Stefan Duerr, President of EkoNiva Group, was appointed honourable professor of Voronezh State Agricultural University named after emperor Peter the Great.
EkoNiva has been engaged in the cooperation with the main agricultural institution of higher education in the region since the first days of its operation in Voronezh oblast.
For over fifteen years, the agricultural university has been preparing young specialists for the leading farming holding of the country.
The solemn appointment ceremony started with the meeting of Stefan Duerr and the students and teachers of the university. The president of EkoNiva Group told about its enterprise, the future growth prospects and young staff development. After Stefan Duerr’s presentation, the students bombarded him with questions. The future specialists were interested in internship, employment and career prospects at EkoNiva enterprises.
Nikolay Bukhtoyarov, Rector of the university, shared that the farming holding has a long-standing friendly and successful relationship with the university.
‘Currently, over 200 alumni of our university are employed by EkoNiva’, says Nikolay Bukhtoyarov. ‘We work with a large number of companies, but our cooperation with EkoNiva Group is the most friendly and productive.’ Therefore, today, we are rising to an entirely new level of joint work. Together, we will prepare specialists which will come to the enterprise after graduation to work with advanced technologies putting in practice the high-level knowledge obtained at the university instead of having to learn everything from scratch at work.
Nikolay Bukhtoyarov awarded the diproma of the honourable professor of Voronezh State Agricultural University named after emperor Peter the Great and the academic gown to Stefan Duerr.
‘EkoNiva puts special emphasis on attracting young specialists and improving the skills of its employees’, says Stefan Duerr, President of EkoNiva Group. ‘Regular qualification improvement, training abroad and comfortable working conditions allow us to ensure attractive career prospects for our employees.’
Stefan Duerr, Honourable Professor of Voronezh State Agricultural University named after emperor Peter the Great, underlined that the university and the farming companies of the region can join their efforts to achieve new goals in the development of the Russian farming sector and raise the prestige of agricultural education.
By Viktor BARGOTIN