International conference on education development trends opens at UNN
With the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Lobachevsky University holds the international conference "Trends in Education Development: Russian and International Best Practices". The opening ceremony was held on April 22 at Lobachevsky University. The conference was opened by Alexander Bedny, UNN Vice Rector for International Affairs, Alexander Gorylev, Deputy Head of the UNN International Cooperation Office, and Dina Razakova, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, Science and Innovation of Turan University (Kazakhstan). The participants were welcomed by Olga Petrova, Minister of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
The Conference has already become a tradition, and every year it brings together hundreds of experts from dozens of Russian and foreign universities.
"The conference is both a tradition and a steady source of innovation. Of course, new and substantive aspects come into being during the conference, which is also innovative in its form. The conference is not just a mixed- format event. This year we are holding it in a triple format, combining the platforms on the UNN campus, online platforms and the cruise part. It has already become a good tradition to open the navigation on the Volga and at the same time to conduct our conference. I am sure that this unique, innovative platform for discussing educational issues and international cooperation in the field of education has created all conditions for effective and fruitful work," said Alexander Bedny, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Lobachevsky University.
Taking part in the conference are UNN’s strategic partners - Turan University (Kazakhstan) and Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. In the course of the conference, participants will identify promising areas for education development based on examples of best Russian and foreign practices.
"Turan University sees itself as an innovative and entrepreneurial university. In implementing its activities, our university has been developing entrepreneurial competencies in its educational content, so it is very important for us to learn about the experience of Russian, Belarusian and other universities in the implementation of such activities. I think that on this platform the Kazakhstani community will find a number of answers to certain questions concerning the shaping of the educational trajectory and the educational environment as a whole for our students. This, in turn, will improve the quality of the educational product," said Dina Razakova, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, Science and Innovation of Turan University.
On Friday, round table meetings were held in an online format to discuss topical issues in modern education and the transition to new educational benchmarks and technologies, and innovative policies in education. The conference will continue on board the ship sailing from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow from 25 to 28 April in the in-person format. Plenary sessions and round tables will be held during which participants will be able to share their experience, obtain useful information and establish new contacts.