Knowledge Day at Gubkin University

On September 1, 2016 all students in Russia celebrated Knowledge Day – the official beginning of a new academic year. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas hosted a welcoming event to celebrate Knowledge Day as well. The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak greeted students, faculty and staff members.

Traditionally, the event was opened by a welcome speech made by the Rector of the university, professor Viktor Martynov. Students, faculty and staff members were greeted by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak. The heads of the leading Russian and international companies, including Gazprom, Rosneft, Russneft, LUKOIL, Rosgeologiya, Transneft, Mosgaz, Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Russneft, Tatneft, RITEK, SIBUR, Schlumberger, and representatives from the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Russian State Assaying Chamber, Moscow City Council and others visited the university that day.

More than a thousand of newly-admitted students came together for a welcoming ceremony held in the palace of culture "Gubkinets". The official part began with a video about the university. The lecture “Natural resources of the Earth - the factor of social development” was given by the Dean of the Faculty of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor Alexander Lobusev.

The celebrating event ended with a bright show presented by students, participants of music and dance university teams. After the concert, freshmen attended classrooms and laboratories, met with each other and future professors as well as representatives of student organizations.