Knowledge Day at Gubkin University
On September 1, 2018 a special event to celebrate the Day of Knowledge was held at Gubkin University. The Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Pavel Sorokin as well as top managers of the leading oil and gas companies and heads of the government authorities came to congratulate the newly admitted students, faculty and staff members.
The lecture "The paradigm shift in the global energy market" was delivered for the first-year students by the Professor of Gubkin University and Royal University of Technology Vladimir Kucherov.
Representatives from the government authorities of the Russian Federation, including the Federation Council, the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs as well as the leading oil and gas companies, such as Gazprom, Lukoil, Mosgaz, Schlumberger, Transneft, Rosneft, Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, the Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia came to congratulate the newly admitted students, faculty and staff members.
“The first of September is a special day symbolizing constant aspiration of people for knowledge, for everything new and unknown. In the age of scientific and technological progress and rapid development of information technologies, education of an individual determines socio-economic dynamics of the society, his ability to work and develop. Our whole life is a learning process. The task of students is to obtain the maximum information and knowledge we will provide. Gubkin University was the leader of higher education in the Soviet Union, it remains nowadays. Gubkin University is the university of people talented in everything. We occupy leading positions in our country in science, sport and arts! Gubkin University is a big team. We are a team, we are a family! I congratulate you!" – said the Rector of Gubkin University, Professor Viktor Martynov.
The celebrating event closed with a bright show and a concert with participation of student performance groups. It was broadcast live on the Internet.