How to Attract and Retain Winners of the Science Competitions to Study Engineering

  • Tanya Stanko
  • Oksana ZhiroshEmail author
  • Dmitry Sedelkov
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1135)


This paper we explore challenges and opportunities of talent attraction and retention in middle-sized regional engineering university in Russia. This research effort aims to reveal the motivation of STEM Olympiads winners already enrolled at the middle-sized regional engineering university in Tatarstan, Russia – Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev (KNRTU-KAI) – to apply to this particular university instead of traditionally more “prestigious” options. The paper is an attempt to identify attractive features and shortcomings of studying at KNRTU-KAI and to suggest actions to attract more exceptional talents as well as to retain the existing ones.


Talented and gifted STEM Talent attraction and retention in higher education Teaching talented and gifted 



We would like to express our deep gratitude to the students and the graduates who participated in the survey and the interviews.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kazan National Research Technical University Named After A.N. Tupolev (KNRTU-KAI)KazanRussia
  2. 2.Innopolis UniversityInnopolisRussia

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