Professor Dr. Alexander Tsyganenko retired
Professor Dr. Alexander Maximovich Tsyganenko, the long-standing Rector of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MGUP), was retired precisely on his 67th birthday. Until a new rector has been elected, the university is led by professor Dr. Konstantin Antipov.
Though the retirement of A.M. Tsyganenko had to be expected sooner or later, the date came as a surprise anyway. Tsyganenko was the Rector of the Moscow university since 1986. He led it brilliantly during the difficult years of transition from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation of today; he is highly respected worldwide. MGUP, the largest institution of its kind, has been a member of the IC since 1994 and supports it strongly by, e.g., organizing several IC Annual Conferences and printing the IC Journal for free. Alexander Maximovich Tsyganenko, born in 1944, studied electrical and automation technology at the Moscow University of Mining. He worked at the Ministry for Higher Education of the former Soviet Union and later as the director of a school book publishing house. He wrote and edited a large number of textbooks on electrical and automation technology as well as media production. Alexander Tsyganenko is a member of the Russian Academy of Science as well as of the European Academy of Science and Arts and a Honorary Professor of the Stuttgart Media University. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and of the State Technical University of Ukraine at Kiew as well as a honorary professorship of the Technical University of Kirgizstan. The International Circle is grateful for the long-standing support of Alexander Tsyganenko and hopes that he will continue to support the IC also in his retirement. His rousing drive and energy certainly will prevail. Alexander Maximovich, we are expecting you at our next Annual Conference at Norrköping!