Rapid technological innovations are driving the formation of a new global economy and society, making them not only more digitally connected, but also transforming the whole idea of life patterns, human interactions and socio-cultural development. Undergoing modern conditions, educational institutions are supposed to take the leading role in promoting innovations and modern trends in national and regional human resources development systems.
Following the ideas emphasized during previous APEC education-related initiatives and recently adopted “APEC Framework on Human Resources Development in the Digital Age”, the 7th APEC Conference responds to potential challenges and demands of the new era.
For implementation of the previously adopted decisions the Conference will refer the actions that support all forms of student, academic, researcher, professional and provider mobility existing in the Digital Age fostering inclusive and innovative growth among APEC.
The Conference is aimed at providing a platform for meaningful and constructive discussion on the role of higher education institutions within the 4th Industrial revolution, as well as changes it brings along.
The Conference will be held in Vladivostok, Russian Federation on September 11-12, 2018.