Building the Future of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Education Workshop Agenda


Skoltech and the MIT Skoltech Initiative co-hosted an education workshop in Moscow, Russia on March 15−16, 2012. Available slides are linked below.

Thursday, March 15, 2012



Introduction and Workshop Goals – Ed Crawley & Duane Boning slides slides
Skoltech Curriculum Development Foundations – Kristina Edström (KTH) slides
Overview of the Russian Academic Landscape – Mikhail Myagkov (moderator)
  • Graduate Education at Russian Univ. & RAS Institutes – I. Froumin (Skolkovo Foundation) slides
  • Undergraduate Preparation for Graduate Programs – Timothy O'Connor (MISiS) slides

Stakeholder Needs – Edward Crawley (moderator)
  • Panel: Perspectives from different types of stakeholders (big industry, entrepreneurial companies, academia) in three thematic areas (IT, Energy, Biomed)
    • Inputs from a Global Perspective − Manuel Heitor (Portugal) slides
    • Inputs from the Cluster Perspective
    • Inputs from Industrial Perspective
    • Input from Russian Academia − Vladimir Fortov

High Level Learning Outcomes – Kristina Edström & Ed Crawley
  • Context: What Are Learning Outcomes? – Janet Rankin (MIT TLL) slides
  • Framing of questions for working group break out:
    • What knowledge, skills, and attitudes should be fostered to prepare Skoltech graduates for careers in startups, industry, research laboratories, universities and other enterprises?
    • What general educational structures and models at Skoltech are needed to achieve those learning outcomes?
    • What might unify and build the unique culture of Skoltech, and create new models weaving together research and education with entrepreneurship and innovation?

Working Group Break Outs – Expected Learning Outcomes
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Practice in Education – Jose Estabil (moderator) slides
  • The MIT-Portugal Experience – Luis Perez-Breva (MIT) slides
  • The Tomsk Experience – Stepan Khachin (Tomsk) slides
  • Integrating Engineering and Management in MIT LGO – Don Rosenfield (MIT) slides
  • The ITMO Experience – Nikolai Toivonen (ITMO) slides
  • Internships in MIT SMA and MEng Manufacturing Programs – Brian Anthony (MIT) slides
  • Roving Accelerator Science School as Model for Cross-Disciplinary Ed. – W. Barletta (MIT) slides
  • Phys-Tech / Rosnano E&I Collaboration – Yury Udaltsov (Phys-Tech)
  • Skoltech CEI Plans for E&I Education – Jose Estabil & Ilia Dubinsky (Skoltech) slides slides


Friday, March 16, 2012



Recap of Results from Working Groups: High Level Learning Outcomes – Edward Crawley slides
International Graduate Educational Models – Isak Froumin (moderator)
  • Benchmarking (United Kingdom) – Ruth Graham (UK) slides
  • Innovative Engineering Education (Australia) – Ian Cameron (Univ. of Queensland) slides
  • Engineering Curriculum Design (Russia) – Aleksander Chuchalin (Tomsk) paper

General Program Design: Goals and Approaches – Duane Boning (moderator)
  • Panel: Cross-cutting and Problem-oriented Educational Approaches
    • Computational Modeling and Design Optimization – Luca Daniel (MIT) slides
    • Materials – Carl Thompson (MIT) slides
    • Nuclear Science and Technology – Michael Golay (MIT) slides
    • Denis Zorin (NYU/Skoltech)
    • Zeke Insepov (ANL/Skoltech)

Educational Outcomes and Curriculum Design – Edward Crawley (moderator)
  • Methodology: Prioritizing Content in Educational Design – Janet Rankin (MIT) slides
  • Framing of questions and desired outputs of working group break outs: learning objectives, outcomes, and curricula for Master's degree programs in pilot program

Working Group Break Outs – Educational Outcomes and Curriculum Design
  • Information Technology – Jacob White (moderator)
  • Energy – Vladimir Bulovic (moderator)
  • Biomed – Bruce Tidor (moderator) slides

Report Outs from Working Groups – Educational Outcomes and Curriculum Design
Conclusions & Next Steps – Edward Crawley & Duane Boning