The review is devoted to the results of the past All-Russian scientific and practical conference «Scientific potential of higher education – for the future of Russia» (Volgodonsk, April 20, 2022). The authors identified the most important topics discussed at the conference sections. In particular, the directions of supporting the employment of students with disabilities were duly highlighted (on the example of Volgodonsk). The speakers of the conference did not leave aside the social problems of the elderly who experience mental disor-ders. In addition, a number of interesting topics with an economic orientation and many others received due coverage.
social problems; Russian society; COVID-19 pande-mic; youth; limited health opportunities; elderly.