The Saint Petersburg Mining University became a member of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council. The RNC WPC General Meeting unanimously passed a positive decision on the application of the university rector Victor Litvinenko on admission to the association.
“The RNC WPC has developed a strong relationship with the St. Petersburg Mining University, – said Vlada Streletskaya, the director of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council. – In June 2019, the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the WPC will be held on the base of the country’s oldest engineering university. The entry of the St. Petersburg Mining University into the RNC WPC became a logical and expected step in the development of our partnership relations.»
The St. Petersburg Mining University, established in 1773, was the first educational center in Russia to train engineers. At present, 16,500 students study at 8 faculties of the university. Graduates of the university successfully work in leading Russian and international oil and gas companies.
The University is the initiator of a number of international projects, such as the Russian-German Raw Materials Forum, held under the aegis and with the direct participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Every year, starting from 2003, the International Forum-Competition of Young Scientists “Problems of subsoil use” is held here, in which more than 400 Russian and foreign students take part. The library of the university has more than 1.2 million publications, including rarities of the 15th-19th centuries.
In June 2019, the St. Petersburg Mining University will become the main site for the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council. The organizer of the Forum is the RNC WPC. The organizing committee is headed by the Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak.