The hyped-up trend that a lot of people are talking about is the individual educational trajectory. It is trying to find each student his or her best path — Andrey Ivanov, SVP Investments, Research and Education, JetBrains.
Another important aspect for the university of the future is interdisciplinarity and mixing... We need to think of mechanisms that will allow students to meet (physicists with biologists and programmers), to mix in a common project. But most importantly, they need to ask themselves a question „Am I where am I supposed to be?“ at all — Darya Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University.
At ITMO, we count on cooperation... not competition... and cooperation should happen outside of strictly academic environment, with businesses and so on — Darya Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University.
On the one hand, university teams need to know that collaborating with business is a good thing. It does not distract from academic activities but adds practical value to their educational work. Their students can look at what business is and, on the one hand, help us solve a problem. On the other hand, they can start thinking about where they want to go further, maybe launch a startup. It would be ideal to have some kind of a centralized platform... And so that this link with grants and financing works well, but on the other hand someone has to keep lobbying the regulator — Julia Chupina, Senior Vice President, Sberbank.
The next step is what we call long-life learning. It should be available not only to individuals, but it should also be for companies... We need to help companies acquire knowledge and skills that help them develop — Natalya Popova, First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika.