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02 December 2020

BSU holds competition for international applicants – The ideas connecting countries. Irkutsk project

Baikal State University together with Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian federal cultural agency) and Higher Education Discovery international magazine holds competition for international applicants called “The ideas connecting countries. Irkutsk projects”. Information regarding this contest is available on the magazine’s website.

As noted by Mikhail Kuz’min, Vice-Rector for International Relations of BSU, the foreign nationals who decided to study abroad are guided by a host of factors when choosing the country and educational institution. Among them, the following factors can be distinguished: information about study abroad country, ranking of the educational institution, recognition of its brand, career opportunities in the home country, employment possibilities in the country of study, cooperation between countries in the professional field of a future graduate, as well as the prospects for implementation of joint projects when the applicant returns to his homeland.

Considering that the Irkutsk Region is a region with the unique ecosystem, rich history, developed infrastructure, industry and it has significant scientific and innovative potential, Baikal State University has a huge number of areas for international cooperation.

In this regard, the contest offers participants the opportunity to propose a project of international cooperation between their country and the Irkutsk region in science, education, industry, culture, transport, energy, etc. The contestants independently determine the project theme, its content, as well as goals, objectives and desired result. The project may be presented in the form of a written essay or video presentation. The winners of the contest will get discounts of 80, 60 and 40 % for study at BSU in the selected specialty, as well as valuable prizes.

In addition, participation in this contest will help foreign applicants to get to know better the region where education is planned, its economy, industry, culture and education.