Conference “Interaction of Science, Education and Business”

With the support of Association “RNC of the WPC” and Gubkin University the conference “Interaction of Science, Education and Business in Oil and Gas” was held in Moscow. The event was organised by Expocentre Central Exhibition Complex as part of the “Neftegaz-2021” exhibition.

The conference participants discussed current trends in the energy markets and related features of training specialists for the fuel and energy complex, and shared their experience in organizing interaction between educational centers and businesses. The speakers had an opportunity to join the discussion online.

President of the World Petroleum Council Tor Fjaeran addressed the conference participants. He devoted his report to the issues of energy transition, innovative development, social responsibility of business, academic mobility. Mr. Fjaeran emphasized that one of the priorities for the industry is to attract young talents to the industry.

Pavel Ilushin, Director of the World-Class Perm Scientific and Educational Center “Rational Subsoil Use,” spoke in detail about how the Center is engaged in creating an ecosystem to ensure technological breakthroughs in subsoil use. Mr. Ilushin paid attention to the establishment of scientific schools and research laboratories, the interaction of science with industry, the development of international cooperation.

The Institute of Continuing Education, established at Ugra State University, offers over 100 professional educational programmes for advanced training, retraining, and professional education. Sergey Kvach, Director of the Institute, spoke about different formats of educational activities, use of virtual and augmented reality technologies, and distance learning opportunities.

The World Petroleum Council has a rich experience of involving representatives of young professionals in the industry and helping them realize their personal potential. Lesana Kurbonshoeva, Chairwoman of the RNC of the WPC Youth Committee, presented a report on "International Experience of the Young Professionals Committee of the WPC and Russia's role in it".

Other speakers also addressed the conference participants. The speakers answered questions from the participants. There was a lively exchange of views.

The Conference was moderated by Vlada Streletskaya, Assistant to Rector of Gubkin University, Director of RNC of the WPC and Anastasia Kritinina, President of SPE student chapter at Gubkin University.

‘It is a great pleasure to work with RNC of the WPC. Your initiatives related to science. education and youth, while also addressing the global issues as the energy transformation, are important to all of us and to the WPC. It was a good webinar with a lot of great questions.” – Tor Fjaeran, president of the WPC, shared his impressions of the conference.