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The start of the Virtual Academy in the framework of the Youth Day 2023

In 2023, the Youth Day will be held for the ninth time in the framework of St. Petersburg International Gas Forum. The project is traditionally held by St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) and supported by the International Business Congress and Gazprom. It is meant to be a platform for dialogue on the future of energy between industry leaders and young generation.

This year, more than 200 Master’s and PhD students from different countries applied for participation in the event. At the first stage, applicants had to solve an energy quiz to show their knowledge in energy sphere. Those, who passed the quiz, were accepted for participation in the Virtual Academy.

The Virtual Academy will be held from 15 July to 31 August 2023 under the title “New Energy World”, and experts in energy field will deliver interactive lectures to enhance students’ competencies and skills. In addition, students will get several individual tasks aiming to develop their analytical and presentation skills. Only 30 students with the best results will be invited to the Youth Day of the 12-th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum on 31 October – 3 November 2023.

Watch our introductory video and welcoming speech by Dmitry Vasilenko, Vice-Rector for International Relations of UNECON and Member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Day.

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