Traditional prizes were given out yesterday to celebrate the upcoming International Women's Day.
The award was established by the KFU Women's League several years ago. Women of the University nominate and vote for their peers in several nominations, with men also included in three.
In the opening speech, First Vice-Rector Riyaz Minzaripov said, “Today is the most wonderful holiday of the year. From the depth of my heart, I congratulate you on this occasion.”
He was the one honored with the opportunity to give the Woman of the Year 2018 award to Professor Asya Aminova (Institute of Physics, Department of Relativity Theory and Gravity). She is one of the longest-serving educators of the Institute. In the course of her career, Professor Aminova has made valuable contributions to field theory and studies of relativistic objects and space substrates. Notably, she received the Tatarstan State Prize in Science and Technology this year.
Vice-Rector Raisa Mullakaeva then gave awards to men.
Full list of winners
Scientist of the Year – Natalya Tyurina and Albina Valeeva
Innovation Leader – Gulzada Tarasova
Young Teacher of the 21st Century – Olga Belova
Professionalism Award – Irina Nurgatina, Yekaterina Snarskaya, Sirena Bagavutdinova, and Roza Ilmatova
Social Activist – Lyaysan Arsentyeva
Young Leader – Rufina Ganeeva and Albina Nurmukhametova
Creative Personality – Madina Makhmutova
Sports Queen – Elvira Khasanova
Creative Mother – Kseniya Valiullina
Man – Leader – Alexander Prokhorov and Rinat Ibatullin
Man - Noble Heart – Sergey Ionenko and Yury Balabanov
Man of the Family – Ayrat Kayumov
In the latter part of the ceremony, several employees received honorary titles from the state. They were:
Tatyana Bochina, Professor, Department of Russian as a Foreign Language (Distinguished Worker of Higher Education of the Republic of Tatarstan)
Inna Lukashina, Head, Division of Document Turnover and Control (Honorary Worker of Education of Russia)
Gulnara Khamidullina, Professor, Department of Quality Management (Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia)
Irina Babaykina, Head, Section of Accommodation and Extracurricular Work, Department of Physical Education, Social and Youth Affairs (Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Education and Science of Tatarstan)