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Sakhalin University celebrates 65 anniversary

Sakhalin State University celebrates its 65 jubilee. To this date, the main university of the island region came up in a difficult period of change and transformation. Today, the university is focused on training engineering and technical personnel in demand in the economy of the Sakhalin region, and developing scientific potential.

Congratulate on the anniversary of the leading educational institution of the region came Governor Alexander Khoroshavin. He noted that Sakha State University has always been and remains the forge of personnel for the Sakhalin region, and its graduates are in demand on the labor market. By the way, for 65 years the university has prepared more than 30 thousand specialists.

The head of the region could not fail to note the most important event in the modern history of the university - the opening of a technical oil and gas institute on the basis of SakhSU together with the regional government and Exxon Neftegas Limited. The business partner regularly helps the university to develop; not so long ago, the company donated $ 5 million to the educational institution to create a research center.

This year, the university created a research institute for advanced development, which included the UNESCO Chair, it deals with social issues, environmental issues and sustainable development. The staff of this institute employs 16 researchers, who, according to the president of the University Boris Misikov, are engaged only in science and are exempted from other duties. On the basis of SakhSU, laboratories of physical and chemical research, environmental monitoring and GIS technologies, computational fluid mechanics and marine research have been created and continue to form.

“I really hope that the creation of state-of-the-art research laboratories will intensify the scientific activity of the university. It is intended to become one of the growth points of the Sakhalin region's economy. Therefore, it is important to develop applied science and introduce our own developments into practice, ”said the governor.

The governor called the bold plans of SakhSU to build a campus another step forward; the initiative received preliminary support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. “This is still a dream, but we will gladly support such a project, because it will help to consolidate youth on the islands and, as a result, to demographic growth,” Khoroshavin said.

The Governor presented the university with one million rubles as a gift, and also presented certificates of honor and gratitude to the honored workers of the university. In turn, the head of the region received from the rector Igor Minervin an honorary badge "For services to SakhSU" of the first degree. Similar awards were presented to the oldest employees of the university, teachers with more than 50 years of experience - Serafima Kivchun, Lyubov Shatunova, Tamara Kovtun and Tamara Chikova.

Today SakhSU is among the 100 best universities in Russia and is included in the register of the best educational institutions of the Far East. This guide is not going to stop there. Plans for the coming years are to enter the top 30 leading universities in the country.

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