On March, 19th, 2011 Festival of Knowledge took place at the Institute for the Humanities and IT. A lot of senior pupils of Moscow and Moscow Area's schools visited us that day. As the Festival organizers (IGUMO Managing Body and the Education Committee of the State Duma) expected it, the festival crossed the boundaries of a traditional contest for the knowledge of school subjects. The Festival organizers pursued twin goals – to cultivate the basics of social maturity and a sense of responsibility in senior pupils.
The Festival programme consisted of two parts – academic and artistic.
The academic part of the program was designed in accordance with the classical rules of Olympic Games. On the eve of the Russian State Examinations high school pupils got an opportunity to check their knowledge in literature, history, social studies, biology, mathematics, computer science, Russian, English, French, Spanish.
The event had a festival appeal. Every Department of the Institute had prepared a «gift» for future university entrants. These were the business master-classes, talk-shows, a Law forum, computer games, PR lounge games and a Training Theatre performance.
All in all about 700 high school pupils visited IGUMO&IT that day! The visitors’ responses about the Festival of Knowledge are more than enthusiastic!19.03.2011