Lobachevsky University Rector, Prof. Evgeny Chuprunov announced PRO Lobachevsky Science Journalism Award during his press conference at the University’s Media Centre yesterday. The award will be presented once a year on Russian Press Day. Winners of the inaugural award will be announced on January 13, 2017.

“This award is a showcase for science journalism of all kinds, from radio to the Internet. By creating this competition, we want to attract media attention to the topics of science,” Rector Evgeny Chuprunov said.

His press conference was dominated by questions about celebrating 100 years of Lobachevsky University. In 2016, Lobachevsky University marks its centenary year with a series of events. The celebrations will culminate in a special Alumni Event followed by a Ceremonial Meeting.