Field-specific Open House Days were held at South Ural State University on November 17th. Applicants were introduced to five of the university’s institutes and schools.
The future students and their parents met the heads of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Economics and Management, the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications, and the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The students were informed about the fields of study and academic programmes, the unique features of studying within each major, and also about the employment opportunities and competitive advantages that SUSU graduates have.
The Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics presented the fields of study at the Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Chemistry, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics, and Computer Science. Pupils were also able to attend lectures on chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and took part in the All-Russian Physics and Engineering Test Vykhodi Reshat (Go, Solve) as part of the Open House Days. Around 100 people tested their knowledge in mathematics, physics, and informatics. The test is held across Russia to popularise knowledge in natural sciences and includes more than 200 venues. The winners will be awarded diplomas and will enter the final stage of two Russian Olympiads: Fiztekh (Physical Engineering) and Tekhnokubok (Technocup). The applicants also met with Alevtina Keller, Director of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and took part in excursions to the Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre and the Physical Research Laboratory of SUSU.
Elena Ponomareva, Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, spoke about the prospects of receiving an education in the humanities at South Ural State University and the professional skills that SUSU graduates gain. In 2018, the university moved towards the project-based learning format, which allows students to receive not only a better higher education, but also additional practical skills. Today, students of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities are participating in big interdisciplinary projects, what allows them to obtain knowledge in mixed fields. As part of their meeting, the applicants and their parents visited the museums and laboratories of the ISSH and got acquainted with the peculiarities of studying under the following programmes: Journalism, Philology, Advertising and Public Relations, Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Art History, and Theology.
Director of the School of Economics and Management, Irina Saveleva answered the future students’ questions about the specifics of the academic programmes and the fields of study offered at the SEM, as well as the opportunities for completing practical training and for future employment. The applicants also learned about the unique forms of teaching used in the academic process. Students of the School of Economics and Management have an opportunity to develop the necessary practical skills besides project work in various business games, championships, and master classes. It is important to note that school pupils can already gain an understanding of the peculiarities of their future profession and take part in events held at the SEM. For example, the Business Fest business game championship for school pupils will be held at 79a Soni Krivoy Str. (SUSU MBA Centre) on December 8th at 14:00.
As part of the Open House Day, the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications introduced students to their potential employers and to international students from SUSU, who spoke about their studies at the university. An event called A New Look at Movies through the Eyes of an International Student, where international films were presented, was the main part of the programme on introducing applicants to ILIC. After this movies, the applicants and international students discussed the Russian film Salyut-7. In the final stage, the results of their discussion and of the assignments they completed were presented to those in attendance. The goal of this kind of work was to overcome the language barrier and immerse the future students into the academic environment of the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology organised the Autumn Job Fair: Workers for a High-Tech Russia, for pupils of the 9th-11th grades and for graduates of vocational education and technical secondary schools, who could meet with their future employers. The job fair was attended by representatives of United Company RUSAL, PAO ChKPZ, KONAR Industrial Group, V.P. Makeyev State Rocket Centre, Seiho Motors, and others. Graduates of the SUSU Institute of Engineering and Technology are in demand at big companies of the region and across Russia, and representatives are already getting in contact with the today’s applicants. The pupils and their parents were able to ask Sergey Vaulin, Director of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and deans of the Institute’s faculties questions about the academic programmes. They also visited the unique laboratories and research and education centres of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
It is important to note that on November 24th, the Institute of Architecture and Construction, the School of Medical Biology, and the Institute of Sport, Tourism, and Service will hold their own Open House Days. South Ural State University invites all those who are interested in learning about the fields of study and prospects of studying at the IAC, SMB, AND ISTS to attend this event.