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More Than a Stipend: Why To Participate and How To Prepare for Vladimir Potanin Foundation Scholarship Competition
Applications to the Vladimir Potanin Foundation scholarship competition are accepted until November 20. Winners will receive 25,000 rubles monthly until the end of their studies. The contest is open to first- and second-year Master’s students from 75 universities – including ITMO – participating in the program.
Among the total of 75 universities participating in the Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s scholarship contest, ITMO made it to the top three for the third year in a row.
ITMO University became one of the top three leading universities according to the results of the annual Potanin Foundation Scholarship Contest. The competition brought together a total of 75 Russian universities.
Almost 60 ITMO University students have received this year’s Potanin Foundation Scholarship. Thus, the university came third behind St. Petersburg State University and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The students will receive a monthly stipend of 25,000 rubles until the end of their Master’s studies. We talked to the winners about their achievements in research and beyond, discussed the qualities that helped them seize victory, and asked them for advice to anyone wishing to take part in the contest next year.
ITMO University Holds Course on Science Communication for Scholars and Grantees of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation
The program aims to familiarize university staff with the recent practices in science communication and help them develop a communication strategy to promote their own projects. A total of 50 people from nearly 40 regions of Russia have recently become the first participants of the course. The program will run until the end of 2021.
It will be implemented as an educational module for students of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies. The project is supported by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation grant contest for university lecturers has concluded its 2020 run. A total of 747 representatives of 75 leading Russian universities took part in the selection. The grant was awarded to 100 successful candidates, two of whom are from ITMO University. More on the projects and educational programs the ITMO specialists received the grant for – in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation Scholarship Program is aimed at helping talented Master’s students of Russian universities. The selection of the grantees took place in two rounds: an offsite and an onsite one. First, the candidates submitted their resumes and a detailed description of their accomplishments, and in the second round, they participated in business games based on the results of which the judges issued a final ranking. In 2020, 500 out of 3,000 candidates were chosen to become the scholarship’s recipients throughout their Master’s; 27 of them are ITMO University students. ITMO.NEWS spoke to several of them to find out what helped them win and what advice they would give to future Master’s students gearing up to participate in the competition.
The on-site round of the Potanin scholarship contest for Master’s students was held in eight Russian cities between January 22 and February 10. The organizers usually keep the tasks of the on-site round secret, but their format is known to be not unlike that of business simulation games and case competitions. We asked representatives of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation about the aims of the contest and the qualities of a perfect candidate. The candidates themselves told us what motivated them to take part in the competition and the tasks they had to solve during the on-site round.
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.