The X International Festival of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia has been opened online
The X International Festival of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia is opened online on April 15, 2021, at the sites of the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Novosibirsk, Russia) and the International Educational Corporation / Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
The main goal of the Festival is to strengthen the role of higher educational institutions of the continent in the professional orientation of students and the training of specialists in demand on the labour market, as well as to encourage promising graduates. Due to restrictive measures in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection, the large-scale forum is held in an on-line format for the first time – 69 universities from 16 countries will be united on Zoom online platform. According to the organizers, it is a unique experience.
The opening ceremony of the Festival was attended by the Minister of Education of the Novosibirsk Oblast, Sergey Vladimirovich Fedorchuk, the Rector of the NSUACE (Sibstrin) Yuri Leonidovich Skolubovich, the Rector of the International Educational Corporation /KazGASA, Margarita Bulatovna Imandosova, Honored Professor of the International Educational Corporation /KazGASA, Bekrimzhan Abakovich Glaudinov, the Rector of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University), Pavel Alekseevich Akimov (Moscow), the Rector of the Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Dmitry Olegovich Shvidkovsky (Moscow), the Rector of the Ural State University of Architecture and Arts, Alexander Vladimirovich Dolgov (Yekaterinburg), the Rector of the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil engineering, Ravshan Rashodovich Khakimov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), the Secretary General of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Demirchi Ilyas (Turkey), the Secretary General of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Simone Giometti (Florence, Italy), Acting President of the Union of Architects of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Aydar Abdysagitovich Tatygulov, the President of the Union of Urban Planners of Kazakhstan, Lyubov Vladimirovna Nysanbayeva.
“I would like to thank the organizers of the X International Festival of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia – the International Educational Corporation/KazGASA – for the opportunity to become the host of this event. It is a unique platform to support and develop the potential of talented and creative students in the field of architecture, urban planning, design”, said the Rector of NSUACE (Sibstrin), Corresponding Member of RAASN, Honored ecologist of the Russian Federation, Professor, Yuri Leonidovich Skolubovich. “I am convinced that our cooperative work on the organization of such a large-scale international forum will be an impulse to further expand the areas of cooperation between universities and scientists, launch new joint projects, contribute to closer interaction between member states in the field of science and education at different levels”.
“Sibstrin is honored to be the host university of this grandiose event. This international project is an effective mechanism to prepare responsible young people for our future beyond borders and races, creating all the conditions for the lives of our children and the next generations”, said Natalya Valerievna Sineeva, the Director of the Institute for International Activities of NSUACE (Sibstrin).
As part of the opening ceremony, a virtual tour of Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia, was organized. Thanks to the students of NSUACE (Sibstrin), foreign participants and guests of the Festival were able to walk through the streets and squares, see popular places – NOVAT, Railway Station, Sverdlov Square and the monument to the famous architect A.D. Kryachkov, Technopark of Novosibirsk Academgorodok and the main object of the World Hockey Championship 2023 under construction. The online tour “Past, Present and Future of the Siberian Metropolis” was conducted by Viktor Vladimirovich Geronimus, the senior teacher of the Architectural Design Of Buildings And Structures Department, NSUACE (Sibstrin).
The opening ceremony ended with the signing of agreements between the participating universities of the Festival. NSUACE (Sibstrin) signed an agreement with the Kyrgyz State University of Construction and Architecture named after N.Isanov. The document was signed by the Rectors Yu.L. Skolubovich and A.A. Abdykalykov.
It should be noted that the official opening ceremony of the X International Festival of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia was conducted in Russian, English and Kazakh. Simultaneous translation from Russian into English for foreign participants was carried out by the employees of the linguistic department of the Institute for International Affairs, NSUACE (Sibstrin).
In the framework of two-day intensive educational program of the Festival, 12 workshops on architecture, construction and design are planned, which will be conducted by the specialists from the Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. The central event will be the International Review Contest, for which 479 graduation projects from all over the continent are presented.
Today, on April 16, the closing ceremony of the X International Festival of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia and the awarding ceremony of the winners of the International Exhibition and Graduation Contest will take place. It will begin at 16.00 Novosibirsk time (20.00 Moscow time).
You can watch the official opening ceremony of the Festival, read the program of events and register for workshops on the official website: https://festival.sibstrin.ru/