More than a thousand applicants from Pakistan got acquainted with the educational opportunities of SPbPU

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Representatives of SPbPU international offices participated in the international exhibition «Russian Educational Fair-2022» in Pakistan, which was held in the city of Karachi. It was organized by the Russian House in Pakistan (the official representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo). The exhibition brought together 7 leading Russian universities. In addition to counseling visitors at the exhibition stands, they participated in talks with senior officials of universities in Pakistan and media representatives, visited the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Karachi and a number of colleges, universities and educational organizations. Polytechnic University was represented at the international exhibition by Pavel Nedelko, Assistant Vice-Rector for International Relations, and Anastasia Sidorova, Admission office manager.

SPbPU participated in the international exhibition Russian Education Fair 2022 in Pakistan.

During the exhibition more than 1000 prospective international applicants visited the stand of SPbPU. They received detailed advice about admission possibilities, areas of study, the academic process and life in Russia. Pakistani applicants showed the greatest interest in education programs in IT and intelligent systems, electric power, electronics, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, civil engineering, management and international relations. Visitors asked questions about admission in SPbPU undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, in particular about scholarships opportunities. Please be reminded that such opportunities are available to the winners of the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project, international student competition, as well as to those who apply for the quota of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The stand of SPbPU at the exhibition was very popular among applicants from Pakistan

The applicants from Pakistan showed a keen interest in the educational directions of Polytechnic University, said Anastasia Sidorova.Many said that they went specifically to the stand of SPbPU to find out more about the admission opportunities. This shows that Polytechnic University is well known in Pakistan.

In addition to active work at the exhibition, SPbPU representatives participated in business meetings with the management of University of Karachi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Newports Institute of Communications and Economics, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Usman Institute of Technology, as well as Septer College, Adler College, and Elixir School. A series of productive talks were held with Mr. Tariq Rafi, Chairman of the Sindh Higher Education Commission, and Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Sheikh, Chairman of the Sindh Technical Education Council. The participants discussed possible areas of cooperation in education, student and academic mobility, joint research projects, and stressed the importance of mutual recognition of diplomas and promotion of Russian language in Pakistan.

Representatives of SPbPU participated in a series of talks with representatives of universities in Pakistan.

During our visit to Pakistan, we paid great attention to making new contacts. We can see a significant pool of new potential partners of the Polytechnic University in Pakistan and specific directions for the development of cooperation. In the near future, we will work out the contacts we have received and connect our colleagues from Pakistan with the specialized departments of SPbPU for further productive interaction, noted Pavel Nedelko, assistant vice-rector for international affairs.

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University received commemorative plaques from Pakistani universities.

At the end of their visit, representatives of SPbPU visited the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Karachi. Consul General Andrey V. Fedorov emphasized the importance of further development of Russian-Pakistani cooperation in the field of education and noted the readiness of the Consulate General to support such events in the future.

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