Gubkin University and Rosprirodnadzor launched a specialized department
On May 31, 2017 the official ceremony for an agreement on the establishment of the Specialized Department of Environmental Supervision, Regulation and State Environmental Expert Review between Gubkin University and the Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation (Rosprirodnadzor) took place.
The panel composed of the Rector of Gubkin University Viktor Martynov, the Head of the Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation Artem Sidorov, the Vice-Rector for Academic Work at Gubkin University Vladimir Koshelev and the Head of the Department of State Environmental Supervision at the Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation Natalya Sokolova.
"Gubkin University has long history of cooperation with the Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. Serious and hard work has been done to organize the rules and requirements to current specialists in the field of environmental protection. The establishment of a new department that will train future specialists and offer advanced training for Rosprirodnadzor employees has become the outcome of this productive activity," noted Viktor Martynov.
"Due to technological advancement and increase of facilities that have negative impact on the environment, new requirements to natural resource users and development of the environmental legislation, there is a need to train highly qualified personnel in the field of environmental supervision. It is impossible to design the environmental policy in the long-term without high-quality academic programs in this field," said Artem Sidorov.
"Today the problems of environmental safety and rational natural resource management directly relate to national interests. Environmental protection against the negative impact of economic and other activities is the main goal of the state policy. Gubkin University has been selected for the launch of the specialized department since it is a foundry for training good specialists in the environmental field. This is proved by the fact that many Gubkin University graduates are hired by Rosprirodnadzor," added the chief federal inspector.
The launch of the specialized department enables faculty members to share valuable practical experience and improve knowledge, and students to receive the most relevant and useful information. Today, the training of personnel in the field of environmental supervision is a serious task for both the supervisory authority and the University, and the entire country as a whole.