Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation (VIDEO), 10.09.2015
You are training personnel for all regions of the Russian Federation. You are training highly qualified specialists who guarantee the functioning of the large economy sector these days. I travel widely all over the sub-federal regions and I know that the graduates of the Mining University are much respected wherever they are working. You have created the unique university, there are no such equivalents in the world. It is the best university of the country, it is the best university in the branch.
You have done so much to develop its laboratory facilities, to provide conditions for the most up-to-date education of the students, you have managed to create the highly-professional academic teaching staff that is able not only to meet the needs of the time, but to be in advance of it. You have won reputation, you have the great scientific capability and expertise. Nowadays, not a single important strategic decision of the Government regarding the development of oil and gas branch, geological prospecting, mining and other spheres is made without the expert assessment of the Mining University and your personal participation. It is worth much to make the name and such image, certainly, owing to great efforts of the staff, students, graduates of the university and you as the recognized leader in this field.