Summit “Transformation Towards World-Class Reseach”. Day 2

8.30

Transport from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to NUST MISIS

09.00 — 09.30

Registration

Location: Building B, Main entrance, foyer, NUST MISIS

Refreshments

Location: Building B, 2nd floor, foyer, NUST MISIS

09.30 — 10:50

Opening ceremony

  • Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities (Project 5-100)
  • Alexei Kudrin, CEO Russian General Accounting Office
  • Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE
  • Alevtina Chernikova, rector, NUST MISIS

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

TRANSFORMING UNIVERSITIES TOWARDS WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH

10.50 — 11.30

Opening keynote

Alain Fuchs, president of PSL Research University, and former president of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, will deliver his keynote reflection on the future of fundamental research in the natural sciences and the strategies leaders need to take now to secure the sustainability of fundamental research against the predicted pressures affecting the university by 2030. It would draw on the new data THE has gathered from surveying 200 university presidents around the world, (published on September 20th) and ask him, as a pre-eminent university leader, to reflect on the findings and the lessons that all future leaders must heed if they wish to protect and promote fundamental research in the natural sciences in their universities over the next 12 years.

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

11.30 — 12.00

Networking refreshments

Location: Building B, 2nd floor, foyer,NUST MISIS

CASE STUDIES: USING DATA TO TRANSFORM SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

12.00 — 12.45

Case study: New trends in research performance evaluation in Korean universities with world rankings

Euiho Suh, vice-president for strategy and excellence, DGIST

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

12.45 — 14.00

Networking lunch

Location: Building B, 2nd floor, foyer, NUST MISIS

13.10 — 13.55

THE session: Building global brand awareness, reputation and effective communication strategies for promoting research impact

In a competitive global marketplace, a strong brand and reputation are essential to attract international students, partnerships, investment and talent. Utilising data and best-practice examples, this session will explore some of the factors that enhance universities’ brands and reputations, and examine strategies for communicating research impact effectively.

Michael Lubacz, brand director, THE

Location: Building B, Main entrance, room B2, NUST MISIS

14.00 — 15.15

Panel discussion: Can what counts be counted?

A panel debate of global experts will further explore what are the most effective means of evaluating performance — can what counts be counted? Who is being best served by measures for evaluating research performance — do they work for the benefit of governments, industry, university leadership, faculty? How much do they actually improve the quality of research?

Chair: Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE

  • Marat Fatkoulline, government advisor for Russia, Elsevier
  • Sally Jeffery, partner, education and skills global leaders, PwC
  • Chun Lu, vice-president, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Heekyung Park, vice-president for research and development, KAIST
  • Andrei Volkov, deputy chair, Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities (Project 5-100)

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

15.15 — 15.45

Networking refreshments

Location: Building B, 2nd floor, foyer, NUST MISIS

15.45 — 17.15

Breakout session 1: THE data masterclass

This data masterclass will go through the methodology and latest insights from the four new THE subject rankings. Times Higher Education’s data scientists and a senior leader from Elsevier will explain the methodology and answer questions on the findings and impact of the ranking.

  • Jeroen Bass, head of data science, Elsevier
  • Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE
  • Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

15.45 — 17.15

Breakout session 2: Academic communication in the development of science

A panel of experts in language development and communication will explore the impact of the English language in the globalisation of science and ask whether institutions in emerging economies where English-language teaching is less mature and accessible can find alternative means of contributing to the worldwide pool of knowledge.

If having a common language is essential for effective international communication, does this create an in-built advantage in rankings for all English-speaking universities? How does this effect the education and training of non-native English speaking students, if they either receive lectures in their second language (doing an English-language course), or are taught by someone speaking English as their second-language, OR are limited to only being taught by non-international lecturers. As the higher education sector globalizes, is the Humboldtian ideal of a unity of research and teaching impossible outside the Anglophone world?

Chair: Lilia Bondareva, head of the department of foreign languages and communication, NUST MISIS

  • Maria Alm, dean of the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Irene Clark, professor, California State University
  • Magnus Gustafsson, head of language and communication, Chalmers University
  • Karen Ottewell, director of academic development and training for international students, The Language Centre, University of Cambridge
  • Christoph Zähner, deputy director of the Language Centre, University of Cambridge

Loction: Building B, Main entrance, Room B3, NUST MISIS

17.15 — 18.45

NUST MISIS drinks reception

Location: Engineering Prototyping Centre, ground floor, NUST MISIS

18.45

Transport from NUST MISIS to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moscow