Past Program

Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2001

The Development of the Regional Role and Contribution of Russian Universities in the Context of the Globalization of Higher Education


Symposium Objectives:

  • Understand the themes of this particular meeting in the context of previous Universities Project discussions, and the evolving nature of the Russian university system.
  • Consider the role and effectiveness of universities in terms of a broad spectrum of social and civic responsibilities, with the aim of achieving a balanced contribution to society.
  • Prepare for the implementation of the major themes of the reform strategy, especially in relation to regional complexes, and the creation of research universities.
  • Better understand the above possibilities through a carefully structured analysis of relevant experiences in Russian, West and Central European, North American and other world settings, with a view to distilling evidence of good practice for use in the Russian context.