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Preliminary Rounds of Student League of Case-in Championship

On 8 May 2018, the preliminary rounds of the Student League of the International Engineering Case-in Championship, where Izolyator participated, were completed.


International Engineering Case-in Championship is the largest practice-oriented competition in solving engineering cases in Russia and the CIS countries. The project is developed in line with a policy to popularize occupation in working positions and engineering professions, approved by the Government of the Russian Federation in a special order. The Championship aims at identifying and providing support to gifted young representatives of the fuel and energy and mineral resources sectors, assistance in receipt of practical knowledge, experience and new competences by these individuals as well as popularization of technical education and developing of the talent pool for the industries. The Championship is organized in the team contest format, where real life production problems are converted to engineering cases to be solved. The teams’ efforts are evaluated by an expert commission, which includes representatives of executive bodies, leading companies, universities and sectoral educational and R&D centers. The Championship is made up of these leagues: School League, Working Positions League, Student League, Young Specialist League. The Championship is held in several independent sections, with Power Industry being one of them. Every section has preliminary and final rounds.

In 2018, about 4000 future engineers took part in the preliminary rounds of the Championship, which is organized with support from the Ministry of Energy of Russian Federation. Also, about 1000 representatives of leading companies, scientific and civic organizations became Case-in experts.

In 2018, the uniting theme for all sections of the Championship became Development of the Arctic Area as one of the most topical issues in Russia’s government, business and mass media agenda.

The Power Industry section included 37 preliminary rounds at the leading universities of our country.

Representatives of the study committee D1 of the Russian National Committee of CIGRE (D1 RNC CIGRE) took part in all five preliminary on-site rounds and one round, organized as a video conference, as experts.

The base universities and participating experts of study committee D1 RNC CIGRE:

  • Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin — Irina Davidenko,
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University — Alexander Monastyrsky and Sergey Dudkin,
  • Ivanovo Power Engineering Institute named after V.I. Lenin — Timofey Shadrikov,
  • Kazan State Power Engineering University — Marcel Garifullin and Vladimir Kozlov.

Vladimir Ustinov, Coordinator of study committee D1 RNC CIGRE and Deputy Quality Director at Izolyator and Galina Ustinova, Engineer at the Moscow branch of Izolyator took part at the preliminary round, which was based at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI). The Northern Networks case received solutions from seven teams. MPEI team ArcticEnergo took over — the students will play in the Championship’s finals.

The teams, representing leading technical universities from the CIS countries Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, took part in the preliminary round in a video conference format, also organized at MPEI.

MPEI team ArcticEnergo is winner of one of the preliminary rounds of the Student League of the International Engineering Case-in 2018 Championship

MPEI team ArcticEnergo is winner of one of the preliminary rounds of the Student League of the International Engineering Case-in 2018 Championship

In the finals, which are, traditionally, to be held in Moscow on 30 and 31 May 2018, the winners of the preliminary rounds will compete for the title of the best student engineering team of the year with a chance to complete an internship in the leading companies of respective sector. The winners of the mining and power industry leagues will also have an opportunity to attend the annual summer educational programs: Miners’ School and Energy of Youth.