Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

11 october 2023

The adoption of AI, particularly large language models like ChatGPT, is transforming contemporary pedagogical practices that heavily depend on working with texts.

The product, an original text, has become disconnected from the learning outcome: the competencies and skills that the student has acquired in the process of writing it. Moreover, the relevance of certain competencies and skills traditionally considered essential for students being questioned, as these competencies can be automated.

On October 30 and 31 School of Advanced Studies (SAS) hosted a practicum dedicated to developing AI solutions for three categories of users in higher education space:

  • Students. How can AI be used effectively in the learning process to maximize the educational results, taking into consideration the new technological advancement?

  • Faculty. How can AI be used effectively in the course design and delivery process to ensure that students receive the educational outcomes they seek?

  • Educational program administrators. How can AI be used effectively in a labor shortage situation by automating a number of faculty functions within the educational process?

The practicum consisted of lectures by invited experts, group work, and plenary sessions with education and AI experts, students, and administrators. At the end of the practicum, participants presented their results to a wider audience.

Languages of the event: Russian and English.

Place: School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen (8 Marta St, 2k1, Tyumen).

Invited Experts:

  • Alexander Didenko (Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA);

  • Andrey Komissarov (Samolet Education, Samolet Group);

  • Yakov Somov (Lektorium);

  • Alexey Lysenko (Institute of Advanced Technologies, "School X," DSTU);

  • Maxim Chavychalov (Institute of Advanced Technologies, "School X," DSTU);

  • Stepan Kozlov (The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences);

  • Olga Davydova (St Petersburg University).


October 30
October 31
  • 10:00-13:30

    Group Work

  • 13:30-14:30


  • 14:30-16:00

    Plenary Session | open event, room 501

  • 16:00-16:20

    Coffee Break

  • 16:20-18:00

    Plenary Session | open event, room 501