Open Doors Olympiad first results summarized

27 December 2023 International activities 351

SPbPU is an active participant of the Global Universities Association and its Open Doors International Olympiad. This year, Polytechnic University was chosen by 64 winners from 27 countries: 44 master’s degree and 20 Phd students.

The Olympiad was held for the first time in 2017. Since then, the number of talented international students who decided to study at Polytechnic University has grown from three to 82.

Open Doors - a unique project to popularize and promote Russian higher education

Open Doors is a unique project to popularize and promote Russian higher education and science, which is aimed at attracting talented foreign youth to Russia. Thanks to this, three million representatives of two hundred countries have already learned about Russian scientists, scientific projects, universities, culture and cities. 350,000 people participated in intellectual competitions for admission to Russian universities (master’s degree and Phd programs). Five thousand winners and prize-winners received a quota of the Russian Government for education. This year, more than 67,000 participants from 190 countries registered for the first qualifying stage of the Olympiad.

Open Doors is held in 14 profiles: «Business and Management», «Engineering and Technology», «Biology and Biotechnology», «Clinical Medicine and Public Health», «Chemistry and Materials Sciences», «Computer and Data Sciences», «Linguistics and Modern Languages», «Political Science and International Relations», «Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence», «Earth Sciences», «Education and Psychology», «Physical and Technical Sciences», «Economics and Econometrics», «Urban and Civil Engineering».

The event is held in Russian and English in two tracks. In the master’s degree track, participants design a portfolio, then solve the Olympiad tasks. In PhD level track, interviews with potential supervisors are added.

The Open Doors Olympiad was shortlisted for the Russian Society Znanie award, which was established to recognize the achievements of educators, teachers, lecturers, authors, bloggers, science popularizers and educational projects.

The best educational project according to «Znanie.Award» is determined by the results of online voting, which is conducted through the social network VKontakte. Active participation in the voting will allow talented foreign applicants to get a scholarship to study at master’s degree and Phd programs at leading Russian universities!

How to vote is described in the official group in VK and in the Telegram channel.

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