Polytechnic University at the “Education in Russia” fair in Lebanon

27 March 2023 International activities 520

Several thousand high school and college students from Lebanon visited the fair-presentation «Education in Russia», which for three days was held in the largest cities of the Republic — Tyre, Beirut, Tripoli and Baalbek. The organizer was the Russian House in Beirut (representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in Lebanon). The fair brought together 14 leading Russian universities. Polytechnic University was represented by Assistant Professor of the Higher School of International Educational Programs Krayani Hussein Ali. In total during the fair more than 300 potential foreign applicants from Lebanon visited the mount of Polytechnic University.

At the fair “Education in Russia” in Lebanon SPbPU was presented by the assistant professor of HS IEP Khrayani Hussein Ali

The fair-presentation «Education in Russia» began in the city of Tyre. There the main audience were high school students who considered the possibility to continue their studies at Russian universities after finishing school. Afterwards, representatives of Russian universities came to the Russian House in Beirut (RCC), where they continued their work at the muonts. In addition to students who visited the RCC in large numbers, the fair framework hosted a meeting of representatives of Russian universities with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia in the Republic of Lebanon Alexander Rudakov.

The fair “Education in Russia” in Lebanon, where SPbPU participated, was popular among Lebanese high school and college students

The fairs in Tripoli and Baalbek also attracted the attention of the Lebanese audience: school and college students inquired about admission to Russian universities, asked questions about fields of study, provision of dormitories, and recognition of diplomas abroad. The most frequent visitors to the mount of SPbPU were interested in such areas as mechanical engineering, information technology, materials science, power engineering and management. A lot of interest was shown in postgraduate programs — young scientists from Lebanon asked about research opportunities at SPbPU.

High school and college students of Lebanon showed considerable interest in SPbPU programs in all four cities where the fair was held, noted Krayani Hussein Ali, also representatives of Internet media and local TV approached us with relevant questions, who found out about Polytechnic University as the leading technical university in Russia and the leader in terms of the number of foreign students in the country.

Alexander Rudakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Lebanon, visited the SPbPU mount.

Apart from working at the fair, representatives of Russian universities visited universities and schools in Lebanon and met with members of the USSR Association of Graduates in Lebanon. A representative of SPbPU took part in negotiations with the heads of Lebanese International University, Lebanese State University and Balamand University. The parties discussed possibilities for cooperation in the field of network educational programs, academic exchanges and Russian language programs as well as summer and winter schools. In addition, Krayani Hussein Ali visited St. Mary’s Orthodox College, where he gave a lecture to students on the culture and history of Russia, as well as the features and opportunities of SPbPU.

Prepared by the SPbPU International Office

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