St Petersburg University leads in the number of laureates of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation awards

The Expert Council of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation has summed up the results of the grant competitions for lecturers of the master’s programmes from 75 universities. The universities are participating in the fellowship programme. St Petersburg University has become the leader in the number of laureates. Seven lecturers from St Petersburg University will receive a grant for developing a master’s programme, a training course or implementing new educational practices.

See the full list of laureates of the grant competition for master’s programmes’ lecturers

This year, 582 lecturers have applied for the competition, 150 of them won prizes that can be used to create an educational product in one of four categories: a new master’s programme, a training course, an online course, and new methods and technologies in teaching.

The following lecturers received the Vladimir Potanin Foundation grants: Professor Marina Berezhnaia, Head of the Department of TV and Radio Journalism; Associate Professor Liudmila Gadasina, Head of the Department of Information Systems in Economics; Olga Korableva, Professor in the Department of Economics of Research and Development; Oksana Zashchirinskaia, Associate Professor in the Department of Education Psychology; Iuliia Ilina, Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Accounting; Nikolai Zenkevich, Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Management; and Dmitrii Prokudin, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology.

The Corporate Finance programme, developed with the participation of Nikolai Zenkevich, Associate Professor from St Petersburg University, was recognised as one of the best in the nomination for master’s programmes.

Winning the competition is a recognition by the professional community of the correctness of the development vector of the Corporate Finance programme. We will use the grant funds for the further development of the lecturing team and the development of new educational materials for cross-cutting tasks in disciplines.

Aleksandr Andrianov, Academic Director of the programme, Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance and Accounting at St Petersburg University

According to Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Foundation, the trend for interuniversity cooperation remains relevant in the applications submitted for the competition, as in previous years: representatives of various universities strive to create joint educational products, thereby strengthening each other’s competencies and contributing to professional development. ‘It is also important to note the increasing demand of employers for a practice-oriented approach to the creation of new master’s programmes and courses. This is explained by the proximity of a modern university to the labour market’, she stressed.

We wish all the laureates of the contest success in implementing their ideas and hope that by becoming part of the foundation’s community, they will be able to find even more like-minded people and partners.

Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation

In addition to grant support, the laureates of the competition will have the opportunity to exchange experience and best practices in a whole range of subject areas with colleagues and partners from all regions of Russia. Together with graduates and grantees of other programmes, they will be able to participate in various events and projects of the foundation aimed at developing personal and professional skills, realising creative and leadership potential.