Applications for the ‘Geography for all’ School are Accepted

Photo by the press service of the Society
Photo by the press service of the Society

The Russian Geographical Society continues to accept applications for the ‘Geography for all’ School, the international summer school that will take place August 19 – 26 in St. Petersburg. Submissions are open till June 12, 2018.

Undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate students and young professionals aged 18 - 35 from Russia and foreign countries, taking an active part in public activities and promotion of geography and other sciences may apply. The knowledge of two languages – English and Russian – is a requirement to participate in the selection.

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Photo by the press service of the Society
Photo by the press service of the Society

This year the event will be devoted to the promotion of geography.

Young specialists will participate in group projects that will be reviewed by a professional jury. The jury will select the best team that will receive a targeted reward to implement the designed project with the assistance and under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society.

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Photo by the press service of the Society
Photo by the press service of the Society

In addition, summer school participants will meet with public figures, journalists, photographers, travelers, and TV hosts. They will visit lectures by famous scientists, workshops, master classes, geographical quests, and will go on excursions.

First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society, President of the Geographical Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, academician Nikolai Kasimov will head the scientific and organizational committee of the Summer School. 

St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics will participate in organization of the event as a partner.

The organizers will provide accommodation, food and tickets at no cost. Visa support for foreign citizens will also be provided.

If you wish to apply, you will need to provide the following: 

 

1.    An application in Russian or English (available here)

The file must be signed: “Last name_first name_application”.

2. A cover letter in English and in Russian.

The letter should be written in a free form.  It is necessary to explain why you would like to join the school.  Reasons for joining are the main selection criteria.

The file must be signed: “Last name_first name_coverletter”.

3. Description of project experience in English or Russian (no more than 2 pages)

It should include a candidate's main experience in social activities and activities aimed at promoting geographical knowledge.

The file must be signed:"LastName_firstname".

4. A photo in digital form (800*600 pixels) to be published on the website of the Russian Geographical Society in case a candidate is selected. The file must be signed: "LastName_firstname_photo".

5. Consent to processing of personal data

Applications with other documents required should be emailed to the organizers with the subject: Last name_first name_summer school”.

The organizers will register an application and confirm its registration.