School of New Technologies project receives Runet Prize

The awards ceremony was held on 29 November in the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNKh. This year the prize was awarded in seven basic and six special categories, as well as to the best projects that took part in the People’s Choice nationwide online action.

The School of New Technologies is a cooperative project of the Education Department and the Department of Information Technology of Moscow. The project was declared the winner in the Education and Personnel category. It aims to support education innovation and the technological modernisation of schools, help implement pilot projects at schools and promote the Moscow Electronic School project.

The School of New Technologies project offers students an opportunity to learn a profession, take part in tours and have onsite training with experts at leading IT companies. The programme includes workshops, hackathons and makerthons, as well as lessons in career guidance, robotics, 3D modelling, prototyping, IT journalism and programming.

In the four years since the launch of the project, over 185,000 pupils from Moscow schools have taken part in over 6,500 events held within the School of New Technologies project. Earlier this year, the School of New Technologies won the Prof-IT 2018 competition of regional IT penetration projects in the Best Education Projects special category.

The Runet Prize is a nationwide prize awarded since 2004 for achievements in high technology and the internet. The prize has been awarded to over 360 organisations.

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