Scholarship holders of President and Government of the Russian Federation, administration of the Volgograd region, Volgograd hero-city – the best students’ representatives of Volgograd State Technical University were invited to a meeting with the rector of VSTU, academician of Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Ilyich Lysak on their professional holiday – the International students’ day.
Having conveyed congratulations from Minister of Science and higher education of Russia – Mikhail Mikhailovich Kotyukov , Vladimir Ilyich addressed to the audience: “You are our elite, our hope, our future!”. He underlined that everything is in the youth’s hands, if not be satisfied with what has already been achieved, but constantly study, proceed, upgrade skills and not rely on success, a great deal can be achieved in life. Rector of the university admitted that many years ago he couldn’t imagine that one day he would become an academician, that he would be in charge of the biggest higher educational institution in the region. Education got at technical university – is a good platform, and merits of the university staff are recognized on the highest level. And these are not just empty words. Thus for the last 6 years university scientists were awarded with 6 state and government prizes. We can say for sure that VSTU received its permanent place at the authoritative and the most prestigious international ranking “Times Higher Education”, the university staff has won a lot of grants and programs of different levels and this list can be continued. Students of the flagship university keep up with their older colleagues. For the last 6 years more than 350 students became scholarship holders of different levels and this is more than in any other university of our city. In terms of the amount of the scholarship holders indexes can be compared only with the biggest university of our federal district – Southern Federal University. After all a student must not only study well but also publish articles and actively participate in extracurricular activities in order to apply for a grant.
Vice-rectors of the technical university who also attended the meeting congratulated the students with the International students’ day. After it a ceremonial part of the event started – Vladimir Ilyich handed grateful letters and souvenirs to excellent students as a keepsake.
Julia Matasova responded on behalf of all present students. She thanked the university administration, all tutors for the possibilities which study at the technical university gives, for the help and support, and also she promised that all students will carry the title of graduate of Volgograd State Technical University proudly throughout their life.
The event ended with a traditional photo for a keepsake.