Today, the first Open House Day was held at South Ural State University. More than 500 applicants and their parents were invited to the meeting between representatives of the university and graduates of secondary and vocational schools.
Acting Rector Alexander Wagner gave the welcome speech: “Good afternoon, dear friends! I am glad that today you have found the time and opportunity to come to our university to learn about the specifics of this year's Admissions Campaign.
I would also like to note that any education is built on competencies that are acquired by students from university administrative and academic staff, and partners of the university. Competencies should always remain relevant.”
The head of the university highlighted that one of the most important competitive advantages of SUSU is its close collaboration with partners and employers. Last year, more than 4,000 people graduated from the university, of which more than 82% got employed. The average salary of graduates equalled 47,000 roubles.
“Today, the university is a driver of scientific and technological development of our region. We focus on 5 strategic projects: intelligent production, fundamental principles for the synthesis and exploitation of advanced materials, human health in the era of digital transformation, post-industrial agglomeration ecoenvironment, and digital literacy in the transition to Industry 4.0. And students participate in all of them,” said Alexander Wagner. “12 international laboratories and 40 research centres have been opened at SUSU. Students have access to the all laboratory and material and technical resources. 3 fab lab laboratories, the place where students can individually conduct research of interest to them, have also been created.”
In the course of the meeting, the guests learned about the competitive advantages of the university, the specifics of the 2023 Admissions Campaign and the enrolling process. Moreover, additional state-funded places for those specialities that are in-demand on the labour market have been allocated at SUSU.
“This year, state-funded places have been allocated to such fields of training as architectural environment design, translation and translation studies, economic security, forensic and prosecutor’s activities, as well as economics, management, and aircraft engineering,” said Yulia Bolotina, Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
Next, Aleksandr Gubarev, Head of the Department for Student Community Forming, spoke on the main changes in the 2023 Admissions Campaign.
“Starting from this year, an applicant can submit 5 admission applications to SUSU by choosing different specialities, but it is necessary to decide which one of them will be a priority,” said Aleksandr Gubarev.
Key dates for applicants have also been determined: June 20th ‑ the Admissions Campaign will begin; July 25th ‑ the acceptance of documents according to the Unified State Examination (USE) results will be completed, and August 9th ‑ the order for admission for state-funded places will be issued.
When enrolling in SUSU, individual achievements of school students are paid attention to. Applicants can provide certificates of participation in Olympiads and other intellectual, creative, professional competitions, sports events, including the golden GTO (Ready for Labour and Defence) badge. Based on these documents, additional points (up to 10 additional points in total) can be awarded. More information on the 2023 Admissions Campaign can be found in the Applicant's Guide.
Everyone interested could ask the speakers their questions and got detailed answers to them.
“I came here to decide on my future. At the moment, I know for sure what I will take Computer Science and Physics as optional exams. I am already preparing for the USE, so I want to understand exactly where I see myself in a couple of years. After the Open House Day, I tend to choose specialities connected with engineering,” said Evdokiya Gavrilova, 11th-form school student.
Traditionally, the Open House Day wrapped up with meetings between applicants and directors of schools and institutes, where they were able to learn about the educational programmes being offered, as well as to choose the most suitable field of training for themselves.
SUSU includes 10 schools and institutes, the Institute of Open and Distance Education, the Institute of Supplementary Education, Applicant Consultation Centre, Military Training Centre, and 3 branches (in the cities of Zlatoust, Miass and Nizhnevartovsk). More information on the structure of the university can be found on its website.
Presentation materials from the Open House Day can be found here.