Russian universities invite students to virtual open days

Only that for the first time in its history, this format was tested MSU University. It turned out interesting. Opened a special portal where applicants could see not only the speech of the rector and deans, but also science labs, academic buildings, sports facilities, libraries, reading rooms. All – in panorama modes.

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But there are universities for which virtual meetings with prospective students is not new. For example, some universities-participants of the Project 5-100. So, in the far Eastern Federal University open Days in the form of webinars are held almost every month.

– In January we had to spend time with the applicants, and from April will again begin in the form of webinars and streams in a social network “Vkontakte”, on the site of the University, – told “RG” Advisor to the rector of the University Alexander king. – Tell about the online submission of documents, the dates and deadlines given the potential shifts because of the quarantine. Mandatory information – about special rights for enrollment, quotas for beneficiaries, training modules, including in online format. Is always a lot of questions about the contest vysokoballnikov, which compensates for our University future student flights to Vladivostok and moreover paid with the first semester full scholarship.

the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great had planned for the spring of about twenty Days of open doors in various areas. Now about half will be prescribed on “udalenke”.

– there Will be an interactive presentation of the Institute and a separate training areas, stream via YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, says Director of the Center for career and pre-University ppodgotovki SPbSPU Dmitry Tikhonov. – We will have “live” – direct inclusion of answers to questions. Preparing virtual tours of the laboratories.

But for the Russian University of friendship of peoples, as for the MSU, “open doors” will be fully online too. The broadcast begins on 4 April at 10.00 Moscow time on the official website of the admission Commission of PFUR. Rector Vladimir Filippov in his video talk about the rules of admission, deans of the faculties to understand distance learning. The connection will be released and heads of Department: with all the nuances of particular educational programs. In addition, the children will experience a virtual tour of the University campus and lecture halls.

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At the Ural Federal University has started online consultations on the social networks. All twelve live broadcasts with the Directors of institutes and members of the selection Committee. Applicants are waiting for all of the new educational programs of Urfu: “TV”, “Psychology of judicial activity”, “forensics”, “Translation and translatology”. By the way, on the website of the President of “Vkontakte” for schoolchildren launched a daily online lectures. Scientists have told about the nature of viruses and prevention, gave tips on self-presentation on online resources during distance learning. These lectures came out in the top: gathered more than 200 thousand views.

Moscow physical-technical Institute will be in touch with the applicants on April 19.

– carry out a remote webinar with stories about the University, as well as interviews with our lecturers, professors, – said the head of the Department for pre-University preparation and organization of reception MIPT Vitalii Shestopalov. – Will enable dAkanov students. They will tell not only about the training in bachelor’s and master’s degree, but also about how students live and what are the opportunities for creativity, career.

In General, the universities are optimistic: they think the Days of open doors online is a great chance to attract far more applicants than before. As a rule, after the fact, the universities collect all the broadcasts and broadcast in the special, which is always available on the website of the University. And it is very convenient. So the cons are the lack of full-time experience with the University is fully smoothed virtual pros.

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– For the youth of today the online format of the usual, – said the Executive Secretary of the admission Commission of the Siberian Federal University Roman Vaganov. – They used to get information from Internet sources. Now, when we announced the new format of the open Day, see an unprecedented surge of activity in social networks and on the University website. It is possible that in the future we will combine different formats of meetings with applicants.


At Tomsk Polytech open Days “Vacation with TPU 5+” are online on a special website. Going there, the students enter the official “chat-bot” University “Vkontakte”. They are offered to answer various tricky questions: in mathematics, physics, engineering Sciences and even the history of the University. For correct answers players will get the virtual currency – TPU-coin. When you receive the TPU can be exchanged for Souvenirs. But the participants who correctly answered 24 of 30 questions, plus get 1 point for the exam.