Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has been awarded the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education 2020 Prize for Hybrid Learning. The School’s University Transformation Challenge programme, which combines elements of both online and traditional learning, was named the best project in its category.
SKOLKOVO Business School courses named best hybrid programmes

For the programme, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO’s Education Development Centre created a unique experimental environment specially for the formation of transformation management competencies. The programme comprises three key blocks: a computer simulation, an experts’ block, and reflective discussions.

The programme focuses on a computer simulation which models the structure and processes of a university. Participants work in teams to develop strategies for virtual universities and make managerial decisions. Then they analyse the impact of their decisions and their own management behaviour both in the simulation and in real life.

In 2019 and 2020 the Education Development Centre held four events for its University Competitiveness programme: two offline events and two online ones during the pandemic quarantine.

A total of 1500 entries for 13 different categories were submitted to Wharton-QS Reimagine Education 2020 with only 12% making it to the shortlist.

“The School being awarded an international prize in this category shows that our methods and approaches to business education attract great interest not just within Russia, but also abroad. In 2020 participants from 26 countries all over the world joined our educational sessions and events. Though the pandemic may have closed physical borders, it erased virtual ones once and for all. Schools that have learned to make high-quality programmes in online and hybrid formats now have the chance to deliver their expertise to a much wider student audience than ever before,” commented Yuri Levin, Dean of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.

In 2020 SKOLKOVO Business School celebrated the launch of its two Glassroom multimedia lecture theatres and an augmented reality studio on campus, ensuring that communication with students, professors and the wider business community remains at the highest level.

In 2021 the School will continue expanding and developing its current programmes as well as launching programmes dedicated to coaching leaders of digital transformation in Russian society.

This year Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO will also launch its Neurocampus project installing interactive screens, or droids, with navigation and face- and voice-recognition technologies. The screens will even be able to display personalised content depending on visitors' connection to the School and defining whether they are students, professors or employees.

About Wharton-QS Reimagine Education

Wharton-QS Reimagine Education is an international competition and conference open to innovators in education from all over the world. The competition brings together educational technology startups, management and faculty of leading educational organisations, innovation directors from major companies, and anyone else interested in the future of teaching and learning. The prize is regarded as the Oscars of the education sphere.

Previous competition participants have included Stanford University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and many more. In 2019, 1518 education innovators from 39 countries entered their projects in the contest.

More about the competition on the official site. 

About Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Founded in 2006 at the initiative of members of Russia’s business community, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS. Its founding partners include 8 Russian and international companies and 11 Russian business leaders. The School’s portfolio of educational programmes includes courses for business at all stages of development, from startups to major companies operating on international markets.

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO holds highly prestigious EQUIS EFMD international accreditation, joins over 30 leading global business schools in the GNAM, and is also a member of the GBSN, which brings together the world’s top business schools. In 2020, SKOLKOVO Business School was the only Eastern European institution to make the Financial Times’ Top 50 Business Schools for corporate programmes, and took gold at the EFMD Excellence in Practice 2020 Awards for business cases.

About Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO’s Education Development Centre

The SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (SEDeC) opened at SKOLKOVO Business School in May 2011. Its main activities are hosting courses and strategic sessions on transforming, managing and developing educational and scientific organisations, as well as supporting federal and international programmes for talent management in education, and providing expertise, projects and research in education development and managing educational organisations.

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