On 7-10 November, NUST MISIS (Moscow) held the summit of the Times Higher Education ranking agency “Transformation towards world-class research in the natural sciences-2018”. The SUSU team was represented by the Vice-Rector for International Relations Olga Yaroshenko, head of the Academic Rankings Promotion Department Andrey Kocherov, and the analyst of the Academic Rankings Promotion Department Ksenia Danilova.
This event was aimed at discussing the positions of Russian universities in the international rankings, current issues in the higher education sector, and forecasting of engineering education in the world. The summit served as a global site for networking and exchange of best practices: representatives of foreign and Russian universities, as well as representatives of big international companies discussed relevant issues and possibilities for cooperation, and analysed the cases of world-class universities which annually reach leading positions in rankings. Within the summit, the results of THE Subject Rankings on “Life Sciences”, “Physical Sciences” and “Psychology” were announced.
The summit programme also included the following issues:
- practical situations, in which universities have managed to gain recognition, get additional financing and strengthen their positions due to well-balanced concepts and strategies;
- the future of fundamental research in the natural sciences and possible global risks in the period until 2030;
- best practices promoting the brand and business and academic reputation of a university
- assessment of language development and communication in the globalization of science and the contribution of universities in the development of the universal space.