportunities for Russian universities” will also be held during the conference. The seminar will feature the following speakers: Waldemar Siwinski (Vice President of IREG Observatory), Kazimierz Bilanow (Managing Director, IREG Observatory), Ben Sowter (Chief Editor of QS), Alex Usher (President of HESA (Higher Education Strategy Associates) and Chief Editor of Global Higher Education Strategy Monitor) and Richard Holmes (Editor of University Ranking Watch). Russian speakers include Victor Koksharov (UrFU Rector), the Editor of the only Russian world university ranking RUR - Oleg Soloviev, and heads of other Russian rating agencies. The experts will discuss recent and expected changes in ranking methodologies, give their recommendations to universities with respect to ranking strategies and utilization of rating data, and discuss the upcoming forums on these topics in 2016-2017.
The all-important ratings issue will be continued with a round table devoted to the analysis of scientometric data of Project 5-100 universities, highlighted by representatives of the Project Office, Elsevier and Thomson Reuters. Project 5-100 is also planning to organize a round table to discuss the universities’ proposals for the development of ranking methodologies. It is planned that representatives of Russian and international rating agencies will take part.
The Program also includes the First All-Russian Conference “Universities’ International Competitive Ability: Experience and Prospects of Creating a Poly-Linguistic Educational Environment”.
The Global Universities Association will be organizing meetings of working groups during the 2 days of the conference.
The quarterly seminar-conferences organized by Project 5-100, which have been running since 2013, are the main Russian forum for the discussion of strategic development, academic excellence, and the problems of transformation into world-class universities for Russian higher education institutions. More than 700 senior managers from 69 Russian universities, numerous Russian and foreign companies took part in the previous seminar-conference which was held in Moscow on 18-20 November 2015.