The prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev congratulated students, graduate students and teachers of Institute of Technology on Knowledge Day
On Saturday September 1, 2012 in Knowledge Day students, graduate students and the faculty of St. Petersburg state institute of technology (technical university) had a meeting in the historical Assembly hall of the oldest technical institute of Russia with the Prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev.
On arrival in higher education institution the head of the government at first together with the rector of institute N.V.Lisitsyn and the stats-secretary - the deputy minister of science and education of the Russian Federation N.V.Tretyak proceeded on the department of Computer-Aided design and Control Systems (CADCS).
It is remarkable, that exactly on this department from 1982 to 1983 Medvedev D. A. worked as a computer operator, then it was called the department of automated control systems (ACS). "Earlier a computer needed a lot of place, - Medvedev noticed. - Could anybody imagine something like this about 30 years ago?" Then Medvedev visited a class of the flexible automated systems where he was showed the modern equipment necessary for carrying out certain chemical processes. "It is pleasant to look, - Dmitry Anatolyevich praised. - Because the feeling as if you come back to the past, but everything changes actually".
It is known that nearly 40 years ago in Institute of Technology on the CADCS department the father of Dmitry Anatolyevich Anatoly Afanasyevich Medvedev taught. He passed here a way from a graduate student to a professor.
Having finished observing of the department, D.A.Medvedev visited the laboratory of the resource-saving technologies department where he was presented reactionary-rectification installation on isomerization of petrol fractions and installation of a boiling layer.
Further the head of the government went to the Assembly hall where students and teachers met him with a storm of applause.
The prime minister expressed satisfaction with the fact that engineering and technological education in Russia is being given more and more attention and if in the 1990s the profession of engineer suffered of devaluation, now, on the contrary, it endures the Renaissance.
Answering a question of one of the students, whether it is necessary for engineers to understand legal issues, and students of technological higher education institutions to pass a philosophy course, Medvedev reminded that everyone should be engaged in once business, however the other subjects should be studied in «reasonable proportions».
The head of the government noted student's years of his life.
In the end of the meeting the solution of the Academic council on assignment to D.A.Medvedev of a rank the Honourable professor of Institute of technology was announced and in a festive atmosphere the President of Institute professor Dudyrev A.S. handed over to Dmitry Anatolyevich attributes of an honorary title - the diploma, a cloak and a headdress.
The head of the government of Russia thanked everyone presented for a meeting, having noted that in student's years he couldn't present himself as a professor of Institute of Technology. "I am not sure that I will be a good professor in the main subjects of university. But if you invite me to give a lecture on other subjects, I will do it with pleasure ", - the prime minister told.
This day for a long time remains in memory of students and the staff of Institute of Technology.
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