October 4, near the house of life "Service" was the Grand opening of the monument to the first Russian oilman Fyodor Pryadunov. This event is doubly significant for USTU staff and for all Ukhta residents, and in connection with the work on the social and communicative project "Ukhta – the birthplace of the first Russian oil", which has been implemented by the University for nine years. The semantic focus of the project is the personality of Theodore Fyodor Pryadunov.
On the 19th of September the international Department of USTU officially began the study year for preparatory course. Just like every year students from diverse countries applied to study at USTU including students from Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Senegal and South Sudan.
In mid-September in Ukhta State Technical University welcomed 2 young Fulbright lecturers from the United States: Anna Louise Campbell and Michelle Christine Schulte. The American women came on a leading international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and aimed at strengthening mutual understanding between the United States and Russia.
This year’s Knowledge Day, contrary to tradition, took place on September 2. A new page in life has begun for first-year students of Ukhta State Technical University. Teachers, guests of the holiday and freshmen lined up in a hall decorated with colorful balloons and bright signs. After the banners of the Russian Federation, the Komi Republic and the Ukhta State Technical University were introduced and the hymns were played, the floor was given to the President of the Ukhta State Technical University, Professor Nikolay Tskhadai:
On August 8, 2019, in the office of LUKOIL - Engineering LLC in Ukhta, a meeting was held under the leadership of the President of the Academy of Mining Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Malyshev. USTU vice-rector for scientific work Ivan Kurta also took part in the working meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the prospects for the development of the Yarega super-viscous oil field.
From July 3 to July 13, 2019, the Arctic Academy was held in Busan (South Korea) for the fifth time - a ten-day educational event dedicated to the problems of sustainable development of the Arctic and the Arctic regions. This year the Arctic Academy gathered more than 30 students. Irena Ulyanitskaya, 3rd year student, represented Ukhta University at the event.
On June 29, 2019, a solemn graduation ceremony was held for USTU graduates - 2019. The Acting Rector of the University Dmitry Belyaev addressed the graduates with a welcoming speech: “Graduation is a significant event in the student life. This is the completion of an important stage, and, as you know, the completion is always the beginning of something new. So let new professional initiatives become successful and beneficial for you. ” Dmitry Belyaev expressed his wish that the graduates always be surrounded by worthy friends and colleagues.
We continue to publish personal impressions of USTU students - participants of the Erasmus+ Program. Endzela Amaglobeli (1st year master’s student in Management): “In winter 2019, I began my studies at Nord University in Bodo under the Erasmus+ Program. The university provides a wide range of courses and the freedom to choose a field of activity. For me personally, the most important subjects were those that could complement and expand my education in Russia."