From January 30 to February 1, 2020, St. Petersburg State Economic University (UNECON) and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in St. Petersburg hosted the fourth national science and methodology conference with international participation. The focus of the three-day event was the “Architecture of Higher Education: Building a Common Knowledge Space”.
The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) at Steinbeis University was represented at the conference by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kisgen, Managing Director of SIBE and Professor of Leadership at Steinbeis University. During a plenary session in open discussion format, Prof. Dr. Kisgen gave a presentation on the discussion topic “Strategic Partnerships as an Instrument for Creating a Common Knowledge Space”.
This year the conference was devoted to a wide variety of topics. For example, “creation of a single knowledge space”, “active participation of all actors in the educational process in the development of mechanisms for effective partnerships”, “use of digital technologies” and “consolidation of the role of universities in the implementation of national educational objectives”. These topics were dealt with by means of panel discussions, practice-oriented workshops and exhibitions. The event was rounded off by various networking events.
Participants of the conference were high-ranking representatives from education and business. Among others, government authorities, heads of educational institutions, leading international and national experts, developers of vocational education programs, scientific and pedagogical staff of educational institutions in Russia and abroad, representatives of professional and university libraries, information and educational platforms, companies and the heads of professional associations and communities.