BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit
03 Dec 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

The inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit was held in Moscow on 3 and 4 December 2014. This prestigious event was hosted in partnership with the Russian government’s Project 5-100, an ambitious development programme that aims to catapult five of the nation's universities into the world top 100 by 2020.
 
Global leaders gathered to discuss emerging economies' plans to develop world-class universities as catalysts for economic growth: issues under the spotlight include government support for leading national institutions and how to ensure and measure the effectiveness of business investment in the academy.

Programme

Day 1 - 03 Dec 2014

19:00
Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science, Russian Federation
Official summit opening - special guest speaker

19:10
Phil Baty, Editor at large, Times Higher Education
Unveiling the League Table Results - THE BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2015

Day 2 - 04 Dec 2014

09:45
Phil Baty, Editor at large, Times Higher Education
Introduction

09:50
Alexander Povalko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Russian Federation
Welcome

09:55
Professor Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Welcome

10:00
Exclusive: The Insider Guide
Phil Baty, Editor at large, Times Higher Education;
Mohamed Aisati, Elsevier Data Partner.

11:00
Professor Philip Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US
How to Build a World Class University

11:30
Session 1: Questions and discussion
11:45
Professor Abdullah Atalar, President, Bilkent University, Turkey
The Road to World Class Univerisities

12:00
Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, Vice-chancellor, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
The Road to World Class Universities

12:15
Professor Dr Marilza Rudge, Acting President, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
The Road to World Class Universities

12:30
Panel Discussion
12:45
Break
13:30
Professor Li Xiaohong, President, Wuhan University, China
China's Progress to Global Dominance: Lessons from China's World Class Universities Programme

14:15
Professor Raj Kumar, Vice-chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
India's Decision to Embrace the World University Rankings and its Effects

16:45
Professor Andrei Volkov, Government Adviser, Russian Federation
Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-10: The Plan and Opportunities for Global Engagement

17:15
Phil Baty, Editor at large, Times Higher Education
Closing Remarks

17:30
Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS Interview in Russian