Besik Meskhi – Dr. in technical sciences, professor, since 2007 – the Rector of State Higher Education Institution “Don State Technical University” (DSTU).
In 1985 Besik Meskhi graduated from the "Agricultural industry automation" Department of Rostov Institute of Agricultural Machine-Building (now - Don State Technical University). Having graduated, he started his career at the university as a research laboratory engineer. From 1990 up to 2007 he occupied the position of the Vice-Rector for Administrative Work.
In 1999 Besik Meskhi presented his Ph.D. thesis on Labor Safety, in 2004 - a doctoral thesis on the same specialty. He continued his scientific work, and in 2006 he obtained the academic status of professor.
In 2007, Besik Meskhi elected as a Rector of Don State Technical University, in 2013 - as a Chairman of the Rostov region Rectors’ Council.
Besik Meskhi, as a well-known scientist in Russia and abroad, has more over 260 publications including 30 monographs, 180 articles, 5 copyright certificates, diplomas, patents and licenses.
Besik Meskhi awarded a second and first-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland (2000 and 2006), a first-class medal of Ven. Sergey Radonezhskiy Russian Orthodox Church, an award pin “Honourable worker of higher professional education of Russian Federation” (2003 and 2009), a laureate certificate of the RF Government award in the field of education (2009), a President’ Certificate of Merit (2014).
Besik Meskhi is married, having two sons.
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