The message reads, in part:
“You can be rightfully proud of the glorious constellation of prominent scientists, professors and lecturers who established reputable scientific, research and technological schools. Their breakthrough discoveries and innovations became an important contribution to the development of scientific, technic and engineering thought and the increase of potential in the key areas of the Russian economy, industry and the defence complex. And, of course, your predecessors also did a great deal for the institute to become one of the most prestigious technical universities in Russia and the world.
It is good to see that the current institute staff carefully preserves and continues these remarkable traditions. The practice and innovation vector as well as the cutting-edge technology actively used in the teaching process help you look to the future with confidence and train highly qualified specialists required in science, production, business and teaching.”
The Practical Institute of Technology was founded in St Petersburg on November 28 (December 10), 1828, on the order of Emperor Nicholas I to train specialists for the developing industries.
Today St Petersburg State Institute of Technology trains specialists in chemistry, chemical technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mechanics, information technology, management and economics.