Dear colleagues, students, friends!
In 2018, for the first time, the Volga region Academy of sports and tourism entered the rating of Russian universities "5X100" and became the first among physical education universities in Russia. We started this year with accreditation of all our educational programs for the next 6 years. Expanded the number of areas of training, representation of Russian regions among students and took more than 1,000 freshmen. In 2018, the Academy opened the dissertation Council and held the first defense, and our scientific journal "Science and sports: modern trends" received the status of Vakovsky.
In summer, the Academy contributed to the Grand sporting event-the world Cup. Our facilities, specialists and student volunteers have done everything possible to make the championship in Russia bright and memorable. This year, an important result for us was the success of skier Andrey Larkov. He became the third graduate in the history of the Academy - winner of the Olympic Games after the shooter Svetlana Demina and athlete Gulnara Galkina-Samitova. It is impossible to list all the victories of our students, teachers and sports teams. But each of them can be proud!
All this year we continued to study-to teach, train, carry out actions. We mastered new technologies and built partnerships. Today we have big plans and great hopes. Kazan is the sports capital of Russia. Our University is its athletic heart. This year alone, 1.5 million people visited the facilities of the Academy.
Each of us contributes to the overall success. I thank each and every one of you for that. I wish you a happy new year and all the best!