Winners of the competition “Russia and Germany: scientific and educational bridges” will be announced on September 15

11 September 2020 International activities 69

On September 15, 2020, the closing ceremony of the Russian-German 2018–2020 Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships will take place (hereinafter referred to as the Cross Year). As part of the official closing ceremony, the results of the Open Russian-German Competition “Russia and Germany: Scientific and Educational Bridges” will be summed up. The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany within the framework of the Cross Year with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, as well as coordinators of the Year - the National Research Technological University “MISIS” (NUST “MISIS”), the German Service academic exchanges (DAAD) and the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH) in Moscow.

The winners of the competition “Russia and Germany: Bridges of Science and Education” will be announced on September 15

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has a noteworthy network of partners among the leading universities in Germany; it was an active participant in the Cross Year. It was difficult to make a choice among all the examples of the best practices of cooperation between SPbPU and German universities and give preference to any one sphere. As a result, four applications from Polytechnic University were sent to the competition to represent various cases of interaction with partners from the Technical University of Berlin, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus Senftenberg, Technical University of Hamburg and the University of Kassel.

In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Germany decided to hold an online awards ceremony. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas will sum up the Year and announce the names of the winning projects of the open Russian-German competition “Russia and Germany: Scientific and Educational Bridges” at 12:00 Moscow time.

Within the frame of the Closing Ceremony of the Cross Year, on the same day, a virtual exhibition and online conference “Russian-German Dialogue in Education and Science: Creating the Future Together” will take place. Universities participating in the Russian-German Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships will present their educational programs, speak about achievements and opportunities for cooperation.

A working link for the online broadcast will appear in this announcement on the morning of September 15th. In addition, it will be possible to join the event by clicking on the “connect” button on the banner posted on the main page of the site. The button on it will also appear on September 15.

Prepared by the SPbPU International Office

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