14 january 17:15–18:45


 Studio, Edge
Karine Samuel, Vice-president International Relations and Outreach, University of Grenoble Alpes
Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy
Eric Berton, President of Aix-Marseille University
Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector of the National Research University ITMO
Abdo Malac, Counsellor on Science and Technologies, The Embassy of the French Republic to the Russian Federation
Delphine Manceau, Dean of NEOMA Business School
Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
Patrice Houdayer, Vice Dean, SKEMA Business School
Vladimir Filippov, President, RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia)
Vladimir Shevchenko, Rector of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
In recent years, network universities have been intensively developing in the world. Their emergence sharply intensifies the interaction of universities within the global market of higher education. This leads to a more efficient use of all resources available to universities, ensuring that quality higher education is available to young people in countries that lack the necessary educational and scientific capacity. At the same time, the network educational institutions requires improving the quality of management first of the universities within the network, and then the national systems of higher education.

Discussion points:
• What role does the development of the French-Russian University play in improving the quality of educational programs of its members?
• How does the development of the French-Russian University influence the development of scientific research in the emerging network?
• Has the coronavirus pandemic affected the global higher education market? Has it hit network universities, or has the development of network universities, on the contrary, softened the blow of the pandemic on the higher education systems of those countries that are working to create university networks?
• How are new technologies affecting the development of network universities?