Foreign graduates of MEPhI are grateful and confident in their future

On July 11, 2019, a formal ceremony of awarding diplomas of higher education to foreign students was held at MEPhI University. Representatives of 12 countries, such as Bangladesh, Armenia, Bolivia, Egypt, Jordan, Spain, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, received the cherished diplomas of the famous University — confirmation of hard work and quality knowledge. This year 28 graduates were awarded diplomas with honors.

The rector of MEPhI Mikhail Strikhanov addressed the graduates with a welcoming speech. He noted that years, spent at MEPhI were not easy for many students. "It was necessary not only to learn the difficult Russian language but also to comply with strict rules and requirements of teachers. Study process has given you great advantages to work in various organizations, which are mainly related to nuclear technology, but I am sure that you have received a broader education that will allow you to go through life with confidence, move up the career ladder and have good prospects. We are proud that you are our graduates!”

Newly qualified specialists were also congratulated by the attaché of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Russia Hussam Yunis Lutfi Osman, the adviser of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Russia Karina Danielyan and the second Secretary and Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Russia Mohamed Mostafa Elvi Mohamed Saif.

MEPhI Vice-rector Tatiana Leonova and the Director of educational projects of the State Corporation "Rosatom" Valery Karezin joined the congratulations and particularly commended the work of the ambassadors of the State Corporation "Rosatom" — Ahmed Farsim (Bangladesh), Almas Yskakov (Kazakhstan), Abualasal Ahmad Khalaf Ahmad (Jordan), Elzayat Tarek Taufik Hassan (Egypt).

On behalf of all foreign students, words of gratitude were said by Almas Yskakov: "Training within the walls of our dear University has come to an end. Over the years we spent here, MEPhI became a place that shaped all of our lives.  Each of us, sitting here has myriad of memories, emotions and intensity that symbolize MEPhI.  For each of us, MEPhI means something of his own; but, at the same time, it is our common University, which unites us all. I want to take this moment and thank all employees, who work on developing international cooperation at our University. If it were not for you, I would have never met these smart, beautiful, talented young professionals from all over the world. Dear teachers! Thank you very much for spending so much time, so much effort and so much nerves during our training. Thank you for the knowledge and invaluable experience that we can apply in our future professions. Thank you! And, of course, I would like to thank my supervisor. Being a graduate of MEPhI, I am confident in my future! Thanks to the stature of my University, I became an ambassador of Russian nuclear education. Professional experience, which I acquired at MEPhI, contributed to my employment in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Today I am an employee of JINR and I want to thank MEPhI for everything, thank you for the bright future. MEPhI is our brand and we will carry it with pride!”

The diplomas were awarded by the Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics and Engineering (INPhE) MEPhI Natalia Barbashina, associate professor of the Department № 2 of INPhE MEPhI Sergey Korolev, Deputy Director of the INPhE MEPhI Georgy Tikhomirov, Doctor of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Professor at INPhE MEPhI Igor Yashin, representative of IATE MEPhI (Obninsk site), candidate of technical sciences Dmitry Samokhin, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, associate professor of the Department №1 of the INPhE MEPhI Victor Demin, Candidate of Technical Sciences, associate professor of the Department № 13 of INPhE MEPhI Kirill Kutsenko, Candidate of Technical Sciences, associate professor of the Department № 5 of INPhE MEPhI Vladimir Kharitonov.