The 2018 X Anniversary Ugra IT Forum, dedicated to 'Digital Economy: Development Prospects and Trends', will be held on June 5-6 in the host city of Khanty-Mansiysk under the aegis of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.

The event will make the University able to assess the potential for applying new information technology in management and business domains, as well as to pinpoint most promising cooperation directions with BRICS and SCO universities in terms of digital reforms and technological changes.

The university staff will participate in forum discussions, share best practices, showcase IT products and developments for digital economy staff training, being supported by the relevant competence building, that is to be demonstrated at the University Academic Information Technology Exhibition. 

During the forum conferences and round tables, researchers will be speaking appearances on innovation projects featuring artificial intelligence, biometrics, augmented reality, robotics automation, information communications expansion in lean technology.

University Rector Tatiana Karminskaya is expected to hold a number of business meetings with BRICS and SCO official representatives to discuss the extension of education services, its efficiency and quality improvement, as well as establishing favorable environment for universities innovation-driven development. In addition, Rector Karminskaya and Oleg Shor, Adviser to General Director, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library will negotiate establishing a university-based center with remote access to the library information sources. 

Also, Yugra State University is to become a host venue for the most spectacular IT Forum event – I Ugra Open International eSports Tournament, with a University-sponsored student team 'UGRASU' to take part in the contest as well. Following the tournament, it is planned to agree on further cooperation agreements with Russian universities that have eSports departments incorporated in their structures.

English version by Azat Garipov.

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