Supporting Education and Science

Ensuring accessible, high quality education is an aim of national importance, to which Sberbank continues to make its contribution. We sponsor educational institutions of all levels, from nurseries through to universities, as well as running training programmes for talented students and sponsorship projects to help young people realise their potential. All of these efforts also help create a highly skilled workforce, which benefits the Russian national economy.

The Bank has implemented a number of special programmes to support the education of talented students at Russia’s leading universities, including the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at the St. Petersburg State University. We also run grant programmes for the brightest students. The number of students receiving such grants has continued to grow each year.

Grants to students

Year Scholarship students Total value of grants, RUB thousand
2009 26 5,720
2010 45 11,240
2011 83 15,541

In 2011, to commemorate Sberbank’s 170th anniversary and support gifted young students, we:

  • Launched an annual project to provide scholarships to the winners of the National Academic Competition in Economics and Mathematics for school students;
  • Provided four grants to cover the full cost of education for the most active participants of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration’s Young Business Brains programme.
Virtual School

In 2011, we continued to donate modern equipment to schools as part of our Virtual School charity project. A number of schools based in Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Voronezh, Volgograd, Makhachkala and Gagra participated in the project. We donated multimedia equipment and helped set up modern classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, which can be connected to a computer and used to display images, diagrams and tasks. The system also allows pupils to undergo testing using wireless controls. By integrating teachers’ and students’ computers into a single network, the project helps better organise group learning sessions and monitor the work of individual pupils.


My Annual Report

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