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BARNAUL, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — Central Siberian city of Tomsk, which is widely viewed as one of the major centers of higher-school education in this country, will host an inter-university technological dialogue conference from October 3 through to October 7, a spokesman for the Tomsk-based University for Control Systems and Radionics said Tuesday.
Apart from Russian researchers and business people, the conference will also feature a number of researchers and businessmen from Ukraine, the U.S. and Japan.
Seminars, roundtables, workshops, presentations, and master classes included in the itinerary make up an unusual format of the event.
The University of Control Systems and Radionics will become the venue of the conference where many of the participants will present their business projects and technological concepts helping design a new model of university life.
Researchers from Japan’s Ritsumeikan University will present their own vision of the problems existing in university education right now.
Dr Yoshio Nakatani from Ritsumeikan, which is Japan’s third-largest school of higher learning, is expected to deliver a lecture on the experience with building international cooperation that helps bring the university’s intellectual products to the international market.
Anna Degtyaryova, the Director-General of Global Management Challenge Ukraine, is due to speak about the changes that she believes are taking place in the approaches to social project-making and about the utilization of business projects as tools for creating a business-friendly atmosphere at a university.
President of New York’s Parsons School of Design, Thomas Werner, will also take part in the discussion of education-related technologies.
The future of these technologies will come into focus of a two-day session on innovative education and creative techniques of problem solving where the teachers and students from a number of Tomsk-based universities and colleges will take part.
The objective of the conference is to identify the problem zones in the educational processes, as well as the need for a revision of current university education formats and the development of new ones.