Education and Science // Events

07 — 09 november 2016

RIAC at World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg


On November 7–9, 2016, annual World Forum for Democracy took place in the Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Europe has lately survived a number of challenges like migration crisis, terrorist attacks, and economic slowdown. These challenges has made Europeans think about the future of democracy. What will future bring to Europe? How will the idea of democracy be modified? What has to be done in order to build a society based on stability, freedom, and social inclusion? These were the key issues of the 2016 forum agenda, the main topic being «Democracy and equality — does education matter?»

06 september 2016

RIAC establishing cooperation with Danish university


On September 6, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council received students from the Odense University. The event was opened by RIAC Program Manager Ekaterina Chimiris who briefed the guests on the Council's education programs and openings for foreign visiting students. Then Program Manager Anna Kuznetsova dwelled on the A+Standard project and MGIMO professor Anton Gumensky shared his views on the situation in Denmark and Russia.

18 may 2016

RIAC program “Global Science 2.0” for the scientific community


On May 18, 2016 RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev held a session “Preparation of scientific articles for SCOPUS and WEB of Science collected articles; Global Education program experience within the framework of the International Conference “Deaf-Blind People in the Modern World: Breaking the Boundaries of the Possible.” In his speech he focused on the peculiarities of publishing the results of Russian scientists’ research in foreign peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as outlined the underlying potential problems that may be encountered in this process.

28 — 29 april 2016

RIAC at Digital BRICS Conclave 2016 in India


On April 28-29, 2016 New Delhi hosted a BRICS international conference on cybersecurity and combating cyber threats. RIAC Program Coordinator Anna Kuznetsova represented the Russian side at the session. She spoke about the initiatives of the Russian Federation at the international level and at the level of state policy.

26 — 27 april 2016

Global Education as a Tool for Creating an Inclusive Society


On April 27, a breakout session hosted by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) entitled “Fostering Inclusiveness and Integration through Global Education” was held as part of the 7th UN Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. The session was moderated by RIAC Programme Manager Ekaterina Chimiris and saw participants discuss various approaches to education and present specific educational practices designed to help overcome the difficulties that can arise when cultures clash.

08 april 2016

Professor Hall Gardner and a Group of Students of the American University of Paris Visit RIAC


On April 8, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council held a meeting with a group of students of the American University of Paris, headed by Professor Hall Gardner.

22 march 2016

108 Soft Power Elements of Russian Universities on the Internet


On March 22, 2016 an open discussion “108 Soft Power Elements of Russian Universities on the Internet” took place at the venue of the Valdai International Discussion Club. The discussion was devoted to the publication of the English version of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) report “Electronic Internationalization: English-Language Online Resources of Russian Universities.”

26 february 2016

Experts Offer Ways to Bring Russian Science and Education on a Global Level


On February 25, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a round table “Russia's International Cooperation in Science and Education.” The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS), the International Russian-Speaking Academic Science Association (RASA), the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Foundation for Humanities (RFH), the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), leading Russian universities, and RIAC experts.

25 february 2016

Award Ceremony of 2015 Contest of Young Foreign Affairs Journalists


The winners and laureates of the Contest were awarded by the members of the jury, namely RIAC President Igor Ivanov, Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs journal Armen Oganesyan, Chairman of the Russian Union of Journalists Vsevolod Bogdanov, Director of Information and Media Department at Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine Fyodor Lukyanov, RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today International News Agency Dmitry Gornostaev, Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists Roman Serebryany.

24 — 25 december 2015

Russian University Website Practices for Advanced Training


RIAC gave the benefit of experience of its Russian universities’ e-internationalization research at refresher courses “Applied Vebometrics and Enhancement of Efficiency of the University Educational Organization Website,” held by Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

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