In our interactions with local communities we pay close attention to improving educational levels, and seek to achieve this both through charity projects and interactive programs with secondary and higher educational institutions. We believe that in this way the Company can contribute to developing human capital and establishing intellectual potential in production areas that require modern and innovative solutions.
Programs for schoolchildren focus on developing the skills and knowledge that they will need in their studies and professional activity. Career-oriented work is performed for senior high school students, and trips are organized to LUKOIL enterprises.
Since 2000 we have been supporting promising students, young teachers, and masters of industrial training by awarding them with scholarships and grants. In 2017 the scholarship program covered 11 institutions of higher education, four colleges, and one high school in Russia. On average, LUKOIL grants are more than twice the size of a state grantIn 2017 the academic state grant for university students was set at RUB 1,484 per month. .
|Number of grant holders, people||180||186||180|
|Amount of financing, RUB million||5.1||5.8||6.6|
|Grants for teachers|
|Number of grant holders, people||82||88||89|
|Amount of financing, RUB million||9.0||9.6||10.3|
Note. Numbers for 2015-2016 have been adjusted.
As part of the comprehensive cooperation program between LUKOIL Group subsidiaries and industry-specific higher education institutions (oil, chemistry, and gas), dedicated departments have been set up, the material and training facilities of universities have been increased significantly, and new training aids have been published.
In 2017 LUKOIL CEO Vagit Alekperov visited the opening at the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (national research university) of a research and training site, a Center for Supervising Oilfield Development, and Exhibition Areas, which was refurbished with the Company’s support. The LUKOIL CEO delivered a lecture on development trends in global fuel and energy markets and the Russian oil industry, and met the recipients of LUKOIL scholarships and grants.