3 December 2013
01-02 December, 2013 several Russian universities and EEUA rep came to Kenya in order to introduce a totally new project bearing the sublime name «It’s time to study in Russia!» and aiming to increase the interest of Kenyan students in Russian education and select the most talented graduates from national schools for training in Russian universities.
In frame of the project academic competition on mathematics will be held in March 2014 in several African countries and 3-5 best performing candidates will be awarded a state scholarship for studying at one of Russian leading state universities – participants of the project.
Under the auspices of Eastern European University Association, the representatives of Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics and Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”, together with EEUA representative, conducted a series of exceptionally informative workshops presenting their universities to the young Africans, in particular highlighting the entry requirements and study conditions in Russia. The presentations were supported by vivid video and PPT presentations which facilitated students’ understanding and painted a clear picture of Russian education and its advantages.
Moreover, the following leading Russian universities participated in the project distantly by providing university booklets and necessary materials:
• National Research University «MPEI»
• National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”
• Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics
• National Research University «MGSU»
• Moscow Witte University
• Moscow Institute of Technology
• Novosibirsk State Medical University
• Tyumen State University of Oil and Gas
Kenyan students were provided with universities leaflets, brochures and other materials, the total number of which amounted to 1800 pcs, as well as the exclusive catalogue edition of "It`s time to study in Russia!" containing information on the Russian universities – participants of the project and the conditions for training.
It should be mentioned that Russian Embassy executives were also present at the event. A very interesting speech was delivered by the representative of Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Ethiopia - Mr Vyacheslav Konnik, who having solid knowledge of the local culture and mentality managed to explain the advantages of studying in Russia specifically for Kenyans.
A separate gratitude should be expressed to TEPA International, Ms Monica in particular, who once again proved to be excellent organizers and reliable partners.
While giving the universities the opportunity to explore the students’ potential and select the best candidates, the project is also of enormous benefit to African students who now have the chance and motivation to strive for a better future and choose their ideal university.