100th Anniversary of Moscow Mining Academy
In September 2018, Gubkin University, National University of Science and Technology MISiS and Russian State Geological Prospecting University named after Sergo Ordzhonikidzе will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Moscow Mining Academy. Special events will be held in the Central park of culture and recreation named after Maxim Gorky in Moscow, Russian Federation. Representatives from public authorities, leading Russian companies, as well as university faculty members and students will become participants of the celebration.
Moscow Mining Academy was established on September 4, 1918 by the decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR. The initiator of the Academy establishment was the former dean of the mining faculty of the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute Dmitry Artemyev. The rector of the Academy was Ivan Gubkin.
Established during the civil war, Moscow Mining Academy in a few years became one of the best technical universities in the country. During the following years, the high quality of education and the relevance of scientific research remained the top priorities for the Academy.
By the Order of the Supreme Soviet of the National Economy of 17 April 1930, Moscow Mining Academy was disbanded, and 6 technical institutions were established, including Moscow Oil Institute. In recognition of enormous achievements of Ivan Gubkin, the Institute was given his name, and the Academician Ivan Gubkin was appointed its first director.
Changing its name repeatedly, nowadays Gubkin University is the leading academic institution in Russia in training highly qualified personnel in the field of oil and gas industry.