Sign-up period underway for DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER-2020 contest for teachers

17 February marked the opening of the sign-up for the first qualifying round of Digital Knowledge Transfer international contest of teaching excellence among teachers in Russian schools abroad.

Admitted to contest are foreign teachers of mathematics, computer science and manual training who give lessons in Russian, and teachers of Russian as a foreign language. A crucial condition is that the participants must show how they use contemporary digital technology in the educational process. This very aspect shall be decisive for the panel of judges in evaluation of the participating projects. Teachers from 40 countries may apply.

The contest set up by Rossotrudnichestvo is part of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation nationwide project. By tradition, the organising committee and the panel of judges are comprised by members of the leading Russian educational institutions and agencies in the field of digital economy.

The primary goal of the contest is integration and dissemination of best teaching practices from Russian schools in the transnational professional environment, support and incentives for talented educators who develop and adopt the methodology and teaching aids using digital technology.

The contest registration and the contest projects are received until 16 March 2020. The first round results will bring the shortlist of 25 best teachers, who will attend the finals in Moscow at the expense of organisers. The final round takes places on 2-3 April 2020.

To find out the contest terms and conditions and apply, please visit the contest official website The contest helpline – [email protected], telephone: +7 (494) 968-08-63, to contact via WhatsApp: +7 (903) 968-08-63.


In 2019, the contest was held in 40 countries, bringing together more than 100 teachers who teach their subjects in Russian with the aid of digital technology. Saini Sonu, a teacher of Russian from India, won the main prize. Şıraz İntizar, a professor of Russian at the Anadolu University (Turkey), won the second prize. Aziza Adibaeva, a teacher of Russian language and literature from Kazakhstan, finished third.

The mission of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) is to secure Russia’s geopolitical interests by promoting cultural exchange, education and new technologies as well as to build strong relations and cooperation worldwide at the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and sustainability. The events are held as part of the Personnel for Digital Economy federal project in line with the national programme Digital Economy of the Russian Federation.