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APAIE 2018: new perspectives for the Project 5-100 universities

March 27, 2018

The 13th Annual APAIE Conference & Exhibition takes place from 25 to 29 March 2018 in Singapore. The theme of APAIE 2018 is “The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Higher Education in the Asia Pacific”.

Since 2004, the APAIE Annual Conference & Exhibition has become one of the most internationally diverse conferences devoted to the higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.

Among the lead-host and co-hosts of APAIE 2018 are National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Russian leading universities take part in the forum for the third time in a row. 19 universities, Project 5-100 participants,  exhibit at the joint stand of Project 5-100

APAIE 2018 is one of the best known regional forums, where policy-makers, Russian and foreign education experts come together to exchange experience, enhance their professional skills, learn about new developments in international education and create new partnerships.

Russian delegation takes part in sessions and special events co-organized by Project 5-100. Maria Didkovskaia, Head of Internationalization Department, ITMO University and her colleague, Polina Petrusha, Head of Internationalization Office, answered real-life questions and offered actual working tools and tricks on how to reach out to potential students across the globe, how to share the news on discoveries that the university scientists make and more during a Pre-Conference Workshop “Make the international website of your university an effective tool” (25 March, Sunday). Dr. Victoria Panova, Vice-Rector, Far Eastern Federal University, will be a chairperson and a speaker at the round-table “The Future of Regional Cooperation and Student Mobility” within the Session 4: “New modalities in Global Engagement & Mobility” (27 March, Tuesday). The influence of national higher education policies on internationalization strategies of universities, the role universities and university networks can play in regional partnerships, as well as national strategies and approaches towards the regional cooperation will be at the top of the agenda. Professor Maxim Khomyakov, Vice-director, Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, will make a special report at the panel “South-South University Cooperation: Perspectives of the Development” at the Session 7 (28 March, Wednesday). He will present views on global South-South cooperation from Russia and BRICS, his colleagues from Brazil (Jose Celso Freire, UNESP), Mexico (Thomas Martin Buntru, University of Monterrey), and South Africa (Nico Jooste, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) will explain South-South networks as a model of horizontal relations between universities of equal standing.

Internalization of higher education is one of the strategic goals of universities’ development. Participation in international educational forums and exhibitions gives universities a possibility to better integrate into the international educational space.   

Russian universities - HSE, ITMO University, ETU “LETI”, FEFU, KFU, NUST MISiS, RUDN University, MEPHI, MIPT, NSU, Lobachevsky University, SPbPU, TSU, URFU, Sechenov University, SibFU, SUSU, UTMN – network, strengthen  the existing relationships and ongoing projects with foreign universities, look for the potential partners and sign new cooperation agreements  at APAIE 2018. FEFU is to further promote its education programs and research in Asia-Pacific region. MEPHI will hold talks with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Kyoto University (Japan),  the University of New South Wales (Australia), the University of Melbourne (Australia), the University of Bordeaux (France). The discussions will be centered on the possibilities of new educational and research programs, including academic mobility programs, internships, summer schools, international seminars and webinars and joint scientific research. ITMO University plans to organize about 200  meetings and hold 100 meetings with existing partners. MIPT is going to discuss with the foreign universities double degree programs and additional educational programs, including summer schools. NUST MISiS is planning to establish and develop relations with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the University of Michigan (the USA), the Renmin University of China (China), the Sichuan International Studies University (China), the Waseda University (Japan) and others leading world universities. For SIBFU the participation in the event is a way to develop cooperation with the leading universities of Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  This university is planning to discuss further cooperation with its long-standing partners from China, Taiwan, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and others countries.  RUDN University is going to meet the leading universities of China, Finland, Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the USA.

The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition attracts around 200 exhibitors and 1500 delegates each year In 2017 it was attended by 1,700 participants from 45 countries. The Conference brings together international education policy-makers, practitioners and experts from across the globe to the Asia Pacific.

The growing attendance each year at the Conference reflects the burgeoning interest in the region and recognition of the Asia Pacific’s important role in international education.