On April 17, the Preliminary (university) stage of the Financial Security Olympiad starts

On April 17, 2023, the Preliminary (university) stage of the III International Financial Security Olympiad starts, which is held annually with the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Olympiad is aimed at popularizing financial security as a norm of life, as well as at shaping a new type of thinking among young people: from the security of an individual to the security of the state. Holding the Olympiad complies with the objectives of the national project "Education", the main goal of which is to provide opportunities for self-realization and development of children's talents, regardless of their place of residence and social status.

Schoolers of 8-10 grades and students can participate in the Olympiad. Last year 40 thousand children passed the tests, 500 of them reached the Final. In 2023 the International Financial Security Olympiad will be held for the third time and will bring together young people from more than 15 countries.

Registration for the Preliminary (university) stage will start on April, 17. Schoolers will be offered interdisciplinary tasks on the basis of the curricula in Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Science, while the tasks for students will be provided on the basis of the university programmes depending on the field of study (Law, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Computer Science Fundamentals and Information Technologies, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Applied Computer Science, Information Security, Business Informatics, Economics, International Relations and Foreign Regional Studies). All relevant information will be posted on the official website of the Olympiad https://rosfinolymp.ru/.

“Every year, despite the current international situation, we expand the geography of the project participants – from 7 countries in the pilot year of 2021 to 15 countries this year. This suggests that the Olympiad has become a new youth movement and an effective platform for training international-level professionals in the field of financial security. The desire of the young people to pass the university stage will be duly rewarded in the Final of the Olympiad. The winners will receive benefits for enrolling to universities, internships in the leading financial institutions of our country and invaluable experience in communication with professionals in this field,” Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the preparation and holding of the International Financial Security Olympiad, commented on the start of the stage.

The winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad receive benefits when enrolling to universities for specialized Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate’s programmes under the Level I benefits of the Olympiad.

“Schoolers and students not only improve their personal financial security level through the new knowledge and skills, but also gain invaluable experience of participating in a large-scale international project. The young people are expecting non-standard tasks, interesting acquaintances, new friends and impressions. The Olympiad brings together a wide variety of people who are confidently moving forward in step with the times, building our future,” Yury Chikhanchin, director of Federal Financial Monitoring Service, noted.

The Final of the Olympiad will be held on October 2-6 at the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi. The programme of the Final will include tests, meetings with invited experts, sports events, seminars, workshops, master classes, meetings with employers, round tables, debates, creative meetings, and panel discussions