On May 19-20, the "Education and Global Cities: World University wisdom learning" jointly organized by the Beijing Normal University (BNU) and the Russian Higher Economics University (HEU), and jointly hosted by the Higher Economic University at St Petersburg and BNU wisdom Learning Institute was held in St Petersburg”. The wisdom of learning research institute Dean Huang Ronghuai led our expert delegation to attend the meeting. The School of Educational Technology dean Wu Fati, associate professor Zheng Qinhua and associate professor Zhang Jingjing are also in the delegation members.
The conference focused on online education, learning analysis, big data and smart learning, a group of principals and experts of dozens of universities from the United States, the EU and Russia and other countries and regions, hundreds of people attended the meeting. The meeting combined live online with on-site workshop. Beijing Normal University team was fully prepared. Dean of SET Huang Ronghuai and associate professor Zheng Qinhua gave two keynote speeches. Dean of SET Wu Fati and associate professor Zhang Jingjing also chaired and participated in "the introduction of the next generation of education system in the challenges and difficulties”, and the 21st Century University & the wisdom learning" and "the present and future of wisdom learning" theme forums. They shared Chinese experience, guided the discussion, reached consensus in many aspects. The parties look forward to next year from the "smart city" perspective, to a broader perspective to explore education issues.
By the school principal, Huang Ronghuai also led a delegation to visit the higher economic University in St Petersburg, and to discuss matters related to cooperation between the two, promote our BNU and higher economic University to led the Chinese and Russia relevant institutions in the BRIC countries University Alliance under the framework of cooperation projects.
"International Symposium on education and global city” is the annual international conference commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Education and hosted by higher economic University every year. It invited representatives of dozens of well-known University delegation from the United States and Europe and developing countries. Our school vice president Chen Guangju and vice president Zhou Zuoyu has led our school delegation to attend the second and third sessions.
(Figure 1 The representatives from the two univrsities)
(Figure 2 The discussion site)
(The Institute of intellectual learning, The International exchange and cooperation Dept., The Secretariat of the League of BRICs University)