On March 24th -25th, 2022 the International online conference “The Role of Universities in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals” took place in Don State Technical University.

The event was attended by representatives of the educational authorities, heads and employees of universities, educational organizations and professional associations of Russia, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and other countries.

The Agenda of the conference included: plenary sessions, discussions and round tables dedicated to the issues of engineering pedagogy and engineering education development, interaction of Higher and Vocational education, university-labor market network partnership, implementation of work-based learning technologies.

Speakers of the conference presented strategic solutions and best practices in the following areas:

  • Network cooperation of vocational and higher education systems. New models and best practices
  • Engineering education in the new economy. Experience in implementing international programs
  • Strategies of interaction between universities and enterprises: development of work-based learning
  • Discourse. Society 4.0.

– DSTU pays great attention to the issues of update and innovation of educational models at all levels of education. In perspective of the rapid development of science, education, technology and life in general, according to statistics, people radically change their professional competencies every 5-7 years, – commented Alexei Beskopylnyy, co-chairman of the conference organizing committee, Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs of DSTU. – Universities actively participate in world rankings, promote  their capacities, respond to the challenges of society. The number of international students is doubling every year.

Lilit Torchyan, Head of the Foreign Relations and Media Department of Gavar State University, made a presentation  “Network cooperation between the Gavar State University and “Luseen Mobile” during the round-table session dedicated to the WBL framework issues. Working languages of the conference were English, Russian.

Materials of the conference