Exchange Programs and New Projects: Korea-Russia Space Forum in MAI

22 November 2017

Exchange Programs and New Projects: Korea-Russia Space Forum in MAI

In the framework of Aerospace Science Week 22 November 2017, Moscow Aviation Institute (the National Research University), jointly with National Research Foundation of Korea, held the Korea-Russia Space Forum. The main objective of the event was the establishment of cooperation between Russia and Korea on space science projects and research.

Kim Tae-Hee, director of the Russian office of National Research Foundation of Korea, opened the event speaking about the history of cooperation between Russia and Korea  in high technology sphere and expressed confidence that the forum will result into practical agreements on joint cooperation programs between both countries.

Kang Daesoo, Minister of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea agreed with his compatriot. — In the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the presidents of our countries agreed to expand scientific and technological cooperation in the aerospace sector, noted the Minister. Korea-Russia Space Forum takes place in due course and is going to give good start for a new phase of cooperation in this area.

In total, the forum held three sessions with reports devoted to Earth observation, spacecraft engines and small satellite application.

The speakers of the Forum with the Korean and Russian sides described the latest developments currently under way on these topics in both countries. The guests also discussed the prospects for Russian specialists to participate in scientific and research projects that exist and develop on these topics in Korea and Russia.

Dean of MAI Aerospace faculty Olga Tushavina gave her comments on the results of Korea-Russia Space Workshop, held within the framework of Aerospace Science Week.

— Judging by the results of today's event, it is clear that a number of joint projects with Korean partners can be implemented at MAI.

Educational projects may become the most important element of such cooperation. It is not just student exchange, but the creation of a new scientific environment in cooperation with Korean universities. Such cooperation would enable MAI students  to increase their competence in the field of information technology, and MAI unique expertise would be relevant to the Korean side.

Another key area of cooperation is going to be the implementation of joint student projects for the production of CubeSats as well as the Earth observation fr om space projects . For environmental purposes in particular. Such projects will address both environmental, people-economic and scientific challenges.

Not only the scientists fr om Russia and Korea visited the workshop, but also students from Moscow Aviation Institute. MAI international students expressed great interest in the event.  Dario Partipilo Master's program student of the faculty of Aircraft Engines shared his impressions of the forum.

-One of the topics of the Forum was rocket engines, which is very close to the topic of my specialty. I have learned more about the way this topic is developed now in MAI as well as the level of development of the Korean industry in this regard. 

I believe that it is very useful for students to attend such events because this is wh ere we can get unique information that cannot be heard simply during a regular lecture. As a follow-up of the forum, I can better assess the prospects and directions wh ere I can find myself as a specialist in future.

Olga Egorova, Public Relations Department
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