GSB Students Become Winners of the IV Russian Competition for School and University Students in Service and Tourism
March 27, the results of the IV Russian Competition for School and University Students in Service and Tourism were announced. The event was organised by the All-National Union of the Hospitality Industry (OCIG), the Russian Geographical Society and a number of other organisations at Kazan National Research Technological University.
This year Vyacheslav Raik and Nadezhda Pogrebnyak, students of the Master's programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality Management and Tourism', took second and third place in the category "Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry". They were supervised by Sergey Kazakov, academic supervisor of the programme and associate professor of Department of Marketing at HSE Graduate School of Business.
The Competition in Tourism and Service brought together over six thousand participants from 58 regions of Russia and 13 countries. The aim of the competition is to improve the quality of training in the field of service and tourism, to develop participants' skills in solving practical problems, as well as to attract talented young people to research activities.
Sergey Kazakov, academic supervisor of the Master's programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality Management and Tourism’, said:
We are delighted to have two students from both years of our programme among the winners of such a prestigious competition. This achievement demonstrates the high level of quality of the educational process at GSB, which, among other things, is ensured by the project-based approach to teaching Master's students. It is the project-based approach that allows students to solve the most complex and large-scale tasks relevant to business practice in tourism and hospitality from the very first days of their studies on the programme. The good result that our students achieved in the competition is evidence of it. Congratulations to the winners, I am sure that they will inspire their classmates to participate in future competitions.