All the universities visit USU, the Art-party, the opening of the co-working center, the Lomonosov party and much more: the University is celebrating its 30th anniversary
On September 21, the marathon of festive events continued with a meeting of the Council of Rectors of the Volga Federal District Universities at USU. To host such an important event is a great responsibility. Rector of Moscow State University, President of the Union of Rectors of the Russian Federation Victor Sadovnichy, President of Nizhny Novgorod State University, Chairman of the Council of Rectors of the VFD Roman Strongin, Executive Director of the National Training Foundation Irina Arzhanova, State Duma Deputy Marina Bespalova, Director of the Higher School of Economics Irina Arzhanova , rectors of universities of the Volga Federal District, friends and partners of the university arrived at the university. The meeting was attended by Governor Sergey Morozov, representatives of regional and city authorities, and rectors of universities in the region.
am very pleased to be in this region. I have been here many times. And, of
course, it is nice to be at the university that is like a jewel in the crown of
our country. We thank all the people who have made their contribution to the
development of USU," said Viktor Sadovnichy.
The meeting participants discussed important issues of the development of higher education. Until the end of the year, the rectors’ community will have to hold two important events - All-Russian Congress of Teachers of Russian Literature and All-Russian Congress of Teachers and Teachers of Mathematics. “Russian language and mathematics need constant support and assistance from universities. This is a serious event, it will affect every institution of higher education, ”said Viktor Sadovnichy.
“It is logical that it was the Ulyanovsk region that became a platform for discussing the challenges of the innovative breakthrough of our country. We are among the top ten innovative regions of Russia: at the end of 2017, we were the eighth in the ranking. Also, for several years now, the Ulyanovsk Region has remained one of the leaders in attracting investments. I want to thank the professional community of rectors of universities in our region for their invaluable contribution to this success. Thanks to the universities, we managed to attract about a trillion of rubles of investments into the regional economy, creating 20-25 thousand jobs annually, ”said Sergey Morozov.
By the arrival of distinguished guests to the Sviyaga River Embankment, an art-party was organized: artists, actors, musicians, Indian students were treating national sweets in different parts of the campus, designers showed collections of clothes, environmentalists organized the planting of the alley.
Another bright event of the holiday was the opening ceremony of a regional center of competence “Digital Economy” at USU. “Universities should be the driving force of technological entrepreneurship. There should be a new class of leaders who can create new products in the digital economy. These values will serve the state, the economy, and the people. To achieve this, it is necessary to get away from the standard system of knowledge replication. Outdated skills will not provide new solutions. The new co-working center will provide an opportunity for Ulyanovsk residents, including in the work on projects, to realize their potential, ”said Dmitry Shabalkin, a councilor at the rector’s office at the university.
In the evening, the townspeople were pleased with the program “Evening Ulgrad” in the campus on the Embankment with the participation of DJs, musicians and a fire show. Staff members, students and guests were waited by a solemn ceremony of celebrating the anniversary in the drama theater. The event was stylized under the era of Lomonosov. The Ulyanovsk State Symphony Orchestra, USU graduates, opera singers Anna Yakovleva and Kirill Loginov congratulated the perpetrators of the celebration. Governor Sergey Morozov, Rector of USU, Boris Kostishko, and President of USU, Yuri Polyanskov, presented awards to university staff. State Duma Deputy Marina Bespalova announced the signing of the order awarding Boris Kostishko with a parliamentary diploma, and Metropolitan Anastassy presented the rector with the medal of St. Andrew of Simbirsk. The main item of the ceremony was the initiation of Viktor Sadovnichy to the honorary professor of USU.