May Visit of MAI Delegation to China
In the beginning of May Moscow Aviation Institute Delegation conducted negotiations with the key Chinese partner – Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
Starting fr om 2017, MAI actively builds up technical education in China and the university has already achieved significant success in this direction. For example, MAI created in 2017 a joint MAI-SJTU Institute, wh ere 29 Russian and 23 Chinese students had been already studying. Moreover, in September 2018, about 70 Chinese students will come to MAI for studying Master programs in English.
Earlier this April, SJTU invited MAI students to participate in the Summer Aerospace School and provided 10 grants for free tuition and accommodation. However, by the deadline for submitting an application, 14 of MAI students have already been registered at the SJTU website.
The May delegation of MAI consisted of the assistant to the Rector Anna Katkina and the master program curator of MAI-SJTU Institute Alexander Khvan. During the negotiations, MAI and SJTU agreed that 14 students of MAI will go to Shanghai this summer and will study, live and eat absolutely free. This is really good news, because the partnership between two universities is developing steadily and confidently, and we know for sure that the Moscow-Shanghai-Moscow direction among the MAI students will become more and more popular every year.
Moreover MAI delegation visited a number of Chinese universities. According to the results of this meeting, from September 2019 MAI expects at least 120 students from other partner universities of China: Beijing Aerospace University, Shenyang Aerospace University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and other universities.
On the last day of the MAI-SJTU negotiations, Anna Katkina and Alexander Khvan met with Russian students studying at the joint MAI-SJTU Institute. They answered main questions, discussed the perspectives for employment in Moscow and wished the students a success in the summer session and creative development.