Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Michael Zgurovskyi, the Rector of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, received the highest award from the People's Republic of China for foreign experts who have made an outstanding contribution to economic and social progress and contributed to the country's innovative development, the “Award of Friendship”.

On September, 29, at the solemn ceremony of awarding foreign experts, which is held annually in Beijing during the celebration of the main state holiday of the country – the day of the formation of the People's Republic of China, the “Award of Friendship” was handed to the rector by the Vice Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China, member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, Liu Xi.

This year, the Chinese government awarded the “Award of Friendship” to 50 experts and scientists from the 21 countries in the world. Among the awarded were two graduates of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Michael Zgurovskyi and professor at the University of Philadelphia (USA) Yuriy Gogots). The award consists of a medal and a corresponding certificate. On the obverse of the medal the image of the Great Wall is stamped, as well as the inscription “Award of Friendship” in Chinese and English.