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The Forum of University Cities started at the TSU online platform

© РИА Томск. Павел СтефанскийThe Forum of University Cities started at the TSU online platform

TOMSK, Dec 2 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University (TSU) opened the Fifth International Forum of University Cities on Wednesday; for three days experts from Russia, England, Germany, France, Spain, India, the United States and other countries will discuss the digital transformation of education, is reported on the university's website.

Earlier it was reported that the first International Forum of University Cities took place in 2016. The forum in 2020 is the fifth in a row, it is dedicated to the challenges that digital transformation poses for modern education and science. The organizers, in addition to TSU, are the regional administration, the French Embassy in Russia and the Consulate General of Germany in Novosibirsk.

"Digital transformation has posed new questions for us, to which no one has answers yet. And I am sure that universities, by virtue of their mission, should become the platforms where the search for solutions to these problems will go, where new hypotheses will be tested and a new worldview will be formed in relation to higher education", – TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinsky is quoted in the message.

The forum will be held on December 2-4 in an online format. Researchers and practitioners from Russia, England, Germany, France, Spain, India, the USA and other countries take part in it.

"More than 300 participants registered to participate in the forum, including those from University of the Arctic, University of Oviedo (Spain), Monash University (Australia), Paris National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (France) and other Russian and foreign universities", – the press service said.

Participants will discuss new opportunities and problems of higher education in the context of digitalization and social challenges, digital inequality, the need for sustainable development of a multicultural world. Separate events will be devoted to the problems of science in the era of global challenges, research ethics and breakthrough personalized technologies, adds the message.

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