On June 26, 2018 a session of the Academic Council featured by the rector of Saint Petersburg University of Economics I.A. Maksimtsev became a venue for an official ceremony for conferment of scholarships from the first commercial bank of new Russia – Viking Bank. It is a tradition that the bank scholarships are conferred to the students who showed outstanding results in studying and scientific research, and participated in social affairs: Irina Dudnikova, Aleksandra Vinogradova, Vladimir Shchulga, Vladislav Mitin, Alexey Khilobok.
The official ceremony was conducted by the Chairman of the Board of Viking Bank JSC A.A. Zaozerskiy and the Deputy Chairman of the Board Yu.V. Muntyan. A.A. Zaozerskiy noted enduring friendship between the credit institution and the university. Assistance in development of education in Russia is among the top priorities of Viking Bank’s social policy.
I.A. Maksimtsev in his speech congratulated Viking Bank on the upcoming 30th anniversary and thanked the bank and its management for the comprehensive support of the institution and its students.
The bank’s scholarship program was established as a form of support for the most talented and gifted students, its aim is not only to acknowledge success and scientific achievements of young economists but to help them obtain confidence when choosing the future field of activity.