MPEI Rector received Mongolia’s highest foreign award
19 September, 2022, a solemn ceremony was held in the
Mongolian Embassy of Russian Federation, dedicated to awarding of the Altan
Gadas, Polar Star, to Nikolay Rogalev, MPEI Rector.
The Order of the Polar Star is a state award of
Mongolia and is the highest award for foreign citizens. The order was founded
in 1936. It is awarded to both military and civilians who have achieved success
in strengthening Mongolia, developing its economy, culture and healthcare.
Since 1992 it has been one of the highest awards of Mongolia.
Nikolay Rogalev has made a significant contribution to
the development of Russian-Mongolian academic and scientific cooperation and
the training of personnel for the power industry in Mongolia. MPEI Rector has
been an honorary professor of the Mongolian State University of Science and
Technology since 2016, and also a co-chairman of the Board of the
Russian-Mongolian Consortium of Technical Universities from the Russian side.
In 2018, within the active support of Nikolay Rogalev, MPEI opened the
Russian-Mongolian Center for Digital Technologies in the Energy Industry.
On behalf of Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, President of
Mongolia, Ulziysaykhan Enkhtuvshin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, presented a high award to Nikolay
Rogalev, wishing MPEI Rector creative success, new victories and achievements.
The Ambassador thanked the university for training statesmen and public figures
who contributed to the development of the Mongolian People's Republic.
Ulziysaykhan Enkhtuvshin also noted that the most gifted and talented students
from Mongolia are currently studying at MPEI.
Nikolay Rogalev spoke in answer, expressing deep
gratitude for the award:
“I am deeply sure that any person visiting Mongolia voluntarily, will fall in
love with this country. I’m not an exception, I fell in love with it on my
first visit, with its unique nature and spaces and, of course, with people. I’m
honored to take this award and I take it on behalf of all the University. Being
an Honorable professor of Mongolian University, I am glad to admit that two
Mongolian professors are Honorable Doctors of MPEI as well. We will continue to
apply all our efforts to maintain our cooperation and brotherhood relationship