CACIE 2018 Plenary Session

Theme:Education Modernization-Practice and Exploration
Time:  October 19 09:00-19 12:30,2018

The year 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s statement of “Gearing Education to the Needs of Modernization, the World and the Future”. It was proclaimed at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that China would achieve the nation’s modernization with education modernization as the solid foundation by the mid-21st-Centruray. The Chinese education has realized the universalization of basic education, the massification of higher education, and more importantly, moved forward in the process of education modernization in the past 40 years. The Chinese government is at present making the “China Education Modernization 2035 Framework” to accelerate China’s education modernization.


Oriented to modernization, education is obliged to change with the time and develop with the circumstances in order to meet the needs of economic and social transformation. Higher priorities should be given to education philosophy innovations, teaching reforms and cultivation of students’ innovative skills and practical capabilities. While progressing following its internal development rules, education has to constantly improve its quality and capacity in order to build a learning society for all in light of the future needs.


As the old Chinese saying goes, those who do not think about the future will not be able to do the present job well; those who do not have an overall view will not manage a single area well. To achieve education modernization, educators need to always bear in mind the overall situation of education progress, the nation’s growth and the future of the world’s development while consistently strengthening educational practices. Recognizing education modernization as the promoter, builders and defenders of a nation’s and the whole world's modernization, with a sense of responsibility of this noble mission, educators are called upon to work together with collective minds and wisdom to explore new ways of education development and international cooperation in the future.


Under the theme Education Modernization Practice and Exploration, CACIE 2018 will invite leaders, educators and business elites from all over the world to share their experiences and perspectives, explore the way to education modernization, and map the blueprint of the future of global education.

Agenda October 19, 2018

Time Content Theme
09:00 --09:50 Remarks Opening Remarks
Mr. CHEN Baosheng
Minister of Education, China
Ms. Marina A. Borovskaya
Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Mr. John Halligan T.D.
Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, Ireland
09:50 --10:40 Keynote Speech Keynote Speech
Major General JING Haipeng
Chinese Astronaut
Professor Sergey M. Shakhray
Former Vice Prime Minister of the Russia Federation, Chairman of the Board of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, Vice-Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
10:40 --12:00 Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: Education Modernization-Practice and Exploration
Beijing Normal University, China
Dr. Efremova Larisa Ivanovna
RUDN University, Russia
Dr. YU Lizhong
New York University Shanghai, China
Mme. Carma Elliot CMG OB
Director China of British Council, Minister Counsellor for Culture and Education of British Embassy Beijing
Dr. Esther D. Brimmer
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, USA
Executive Director and CEO
Mme. Denise Amyot
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
President and CEO
12:00 --12:20 Q/A Q&A
12:30 --13:30 Lunch Lunch