The event was attended by Interim President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Rector of Kazan University Ilshat Gafurov, Minister of Education and Science of Tatarstan Engel Fattakhov, and many others.
The ground near Kazan Arena hosted the celebration and the preceding higher education expo since August 28th. Kazan University presented its priority areas and held master classes.
The University's stand was visited by Interim President Rustam Minnikhanov. He was especially excited to see the android manufactured by the Engineering Institute and the Higher School of ITIS. This is the first android of such quality produced entirely in Russia. 3D Geo Center of KFU also attracted much attention.
In his address to the numerous freshmen President Minnikhanov said that Tatarstan develops rapidly and thus will have more and more need in qualified personnel. He also mentioned that this celebration format shall henceforth be the standard for the Knowledge Day in Kazan.
Dr. Gafurov told the esteemed gathering that they are indeed lucky to study in Kazan – a city known for its quality education, research, achievements in sports.
Rectors of the 16 largest universities of Tatarstan sang a welcome song to the students.
Adeliya Musabirova, the most successful physics exam taker among this year's freshmen, swore a student's oath on behalf of all those who started their tertiary education.