Delegation of SPbPU Took Part in the Global Summit of World's Leading Universities
Over 150 universities from all over the world took part in the meeting, among which was Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Oxford University, Imperial College of London (UK), Harvard University (US), Princeton University (US). Yale University (US), Stanford University (USA), Nagoya University (Japan), Bauman Moscow State Technical University and others. More than 16 000 people, interested in acquiring business contacts and searching new opportunities in the field of education, took part in the event.
The participation of the Nobel Prize winners, such as Constantine Novoselov (Nobel prize in Physics 2010), Willian Daniel Phillips (Nobel prize in physics 1997 along with Claude Coen-Tannuji and Steven Chu) and other scientists – proved the interest of respectable researches towards the strategic solutions of the representatives of the Educational Forum.
The presentation of the SPbPU Vice-Rector for International Relations Dmitry G. Arseniev on behalf of the Russian higher education community at the Summit triggered a great interest of its participants: during the break students and university professors from different countries came up to the Russian delegation inquiring about the potential cooperation with SPbPU and noting the practical orientation of the Vice-rector's speech.
Dmitri Germanovich talked about the development of education within the Russian Federation, its' competitive advantages and perspectives. In his speech, addressed to all of the participants of this significant event, he emphasized the necessity for international interuniversity cooperation, the role of researchers and teachers in the development of the global education system, the opportunity for the young generation which strives to receive new knowledge and professional growth. It was evident that D.G. Asveniev's report really appealed to the Chinese students, who nowadays often tend to choose Russian universities. The Vice-Rector of SPbPU emphasized the similarity of Russia and the PRC interests in various fields, tendencies towards convergence and sustainable development.
In the frame of the general program, which marked the 120-th anniversary of Xi'an Jiaotong University, D.G. Arseniev had a meeting with the president of the University Professor Wang Shuguo. Recently, SPbPU and Xi'an Jiaotong University signed a cooperation agreement. In February 2016, the delegation of the Chinese University visited SPbPU. During the negotiations in Xi'an Jiaotong University, the parties signed a student exchange agreement.
The delegation of SPbPU also visited the School of Energy of the Xi'an Jiaotong University, and familiarized themselves with the main laboratories. A meeting with the Dean of the School of Energy was organized for the teaching staff of our University. The Chinese colleagues were interested in cooperation with the Department of Nuclear and Thermal Energy (of the Institute of Energy and Transport Systems).
It is worth noting that Xi'an Jiaotong University gives 10 scholarships to SPbPU students so they could take part in the Summer School in China. The senior executives of the University reported on the decision to invite 10 students of the Polytechnic University to a master's degree program. The Vice-Rector for International Relations Dmitry G. Arseniev, in his turn, invited the students of the Chinese University to take part in the SPbPU Summer and Winter schools, and the professors of Xi'an Jiaotong University to give lectures in English in SPbPU.
International Relations Office, SPbPU