SUSU Rector Alkesandr Shestakov's Address to Graduates

Dear graduates!

My sincere congratulations to you on receiving your diplomas at one of the leading Russian universities – South Ural State University!

Profound knowledge, respectful attitude to traditions, and experience gained by our teaching and academic staff members have ensured the high level of your training. Now you have a profession, but the learning process is not over yet. The school of life awaits you ahead, which will be setting more and more new tasks before you. To solve these, you will need to be constantly developing and improving your competences.

Student years are truly wonderful and unique. While studying at SUSU you were not only obtaining your education, you were also making friends and falling in love, were feeling happy and sad, and were overcoming difficulties, which means you were acquiring life experience. Uncovering your potential, you were accumulating knowledge and developing your creative talents. You have learned how to think and hold your ground. All of that will undoubtedly help you on your way to professional heights.

You have turned a glorious page in your biography. We have great expectations of you. Ahead are new beautiful pages, which you will fill with your achievements and victories. I feel confident that the knowledge and skills that you have gained at SUSU, along with perseverance and determination, will build a solid foundation for your life and will help you become successful.

I would like to express my acknowledgements to your parents, who have been supporting you in everything, creating conditions for your studies, and helping you find the right path.

Today education plays a pivotal role. You begin you professional activity in fascinating times of innovation development and digital technologies. Our life is changing swiftly. You will have the task of creating a new reality. The future of our country will depend on you. And that is a great responsibility.

I am sure that you will remember you student years with warmth. The joy of discoveries and the unforgettable meetings...these exceptional moments will stay in the memory and in the heart of each and every one of you forever.

Dear friends! May your most daring projects and ideas come to life! May faith in yourselves, love and luck keep you company! Health, wealth and happiness to you!

Welcome to your professions! Onwards to new horizons! Happy journey!


SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov

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