Greetings on the Day of Knowledge by Valery Nikolayevich Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Congratulations to the students and the teaching staff of Russian universities on the start of the new academic year!
For each of us September 1 is filled with special meaning, excitement and joy. No matter how many years have passed since graduation, on Knowledge Day, we all recollect with gratitude the happy student days, a time of discovery, creativity and romance.
The world is changing rapidly. New forms of obtaining information are emerging, professions appear that are in demand by modern society. Higher education is a solid intellectual foundation that changes the quality of life and its perception. You will build your future on it.
I would like to wish you constructive optimism. Be free to dream, do not be afraid to set ambitious goals, try to go beyond the familiar and understandable. Don’t stop: there is always room for improvement. Value the time spent within the walls of the University. Make every minute of your time not only interesting, but also useful. And then, in a few years, you will be truly grateful to yourselves for the efforts made.
Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation