Students from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) recently competed in the Vladimir Potanin Foundation scholarship games.
There were 1,853 semifinalists in the business competition who went on to compete for one of 300 scholarships valued at approximately $220 each. Among those were 36 students from MGIMO.
Just like last year, MGIMO was the only competing university based in Moscow and just one of seven other Russian universities chosen for the contest.
"I am sure that today you will gain invaluable experience and to discover new opportunities for creative and professional development,” V. Morozov, vice-rector for personnel policy at the foundation, told the competitors. “Regardless of whether you (win) Potanin scholarships or not, I wish you all good luck and new victories.”
The competition included visits to a number of cities, including Tomsk, St. Peterburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Rosto-on-Don, Valdivostok and Moscow.
Winning students can use the funds to finish their training or education, or to professionally network as they build their future careers.
The names of the scholarship winners will be announced on March 15.