Solemn Graduation Ceremony at Ukhta State Technical University

A solemn graduation ceremony at Ukhta State Technical University took place on June 21. For the second consecutive year the ceremony was held in the USTU Burevestnik sports complex.

The celebratory event was opened by the University Rector, Professor Nikolay Denisovich Tskhadaya. In his welcoming speech to the graduates he said: "The reputation of the university and the graduate’s reputation are interdependent and directly proportional to each other. Diploma of Ukhta State Technical University would be the best recommendation for you in many regions of the country, at many largest and well-known enterprises, while your successes, in turn, increase the reputational capital of the University."

Guests of honor included the first Deputy Minister of Education of the Komi Republic, D.A. Belyaev; Head of Administration of Municipal Urban District "Ukhta", I. N. Michel; Deputy Head of Administration of Municipal Urban District "Ukhta", V.N. Telnov; head-chairman of the Council of Municipal Urban District "Ukhta", R.V. Melnik; Chairman of the USTU Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on local government, housing policy and social infrastructure, President of the Arctic and the Far North Cities Alliance, I.L. Shpektor; Deputy Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta, F.G. Petukhov and many others.

As part of the solemn ceremony, Nikolay Serafimovich Bazhukov, a member of the Council of Veterans of Komi Republic, Advisor to the Head of Komi Republic on physical culture and sports, two-time Olympic champion, Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Worker of Komi Republic was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at USTU for his contribution in the field of physical culture and sports, for promotion of sports culture and culture of health.

This year the graduation speech was delivered by a graduate of the Department of Public Relations, holder of a diploma with distinction Ksenia Lanovenko, after which 1326 young specialists, bachelors and masters of the Institute of Oil and Gas, the Institute of Mechanics and Manufacturing Technology, Institute of Economics and Management, Faculty of Geological Exploration, Faculty of Architecture and Construction and Faculty of Information Technology received their diplomas. 70 graduates became holders of diplomas with distinction. More than 650 diplomas were given to graduates of USTU Mining and Petroleum College, USTU Industrial Economic Forestry College and USTU Industrial College.

At the end of the solemn ceremony a column of young specialists in blue and green robes traditionally marched through the streets of the city. The event finished with taking photos on the steps of the Park of Culture and Recreation and a concert featuring performance of the University’s creative amateur art groups.