What is the role of strategic planning in modern universities?
During his lecture, the President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence Jan Sadlak raised issues of usage of strategic planning in modern universities. He noted that strategic planning is one of the unique ways to transform wishful thinking into reality. It helps both predict probable risks and seek new opportunities minimizing influence of crisis situations.
Good strategic planning allows universities to adapt to numerous changes, distribute limited financial, human and other resources, adopt an efficient policy and form goals.
Professor Sadlak noted a few reasons why universities can’t stand idly:
- high rate of social, cultural, technological changes;
- close relationship of organizations minimal interacted before: international and local, State and private, commercial and public, educational and financial.
The lecture included presentation of main stages and key decisions of strategic planning illustrated by the cases of Oxford and other universities
April 19, a videoconference of the International Expert Council (IEC) of RUDN University was held with the participation of IEC members - prominent figures in the field of science and education, as well as the top management of the university. The topic of the meeting is the results of RUDN University on the implementation of 5-100 Competitiveness Program in 2018 and a discussion of the university's further development strategies. Experts noted overfulfillment of the Program’s key indicators by 20–30%, emphasizing the inclusion of RUDN University in various subject ratings.
RUDN has retained its position in the second group of HEIs – participants of 5 – 100 Project after reporting on the Road map implementation at the meeting of the International Expert Board.
May 24, RUDN hosts the XXIII open seminar-conference of Project 5-100, dedicated to the exchange of best practices between Russian universities and increasing their competitiveness in the global education market.