On 31 January, the Faculty of Economics of Voronezh State University celebrated its 90th anniversary. It is the largest in the Central Black Earth Region educational and scientific centre in the area of economics theory, accounting and economic analysis, state and municipal administration, management, marketing, mathematical methods for economics, digital economy, labour economics, human resource management, and finance.
Over the 90 years of its history, it has educated over 20 thousand highly demanded specialists. Among its graduates are representatives of executive and legislative authorities, heads of federal agencies, and the largest regional and national companies. VSU staff members, representatives of partner companies, veterans, and graduates from various years came to congratulate the team of the faculty.
“The Faculty of Economics is a recognisable brand both in our region and all over Russia. Every year, its graduates find employment and this proves the high level of training at the faculty. The lectures of the faculty are worthy of respect: they introduce new approaches, while holding up the fundamental traditions. I wish the team of the faculty the ability to look forward to the future with confidence and to achieve their most ambitious goals,” said Vladimir Netyosov, the Chair of the Voronezh Regional Duma.
“The Faculty of Economics is celebrating its 90th anniversary and it is one of the most promising and prestigious faculties which educates high profile specialists on dozens of academic programmes covering the whole range of economic specialities. It is a hub of economic thought and incubator of the most ambitious and breakthrough ideas. Its brand is recognisable in the global academic and corporate communities. Today, we can flourish based on the 90-year's worth of invaluable expertise which has been shaped by generations of professionals, characterised by youthful creativity and boldness, the unique studentship community, beautiful minds, and academic wisdom,” said the VSU Rector Dmitry Endovitsky.
During the celebration ceremony, the lecturers and other staff members of the faculty were awarded with honorary certificates. Currently, the faculty consists of 10 departments: the Department of Finances and Credit, the Department of Labour Economics and Management Fundamentals, the Department of Accounting, the Department of Economics and Organisations Management, the Department of Information Technology and Mathematical Methods for Economics, the Department of Economic Analysis and Audit, the Department of Regional Economics and Territorial Administration, the Department of the Economics Theory and World Economy, the Department of Economics, Marketing, and Commerce, and the Department of Human Resource Management.
“90 years is not just a number, 90 years is made up of individual stories, real, incredible, tragic, and heroic. Thousands of people have dedicated their lives to the faculty. I would like to say thank you to each teacher and staff member, to all its students and graduates. We have been joining our efforts to develop the economic school and to train high profile specialists. We are very proud to be a part of the faculty,” said Pavel Kanapukhin, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics.
This evening, many words of praise and gratitude for the academic staff of the faculty were spoken by their friends, partners, and graduates. They all complimented the high level of qualifications of the graduates, the continuity of generations, and fundamental knowledge provided by the Faculty of Economics.
The Faculty of Economics has been involved in cooperation at all levels: municipal, regional, national, and international, including cooperation with the business community and governmental agencies. The faculty conducts a lot of research in economics, finance, and management. It has been the driver of innovative programmes and projects in the Voronezh region.