Greetings on the International Students’ Day

Dear students of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute! I sincerely congratulate you on International Students’ Day!

On this day in 1939, a brutal massacre of Czech patriotic students took place in German-occupied Prague. Seven years later, at the World Congress of Students, November 17 was established as a day to honor heroic youth.
Today, almost a century later, the story of the heroism of those who are just entering adulthood is being repeated in our country. Ukrainian youth risk their lives every day, demonstrate courage and patriotism, defending the right to live, study, work, and create in their free and independent state.
The student years of many polytechnicians are spent at the front lines, in front-line and occupied cities. Their classes are held online, and their free time is spent in blood centers, volunteer communities, at the construction of a new park, on the "great resettlement", organizing the library, and during times of the defense of Kyiv – at the barricades building, on duty at checkpoints, in all-round assistance to the territory defense and people who needed medicine and food in university shelters.

These trials educate outstanding youth who will protect the country, rebuild it free, beautiful, and prosperous, where everyone will want to live, work, and love. We are proud of you! We see a bright future for our country in your generation.

Happy holiday, dear students! Good luck to you on your thorny, but the only worthy path!

Rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Michael Zgurovsky