Studying in the UNESCO School

The Lomonosov Moscow State University hosts the 3th UNESCO Management of Social Transformation (MOST) School program 

On June 4 and 5, 2019, the UNESCO Chair on Global Problems and Emerging Social and Ethical Challenges for Large Cities and Their Population at the Faculty of Global Processes of the Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted the 3th UNESCO School programme, titled “Management of Social Transformations”, on the issue of Global Social Transformations and Sustainable Development Goals under the auspices of the Commission for the Russian Federation for UNESCO.

The School featured both Russian and foreign scientists, representatives of state authorities and civil society, graduate and undergraduate students, and professors from Russian and foreign universities. The UNESCO Secretariat in Paris was represented by Dr. John Crowley, Chief of the Section for Research, Policy and Foresight in the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences, and Dr. Irina Zoubenko-Laplante, Assistant Programme Specialist of the Section on Bioethics and Ethics of Science. 

The School’s programme involved a discussion on such pressing global issues as the role of social inclusion in improving environmental sustainability, the importance of training, education and the complex nature of human life in the era of artificial intelligence, scientific communication through UNESCO Chairs, bioethics and global challenges, and the ability of bioethics to govern artificial intelligence.

In his opening speech given on June 4, 2019, Secretary-General of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Grigory Ordzhonikidze emphasized the high relevance of the School’s agenda, and made a number of suggestions on possible reformations to the “MOST” programme, aimed at fostering its status, the need to address new pressing issues in global processes and problems in the context of Sustainable Development Goals.

Nina Bychkova, Scientific Secretary of UNESCO Chair, Department of Global Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University