NIS Receives St. Sava Award for Contribution to Education in Serbia

NIS is the recipient of the prestigious St. Sava Award given by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for contribution to the quality of education in Serbia.

On behalf of the company, the award was received by Andrey Shibanov, Deputy CEO and Director of Organisational Affairs, and Snežana Lakićević, Manager for Cooperation with Universities, Educational and Scientific Institutions

NIS has been recognised as a company that contributed towards improving the conditions of education in scientific institutions across Serbia in 2016 through its investments made as part of the Energy of Knowledge corporate programme. The programme, which the company has been running for five years now, has so far provided support to 26 knowledge Olympiads of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and the Russian language, with students from Serbia winning gold medals in international competitions across the globe. Four new academic curricula have been initiated and supported, and three bilingual Russian-Serbian classes have been created in schools in Serbia. In addition, NIS has adapted more than 40 classrooms and laboratories in schools and at universities, providing them with modern teaching aids, and to date the scholarship programme has involved over 94 students, who study both at Serbian and prestigious universities in the Russian Federation.

NIS has been recognised as a company that contributed towards improving the conditions of education in scientific institutions across Serbia in 2016 through its investments made as part of the Energy of Knowledge corporate programme

On behalf of the company, the award was received by Andrey Shibanov, Deputy CEO and Director of Organisational Affairs, and Snežana Lakićević, Manager for Cooperation with Universities, Educational and Scientific Institutions.

“This award will inspire NIS to continue investing in improving conditions in which young people in Serbia receive their education, and also supporting talented individuals, as we believe that investing in young people is investing in the future,” stated Shibanov on the occasion.

St. Sava Award is a traditional reward given by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in recognition of individual and institutional efforts and results achieved in the field of education and upbringing in the Republic of Serbia

St. Sava Award is a traditional reward given by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in recognition of individual and institutional efforts and results achieved in the field of education and upbringing in the Republic of Serbia. Further, NIS happens to be the only company that has been granted this recognition. The nomination for this most important reward concerning education in the Republic of Serbia has been initiated by the schools and faculties with which NIS has been cooperating for years now.

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NIS is one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in Southeast Europe. Its principal activities are exploration, production and refining, sales and distribution of a broad range of petroleum products, as well as the implementation of petrochemical and energy projects. Read more at http://www.nis.eu/en/about-us

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