The Phygital Universe student educational forum kicked off at Polytechnic University

7 May 2021 Education 112

On May 4, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University launched an educational forum for students Phygital Universe - a platform for learning about the profession and communicating with industry representatives.

Phygital Universe forum kicks off

The forum reflects the best aspects of the digital world, offering participants hard skills (professional skills), soft skills (interdisciplinary skills), and phygital skills (communication skills).

The participants will have a rich program

Elena RAZINKINA, Vice-Rector for Educational Activities of SPbPU, emphasized: “Today there are more than 200 master’s degree programs at Polytechnic University. All of them meet the current trends in education, providing students with the most important competencies of a modern specialist. Our master’s degree programs are focused on the main customers, industrial partners of Polytechnic University, and this is reflected in the program of Phygital Universe educational forum, where participants will get acquainted not only with our university but also with well-known companies - during classes and excursions.”

During the forum, which will last until May 7, the students will visit Baltic Industrial Company, Sew-Eurodrive, and other companies, while the participants of the hospitality track will go on an educational tour of Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge. Also, experts will address the students at Polytechnic University. Thus, within the framework of the Mechanical Engineering track there will be a master class entitled “Modern High-Performance CNC Equipment,” and for the participants of the Technical Systems Management track a meeting with a representative of the high-tech company Festo in Russia will be organized.

Participants from 65 universities came to the forum

In addition to the main educational program in a face-to-face format, the online program, filled with speeches by guest speakers on career, success, teamwork, innovation, etc., started on April 20.  Full immersion in the educational environment and work on the tasks of the organizers is impossible without constant interaction and extracurricular component: the theme of digital has set the direction, so students will make a unique VR excursion around engineering St. Petersburg, as well as become participants in the event in a unique space - the KOD Center of moving in time.

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