четверг, 23 октября 2014 г.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov awarded doctor’s degrees to Estonian politicians

This week, in the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, the Candidate of Economic Sciences diplomas were issued to Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and Deputy of the Maardu City Council Nikolai Degtjarenko, with a famous politician and businessman Mikhail Prokhorov taking part in the ceremony.
According to Professor Kalinin, one of the directors of the Skolkovo science centre, the primary goal of today’s science is optimum use of young scientists for effective resolution of economic crises.
Kaur and Degtjarenko defended their theses of Candidates of Economic Sciences (according to the European classification - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)) at the meeting of the Thesis Council of the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics at the end of 2013. The decision to award the respective degrees was made by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles and approved by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of 19 May and 7 July this year.
The Skolkovo science centre “The Russian Silicon Valley” is a modern science and technology innovation complex for development and commercialisation of new technologies. Some of the famous lecturers of Skolkovo include Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Secretary of State and presidential candidate of the Republican Party of the USA Condoleezza Rice.
The ceremony took place within the framework of the science and development project of the Gorchakov Fund for Public Diplomacy. Diplomat and statesman Alexander Gorchakov is directly related to Estonia, as he was born in Haapsalu. Mikhail Prokhorov is one of the patrons of the Gorchakov Fund for Public Diplomacy.
Photo: Nikolai Degtjarenko, Mikhail Prokhorov and Max Kaur after awarding of the doctor’s degrees. 

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