PRO Lobachevsky-2019 award ceremony held at UNN

On January 14,  in the framework of celebration of the Day of the Russian Press, Lobachevsky University hosted the traditional meeting of leading Nizhny Novgorod journalists with the leadership of the university, teaching staff members, postgraduates and students of the UNN Department of Journalism.

Journalists and guests of the event were greeted by the Lobachevsky University Rector  Evgeny Chuprunov, Vice President of Sarovbusinessbank PJSC Alexey Liven, Director of the Department of External Relations of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Olga Guseva, Head of the Press Service of the Russian Railways JSC Natalia Vorozhtsova, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the Journalists Union of Russia Olga Noskova, UNN Vice-Rector for Public Relations Nikita Avralev, and Head of the Department of Journalism Olga Savinova. 

Rector Chuprunov thanked the media representatives for the fruitful cooperation: “We have done a lot together to tell readers the truth about science, about education, about our city and, of course, about the university. I am very glad to see you every year at our university and I hope that this tradition will continue.”

During the meeting, media representatives were awarded the “PRO Lobachevsky - 2019” prize for their contribution to the development of scientific journalism and creative approach in covering the research activities of UNN and other research  organizations.

The PRO Lobachevsky International Prize was established in 2016 with the aim to draw public attention to the latest scientific achievements, to support and encourage journalists working in the field of scientific communications, and to popularize scientific knowledge. The co-founder of the award is UNN’s long-term partner, Sarovbusinessbank PJSC. In 2019, the prize was awarded for the third time. Traditionally, the award ceremony is timed to the celebration of the Russian Press Day.