Victory of SPBPU Students in Interregional Olympiad "Creativity is the Basis for Regional Economic Development”
The students of the pre-university program, the Institute of International Educational Programs (IIEP) of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University won the first place in the internal round of the interregional Olympiad "Creativity is is the Basis for Regional Economic Development" which took place at Tambov State Technical University (TSTU).
In this educational event the Polytechnic University was represented by students from Vietnam: Hoek Thanh Bang, Bui Huu Dang, Nguyen Xuan Tu. In the serious fight for the honorary title of the winner the team of our students outwent their decent rivals and showed the best results in mathematics, physics, chemistry and informatics.
The organizers of the interregional Olympiad in TSTU consider that such competitions promote competitive advantages and popularity of the Russian system of the higher education, increase entrants’ motivation, development of their professional knowledge and abilities. A creative approach to solving serious economic problems guarantees comprehensive study of all processes and formation of an effective multidisciplinary platform in the world of global education.
"The teachers of Tambov State Technical University helped us a lot. For example, they patiently explained to us the difficult terms necessary for problem-solving, –shared their impressions the students from Vietnam. – Work in a youth international team helped us to understand our future plans connected with education. We got acquainted with many experts, and it is great!"
In addition, an extensive cultural program was organized for guests from St. Petersburg. According to Bui Huu Dang, the visit to Tambov became the beginning of a big journey across all Russia for him. The head of the department "General Theoretical Disciplines", TSTU I.T. Stepanenko showed to the students the well-known sights of the city, ancient churches and museums, told them about the history of Tambov and achievements of its citizens.
The curator of the Polytechnic University’s group, associate professor of the department "Basic Training for Foreign Citizens", IIEP T.V. Sokolova accompanied the students from Vietnam throughout the trip. "Such events help foreign citizens to adapt and join quicker in the general academic process, because it is much more difficult for them than for the Russian students. It is even more pleasant that our trainees from Vietnam not only confirmed the high level of education in the Polytechnic University, but also showed communicative abilities, knowledge and self-confidence", –reported T.V. Sokolova.
International Relations Office together with IIEP