Sverdlovsk Governor Eugene Kuyvashev recently hosted a ceremony at his home to present local university teachers with the Governor’s Award.
In his presentation speech, Kuyvashev stated that highly qualified individuals are vital to overcoming the current economic crisis. He reminded teachers that the government of the Sverdlovsk region emphasizes the importance of higher education in economic growth and said teachers have a major responsibility to the future of the Russian Federation.
"Sverdlovsk region is rightly recognized as one of the largest scientific and educational centers in Russia," Kuyvashev said.
Sverdlovsk is home to 16 different state universities that educate approximately 200,000 students. There are another 14 private universities as well as 50 additional branches of higher education institutions in the region.
Kuyvashev said the addition of the Innovation Technology Centre, High Technology Park University and other projects will make the Sverdlovsk region a powerful center for research and education.
The Professor of the Year winners received approximately $1,564, the Associate Professor of the Year winners received $1,247, and the Teacher of the Year received $623.
The Professors of the Year award went to: Konovalov; professor of humanities at Ural State Pedagogical University; Baku, professor of engineering at Ural State Pedagogical University; Zeer, professor of psycho-pedagogical sciences at the Russian State University of Professional Education; and Ilya Leiderman, professor of natural sciences at Ural State Medical University.
The Associate Professors of the Year winners include: Natalia Vorobiev, associate professor of humanities at the Ural State Pedagogical University; Valdimir Vazhenin, associate professor of engineering at the Ural Federal University; Anna Korotun, associate professor of psycho-pedagogical sciences at the Ural State Pedagogical University; and Vladimir Volkovich, associate professor of natural sciences at the Ural Federal University.
The Teachers of the Year winners were: Natalia Shaygardanova, teacher of humanities at Humanities University; Vyacheslav Kokorin, teacher of engineering at the Ural Institute of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies, and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters; Tenkacheva Tatiana, teacher of psycho-pedagogical sciences at the Ural State Pedagogical University; and Ivan Lykov, teacher of natural sciences at Ural Federal University.