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Master’s Degree ++: Experts, Organizers and Participants on the Formula for an Ideal Master’s Program
On April 25-27, ITMO University hosted the Master’s Degree ++ conference, which it organized together with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The event brought together winners of the Potanin scholarship contest for educators, experts from leading Russian and international universities, representatives of federal and regional agencies, business and nonprofit organizations. Over the course of three days, the specialists participated in discussions and practical sessions aimed at the identification of best practices of implementation of modern Master’s studies. ITMO.NEWS met the organizers and participants to find out what ideas the conference helped to establish, and what are the areas of growth Russian Master’s programs could benefit from exploring.
This year, the Potanin Foundation’s grant competition for Master’s-level educators has received 881 applications from 72 Russian universities. 100 participants of the competition will receive grants of up to 500,000 rubles. Of 28 applications submitted by ITMO University staff, three have been named among the winners. What are these projects? Learn below.
The results of the 2018-2019 Vladimir Potanin scholarship contest have just been announced. Among the 500 awardees are 30 Master’s students of ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS met several lucky winners to talk the projects the judges liked more than the others, and to learn why just being yourself is the best tactic for winning the contest.
For the second year in a row, ITMO University became the only venue in St. Petersburg to host the onsite round of the Potanin scholarship contest. In the course of three days, some 360 Master’s students from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk competed in business games, learned to work in teams and presented their results to the expert panel of judges. Participants with the best results will be awarded with a monthly scholarship of 20,000 rubles. More on the contest in this article.