«Knowledge Up!»
International contest of teaching excellence for teachers of Russian schools abroad
Knowledge Up!
Project
Knowledge Up! international contest of teaching excellence for teachers of Russian schools abroad has been arranged and held in 2020 for the purpose of human resources training for the digital economy, as part of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation nationwide programme. The project has been initiated by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).
WHY
To integrate the Russian experience into the international environment, achieve professional interaction, exchange of experience and knowledge.
Participants
The contest is held among teachers who work in other countries and under the general education programmes specialised in the following subjects - Mathematics, Computer Science and Manual Training in Russian, and Russian as a Foreign Language, by using the digital teaching packages, learning simulators, and virtual laboratories.
Mathematics
Computer Science
Manual Training
Russian as a Foreign Language

The primary goal of the contest is to enhance the social and professional status of teachers from Russian schools abroad, to discover, support and incentivise the talented educators from Russian schools abroad who develop and implement the educational methods and aids in the field of HR training for the digital economy. While participating in the contest, the teachers share experience with their peers from different countries, get unique opportunities to proliferate their teaching methodologies and aids via the digital technology.
The contest is intended to enhance the social and professional status of teaching experience in the field of HR training for the digital economy, and sets the following goals:
1
To exchange experience and knowledge for integration of Russia's experience into the international environment of professional interaction.
2
To discover, support and incentivise the talented educators from Russian schools abroad who develop and implement the educational methods and aids in the field of the digital economy.
3
To disseminate the educational practices from the best teachers of Russian schools abroad.
4
To enhance the social and professional status of teachers from Russian schools abroad.
5
To incentivise the students and graduates from Russian schools abroad to continue education (obtain higher education in the Russian Federation).
220
TEACHERS PARTICIPATING IN 2020
26
TEACHERS ADMITTED TO FINALS IN 2020
40
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES ACROSS THE GLOBE
Knowledge Up!
It is the second time that Rossotrudnichestvo has arranged the Knowledge Up! international contest of teaching excellence; last year saw 102 applications, with three teachers from India, Turkey, and Kazakhstan claiming the victory.

The contest finals are traditionally held in Moscow, where, apart from the onsite round, the finalists make themselves familiar with the latest achievements of Russian educational technology adopted by educational institutions in Russia. An interesting edutainment itinerary has been planned for the finalists in Moscow, plus the gifts have been in store – the rare 3rd edition of the Atlas of New Professions.
  • AZERBAIJAN·
  • REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA·
  • REPUBLIC OF BELARUS·
  • REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA·
  • VIETNAM·
  • GERMANY·
  • GEORGIA·
  • EGYPT·
  • ISRAEL AND PALESTINE·
  • REPUBLIC OF INDIA·
  • INDONESIA·
  • SPAIN AND PORTUGAL·
  • ITALY·
  • KAZAKHSTAN·
  • KYRGYZ REPUBLIC·
  • CHINA AND LAOS·
  • REPUBLIC OF CUBA·
  • LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA·
  • LEBANESE REPUBLIC·
  • MALAYSIA·
  • KINGDOM OF MOROCCO·
  • UNITED MEXICAN STATES·
  • MONGOLIA·
  • REPUBLIC OF POLAND·
  • REPUBLIC OF SERBIA·
  • SLOVAK REPUBLIC·
  • REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA·
  • REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN·TURKMENISTAN·
  • REPUBLIC OF TURKEY·
  • REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN·
  • UKRAINE·
  • REPUBLIC OF FINLAND·
  • FRENCH REPUBLIC
The contest participants include teachers from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe - contest assignments are completed in 40 countries. Our key goal is to enhance the social status and professional teaching excellence in the field of human resources training for the digital economy. What's important, while participating in the contest, the teachers share experience with their peers from different countries, get unique opportunities to proliferate their teaching methodologies and aids via the digital technology.
Eleonora Mitrofanova
Head of Rossotrudnichestvo
Chair of the Digital Knowledge Transfer contest organising committee

Once again, the contest brings together the most talented teachers from Russian schools around the world. In this particular transnational dialogue we get the answers to the following questions: Do we work right? Do we cater to the needs of a contemporary teacher? Which direction do we need to follow as a publishing house? It is my sincere hope that the contest unlocks new education development prospects for you, gives unique experience in communication with the peers, a chance to share your achievements and impressions.
Nadezhda Kolesnikova
Editor-in-Chief at Prosveshcheniye Publishing House
One of the contest goals is to incentivise the talented educators who are implementing the contemporary training methods. In the 21st century one must speak the language of new technology. Supraprofessional and professional skills are becoming equally important. Nowadays, we have the opportunity to partner with the world, and language proficiency is a must to use such. Moreover, it is vital to comprehend the subtleties of cultural differences and respect those who are not like you. It is crucial to continuously study and master new skills. This is what Digital Knowledge Transfer contest helps to achieve.
Dmitry Sudakov
Head of Atlas of New Professions project
Partners and organisers
EDUCATIONAL PARTNER
In 2020, Netologia became a partner of the international contest of pedagogical skill «Knowledge! Up!». That is an online university that specializes in adult advanced education and offers more than 80 courses in popular areas of the digital economy.

Netology gives valuable prizes to finalists and winners of the contest - the opportunity to undergo training at any online course with the receipt of qualification documents.
As officially declared and recommended by Rossotrudnichestvo, the international exhibitions abroad will take place after the restrictions are lifted due to the threat of proliferating the new COVID-19 coronavirus disease.
The time and duration of the events is to be announced.

The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) has been carrying out the activities intended to promote the geopolitical interests of Russia in the fields of culture, education and new technologies, and solidifying international relationships, while staying true to the principles of high professionalism, efficiency and sustainability.