More than 5,000 participants from 121 countries have registered for the Open Doors Olympiad. Leading subject areas are business and management, and computer science. More than 1,000 participants have chosen each of them. More than 500 students have registered in political science and economics.
UTMN has become the second higher education institution in Russia that received the European certification of the bachelor’s degree program in public administration "State and Municipal Management". In 2017, the Higher School of Economics was accredited as well.
The bachelor's degree program "State and Municipal Administration" received accreditation until 30 September, 2021. This means that the University of Tyumen prepares future state and municipal employees and heads of the government enterprises in accordance with the highest European standards.
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) President, Nikita Anisimov, visited Seoul National University and Hanyang University (Republic of Korea) on December 3-4. The main agenda was the expansion of cooperation in the field of education and science.
Acting President of Seoul National University, Chan Wook Park, said he was interested in opening a joint two-diploma program and increasing the number of students and staff participating in academic exchanges. President of Hanyang University Young Moo Lee discussed the creation of an educational program on business management and conducting a conference on the development of humanitarian relations between Russia and the states of the Korean Peninsula.
Far Eastern Federal University is developing ties with 40 partners from the Republic of Korea. Programs of academic exchange and support for talented students, scientific projects in the field of Korean studies, archeology, and nanoelectronics are being jointly implemented in cooperation with the largest universities, research centers and companies in the country. More than 30 South Korean students receive education at FEFU in various fields.
Source: FEFU website
The II CTF Russian Cup is one of the country’s largest information security tournaments. Competitions were held on November 30 – December 1 in the Skolkovo Innovation Center. 21 teams-winners of regional competitions and CTF development teams took part in the finals.
Since December 2018, the Ural Federal University has opened a new opportunity for pupils and students of Mongolia to study the Russian language remotely. This was announced during a video conference between UrFU and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Ulaanbaatar. To get full information on the educational program, students from several Mongolian universities participated in the video conference.
The Russian language courses at Ural Federal University include 144 hours of free online lessons, tutoring and ongoing information support. Every week, course participants will receive useful information in order to improve their Russian skills.
As a result, students and schoolchildren will be able to improve their Russian language skills in a few months, prepare for the exam and eventually become an UrFU student. At the beginning and at the end of the course, the organizers will conduct a test, which will show their language level. Classes will begin as early as December 2018, and will end at the end of April 2019.
Within the II Moscow International Investment Forum (November 29, 2018) Sechenov University has signed bilateral agreement with the Swiss-Russian forum Foundation. The agreement proposes cooperation in medical science and education between Sechenov University and the Swiss universities & university hospitals.
The agreement also provides opportunity to held joint conferences, seminars and round tables, to participate in academic exchange programmes and scholarship completions. Sechenov University will get access to joint educational programmes, supported by the Swiss-Russian Forum foundation, to research projects conducted by the Swiss colleagues.
It’s necessary to note that this year Sechenov University has signed an agreement with the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, which invests in cancer research carried out at the University. The II Swiss-Russian Forum is also decided to hold at Sechenov University.
On November 23, students from India studying at the Institute of Medicine of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University gave a concert “Indian extravaganza 2018”. The concert was a good opportunity to learn more about the culture and traditions of India. Today 80 students from India study General Medicine, and 50 out of 80 have enrolled in the course this year. The majority of students came from Maharashtra, and this is their first experience of staying abroad.
On November 22, 2018, the International Accreditation Committee finished its work in the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. Members of the Committee represent different Chinese and Russian universities. They assessed the quality of several master’s programmes in two clusters - Philology and Physics.
This is the second time the International Public Accreditation Committee from China has visited the IKBFU and assessed its study programmes. In October 2015, the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University became the first Russian university accredited by experts from the People’s Republic of China.
Times Higher Education (THE) has released the THE World University Rankings by subjects: Computer Science and Engineering Technology.
Russia has 16 universities listed in the Computer Science rankings table, 9 of them are organizers of the Open Doors Olympiad. ITMO University has risen five places to joint 71st, which puts it on the podium in the regional table and strengthens its position in the top 100. The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT (101-125 band) – another Project 5-100 university - has been ranked among the world's 125 best universities in this subject. The National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (201-250 band) held its position among the top 250 universities in the world a second year in a row.
Seven organizers of the Open Doors Olympiad have entered the rankings for the first time: NSU, HSE, ETU “LETI”, SPbPU, TSU, TPU, and UrFU.
In the THE World University Rankings by subject: Engineering and Technology Russia is represented by 28 universities, 10 of them are organizers of the Open Doors Olympiad.
The Project's leader in the ranking is TPU (201-250 band). It is followed by MIPT, TSU and ITMO University, which have landed in 301-400 band. The Project's third-best performers are MEPhI and SPbPU (401-500 band).
HSE, ETU “LETI”, FEFU and UrFU have been listed in the THE subject rankings for engineering and technology for the first time.
The subject tables employ the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings, brought together with scores provided under five categories. However, the overall methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields. See the full rankings results here:
A delegation from Indonesia headed by the Deputy Governor of North Sumatra, one of the largest provinces of this country, has visited TSU. The guests got acquainted with the developments of the University in biotechnology, information technology, and the production of products from materials with shape memory, and visited Artlife - the TSU company partner. At the meeting with the TSU Rector, they discussed the possibility of creating the TSU preparatory faculty in Indonesia.
12 Indonesian students and one graduate student are studying at TSU, they have chosen international relations, geology, biology, and economics. Another 18 future TSU students are studying at the Pre-courses Department. The university actively collaborates with Indonesian universities. Five joint summer and winter schools have been held for students from both countries since 2014. TSU has collaborated with Udayana University, Padjadjaran University, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, University of Pattimura, Pertamina University, Gadjah Mada University - Indonesian Harvard, a university that the President graduated from.
Indonesia is among the countries that are priorities for TSU in terms of the export of education.
From Nov. 19-23, the All-Russian Student Olympiad in Theoretical Mechanics was held at Kazan State Power Engineering University. The overall team ranking was topped by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The competition included a theoretical and a computer contest. In the theoretical round, MIPT student Vasily Yugov finished at No. 2, and the other three members of the Institute’s team were among the top 10 highest-scoring students. They are Andrey Uimin, Alexander Smirnov, and Ivan Ermakov, the latter performing out of competition. In the computer contest, the two-man team of Vasily Yugov and Ivan Ermakov came in first with 60 points out of 60.
A total of 106 students in 30 teams from Russian universities took part in the olympiad.
MIPT has repeatedly topped the overall team ranking, as well as placing first in the computer contest, at the All-Russian Student Olympiad in Theoretical Mechanics. Last year, Vasily Yugov was third in the individual ranking.
According to the study carried out by the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Tyumen was ranked first among Russian cities with the highest quality of life. Grozny, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi are also in the top five.
The researchers took into account six key indicators including the quality of medical care, state of roads, development of culture and education, work of city authorities as well as assessment of the housing and communal services’ work by the local residents.
Tyumen was in the top ten in all ratings that ensured its position in the final ranking.
The University of Tyumen has also contributed to the city’s development. In recent years, it has implemented such projects as the School for Gifted Children, the Center for scientific creativity FabLab, the Open school of law and others. The university tries to solve the problem of inclusion and create a supporting environment for Tyumen citizens who are disadvantaged with reduced mobility.
The League of Volunteers has an important social role to play. Open lectures, given by the leading researchers, thinkers and public figures, radically alter the city’s intellectual space, while youth projects establish a new creative reality. The city is changing and becoming more attractive for talented researchers and gifted enrollees.
To assess the quality of life, the study used the results of the research conducted in 78 cities with a population of more than 250 thousand people as well as the data provided by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (also known as Rosstat).
During one week, foreign and Russian students had a chance to participate in cross-cultural events and get acquainted with the educational, scientific and other opportunities provided by the University of Tyumen.
The students visited the leading research and academic units: the School of Advanced Studies (SAS), the Polytechnic School and the Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), where they learned more about education process and various training programs.
The program of the International Student Week included business games, workshops and sporting events. It ended with a big festival with a gala concert and tasting of national dishes.
“UTMN holds the festival for all comers. Among the participants are students of our universities and colleges, as well as other Tyumen citizens. They are eager to learn more about the culture and traditions of different countries,” said Irina Chelokhsayeva, UTMN student and organizer of the festival.
More than two thousand students from 39 different countries study at the University of Tyumen and more than 800 of them are full-time students. Adaptation to the new cultural environment begins in their first year. To help them adapt quicker, UTMN offers the “Buddy Program” and a team of tutors. There is also a curator of foreign students at every institute.
In 2018, UTMN launched the first Association of International Students (AIS) in the Tyumen Region. There also are Arabic, Latin American, Korean, Chinese and other national centers at UTMN.
In 2018, UTMN Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO) opened its first master’s program taught in English – Plant Biosecurity. Almost 40% of its current students came from abroad.
The master’s program is realized in a partnership with the All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection located in Saint Petersburg, so X-BIO students came there to undergo a two-week internship. They joined the Institute’s research teams to try and solve relevant fundamental and applied problems of plant biosecurity. Moreover, X-BIO international students now have a chance to explore Saint Petersburg and learn more about Russian culture and history.
“There’s no doubt that our alumni will have great career opportunities in the spheres of research, higher education and agriculture industry due to their wide scope and research competences gained while working over projects in world-class research laboratories under the guidance of leading Russian and international scientists,” believes UTMN Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs, Andrei Tolstikov.
Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications
Icons on the Olympiad study areas page are now clickable. There is a list of study areas, programs as well as demo versions of the final round tasks on the page. Participants of the final round are selected during the first qualifying round – the portfolio competition. The list of participants of the final round will be published on February 11 - 15, 2019.
More than 1,000 students from 62 countries have registered online to participate in the Open Doors Olympiad. The biggest number of participants - 207 students - chose the Computer Science study area and more than 100 students will be competing in Business and Management, Physics, Economics and Political Science.
On November 12, 2019, Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, speaking at the meeting of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, with members of the Government, addressed the issue of enhancing the international competitiveness of the Russian higher education and science. The top 500 most authoritative world rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Ranking and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking now include 28 Russian universities. In 2012, there were only seven universities from Russia. Currently, 15 leading Russian universities are among the top 500 universities in the world; 19 universities are included in the top 200 in the subject rankings and 11 universities are among 100 best universities in the world.
“We should not stop halfway enjoying the results achieved. Today, many countries are competing for the best brains and the best technological solutions. Therefore, the work on increasing the competitiveness of the Russian higher education and science should certainly continue. We have been pursuing a clear and ambitious goal: by 2024, Russia should be among top ten countries, which are the most competitive in education and science,” Minister Mikhail Kotyukov is quoted as saying.
“Russia should be among the top five countries of the world conducting research and development in areas identified as priorities in science and technology. It is also extremely important to double the number of international students studying in Russia and set up at least 15 world-class research and education centers”, Minister Mikhail Kotyukov added.
The Global Universities Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency launched the Open Doors Olympiad: Russian Scholarship Project. Russian universities offer more than 300 scholarships to the winners and awardees of the competition.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released its fifth QS University Ranking: Eastern Europe and Central Asia (formerly known as the QS University Rankings: Developing Europe and Central Asia). The ranking includes 300 best universities from 26 countries of the region. It is the second time 23 Russian universities have been included in the top 100 higher education institutions.
The Lomonosov Moscow State University and Novosibirsk National Research State University (NSU), which is one of the organizers of the Open Doors Olympiad, retained their high positions in the ranking.
According to the QS University Ranking: Eastern Europe and Central Asia, other universities - organizers of the Open Doors Olympiad have gone up in the ranking - Tomsk State University (13th position), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology(16th position), National Research University Higher School of Economics (23rd position), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (26th position), Tomsk Polytechnic University (35th position), Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (41st position), Ural Federal University (43rd position), National University of Science and Technology MISiS (52nd position), ITMO University (56th position), Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (71st position), and Far East Federal University (87th position).