Program Conference « Connect Universum 2023


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 


MOSCOW: 10:30 – 12:30
TOMSK:    14:30 – 16:30

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)
Elena Yaroslavtseva,  Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia, Moscow)
Sergei Kuvshinov, Russian State University for the Humanities (Russia, Moscow)
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»
Ulyana Zakharova, National research university “Higher School of Economics” (Russia, Moscow)
Alexander Safonov, learning platform Urait Academy (Russia, Moscow)
«Is University possible without professors? Discussion around the model of virtual distributed university»

MOSCOW: 12:30 – 14:00
TOMSK:    16:30 – 18:00


MOSCOW: 14:00 – 16:00
TOMSK:    18:00 – 20:00

Panel discussion 2
Language English
Marta Hereźniak,  University of Lodz (Poland, Lodz)
Steve Millington,  Manchester Metropolitan University (UK, Manchester)
Roberto Bruni, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy, Cassino)
«The ‘new normal’ for universities: the ‘onlife’ approach»
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»

The topics of speakers’ reports will be announced later

MOSCOW: 16:00 – 16:30
TOMSK:    20:30 – 20:30


MOSCOW: 16:30 – 19:30
TOMSK:    20:30 – 23:30

Panel discussion 3
Language English
Sandra Braun,  Mount Royal University (Canada, Calgary)
«Higher education and the pandemic of 2020: A glimpse into the future»
Sergei Samoilenko,  George Mason University (USA, Fairfax )
«American Universities during COVID-19: New Initiatives for Community Relations »
Dean Kruckeberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA, Charlotte)
Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma (USA, Charlotte)
John Moravec, Education Futures LLC (USA, Minneapolis)

The topics of speakers’ reports will be announced later


*There might be changes in the webinar program. 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). The link to the Webinar (Zoom), the detailed information about the speakers, and the publication requirements can be found on the conference website 






































































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