This is exactly how the Minister of Education and the Youth Issues, Galina Razbivnaya congratulated the freshmen of the PetrSU (the competition this year was the most fierce in all the history of the University!) on the festive ceremony of freshmen initiation, which by the tradition was conducted on the front steps of the main building of the University. This year, everything is especially unique and festive: it is probably because during these first days of September, the university is celebrating its 60th anniversary
In his greetings to the freshmen of PetrSU, Chairman of the Government of RK, Sergey Katanandov recalled, that 28 years ago he was also standing proudly on the University's steps. The head of the Republic, who by the way graduated from the PSU with a "red"(honored) diploma, noted that today's graduates have an opportunity to get a job, because on the knowledge of the young experts the future of the Republic will be built. Mr. Katanandov's most important words to the incoming students: "You're our hope
Students continued their celebration with a march on the Lenin Prospect towards the Kirov Square, where the festivities continued for the students. As for the guests of the University, they continued their meeting inside the building.
Chairman of the Government of RK, Sergey Katanandov and the members of the Government visited the computer class, where the students and the instructor were getting ready for the first in the history of Karelia, computer match in the game of Go, with their peers from the South Korean University. The Head of the republic also visited the exposition about the history of PetrSU, as well as its today's standing. After that the guests walked around the renovated University. The renovation of the University's facades, walls, an classrooms, was made possible, because of the initiative of the Government of the RK. The Legislative Assembly allotted the needed funds, no less than 15 million roubles annually, for the restoration of the University.
The Head of the Republic took part in the meeting of the board of advisors of the University, where the Declaration on the creation of the North-European Open University was signed. The Rector of PetrSU, Victor Vasilyev announced the objectives of this University: the joint training of the specialists, the scientific provision for the social and economic processes. Sergey Katanandov, in his turn, noted that the development of higher education is the top priority of the Government of RK
The Declaration was signed by the Chairman of the Government of RK, Sergey Katanandov, Rector of PetrSU, V. Vasilyev, representatives of the educational institutions of Petrozavodsk, Tver, Murmansk, as well as of Vermont Law School (USA), Lapland and Yoinsu Universities, Swedish Culture Foundation of Finland; all in all, by 14 constituents.
Sergey Katanandov also took part in the opening of the Informational Computer Center, which was created together with the countries of the Barentz Region.
photo: Aleksei Stetcenko