The 9th International Scientific Conference of the Association for the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges
"New Initiatives for Private Higher Education Development"

Voronezh Institute of High Technologies, Voronezh, Russia, October 12-15, 2018


Voronezh Institute of High Technologies and the Association for the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC) are pleased to invite you to an extraordinary international conference opportunity bringing private and public higher education leaders, students, and scholars from countries around the world together in historic city of Voronezh, Russia.

Higher education is in a state of profound change globally. One aspect of this change is the increasing social acceptance of the private higher education sector and the roles that this sector plays within the broader context of education in general. The proliferation of private colleges and universities in particular provides an opportunity to explore anew how these institutions are governed, funded by governments, engaged with community, and organized to embrace and promote quality assurance. These considerations impact the private higher education sector's overall rankings, resources, number and quality of students, number and quality of faculty, research productivity, and degree to which the sector contributes to societal transformation.

Modern information technologies, rapid development of distance learning make national borders absolutely transparent for educational services. There is no international system of higher education in the world, however, there are a number of models (American, British, German, etc.), which are used by other countries to build their own educational systems. Each of these models has its advantages and disadvantages. At the same time, one of the topical tasks is management of higher education in modern conditions, international certification and quality assurance. Various international rankings judge universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook and play a great role in internationalization of education.

In continuation of transnational academic deliberations on these issues, the 9th Annual International Conference on Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC) will explore new initiatives for private higher education to expand institutional resources, ensure institutional transformation and promote global public-private collaborations.


Steve Michael

President of AGAUC & Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA

Iakov E. Lvovich

Professor, honored scientist of Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, President of Voronezh Institute of High Technologies, Russia

Vladimir A. Zernov

Professor, Rector of Russian New University, Chairman of the Association of Non-Governmental Higher Educational Institutions of Russia

Andy Pusca

Rector, Danubius University, Galati, Romania

Sergey Zapryagaev

Professor of Voronezh State University, Russia

Chen Aimin

President of Xi'an International University, China

The 2018 conference in Voronezh, Russia, promises to be an exciting, productive, engaging, and rewarding experience. We welcome you to join AGAUC and/or participate in the 2018 Conference. Come and explore the historic city of Voronezh!

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