S. Hawking address
GUS-2014 Report
Summit Results
Media Coverage
24-25 April 2014, Moscow

Global University Summit will be held in 2 days, on April 24-25th. The first day embraces the opening ceremony and 2 plenary sessions (all participants invited) while the second day will be devoted to section activities on the venues of 4 universities – MGIMO, Moscow State University, People’s Friendship University, National University of Science and Technology "MISIS". English is the working language of the Summit (with simultaneous translation into Russian).
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Wednesday, April 23th
During the day
Participants' arrival in Moscow.
During the day
Exhibition "Countries, cities, journeys". Exhibitions/presentation of Russian and foreign universities in MGIMO
20:00 - 22:00
Official reception on behalf of S. Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow.
Thursday, April 24th
During the day
Exhibition "Countries, cities, journeys". Exhibitions/presentation of Russian and foreign universities in MGIMO
9:00 - 10:00
Transfer to MGIMO-University. Registration of participants.
Welcome coffee
10:00 - 11:00
Opening of the summit. Welcome speeches
11:00 - 12:15
1st Plenary Session "Universities' expert and prognostic potential in securing stable future"
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 15:00
Plenary Session №2: "Global problems of the modern world: Russian perspective"
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 16:50
Plenary discussion: “Universities' approaches to settle problems of the contemporary world”
17:10 - 18:10
Transfer to the Bolshoi Theatre
Visit to the Bolshoi Theatre / "Knyaz Igor" Opera – by invitation only. 19:00
Excursion cruises along the Moskva River
Friday, April 25th
9:00 - 10:00
Transfer to the universities (MGIMO, Moscow state university, "MISIS", People's Friendship university)
10:00 - 11:00
Paralleled plenary sessions at the universities (MGIMO, MSU, People's Friendship University, MISIS)
MGIMO Plenary session MGIMO "Russia-US-Europe: approaches to the formation of a single educational space"
MSU Plenary session MSU "International Educational ratings: seeking for universal criteria"
PFU Plenary session People's Friendship University of Russia
MISIS Plenary session MISiS "Leading Universities: training of competitive specialists for global labor market"
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
"Meeting the universities"
11:30 - 12:30
Special section (ACCADEMIA SAPIENTIA ET SCIENTIA). in italian
11:30 - 12:30
Presentation of the Russian Internacional Affairs Council
11:30 - 12:30
Special Section of the Russian Internacional Affairs Council
12:30 - 14:00
Paralleled subject sections. 1st Session
MGIMO 1st MGIMO Section "International Security Challenges: Countering international terrorism" 2nd MGIMO Section "Global efforts to resolve the Middle East problem. The possibility of "Deauville Partnership"
MSU 1st MSU Section "Food and Ecology aspects of sustainable development: risk assessments and ways to resolve them" 2nd MSU Section "The quality of education: modern approaches" Round 1
PFU 1st People's Friendship University Section "Network University Cooperation as a tool in training of highly-qualified specialists" 2nd People's Friendship University Section "E-learning: Vision and Actions to improve the quality of education"
MISIS 1st Section MISiS "Managing risks of natural disasters and man-made hazards: in search of new approaches" 2nd Section MISiS "The "openness" of public administration: how to make the government more reachable for general public"
14:00 - 14:40
Lunch (at Universities)
The Grand opening of International scientific-educational center in honour of Alexander Zinoviev
14:40 - 16:00
PParalleled subject sections. 2nd Session
MGIMO 3rd MGIMO Section "Internationalization of education as an instrument of quality: Russian and foreign experience" 4th MGIMO Section "Business and Education: the role of universities' endowments and public foundations"

Organizational meeting of the Association of University endowments
MSU 3rd MSU Section "The quality of education: modern approaches" Round 2
PFU 3rd People's Friendship University Section "Health Protection: International Security and Global Threats" 4th People's Friendship University Section "Efficiency of the International Anti-Drug Cooperation"
MISIS 3rd MISiS Section "Fundamental and applied science in universities: challenges and prospects" 4th MISiS Section "Humanitarian functions of education: university as a socialization tool"
16:00 - 17:00
Transfer to MGIMO
MGIMO Working meetings, negotiations
17:00 - 18:00
Final plenary session
18:00 - 19:00
Student music concert
19:00 - 21:00
Reception on behalf of Rector of MGIMO and Rectors of partnering universities
Saturday, April 26th

11:00 – 13:00
Special Section. Russian-American Student Dialogue
During the day
Departure of participants