SPbPU and Jiao Tong University come to an agreement on cooperation and student exchange
June 14th, 2017 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was hosting a delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Among the delegates were Vice-President for Human Resources and International Affairs, prof. Huang Zhen, doctor Lin Xue, director of International Cooperation office, and university professors.
The Shanghai university Jiao Tong is the leading university in China that also maintains high positions in the international university rankings (it comes 62th in QS ranking, 5th in QS BRICS, 24th in QS Engineering Technology). In China it is also known as the “Chinese MIT”. Its principal research directions lie in clinical medicine, ship building, mechanical engineering, medical device engineering, electronics, electrotechnics - the areas in which Jiao Tong and SPbPU have overlapping interests.
The visit of the delegation began in the Main Academic building and continued with a tour of the international campus where the delegates met the SPbPU high-ranking officials led by Vice-Rector for International Relations Mr. D.G. Arseniev to negotiate further cooperation.
In his welcome address Mr. Arseniev pointed out that cooperation between Jiao Tong and SPbPU stems from the long-lasting bond: both universities have filed applications for participation in a joint project held in the framework of the BRICS Network University that involves SpbPU, Jiao Tong and TATA Institute (India). Besides, over the period of 2014-2016 the academic staff of SPbPU and Jiao Tong have produced three joint publications in medicine and neurodegenerative disorders which earned multiple citations.
During the course of the meeting the parties discussed a range of education areas of mutual interest, such as the opportunities for launching the joint EMBA program in management and logistics, student participation in summer schools offered by SPbPU and Jiao Tong, recruitment of Jiao Tong students for SPbPU international programs and Russian as a foreign language course, student and lecturers exchange between Jiao Tong and SPbPU, as well as the launch of the joint Master’s programs.
The negotiations resulted in a cooperation agreement on science and education and a student exchange agreement. The Jiao Tong delegation proceeded to the High school of cyber physical systems and control, the Science and Research Center, Engineering center and Super computer center, where another round of negotiations on computer science and technology cooperation took place between the Jiao Tong delegation and associate professor for the department of Telematics Mr. A.A. Lukashin.