CONNECT UNIVERSUM 2020 Webinar program of the 5th International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference «Connect-Universum – 2020» as part of the 5th International University Cities Forum The theme of the Conference: «Post-Pandemic Future of the University: Possible Models, Potential and Risks» 27 November 2020 TIME MOSCOW: 9:30 – 10:45 TOMSK: 13:30 – 14:45 SPEAKERS, THEIR AFFILIATIONS, AND TOPICS OF REPORTS PANEL DISCUSSION 1 Language Russian Olga Astafieva, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Russia, Moscow) The new ethics of communications at university: Risks of losing academic environment Elena Yaroslavtseva, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia, Moscow) The Problem of quality of education: Can young generation work with risks and accumulate potential? Sergei Kuvshinov, Russian State University for the Humanities (Russia, Moscow) Robotization of education before and after: rave reviews and obvious anxiety Sergey Klyagin, Russian State University for the Humanities (Russia, Moscow) Creation of being: Searching for the constants of the university phenomenon in information and communication society MOSCOW: 10:45 – 11:00 TOMSK: 14:45 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK TIME MOSCOW: 11:00 – 12:30 TOMSK: 15:00 – 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION 1 Ulyana Zakharova, National research university “Higher School of Economics” (Russia, Moscow) Rethinking the role of students at “new” universities Alexander Safonov, learning platform Urait Academy (Russia, Moscow) Is University possible without professors? Discussion around the model of virtual distributed university Aliya Saharieva, ITMO University (Russia, Moscow) University as a space of creative experiments: From pandemic restrictions to new opportunities MOSCOW: 12:30 – 13:00 TOMSK: 16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE BREAK TIME MOSCOW: 13:00 – 15:30 TOMSK: 17:00 – 19:30 PANEL DISCUSSION 2 Language English Aleksandra Fakhretdinova, National Research Tomsk State University / Lyon Lumiere 2 University (Tomsk, Russia / Lyon, France) The image of the new competencies of a post-pandemic university teacher (Russian and French case) Marta Hereźniak, University of Lodz (Poland, Lodz) Staying connected in 2020 and beyond. International students at Polish universities during the COVID-19 pandemic Mikhail Sirenko, National Research Tomsk State University/ Delft University of Technology (Russia, Tomsk/ the Netherlands, Delft) Using computational models in response to COVID-19 pandemic Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK, Manchester) The place of the UK university in a post-pandemic world Roberto Bruni, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy, Cassino) The ‘new normal’ for universities: the ‘onlife’ approach MOSCOW: 15:30 – 16:30 TOMSK: 19:30 – 20:30 COFFEE BREAK TIME MOSCOW: 16:30 – 19:00 TOMSK: 20:30 – 23:00 PANEL DISCUSSION 3 Language English Sergei Samoilenko, George Mason University (USA, Fairfax) American universities during COVID-19: New initiatives for community relations Sandra Braun, Mount Royal University (Canada, Calgary) Higher education and the pandemic of 2020: A glimpse into the future Dean Kruckeberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA, Charlotte) Traditional mission, role and function of the university–appreciating, respecting, supporting, maintaining and safeguarding the university as an essential societal institution Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma (USA, Charlotte) Traditional mission, role and function of the university–appreciating, respecting, supporting, maintaining and safeguarding the university as an essential societal institution John Moravec, Education Futures LLC (USA, Minneapolis) The future ain’t what it used to be The program was updated on 25.11.2020 To download the conference program follow the link. *During the day we will have three online discussions, where the speakers will present their reports. The conference participants will have an opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions to the speakers; later everyone interested will be able to send the contributions to be published in the Collection of Conference Materials (the RSCI). If you have problems with registering or joining the webinar, please, contact the technical administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel).