SPbSUITD and Chengdu University of Technology signed a memorandum about international cooperation

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September 03, 2021, a memorandum was signed between the Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design and Chengdu University of Technology (China) on the implementation of a joint educational project. The result of the implementation of the program in the learning process of the two universities will be the Saint-Petersburg Design and Technology Institute of the Chengdu University of Technology. The concept of partnership relations will concern the training of bachelor students in such areas as industrial design, software, Internet finance, materials science and engineering. Universities, each of which is one of the leading universities in its region, will jointly prepare a resource base, develop curricula and recruit teaching staff for the implementation of the project.

The plan is to train up to 400 students per year in each of the four directions of training. It is assumed that the total number of participants in the cooperation program will be about 1,600 people per year. Under the agreement, students will undergo educational programs in China. After entering the Chengdu University of Technology, the student will be enrolled in SPbSUITD, and after the second year he will be able to continue his training at a Saint-Petersburg university or continue his training in China.

During the ceremony, rector of Chengdu University of Technology, Ye Zhongbin, read a compellation to the rectors of the two partner universities from the son of the famous Chinese military figure Chen Yi, Mr. Chen Chaosu. A descendant of Chen Yi paid attention to the fact that the Saint-Petersburg university, which has a rich history, trains designers and technologists for various industries, including light industry, and also mentioned in his address the outstanding figure of one of the graduates of the Saint-Petersburg university - the Soviet state and party figure Alexey Nikolaevich Kosygin. “The cooperation of our universities helps to open up new ways of international partnership between China and Russia in the field of university management, not only to provide a platform for learning, but also to strengthen friendship between the countries, to contribute to the strategic partnership between Russia and China,” said Mr. Chen Haosu.

The heads of both universities were addressed by the head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education of China Liu Qing, she noted that the Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design has achieved great success in the field of international cooperation and education, expressed the hope that the universities will be able to write a new chapter in the field of partnership between the two countries and achieve joint results in educational activities.

During the ceremony, the rector of Chengdu University of Technology Ye Zhongbin spoke about functioning of four leading state bachelor’s degree directions in basic construction specialties at the university, specifically mechanical and electronic engineering, logistics management, microelectronics, computer sciences and technologies and also about 13 leading bachelor’s degree directions in basic construction specialties of a national level. Mr. Ye Zhongbin hopes that within the framework of cooperation, universities will be able to increase their advantages by training specialists in the field of research and development and curriculum development.

The president of the international corporation “Eurasia”, which has been helping universities of Russia and China to increase competitiveness and establish cooperation for more than 20 years, FengYou noted that at this stage in relations between China and Russia there is the best period for cooperation in the field of education, and the signing of a memorandum and agreement between universities is an excellent solution for the strategic partnership of the two countries.

While in Moscow, working as a member of the commission for awarding prizes of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology, the significance of the signed memorandum was appreciated by the rector of SPbSUITD, Chairman of the Council of Rectors of Universities of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Alexey Demidov. He brought into focus that the creation of the Saint-Petersburg Design and Technology Institute of Chengdu University is a plan to train specialists of international level of competence. They will have knowledge of modern scientific achievements and be able to design, research, engage in technical developments and production management at enterprises of their Homeland.

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