Eurasian Academy of Good Practices announces the start of the III International Student Festival "GxP-Fest 2023

This year "GxP-Fest" will be held from March 1 to April 21, 2023. The festival is organized by the Eurasian Academy of Good Practices with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Among the main objectives of "GxP-Fest" - attracting the attention of the student elite to the pharmaceutical industry, the formation of interest in building an industrial career, identifying the most promising students, as well as promoting the modernization of pharmaceutical education with a focus on industrial pharmacy, the introduction of innovative educational technologies.

In 2023 "GxP-Fest" will be attended by teams of senior students of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemistry departments. The competition will consist of 2 stages: Qualifying stage (15.03.2023 in the online format) and final stage (21.04.2023 in full-time mode in Moscow). Teams will have to perform Olympiad tasks in the game formats of pharmaceutical battles and quests. Winners will receive personal scholarships and valuable gifts from partners.

A unique event within the final stage of "GxP-Fest" will be an open dialogue between regulators, leading pharmaceutical industry experts with core students and academic staff of universities. Participants in-person and online will have the opportunity to ask questions to representatives of regulatory bodies, industry experts and top managers of famous pharmaceutical companies. A new format of communication between the government and business with young people will allow to find points of contact, to attract the attention of students to the development of the pharmaceutical industry, companies - to adjust their HR strategies, and universities - to improve education programs in accordance with the needs of the actively developing industry.

Besides, on the final day of the "GxP-Fest" GxP-Quest in two languages (Russian and English) will be held for individual participants, professional competitions from pharmaceutical companies, master-classes and online-meetings with representatives of the industry business community and job fair, where students can get selected for internship in the best pharmaceutical companies and graduates can start their successful career in the industry. For the teachers accompanying student teams of finalists there is a free educational course on the use of VR-simulation complex "Virtual pharmaceutical factory" in the educational process, which provides the implementation of industrial practice for industrial technology.

Pharmaceutical companies on the platform of "GxP-Fest 2023" will have the opportunity to communicate with the student elite specialized universities in Russia, to present career opportunities for future professionals of the industry, to offer internships and vacancies promising candidates.

780 students, 92 teams and over 40 teachers and professors participated in GxP-Fest 2022, representing 61 universities from 7 countries: Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. In addition, more than 4,100 people took part in the online contests within the Festival. According to the results of the contest program, more than 150 portfolios of the brightest representatives of the students were made up, 48 students were offered an internship at a pharmaceutical company, 13 young specialists were employed