The Global Impact Conference (GIC 2022), held to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom, brought together more than 30 experts from 20 countries to discuss the problems, challenges, trends and new opportunities in the field of education in the coming years. The conference was watched by more than 1 million people.
Education experts from India, China, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Oman, Armenia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, Latin America and Africa attended the conference held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
In the opening speech of the conference, Rosatom General Manager Aleksey Likhachev said, “We are meeting for the third time at the Global Impact Conference and each time we take the quality of our speeches, conclusions and decisions to the next level. The theme of the event this year is ‘Education X: Catalyst for the Future’. “At GIC 2022, we talk about education not just as a learning process, but as the education of a person who gains knowledge to use for the welfare of his people and country beyond broadening his horizons.”
THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOUTH: DIGITAL PLATFORMS
After the opening speeches, the 2022 Global Impact Conference continued with the plenary session titled ‘Connecting with Humanity: Art, Science and Business’. The session was attended by Zelfira Tregulova, Director of the Tretyakov State Gallery, and Sergey Filonovich, Head of the Business Institute of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. Experts discussed how culture and art have changed in the age of change, how contemporary science has progressed, and how businesses have responded to the emergence of new imperatives.
Within the scope of the 2022 Global Impact Conference , Impact Team 2050 (Impact Team 2050), a Youth Advisory Council affiliated to the ROSATOM General Manager, presented an analytical report called EğitimX and took part in the sessions as participants and moderators.
Preparation of the Education X report required Impact Team 2050 to conduct extensive research, including sociological surveys, among team members’ youth in their home countries. As a matter of fact, as a result of the survey, it was revealed that the best way to reach young people is digital platforms. The survey revealed that 54 percent of the young generation get the news through social networks, 15 percent read the media for young people, only 8 percent prefer traditional media. 81 percent of the respondents stated that they believe social media enables the voices of their generation to be heard. According to the survey, more than 63 percent of young people think that social media also enables them to be effective in environmental and social issues.
OVER 400 APPLICATIONS FROM 19 COUNTRIES
As a side event of the 2022 Global Impact Conference, an awards ceremony was also held for the winners of the “Innovations in Education” International Students Competition organized by the Rosatom Institutional Academy with the National Research University School of Economics. This competition is a federal competition that can be attended individually or in teams of 2 to 6 people to present projects in the field of education and technology. This year’s winners of the Innovations in Education Contest were determined after ten finalists, who were previously selected by an international expert jury, made real-time presentations at the conference. Russia among them in the 2022 contest Over 400 applications were received from 19 countries, including , Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Germany, France, Israel, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. This year’s winner was Vladislav Tereschenko and Valery Leventsov with the project titled “LEAN PRODUCTION – Digital simulator for low-cost education from the Leningrad region”.