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Rosneft Opens Minor Academy of Sciences Building in Yakutia

12 April 2022

A new building for the Minor Academy of Sciences, built and equipped by Rosneft Oil Company, was ceremonially opened in the Chapayevo village of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day. The new 7,000 square metre building will accommodate children from major cities as well as from remote parts of the Republic. The opening day saw the first classes for high school students.

The opening date for the Minor Academy is no accident: the educational centre will be used to create a space training ground, where young researchers will be able to test mini replicas of Moon and Mars rovers. Students from the V.P. Larionov Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics in Yakutsk have already created a model of a remote-controlled Mars rover. The planetary rover prototype weighs about 15 kg.

The space training ground of Yakutia's Minor Academy of Sciences will be the only educational laboratory in the country where schoolchildren will be able to test space robotics mobile vehicles. Moreover, a satellite dish on the roof of the building can be used to track the movements of weather satellites.

The Academy of Sciences' centre for talented children has been opened in Yakutia as part of the Education national project. It follows the model of the Sirius Educational Centre. This centre will become a hub for research and project work by schoolchildren across the Far East region.

The three-storey Small Academy of Sciences building is comprised of two adjacent blocks, a 150-seat educational block and a 100-bed residential block, where children will be able to live during a training shift. All conditions have been met to organise the educational process: modern laboratories, a cryolithozone research and education centre, an IT centre, a co-working room, an assembly hall, a library with a reading room, a TV studio, sports and exercise rooms.

Rosneft is interested in attracting local specialists to its ranks. The Company's enterprise Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha, which is always open to cooperation with promising and talented young specialists, operates in Yakutia. As a new educational space emerges, the number of such employees will increase.

Rosneft devotes special attention to creating a favourable social environment in the regions where it operates. The Company's subsidiary, Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha, operates in Yakutia. It is one of the region's main taxpayers and is also involved in implementing major educational and social projects. Between 2017 and 2021, the enterprise supported more than 1 billion roubles worth of community-oriented projects aimed at improving the quality of life of the region's population.

Rosneft
Information Division
April 12, 2022

Keywords: ESG