#EdCrunch2018: world experts for Russia’s digital economy leaders

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On July 21, the first educational intensive course of the National Technology Initiative University (University of NTI) “20.35” for the leaders of technological development in Russia #Island10-21 on Russky Island (Vladivostok) was completed. Global conference for technology in education #EdCrunch2018 became a general educational partner of the event and organized speeches of 25 world-class experts.

Global conference for technology in education #EdCrunch2018 became the general educational partner of “Island 10-21” intensive course by organizing speeches and lectures of 25 speakers – Russian and foreign experts of world renown. Among them are the Nobel laureate, professor at the University of Manchester Konstantin Novoselov, executive director of Packet Clearing House research institute (United States) Bill Woodcock, CEO of Cognitive Research Labs, Inc. (Japan) Hideto Tomabechi etcetera.

 

Konstantin Novoselov shared his ideas about the future of science with the intensive course participants: “We are used to dividing the history of mankind into eras. Everyone is wondering what is next, and what era do we live in now? The answer to this question is ambiguous. We are hostages to 3-5 materials: silicon in electronics, steel in construction, aluminum and a little bit of titaniumin aircraft building. Mankind needs new materials that will be adapted to new realities. The next era should be the era of adaptive materials with intellectual component, building a hierarchical system: car tires that adapt to road condition, roads that adapt to weather.”

Within the framework of the “Island 10-21” intensive course experts from the world famous center EdPlus at Arizona State University (EdPlus @ ASU) conducted a series of X-labs master classes. Professors of the University of Arizona Dale P. Johnson, Dr. Stefan Ruediger and Mike Sharkey led the work of several creative laboratories, which identified ways to develop domestic analogues of statistical collection tools for assessing effectiveness of Russian universities in general, results of training at particular universities and students’ university activities for benchmarking and long-term trends analysis.

Researchers from Arizona praised the joint work with the leaders of technological development in Russia.

 “I am impressed by the scale and ambitions of the conference on Russky Island, where highly motivated young people gathered. We spent three days of laboratory work with participants, during which they learned to identify, process and use data collected in the educational system, and explored the possibilities of modern adaptive technologies. Together with the University of NTI “20-35” and #EdCrunch we are planning to launch a number of large projects on higher education digital transformation, said Dale P. Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager at the University of Arizona.

Arizona State University professors together with other well-known speakers will also take part in the work of the Global conference for technology in education #EdCrunch2018: data that transform the world”, which will be held from 1 to 2 October  in the World Trade Center (WTC), Moscow. The conference, ideologist of which is NUST MISIS, is held within the framework of the priority project “The modern digital educational environment in the Russian Federation.” The #EdCrunch2018 organizers are NUST MISIS and the University of NTI “20.35” with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Rybakov Foundation.

The organizers of the first educational intensive course for the technological leaders of Russia #10-21 became the University of NTI “20.35”, Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), Russian Venture Company (RVC), Autonomous non-profit organization “Digital Economy”, FEFU. The project is designed to ensure the development of competences of all participants in the field of digital and end-to-end technologies, combined with skills of personal and team effectiveness management.

Within ten days, from 10 to 21 July, 1000 participants – the leaders of the country’s technological development, entrepreneurs in the field of modern technologies, leaders responsible for the digital transformation in their organization or region, talented high school students, students and young engineers – plunged into the atmosphere of creative search, intensive acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

#EdCrunch – Global conference for technology in education.

Vth global conference on new educational technologies #EdCrunch2018 will be held under the motto “Data that transform the world.” There will be five specialized tracks, covering all areas of education: “Children and Technology”, “Digital School”, “Digital University”, “New Technologies in Corporate Training”, “EdTech Startups: Sales and Marketing”, as well as an exhibition of technologies and technological solutions in education EdTech Alley. More than three hundred foreign and Russian speakers – specialists with a worldwide reputation in the field of online education, educational analytics, school and nursery-school pedagogy, corporate education and HR, educational IT solutions – will address the conference. EdHack – competitions of developers teams of software prototypes in the field of education, and the international contest of mass open online courses EdCrunch Award will take place just before #EdCrunch2018.

National University of Science and Technology MISIS

In 2018, NUST MISIS is celebrating a century since the founding of its predecessor, the Moscow Mining Academy. Today, NUST MISIS is one the most dynamically developing centers for research and education in Russia. Being among the leaders of technological education, NUST MISIS is also a large-scale research center. The University has been included in the THE, QS and ARWU subject rankings in six fields, notably taking 30th place in «Engineering – Mineral & Mining», and appearing in the TOP-100 for «Engineering – Metallurgy».

The strategic goal of NUST MISIS is to strengthen its positions in the fields of materials science, metallurgy and mining, as well as to significantly strengthen its positions in the fields of bio-, nano- and IT-technologies by 2020. The University is comprised of 9 institutes and 5 branches – four in Russia and one abroad. More than 17,000 students from 69 countries study at NUST MISIS. 30 laboratories and 3 world-class engineering centers, where leading international scientists work, operate at NUST MISIS. The University successfully implements joint projects with leading Russian and international high-tech companies.