The First Rectors Forum of Russia and Thailand


“Education in Russia and Thailand: Dialogue with the Digital Society”

March 1-5th, 2021

About Forum

  • Organizers:

    • Russian Union of Rectors
    • St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
    • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Supported by:

    • Embassy of the Russian Federation in Thailand
    • St. Petersburg Government
    • Assembly of St. Petersburg Rectors
  • Working language:

    • English

Working language of the Plenary session and special events: Russian and English (simultaneous and consecutive interpretation)

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Friendly diplomatic relations between Russia and the Kingdom of Thailand date back more than 120 years. Economic, political and social relations between the countries are developing with the growing goods exchange, touristic flow and strenghthening cultural relations. Today, the entire region of Southeast Asia, including Thailand, is on the rise.

The pandemic changed the global processes, promoting digital globalisation in all areas and especially in education. Being the drivers of scientific and academic, cultural and social, technical and frequently political innovations, universities communicate and implement key tasks of strategic development of any country. The digital environment allows ever most efficient international academic collaboration, exchange of ideas and best practices, science promotion and innovations boost.

The First Rectors Forum of Russia and Thailand is aimed to develop social relations between the countries, foster academic exchange between the universities, increase the value of scientific research in both countries.

  • Academic exchanges and international collaboration
  • Digital
  • Science and
  • Education and
  • Distant learning:
    pros and cons

The Forum will gather the leaders of the top Russian universities from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities and their colleagues from the largest universities of Thailand.

  • Moscow Time Zone
  • Online Exhibition

Participating Universities


Victor Sadovnichiy

President of Russian Rectors Union, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Igor Maksimtsev

Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)

Alexey V. Demidov

Chairman of the Rectors Union of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand

Vladimir M. Filippov

President of RUDN University

Nikita Yu. Anisimov

Rector of Far Eastern Federal University

Brother Dr. Bancha SAENGHIRAN, f.s.g.

President-Rector Magnificus Assumption University of Thailand

Dr. Suvit Saetia

Rector of King Mongkut`s University of Technology Thonburi, Associate Professor

Dr. Niwat Keawpradub

Rector of Prince of Songkla University, Associate Professor

Dr.Sompop Manarungsan

President of Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Associate Professor

Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit

President of Siam University, Professor

Alexander Shestakov

Rector of South Ural State University

Yulia A. Antokhina

Rector of Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

Linnikov A.S.

Vice-rector of Financial University

Zhanna V. Nikonova

Rector of the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod

Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat

President of Kasetsart University

Chayaporn Wattanasiri

President of Mae Fah Luang University

Prof. Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong

President of Walailak University

Prof. Dr. Surin Maisrikrod

Vice-President for Global Engagement and Faculty Development

Victor A. Koksharov

Rector of Ural Federal University

Prof. Dmitry Arseniev

Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Associate Professor Rome Chiranukrom

Vice President Chiang Mai University

Dmitry P. Maevskiy

Rector of Omsk State Technical University


DIRECTOR, The Office of International Affairs, Assumption University of Thailand

Ms. Yhing Sawheny

Deputy Director for International Affairs and a Lecturer of English, International Marketing and Leadership subject at Siam University



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Tatiana B. Urzhumtseva, Director of Center for China and APR States Studies, St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON),

email:, +7 (921) 633-91-57