Winner of the Open Doors Olympiad Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai: Russia possesses one of the best mass-education systems in the world

29 December 2022 International activities 196

Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai is the winner of the International Olympiad Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project from Afghanistan. He took part in the intellectual competition for international students, successfully passed it and got the opportunity to study for a master’s degree at the Polytechnic University. Now Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai is studying at the Institute of Civil Engineering. The name of his program is «Environmental Engineering in Urban Construction». We met with Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai to find out if it was difficult to participate in the Olympiad, why he has chosen Polytechnic University and how he is studying for his Master’s degree.

«I have searched 5 different universities from 5 different countries; finally I decided to study in Russia. Russia possesses one of the best mass-education systems in the world, and has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education for all citizens, — tells Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai, — on the other hand, Russian higher education providers are recognized internationally for their creative and challenging environments, that help push students to be their best. I consider this program as a great opportunity to get in touch with Russian culture and educational system.»

International SPbPU student from Afghanistan adds that his educational program provides practical experience of research and management together with engineering principles forming the basis of environmental engineering technologies. His favorite subjects are BIM and Mathematical modeling, which open an easy way for complexity of the problems treated in science and engineering. I really like its module system of study. I specially appreciate the wide range of offered modules and the freedom in making your study plan, — says Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai.

Find out more about Gul Rahman Abdulrahimzai’s experience of studying in Russia, his plans for the future and recommendations for other international students in the video interview:

Prepared by the SPbPU International Office

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