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Order dated February 10, 2022 No. 211-r

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Order dated February 10, 2022 No. 211-r

The National Technology Olympiad (NTO) for schoolchildren will be held annually in Russia. The order on the approval of the organizing committee for its preparation and holding was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

According to the document, the organizing committee was headed by First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The organizing committee included Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov, Head of the Ministry of Digital Development Maksut Shadayev, representatives of the State Duma and the Public Chamber, rectors of major Russian universities, and company executives.

“The National Technological Olympiad is the main social lift for schoolchildren from all Russian regions who are fond of modern technologies,” said Sergey Kiriyenko, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the National Technological Olympiad. – Winners and prize-winners of various areas of the Olympiad get the right to enter leading Russian universities without exams. NTO team engineering competitions complement a large number of projects of the “Russia – Land of Opportunity” platform, thanks to which every young person can discover their talents, find mentors, expand their educational and career opportunities, and bring ideas and projects to life. The holding of the National Technological Olympiad at the level of the whole country in a wide range of disciplines opens the door to the technological future for every student.”

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, co-chairman of the organizing committee of the National Technological Olympiad Dmitry Chernyshenko, the competition is aimed at developing schoolchildren and students’ interest in engineering, new technologies, research activities, but not only. “Real tasks from state corporations and the largest Russian companies, focus on a modern technological package and new markets, team format – all this makes NTO a new social institution for creating youth technology teams capable of creating new products and solutions aimed at developing Russia and the whole world” , – Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized.

The National Technological Olympiad became the successor to the NTI Club Movement Olympiad, which has been held since 2015 and went down in history as the first team engineering competition for schoolchildren in Russia. In the 2021/2022 academic year, more than 119,000 schoolchildren from 85 regions applied to participate in the NTO. By 2030, the organizers plan to attract at least 1 million schoolchildren to participate in the Olympiad.

To date, the participants of the Olympiad compete in more than 30 interdisciplinary profiles, including the analysis of space images and geospatial data, genome editing, intelligent energy systems, nanosystems and nanoengineering. In the 2021/2022 academic year, photonics, digital sensor systems and scientific media journalism became new profiles.

The winners of the competitions in individual and team competitions will receive benefits for admission to universities and additional points to the results of the Unified State Exam.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has been appointed as the coordinator of the Olympiad. The NTO project office is deployed on the basis of the National Research University Higher School of Economics with the methodological support of the Association of Technology Circle Participants (NTI Circle Movement) together with ANO NTI Platform, ANO Russia – Land of Opportunities and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

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