Events on November 12


12.00 - 15.15 (GMT +5) PLENARY DISCUSSION

The Coronavirus Economic Impact in Russia and Beyond. Recovery Tools

Discussion context:
The main challenge today is to restart the economy.  

Why is the current crisis unique? How deep can the recession go in Russia and globally? What recovery tools are employed in Europe and America? What should the Russian 'tool kit' for recovery include? 

Government, business and civil society response measures at the local level of the regions: efficiency and limitations. Expected recovery tracks for the world and Russian economies. Structural shifts in the economy. How will new federal projects' goals and dates influence regional economies?

Moderators: Victor Koksharov, Rector of Ural Federal University, Dmitry Tolmachev, Director of Graduate School of Economics and Management, Director of the Analytical Center "Expert"


  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist of VEB RF* 
  • Paolo Portas, Expert in Geo-economics and International Relations, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
  • Anna Morina, Head of Analytical Department at Otkritie Research Bank 
  • Rustem Mardanov, Head of the Ural Main Directorate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Chizhov. first Deputy General Director, Vice President for Government Relations and Sustainable Business Development, OJSC Fortum
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Eduard Davydov, General Director of the Bashkir Soda Company
  • Andrey Yakovlev, Director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, NRU HSE 
  • Yuri Simachev, Director for Economic Policy, NRU HSE 
  • Sergey Afontsev, Deputy Director for Research of IMEMO RAS* 
  • Vladimir Klimanov, Director of the Institute for Public Finance Reform* 
  • Alexander Puzanov, Director General of the Fund «The Institute for Urban Economics»* 

* Participation confirmed

Format — Online

Language — Russian (with simultaneous translation into English)

14.00 - 15.30 (GMT +5) PLENARY SESSION
in cooperation with the VI International Forum of Academic Fundraising

with participation of AACSB

How Impact Universities Affect the International Ecosystem of Education and Corporate Relations?

Universities are potential leaders in implementing Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in the context of the World Economic Forum 2020.

The largest world rankings ARWU, THE, QS measure the level of impact that universities have on social and economic development of their regions. Global visibility of universities is assessed by international associations of business education EFMD, AACSB) with respect to positive societal changes.

Moderator: Elena Chernyshkova, Head of GSEM UrFU Centre for Philanthropy Studies and Social Business Programmes, Member of the Joint Council of Russian Presidential Grants Foundation

  • How will the priorities of academic fundraising change in the context of forced digitalisation and increasing intersectoral partnership? 
  • How will universities' economic models change in general? 
  • What best practices and metrics are employed by key players? 

Invited experts:

  • Victor Koksharov, Rector of Ural Federal University
  • Eduard Galazhinsky, Rector of Tomsk State University 
  • Daniil Sandler, First Vice Rector for Economics and Strategic Development of UrFU  
  • Oleg Kharkhordin, Professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Director of Res Publica, Chairman of the Board of the Euripean University in St. Petersburg Foundation 
  • Yuri Blagov, Director of the PwC Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of GSOM SPbU 
  • Zhanna Belyaeva, GSEM UrFU Academic Director
  • Tim Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, AACSB
  • Sasa Zikovic, Vice Dean for Science and International Strategic Partnerships, Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka

Format — Online 

Language — Russian (with simultaneous translation into English)


16.00 - 17.30 (GMT +5) Meeting of the Council

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of UrFU Graduate School of Economics and Management 

Special invitations only.

Format — offline

Language — Russian (with simultaneous translation into English)

18.00 - 19.00 (GMT +5) WORKSHOP
in cooperation with the VI International Forum of Academic Fundraising

with participation of EFMD Global

The Role of Impact Universities in Sustainable Regional Development: Fundraising, Innovation, Creative Economy

The role of universities and the education system in general is transforming in the context of raising a sustainable generation with due consideration of historical and cultural potential of regions. Assessment of connections between Impact Universities ranking indicators and innovative, economic, environmental potential of regions, as well as practical approaches to implementing the sustainable development concept into universities' operation with regard to their social mission - all this demands integration of researchers and practitioners into discussion. The third 'social mission of universities' is transforming into impact investment development through engagement, innovation and implementation of new forms of capital in regions.

Moderator: Zhanna Belyaeva, GSEM UrFU Academic Director 

Invited experts:

  • Magdalena Gaete, Chief Expert, Laboratory of Educational Economics, HSE Campus in St. Petersburg, Representative in the Russian Federation of Universidad de Navarra
  • Svetlana Gerasimova, Project Office «Strategies and Practices of Sustainable Development», Head of the School of CSR and Sustainable Development, Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS
  • Dr. Laura Corazza, University of Turin, Social University Lab 

Format — Online 

Language — Russian (with simultaneous translation into English)







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