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EduVolgaForum, a conference with international participation "Education for the Future: International Cooperation and Competitiveness Enhancement Strategy" was held at Lobachevsky University from May 1 to May 3. The event was organized by the UNN International Cooperation Office and the UNN Project Office.

The forum offered the platform for discussion in the following sections:

- Issues of Higher Education Internationalization;

- Higher Education Innovation: Current Trends in Modern Environment;

- Education for the Future: Current Trends.

During the conference, representatives of the Tyumen State University organized the roundtable "Human Dimension of Higher Education Transformation in Russia". Another roundtable, "The Role of Education in Discovering Giftedness: Concepts and Approaches" was conducted by Lobachevsky University representatives - participants of the RFBR project "Development of the Multifactor Model of Gifted Personality with Application of Machine Learning Methods ".

The key speakers of the conference were O.V. Petrova, Minister of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region, O.N. Oleynikova, Director of ERASMUS+ programme National Office in Russia, A.B. Bedny, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Lobachevsky University, M.A. Skiba, Rector of the Financial Academy (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan), A.V. Garmonova, Director of the University Partnership Centre of the Higher School of Economics.

The participants of the conference expressed their gratitude to the organizers of this event for the opportunity to discuss current problems of higher education development in Russia, best practices of universities based on comparative analysis of educational programmes, experience in implementation of innovative educational technologies in educational programmes and many other relevant issues.