Uniting East and West in an emerging world research and innovation hub

29 August 2018

 

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Thursday 30 August 2018

09:30
Opening remarks

Aleksey Pesoshin, prime minister, Republic of Tatarstan

Marina Borovskaya, deputy minister for science and higher education, Russian Federation

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Ilshat Gafurov, rector, Kazan Federal University

Taliya Minullina, chief executive, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, member of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan



10:10
Belts, roads and moorings: new challenges and possibilities for reimagining universities in the next decade

Susan Robertson, professor of education, University of Cambridge


11:30
Higher education returning investment

Dmitrii Tayurskii, vice-rector for educational activities, Kazan Federal University

Marat Fatkhoulline, government relationships director, Elsevier

Ellen Hurwitz, president emerita, American University of Central Asia

Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi, president, University of Tehran

Yi Pan, vice-chair of university council, Nanjing University


13:50
Working with industry to transform lives

Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman, NHS England, president UCL 2003-2013


15:00
Transformational partnerships for future of oil and gas

Mikhail A Varfolomeev, executive director, Strategic Academic Unit "Eco-oil - Global Energy and Resources for the Materials of the Future", Kazan Federal University

Artem Fomkin, vice-director, Krylov All-Russian Oil and Gas Scientific Research Institute Zarubezhneft

Alexey Pustovskikh, head, department of integrated design development, Gazpromneft Science and Technology Center, LLC.

Zi-Feng Yan, chair professor, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing and PetroChina Key Laboratory of Catalysis, China University of Petroleum


16:20
Closing review

Tim Sowula, head of content, World Summit Series, Times Higher Education

Dmitrii Tayurskii, vice-rector for educational activities, Kazan Federal University


Friday 31 August 2018

09:00
Full reveal of the Times Higher Education Eurasia University Rankings

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Baerbel Eckelmann, lead rankings analyst, Times Higher Education

Eleonora Palmaro, data scientist, Elsevier


11:00
Innovation and technology - the future of Silk Road

Alex Wai, vice-president (research and development), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


11:45
New opportunities for research impact

Bhavna Davé, centre chair, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, SOAS, University of London

Loretta O’Donnell, vice-provost for academic affairs, Nazarbayev University

Olga Sudibor, head of international cooperation office, Turan University

Yildirim Üçtuğ, rector, Atilim University

Bin Yang, vice-president and provost, Tsinghua University


14:00
The challenge of talent development in the 21st century

Christopher Morphew, dean, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University


14:45
Talent in Eurasia: How to attract the next generation of research stars

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Steven Duggan, director of education partnerships, Microsoft Corporation

Airat Khasyanov, director, Higher School of Information Technologies and Intelligent Information Systems, Kazan Federal University

Anamika Srivastava, assistant professor and fellow, O.P. Jindal Global University


16:00
Closing remarks

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Ilshat Gafurov, rector, Kazan Federal University