Transformation towards world-class research in the natural sciences

8 November 2018

Our first summit focussed on research excellence in natural sciences took place 7-9 November 2018 in partnership with NUST MISIS. We welcomed delegates in Moscow to share strategies in developing scientific breakthroughs and how to create the optimum conditions for researchers to flourish. 250 leaders from the world of higher education, research, business and government converged with a fundamental interest in the power of universities to make the world a better place.

 

Watch the 2018 highlights video to get an overview of the event.

 

Thursday 8 November 2018

09:25
Opening video

09:30
Opening ceremony

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Marina Borovskaya, vice-minister for science and higher education, Russian Government

Alevtina Chernikova, rector, NUST MISIS

Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister for science and higher education, Russian Government

Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Russian Project 5-100 International Council


10:50
Opening Keynote: The future of fundamental research in the natural sciences

Alain Fuchs, president, PSL University (Paris Sciences & Lettres)


12:00
Case study: New trends in research performance evaluation in Korean universities with world rankings

Euiho Suh, vice-president for strategy and excellence, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology


14:00
Panel discussion: Can what counts be counted?

Chair: Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Marat Fatkoulline, government relationships director, Elsevier

Sally Jeffery, global education and skills network leader, PwC

Chun Lu, vice-president, Southern University of Science and Technology

Heekyung Park, vice-president for research, development and business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Russian Project 5-100 International Council


15:45
Breakout session 1: THE data masterclass

Jeroen Baas, head of data science, Elsevier

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE (Times Higher Education)


15:45
Breakout session 2: Academic communication in the development of science

Chair: Lilia Bondareva, head of the department of foreign languages and communication, NUST MISIS

Maria Alm, dean, College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Irene Clark, professor, California State University

Magnus Gustafsson, head of language and communication, Chalmers University of Technology

Karen Ottewell, director of academic development and training for international students, Language Centre, University of Cambridge

Christoph Zähner, deputy director, head of e-learning, Language Centre, University of Cambridge


Friday 9 November 2018

09:20
Lightning keynote 1

Sally Jeffery, global education and skills network leader, PwC


09:35
Lightning keynote 2

Yeon Cheon Oh, president, University of Ulsan


09:50
Lightning keynote 3

Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman, NHS England, chancellor, University of York


10:05
Lightning keynote 4

Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Russian Project 5-100 International Council


10:20
Debate

Chair: Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman, NHS England, chancellor, University of York

Sally Jeffrey, global education and skills network leader, PwC

Yeon Cheon Oh, president, University of Ulsan

Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Russian Project 5-100 International Council


11:20
Collaborating for shared success: embracing societal challenges posed by emerging technologies

Amy Lin, vice-president, Huawei


12:00
Panel debate: What does the future hold for engineering education?

Chair: Olga Golyshenkova, president, Association of Civilians and Organisations for Corporate Learning and Development (MAKO)

Hesham Gomma, senior director of institutional research and planning, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Vladimir Kuznetsov, director, NUST MISIS Fablab

Anastasia Minina, vice-rector for international affairs, St Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI)

Alexander Myaskov, dean, NUST MISIS College of Mining


14:00
Panel discussion: Creating new clusters for scientific excellence

Chair: Alexander Majouga, rector, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology

Mariam Al Maadeed, vice-president for research and graduate studies, Qatar University

Alexander Gromov, professor, NUST MISIS

Dmitry Shtansky, principal scientist, Scientific-Educational Center of SHS, NUST MISIS

Alexey Tarasov, head of Laboratory of New Materials For Solar Energetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Natalia Trunova, vice-president, Centre for Strategic Research


15:00
An open conversation: Russia’s progress to world class excellence: what does the data tell us?

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Russian Project 5-100 International Council


15:45
Closing ceremony

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE (Times Higher Education)

Alevtina Chernikova, rector, NUST MISIS