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September 1, 2017

Yuriy Kholin Lecture Hall Opening


Karazin University has held the solemn opening of Yuriy Kholin Lecture Hall. The opening took place with the participation of the University President, Vil Bakirov, the People’s Artist of Ukraine, Head of Kharkiv Department of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Viktor Kovtun, Vice-Presidents, the Dean of the School of Chemistry, Oleh Kaluhin, faculty, staff and students.

“In the last 12 years, this is the first academic year that begins without Yuriy Kholin. Every year, in late August—early September, there are quite a lot of events, organizational moments at Karazin University, and Yuriy Kholin was always in the center of them. It was his life, the University was his life”, stressed Mr. Bakirov addressing the audience. There are few name lecture halls in the University. Yuriy Kholin did a lot for Karazin University. Yuriy Kholin was an outstanding scientist, a lecturer to have trained about 15 winners of international olympiads in chemistry. He was awarded numerous state prizes, but most importantly, he was respected at the University."

Mr. Kaluhin pointed out Yuriy Kholin’s significant contribution to the development of the olympiad movement in Ukraine, the training of future scientists, “It is quite significant that this lecture hall is near the department that was actually created by Yuriy Kholin. It was he who communicated with colleagues, gathered specialists, educated young scientists.”

The Head of the Department of Chemical Materials Science, Oleksandr Korobov, outlined that the opening of the name lecture hall is a worthy way of honoring Yuriy Kholin’s significant contribution to the development of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

The lecture hall is decorated with a portrait depicting Yuriy Kholin at work executed by Viktor Kovtun.

For reference. Yuriy Kholin was an outstanding Ukrainian scientist, expert in surface physical chemistry and chemometry, doctor of chemistry, full professor, academician of the Higher School Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Merited Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, merited professor of Kharkiv University. He was the first Vice-President of the University.

Translated by Inna Zaets

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