Gubkin University celebrates 86 years

On April 17, 2016 Gubkin University celebrated its birthday. Special events dedicated to the 86th anniversary of the university founding were held on April 15 in the university hall of the palace of culture "Gubkinets" and on April 16 on campus.

At the gala concert, the best university students were awarded scholarships of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation and scholarships named after outstanding scientists, the faculty and researchers received corporate awards.

The event was opened by the Rector of the university, professor Viktor Martynov: "Today we celebrate our 86th birthday. The age is very solid; therefore, we welcome it with high achievements. We train specialists for the oil and gas industry, and do it well. This year has been challenging, but fruitful. Not every year our university team is awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of education. This year has been related to strengthening of the Gubkin University brand. The whole world knows it. As a confirmation, we have entered the top 100 universities of the QS World University Rankings. On April 13, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation signed the order of joining Russian State Geological Prospecting University named after Sergo Ordzhonikidzе to Gubkin University as a structural unit. The next six months we will be vigorously engaged in the implementation of this order of the Minister. The success of Gubkin University is made up of small things, little success of each of us every day. Thank you for your work, good study and new victories!"

"Nearly 4,000 industry professionals from all Russian oil and gas companies have been retrained and acquired new competencies in industry areas at the university departments. In the past year the university researchers have conducted work amounting to more than 980 million rubles. These are the works embraced by manufactures and implemented today. Our students brought up for discussion 1300 reports at the 70th Youth Scientific Conference. More than 100 of our students are award and diploma winners of various all-Russian and Moscow competitions in certain types of work. 50 students have become winners of European and Moscow competitions in 9 kinds of sports. Our team in fitness aerobics has become the Champion of Europe. We have had a great year! I wish interesting works to all of you, both to faculty and students" – said the President of Gubkin University, professor Albert Vladimirov.

The concert program consisted of performances made by creative groups of students and Gubkin graduates.

The student celebrations held on campus finalized the special events dedicated to the 86th anniversary of Gubkin University. All departments made themed presentations and competed in a dance contest.