Shanghai Jiao Tong University and MAI to start joint Master’s program in aviation
SHANGHAI Jiao Tong University signed an agreement with the Moscow Aviation Institute over the weekend to jointly enroll and cultivate full-time Master’s degree program to serve the demand for top talents of aviation technologies both in China and Russia.
“With China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and the programs of wide-body jets in both countries, exploring new international mode of education in alliance with the industry is very important,” said Cheng Jiaojie, Party chief of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The joint program will not copy the existing curriculum of the two schools, according to Jing Zhongliang, executive dean of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Jiao Tong.
The two parities have worked out new education plans and decided that Chinese and Russian students will be taught in English and take internships together.
Mainly based on programs of wide-body jets in China and Russia, each student will receive complete instruction on engineering research and training from teachers from the two schools and engineers from aviation companies. The program has won support from the United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation in Russia, as well as the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and the AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co.
The first batch of 60 students will start the program at Jiao Tong in September.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University also set up a new scholarship over the week end to sponsor elite students in international activities, such as internships in the United Nations and the World Health Organization, as well as international innovative competitions.
With 1 million yuan donated by Longey Real Estate Group Co, eight to 10 students will receive the scholarship each year.