The Sixth international conference ‘Education and World Cities: New Horizons of University Reputation’ has come to a close at HSE University – St Petersburg. Heads of universities and leading academic associations discussed the importance of reputation and international partnerships in a university's development.
On the second day of the conference ‘Education and World Cities 2019: New Horizons of University Reputation’ participants discussed university reputation beyond the rankings, the importance of establishing distinctiveness, as well as the role of international accreditations in the development of universities and business schools.
How can universities maintain a balance between competition and cooperation? Is it possible for higher education systems to adapt to the new digital reality? Who are university ambassadors? These questions were discussed during the first day of the Sixth International Conference ‘Education and Global Cities: New Horizons in University Reputation’.
The digital revolution, globalisation and the competition for talent have led to a relatively new trend in higher education—personalisation. What needs to be done to make personalisation not just a trend but a reality for modern universities? Participants in the plenary discussion ‘Creating Personalised Learning Systems’ will be sharing the most effective ways in which their universities implemented this concept.
What does it mean to be distinctive? Standing out, being different, being noticed, being first, being the best? In his article, Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation, University of Manchester, talks about how universities can find out their own distinctiveness and build a successful reputation strategy.
International accreditations have become a key marker that attests to the quality of teaching and the sustainable development of universities and business schools. Olga Okulova, Head of the Centre for International Accreditations and Network Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg, discusses why excellent academic standing is crucial for students, teachers and universities.
This year, the conference ‘Education and World Cities: New Horizons of University Reputation’ will be held for the first time with support of the University of Navarra, a recognised centre on the subject of reputation. Magdalena Gaete, a representative of the University of Navarra, discusses the challenges that universities face today, and what Russian universities should do to join the ranks of the world's top institutions of higher education.
HSE News Service talks with Olga Krylova, the Head of HSE – St Petersburg's International Office, about the role of student ambassadors in the reputation of their alma mater.
On May 22, international and Russian experts will gather at HSE – St Petersburg to discuss new approaches to the development of universities’ partnerships. The growing role of educational associations, consortia and networks in the development of international education will be the key topic of the discussion.
Looking Beyond the Rankings: University Reputation to be a Focus of the Sixth International Conference 'Education and World Cities'
On 22-23 May, HSE University – St Petersburg will host the sixth annual international conference, ‘Education and World Cities 2019: New Horizons in University Reputation’. This year, the conference will focus on the issue of universities' reputations and brands beyond the world’s university ranking systems.