he event was timed to the 85th anniversary of the Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI. In honor of the anniversary the Department of extracurricular activities together with student councils and student club have organized flash mob "KAI 85".
Rector of KNRTU-KAI Prof. Albert Gilmutdinov welcomed the guests of the festival: "Dear students, professors, staff, alumni! On behalf of the administration I sincerely congratulate you on the birthday of our dear University! 85-year-old age is a youth. And youth means enthusiasm, health, strength and energy! ". After that under the cheers of the students the sky was lightened by colorful fireworks.
"On 5 March, 1932 the founding fathers of KAI laid a solid foundation for our alma mater. KNRTU-KAI was always a great university! Our task is to contribute to the raising its status even higher. Happy Birthday, KAI!", Yuri Gortyshov, President of the University said.
All visitors of the event were able to visit an exhibition of applied arts of KNRTU-KAI students and staff called "City of Masters" as well as to participate in different sports, listen to a concert, ride a horse, take a picture with the Huskies and enjoy pancakes.
Another event dedicated to the holiday was the football tournament. The team of the Institute for Aviation, Land Transportation and Power Engineering took 1st place. The Institute for Automation and Electronic Instrumentation team finished the second. University administration team took the third place.
Note that the celebrations dedicated to KNRTU-KAI 85th anniversary will be held in mid-May.