NSU Wins International QS APPLE- CREATIVE AWARDS Competition

NSU was the only Russian University to receive an award at the QS-APPLE СREATIVE AWARDS. They won in the “Best Site” category.  The competition is for universities participating in the annual educational exhibition-conference QS APPLE (Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition). The event took place November 22 to 24 in Taipei, Taiwan with more than 600 delegates fr om 37 countries participating.


The committee of experts recognized the NSU Siberian Summer School website for foreign students as the best in their category.  The criteria included design, functionality, interactivity and web page content.  It is noteworthy that this year NSU was the only Russian university to receive a QS-APPLE СREATIVE AWARD.  

The organizers arranged a very beautiful opening ceremony for the conference, which included the presentation of the Creative Awards. Going on stage as a representative of the winning university was exciting. NSU was selected from among many good entries and was the only representative of Russia to be a prize winner.  This is not only good news, but also important recognition for the work of people who have invested a lot of energy and soul into the development of the concept, organization and promotion of the NSU International Summer Schools.  Yesterday I made a report on the tools for attracting foreign students to NSU, wh ere I talked about summer schools as an important part of this effort. Winning the contest is an important contribution to the promotion of NSU's educational products. Already today I talked with representatives of three universities (from Korea, Malaysia, Kazakhstan), interested in our schools after the presentation and winning the contest.

Olga Echevskaya
Olga Echevskaya
Head of the Distance Learning Department

The English-language Summer School for International Students (Siberian Summer School) is an NSU educational project that was launched this summer. The program included a variety of topics: materials for the future, analysis of big data for science and business, philosophical and historical aspects of the relationship between the Eastern and Western worlds, the business specifics in Russia, the economic potential of the Russian Arctic and much more. In 2018, foreign students will be offered new programs in archeology, graph theory, particle physics and astrophysics. The program will include partnerships with foreign universities.

This is the 13th conference for QS education leaders in the Asia-Pacific region (QS APPLE).  An integral part of the annual QS conference is the creative contest that includes several categories: the best creative corporate video, the best international printed advertisement, the best booklet for international students, the best site, and the best exhibition exposition.