On September 7, 2017 a press conference on the results of university rector elections was held in the conference hall of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. The media event was attended by members of the organizing committee of election, the administration of the IFNTUOG, the directors of the institutes, numerous media representatives, and guests.
The press conference was started by the chairman of the organizing committee for election – the Director of the Institute of Humanities and Public Administration, professor Dmytro Dzvinchuk who officially, in accordance with the final Protocol No. 7 of September 6, 2017, declared the academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Ye. Kryzhanivskyi the winner of the election race. The newly elected rector of IFNTUOG will hold office for the next 5 years after signing the contract with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Mr. Dzvinchuk congratulated Ye. Kryzhanivskyi for a high level of trust expressed by the team of the university: 64.9% of the total number of votes.
After greetings, Yevstakhii Kryzhanivskyi shared his plans for the next 5 years. In his speech, he noted that IFNTUNG had a difficult path of formation – from the danger of losing itself to the IVth level of accreditation, the status of the National one, integration into the international educational and scientific space. However, there still is room for improvement. The University has developed and implemented a program to improve the energy security of the state. There are plans to establish a dual form of education so that students can combine study and work in the specialty.
The rector also announced a number of important high-level meetings that will take place in the near future in the IFNTUOG and with the participation of the university: a visiting meeting of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, meetings with representatives of the fuel and energy complex. This indicates that our university plays an important role in the educational and scientific process of the country.