Many Russian universities held international summer schools online this year. There was a noticeable increase in the number of international students and origin countries.Short online summer programmes have their own advantages. Despite the ban on onsite teaching, the organisers were able to arrange creative presentation of the material, hold online seminars and conferences and invite international specialists. Online learning was an excellent opportunity to those who could not possibly travel to Russia and stay there for a few weeks.
Siberian Federal University held Online Russian Language Summer School 2020 on the ZOOM platform. Aside from studying the language, the young people learnt a lot about the Russian culture. A master class in making Siberian pelmeni (ravioli) wrapped up the programme.
Another Russian language school started at University of Tyumen on August 24. The programme was designed for future UT students. They can brush up their Russian before the new academic year and learn much about Tyumen, campus life and training specifics. The programme features a master class in Latin American dance led by UN International Students Association members.
Far Eastern Federal University runs education programmes for schoolchildren within the Small Academies project in four fields: natural sciences, engineering, IT and humanities. FEFU also launched the Russia - Far East online Russian language programme for international teachers and students.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology’s Phystech.International summer school offered high schoolers short programmes in physics and mathematics and in chemistry and biology.
Ural Federal University held the international summer business school Doing Business in Russia, which brought together young people from nine countries.
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI ran a whole series of summer schools with the help of invited international teachers. Learners were offered three interesting international programmes in biomedical engineering and the School in Engineering Computer Modelling in Nuclear Technology.
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI” hosted summer school classes in biotechnical systems. Animal-Centered Computing, Remote Health Monitoring Systems, and Biomedical Systems and Technology were among the most popular programmes.
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University’s International Polytechnic Summer School offered interesting education programmes. Three modules had been designed jointly with international organisations such as International Atomic Energy Agency and SOKENDAI University.
Besides classes in several subject areas, international participants enjoyed entertainment programmes. For example, Samara University summer school provided a virtual tour of the city and a master class in making bliny (crepes) and the Olivie salad.
Summer school organisers noted that distance learning had proven once again that international applicants, students and young scientists were interested in Russian higher education and science. Use our website to find more information about the programmes offered by universities or send your application for a programme for free.