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Mining University’s “Granite of science” olympiad has ended

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Its winners and runners-up can be enrolled in almost any Russian university without entrance examinations.

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The final stage of the Olympiad, despite the pandemic, was held in full-time format at 41 Russian sites, which were organized in various cities, from Kaliningrad to Yakutsk, as well as in Kazakhstan. This year about 1,500 schoolchildren from 65 regions of our country and CIS countries took part in the final stage.

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In the “Natural Sciences” sphere, 87 students from 27 regions were among the winners and runners-up of the Olympiad, scoring 35 points or more; in the "Chemistry" sphere - 62 participants (50 points or more); in the “Informatics” - 44 students (45 points or more). The award ceremony will take place on May 22 in the Historical Building of the University. The solemn ceremony will be held at the Open Doors Day, which will give the school students and their parents an opportunity to get acquainted with the first higher technical school in Russia and ask questions to the admission committee staff.

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“In 2021, by decision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the term of the school students’ Olympiads has been extended until April 30. Besides, their organizers have the right to choose the format of the final stage - in full-time form or using distance technologies. The diploma of the winner or prizewinner of such Olympiads is a serious competitive advantage over other applicants,” explained Ruslan Babkin, Director of the Center for pre-university and special programs of Mining University.

It is worth mentioning that the St. Petersburg Mining University's “Granite of Science” Olympiad has been held for seven years on the initiative of Rector Vladimir Litvinenko. This year it was included in the list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in all three areas: natural sciences (mathematics, physics), chemistry, and computer science. The qualifying stage was held from November 27 to February 25 in remote mode. More than six thousand people took part in it.