SPbPU: Polytechnic University at the Russian Education Forum in Beijing

Chinese applicants and students were introduced to the scientific and educational potential of Polytechnic University at the forum-presentation of Russian education in Beijing. The event was organized by the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo — Russian Cultural Center in Beijing. About 50 leading Russian universities participated in the forum along with SPbPU.

The representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia in China, First Secretary of the Embassy of Russia in China, Igor Pozdnyakov and the Head of the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing, Tamara Kasyanova addressed the participants in the welcoming speech. The speakers touched upon visa issues, typical features of the educational process, the main opportunities of Russian higher education for foreign candidates.

The forum presentation was held online in Chinese and Russian on the Tensent platform. Due to the large number of participants from the Russian side, all presentations were divided into 3 sections, formed according to the geographical principle. More than 20 Chinese recruiting companies and representatives of Chinese secondary schools joined Russian universities in the forum. With the assistance of the Consulate General of Russia in Harbin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, students from provincial universities and schools, as well as representatives of the Foreign Affairs Offices of Liaoning and Jilin provinces joined the event.

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was represented by Anna Kolotayeva, deputy head of the Department of International Education, and Tsui Lun, assistant of the Higher School of International Relations. Applicants and students from China were introduced online to the campus of Polytechnic University and learned about various achievements of SPbPU — in particular, that in 2016 Polytechnic was the first Russian university that opened an official representative office in China. SPbPU experts also presented a wide range of educational programs for foreign applicants — from pre-university training programs, internships, summer and winter schools, to bachelor’s and master’s degree and postgraduate programs.

Educational opportunities of Polytechnic University, its scientific potential and unique campus to a large extent interested future Chinese students, who after the presentation of SPbPU representatives asked numerous questions about enrollment, entrance exams and living conditions.