The Derzhavin Assembly was held online at Derzhavin State University in Tambov. Rector of the university Vladimir Stromov congratulated the graduates.
- More than 1,500 Derzhavin students received their diplomas this year, of which 361 graduated with honours, - said Vladimir Stromov. - I always say that we are all a big and friendly Derzhavin family. And I want you, graduates, to remember this and not lose contact with each other and your alma mater: come back to the university, share your experience with students, visit your mentors and come to realize your ideas. You are always welcome.
As last year, due to the sanitary-epidemiological situation, the main graduation ceremony of the university was held online. Diplomas were awarded in small groups during the week. The best graduates among the top 100 in the personal student ranking were awarded their diplomas at the university's "Galdym" recreation centre.
2021 graduates are recipients of scholarships from the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, federal, regional and city scholarships. They are winners and prize-winners of international, all-Russian and regional competitions of youth author's projects, including: "My Country - My Russia", "Archipelago 20.35", "My Legislative Initiative", "I am a Professional" Olympiad, the "University Stars 2020" International Intellectual Competition, and the All-Russian "Student of the Year" Competition.
- During my studies at the Derzhavin University I have managed to do science; conduct research; write scientific articles; become a participant, prizewinner and winner of various scientific conferences. I have also repeatedly participated in and won surgical, therapeutic and short-term competitions in Tambov, Kazan and Moscow,"- said alumna Natalya Balybina. - The Medical institute of the Derzhavin State University of Tambov became my springboard to becoming a profession. Thanks to it I realized my cherished dream and 6 years later became a doctor.
This year's graduates are leaders with an active lifestyle: members of the Youth Parliament, the Youth Commission on Elections, winners and runners-up of the regional leadership competition "Leaders of the Tambov Region". Derzhavin students are participants and organizers of the World Festival of Youth and Students, the "Territory of Senses", "Tavrida", "Mashuk" youth forums, the International Volunteers Forum, the WorldSkillsRussia youth forum.
Today Derzhavino State University has more than twelve and a half thousand students fnd among them are 2,757 international students. This year 437 foreign students from Algeria, Angola, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan and other countries have received diplomas of higher education.