Ректор В.Н.Васильев получил степень почетного доктора наук в Lappeenranta University of Technology
Rector of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Vladimir Vasilev has received a degree of Honorary Doctor of Science in Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). Conferment Ceremony was held on June 8th, 2012. It took place at the City Hall of Lappeenranta.
This ceremony takes place every five years since 1994, it includes the presentation of doctoral regalia (diploma and hat - symbol of freedom and full membership in the scientific community), urban processesion, church service in St. Mary's Church of Lappee and a gala ball.
At press conference dedicated to the event, Rector Vasilev was awarded for his great achievements in development ofmutual partnership between University ITMO and LUT, active participation in joint educational and research projects.
In 2012 degree of Honorary Doctor of Science in Lappeenranta University was also given to a number of prominent scientists, politicians and businessmen, in particular, Finland's Minister for EU Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, professor of University of Leeds (UK) Peter Buckley, CEO of Cargotec Company Ilkka Herlin and others.