HSE University at the Largest Professional Forum in the Asia-Pacific Region – APAIE
On March 25-29, Singapore hosted the annual forum of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), which has become one of the world's leading platforms for dialogue, exchange of experience and discussion of key trends in higher education.
Heads of educational organizations, representatives of international educational associations, state executive bodies, experts и opinion leaders were invited to participate in the event. Leading Russian universities took part in the forum for the third time in a row. Nineteen universities that are part of Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 represented the Russian higher education.
This year the forum focused on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) on higher education. Participants discussed key issues of globalization of higher education, as well as potential answers to the challenges faced by universities in the era of total digitalization.
The delegation of Higher School of Economics (HSE University) headed by Vice Rector, Member of the HSE Academic Council Ivan V. Prostakov participated in the working meetings with university representatives from Singapore, China, Malaysia, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Finland, the USA, Canada, and other countries.
The result of the meetings and negotiations was the expansion of the range of issues on which cooperation between universities is being conducted. Universities are going to develop new student exchange programmes, short-term programmes, and double degree Master's programmes.
HSE University Campus in St. Petersburg was represented by Head of the International Office Olga I. Krylova who made a report at the poster session Partnership with Future Generations; the Power of Higher Education.
In the era of technological revolution we face changes in all spheres of our life. Education as a basis for changes should face even more exciting challenges.
Which competences a future student requires to obtain in order to be competitive on the labor market? Which jobs and professions will be in demand in 5-15 year and which professions are going to disappear soon? How Universities should respond and tune their programmes in order to offer students what they will really need in the future? – these and other questions were posed by the Olga Krylova.
New approaches to research, teaching and learning should create collaborative, creative students with analytical minds that become a fundamental graduate attribute in any field.
During her presentation Olga Krylova told about the best practices at the HSE University Campus in St. Petersburg, which seeks to equip their students with skills and knowledge that meet the requirements of modern and high-quality education, and therefore required by the labour market.
APAIE is a non-profit organization set up in 2004 in Seoul (South Korea), which currently unites the university of thirteen Asian and Pacific countries and have a task for enhancing the internationalization of higher education in both the Asia-Pacific region and in the world.