Arkady Dvorkovich on working visit to Mining University
On 10 March Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, paid a working visit to the Mining University. Accompanied by Vladimir Litvinenko, the Rector, he took a tour around the University visiting the Department of Geology of the Mining Museum, which was reopened after a reconstruction in December 2016, and a number of new classrooms and laboratories. Among them are the research and study centers built up in cooperation with such companies as Schneider Electric and Orica. They are designed to support students’ studies and research as well as professional development courses.
Arkady Dvorkovich noted that the Mining University is one of the most modern universities in Russia, and its administration is continuously improving the infrastructure. The Deputy PM emphasized the importance of this work for the quality of research and for support of continuous engineering education increasing the number of professionals in the mining industry and other related sectors.
Vladimir Litvinenko, the Rector of the Mining University, has repeatedly highlighted that a comfortable educational environment and developed infrastructure contribute significantly to professional training of modern engineering specialists. “Our aim is to create an efficient environment for high quality education. This is not simply nice looking halls and classrooms or stylishly designed interiors. First and foremost, this is state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities,” said Vladimir Litvinenko in the end of the Deputy Prime Minister’s visit.