Russia Academicians Look at Future of Education
Panelists of the IAAP webinar (clockwise from top left): Konstantin Krylov (UPF), Professor Irina Aksyonova, Professor Igor Filkevich, Dmitry Samko (UPF), Professor Sergey Gavrov, and Professor Olga Safonicheva


 Moscow, Russia—UPF-Russia held a conference titled "Education Today: New Challenges and Prospects."

The webinar was a project of the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP), a UPF constituent association. The event was held on January 25, 2021, in recognition of the United Nations’ International Day of Education (celebrated each year on January 24) and the fourth UN Sustainable Development Goal: Quality Education.

The speakers discussed how quality education and new digital approaches can contribute to the successful implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development agenda.

Many speakers stressed that education is a key factor in achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4, in particular, seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

There were many questions from the participants who followed online from different cities, including on social networks.

UPF-Russia would like to thank the distinguished speakers for their presentations and answers to questions.

Professor Sergey Ostroumov (Lomonosov Moscow State University): "Progress in Education and Science of the Biosphere"

Professor Olga Safonicheva (Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University): "Modern Medical Education: New Challenges and Solutions"

Professor Igor Filkevich (Moscow State Institute of International Relations): "New Features of Education in the Eurasian Space"

Professor S. Gavrov (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation): "Non-Discriminatory Education for All"

Professor Irina Aksyonova (rector of the Upper Volga Institute): "Changes in the System of Non-State Education in the Post-Pandemic Period"

Konstantin Krylov, the UPF vice president for Eurasia, concluded the webinar by explaining that IAAP is a global, interdisciplinary academic initiative created by UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.

Mr. Krylov said that UPF believes that representatives of the expert community and employees of higher education make a colossal contribution to the development of humanity. Their work plays an important role in building a society based on the principles of goodness, he said.


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