Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation National Training Foundation in partnership with Russian International Affairs Council and New Eurasia Foundation International Conference

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Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

National Training Foundation in partnership with

Russian International Affairs Council and New Eurasia Foundation
International Conference

Rationales for Internationalization”

Thursday 24 May 2012

Moscow, Russia, Swissotel Krasnye Holmy

Kosmodamianskaya Nab., 52, bld. 6, Conference hall Zurich

Working languages: Russian and English

24 May 2012



10.30 - 11.00


11.00 – 12.30

Welcome Address

Igor Ivanov, Professor, President, Russian International Affairs Council

Session 1. Responding to Globalization and not only

Chair: Irina Arzhanova, Executive Director, National Training Foundation, (Moscow, Russia)

Keynote speakers:

Incentives for Internationalization: Why Should the Governments Care?

Jason E. Lane, Associate professor of educational administration and policy studies and Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Education Policy Studies, Director of Educational Studies and co-leader of Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT), University at Albany State University of New York (Albany, USA)

Diverse Goals, Motivations and Rationales: Rethinking Internationalization Policies in the Global Knowledge Economy

Hans de Wit, Professor of Internationalization, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Amsterdam, the Netherlands); Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)

Internationalization: Myths - Truths - Rationales –Values

Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)


Marion Mienert, Head of Unit, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)

Vera Zabotkina, Dr., Professor, Vice-Rector for Innovation International Projects, Russian State University for the Humanities

Nikolay Toivonen, Vice-Rector in Innovation, Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) (tbc)

12.30 – 13.00

Coffee Break

13.00 – 14.30

Session 2. National Strategies for Internationalization in Higher Education

Chair: Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council; President of the New Eurasia Foundation (Moscow, Russia)

Keynote speakers:

Higher Education Internationalization in Russia: the Way Forward

Vladimir Filippov, Rector of the Russian University of People’s Friendship (Moscow, Russia)

Asia’s Experiences and Perspectives in Internationalization of Higher Education

Seeram Ramakrishna, Dr., Professor, the National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Policy Developments in Internationalization of Higher Education in EU

Irina Ferencz, Policy Officer, Academic Cooperation Association (Brussels, Belgium)

National Strategies for Internationalization in Higher Education Best Practice from Germany: The Excellence Initiative (2007-2017)

Joern Achterberg, Dr., Director, DFG Office in Russia (German Research Foundation)

Matthias Kuder, Head, Liaison Office Network, Center for International Cooperation, Freie Universitat Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

Tagir Khuziyatov, Professor, Deputy Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia)

Viktor Sumsky, Professor, Moscow State University for International Relations (Moscow, Russia) (tbc)

Sergey Lunev, Professor, Moscow State University for International Relations (Moscow, Russia)

14.30 – 15.30


15.30 – 17.00

Session 3. Managing Internationalization at the University

Chair: Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (Paris, France)

Keynote speakers:

Institutional Challenges and Changes in Managing Internationalization in Russian HEIs

Victor Koksharov, Rector, Ural Federal University (Ekaterinbourg, Russia)
Internationalization as the Resource of University’s Development

Viktor Martinov, Professor, Dr., Rector, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Kazakhstan’s National Response to Globalization in Higher Education (Government Support of Higher Education Institutions Internationalization)

Alnur Dosmak, Head of the Department, Center of International Programmes (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Comprehensive Internationalization: from Concept to Action

Laura Rumbley, Lecturer, Boston College Center for International Higher Education (Boston, USA)

Igor Zhukovsky, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Immanuel Kant, Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia)

Boris Zhelezov, Deputy Vice-Rector on International Affairs, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”

Margarita Safronova, Head of the International Cooperation Department, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia)

17.00 – 17.30

Coffee Break

17.30 – 18.30

Session 4. Assessing Internationalization: What is the Added Value?

Chair: Marina Larionova, Dr., Head of International Programmes, National Training Foundation (Moscow, Russia)

Keynote speakers:

What is the Added Value of Universities’ Internationalization Audit?

Rolf Peter, HRK - German Rectors Conference (Bonn, Germany)

Rankings in the Context Internationalization

Olga Perfilieva, Director of the Center for International Comparative Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

Indicators for Mapping and Profiling Internationalization

Uwe Brandenburg, CHE Consult (Gütersloh, Germany)

Galina Motova, Professor, Deputy Director, The National Center of Public Accreditation (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

Andrey Aleksankov, National Research University Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

18.30 – 19.00

Conclusion/ Closing remarks

Marina Lebedeva, Professor, Moscow State University for International Relations

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