Some 133,000 people visited the City of Education Moscow International Forum that took place between 30 August and 2 September in Pavilion 75 at VDNKh, according to Isaak Kalina, Head of the Moscow Department of Education.
“This forum has broken all thinkable and unthinkable records among education forums in the world. There is simply no other education forum where 133,000 visitors attended, stayed for the entire day and came back the next day. This is a unique even that proves that Moscow education is ready to work for the development of our wonderful city and that Muscovites believe in Moscow education,” Mr Kalina said at the closing of the forum.
City of Education became the most visited education event in the world. The programme offered business and information events involving around 500 leading Russian and international experts.
Sergei Cheryomin, Head of the Moscow Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, said that the forum welcomed guests from over 70 countries. They included mayors, international experts and representatives of various foreign companies. “It is very important for us to continue this international cooperation,” he noted.
Building a modern digital education environment was one of the major topics at City of Education. The exhibition presented such key projects as the Moscow Online School, Prevocational Training, Worldskills Platform, My Achievements in My City and Moscow School Technology Area.
The forum guests took part in lectures, workshops, conferences and presentations of education innovations. For example, visitors could see an electronic portfolio of a Moscow school head teacher and hear about school manager appraisal based on such electronic profiles.
On 2 September, the forum opened the 3rd International Olympiad of Metropolises. School students aged 14 to 18 from major cities and capitals of the world will demonstrate their knowledge in chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science.