Applications to Speak at eSTARS 2021 Conference Accepted Until November 15
HSE University and Coursera are bringing together the world’s leading researchers, professionals, education and technology leaders, and business community representatives for the fourth international research conference eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit 2021 (eSTARS). This topic of this year’s summit, which will run from December 1–2, 2021, is ‘Digital Transformation: Global Challenges to the Education System’.
Last year, the summit brought together over 1,000 experts from 150 universities, including 55 foreign ones, such as: the University of Boulder, the University of South Queensland, the Autonomous University of Madrid, Beijing Normal University, King's College London, and the University of Zagreb. About 100 academic and business speakers gave talks as part of the academic programme.
Members of the professional community met not only to exchange best practices in remote learning, but to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion of online learning as a sociocultural, philosophical, economic, psychological and communicative phenomenon. The proceedings of the event were later published, including papers on online learning, relevant industry cases and papers outlining pressing problems, growth points and prospects for the industry.
eSTARS 2021 topics include:
Strategies of State Policy in Education Transformation
Transformation of University Infrastructure and New Challenges from Stakeholders in Business, Government and Education
Impact of Digital Transformation on Higher Education: Current Trends
eLearning Market Researches and Educational Product Portfolio-Building Practices
Personalized Educational Trajectories: Using Big Data for Adaptive Systems
Data Analysis and Learning Analytics
Evaluation of Effectiveness of New Approaches in the eLearning Process
Psychological Aspects of Online Learning
Economics of Online Learning
Sociology of Online Learning
eLearning from the Perspective of Socio-humanitarian Sciences
eLearning from the Perspective of Exact and Applied Sciences
If your profession is related to online learning and you would like to speak at the event, please submit your report theses by November 15, 2021. Theses must comply with the topics of the conference and contain the results of original scientific research. More information on theses requirements is available on the event website. Participation is free of charge.
If you are not giving a presentation but would like to participate in the summit, you can register for eSTARS right away.
Coursera is HSE University’s major long-term partner in the global online education market. In his talk at eSTARS 2020, Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda emphasized that no other university in the world is launching as many master’s programmes on the platform as HSE University. He said that the university’s efforts are bringing Russia closer to top positions on Coursera.
HSE University became the first Russian university to present an online master’s programme on Coursera in February 2020 with its Master of Data Science. In September 2021, HSE University launched four more English-taught online degrees on the platform: Master of Computer Vision, Master of Finance, Master of Business Analytics, and Master of Data and Network Analytics. Today, HSE is a global leader by number of online master’s programmes alongside the University of Illinois.
Sergey Roshchin, HSE Vice Rector and member of the global Coursera Council
‘We share common values with Coursera: the extensive use of innovative educational technologies and providing access to high-quality education for students from different countries. Open dialogue with colleagues and our joint search for development paths help us expand the boundaries of remote learning’.
Pivot to the East: A Comprehensive Study of the Cultural and Civilisational Centres of the Non-Western World is the Top Priority
China and the Chinese world, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arab countries, Iran, Turkey, Central Asia and Africa are gaining new significance in Russia’s foreign policy. However, we do not know enough about the Eastern countries. It is necessary to change the priorities in education, starting from grammar school. Prospects for the development of domestic Oriental studies in the context of the new stage in the development of the system of international relations were discussed at a round table at HSE University.
Robert Romanowski was a ‘Digital Professor’ at HSE University in November 2021. In his interview for the HSE News Service, he talked about the specifics of online teaching, his course on Strategic Branding, and the skills that are essential for marketing professionals today.
There is major potential for economic and humanitarian cooperation between Russia and African countries. Particularly, Russian organisations and universities can help transfer competencies and knowledge in the fields of agriculture, energy, industrial production, environmental management, climate change, and public administration. Experts and representatives of African embassies in Russia discussed these issues at the round table ‘Russia-Africa Sharing Knowledge’ hosted by HSE University.
As part of an international project conducted with the participation of Roscosmos and the European Space Agency, a team of researchers used differential tractography to analyse dMRI scans ofcosmonauts’ brains and found significant changes in brain connectivity, with some of the changes persisting after seven months back on Earth. The paper is published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits.
HSE University-Perm and the Training Centre of the Uzbek Ministry of Finance Sign Cooperation Agreement
HSE University in Perm has become the first academic partner of the Training Centre under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The parties have signed a cooperation agreement in education and research.
Higher education has special value in the dynamically changing world of highly competitive labour markets. Employers care not only about diplomas, but also about the quality and relevance of the knowledge and skills gained from university. Online learning has become ‘the new normal’ in education—a minimum prerequisite. These issues were discussed by experts during the eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit (eSTARS 2021) organised by HSE University in cooperation with Coursera.
The leaders of Russian and global EdTech companies met to discuss industry evolution, explain why demand for non-digital professions on platforms keeps growing, and speak about building online learning with a human touch. A panel discussion on ‘Trends in the Development of the Online Education Market’ was held as part of the eSTARS 2021 international conference organized by HSE University and Coursera.
eSTARS 2021, an international online conference organized by HSE University in partnership with Coursera, has taken place for the fourth time, attracting more than 1,300 participants from about 50 countries. Participants included education administrators, academic leaders, and representatives of leading EdTech companies. The conference featured about 100 research presentations.
On December 1st and 2nd, 2021, the eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit (eSTARS 2021), an international online conference organized by HSE University in partnership with Coursera, will take place. eSTARS will discuss pressing issues facing universities today in the context of the growing interdependence of digital technology, the economy and education.
On November 9, 2021, HSE University signed a memorandum of understanding with Wageningen University & Research, a major university in the Netherlands and one of the leading agricultural research institutes in the world. Participants of the signing ceremony included HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov, President of the Wageningen University & Research Executive Board Professor Louise Fresco, and Dutch Ambassador to Russia Gilles Beschoor Plug.