Doors Open Day at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies KFUЛейсан Зиннатуллина
On March 3 Doors Open Day was held at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of Kazan Federal University. The event attracted schoolchildren from different regions of Russia -. Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chuvash Republic, Mari El, Nizhny Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Smolensk and Moscow regions, and even from far away Komi Republic.. This day appeared to be a real “test-drive” for the future applicants: everyone received a student card, a record book, they also attended lectures and tutorials on general geology, paleontology, geophysics, geo-information systems, petroleum geology and oil and gas engineering. The schoolchildren had a good chance to explore the unique laboratories of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies and A.A. Stukenberg geological museum. In addition, the guys took part in the interactive contest “How well do you know the history of the Earth?”, and in the prize drawing with the symbols of KFU and IGPT in social networks.
A welcome speech was made by Danis Nurgaliyev, the Vice-rector for Research of KFU and the Director of IGPT, who told his story of choosing a profession and the qualities that a geologist should have: “A geologist is different from all others in that he sees crystals of mica , quartz, feldspar in ordinary mud. This is a man who loves our Earth, he is not indifferent to what lies under his feet.”
Andrei Terekhin, Deputy Director for Practices and Interaction with Employers of IGPT, spoke about career choice and “School of Young Geologists”, as well as graduates’ job placement “.
Ildus Chukmarov, Deputy Director for Marketing of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of KFU and Director of the Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing, said that the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies provides training of the multi-profile specialists who are in demand on the labor market,