Cuban students obtained Gubkin University diplomas as part of the international cooperation agreement

The official graduation ceremony for Cuban students who received their training at the Master’s level was held at Gubkin University. The training was organized as part of the tripartite international cooperation agreement between Gubkin University, Rosneft and Union Cuba Petroleum.

Support to 18 Cuba Petroleо engineers to take training in Master’s degree programs in petroleum engineering and chemical engineering in the leading industry university in Russia was given by Rosneft.

During three years of studying, the engineering students received training in Russian language, completed the full course of theoretical training at Master's level, gained practical knowledge within additional professional development courses, did practical training at Rosneft facilities, and defended their Master's thesis. Rosneft enterprises became the basis for practical training for the international students.

The graduation ceremony was attended by the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Cuba Petroleo and Rosneft.

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in the Russian Federation Emilio Ratmir Lozada Garcia emphasized the importance of training taken by Union Cuba Petroleum employees at Gubkin University for the economy of Cuba, and expressed his personal gratitude to the Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Igor Sechin for the support provided.

While handing out diplomas to graduates, the Rector of Gubkin University Viktor Martynov noted that the University greatly appreciated the thirst of Cuban students for knowledge. In addition, the Rector thanked Rosneft representatives for financial and organizational support as well as the opportunity to do practical training at company’s operation facilities and become familiar with the most advanced technologies for oil and gas production.

It is planned that Cuban graduates will be involved in joint projects of Rosneft and Union Cuba Petroleum in the future.

In 2014, Rosneft, Union Cuba Petroleo (CUPET) and Gubkin University signed the international cooperation agreement for personnel training. Under the terms of this agreement, Rosneft provides training for Cuba Petroleо engineers at the premises of Gubkin University.