Delegation of MAI took part in the BRAIA conference in China

31 May 2018

Delegation of MAI took part in the BRAIA conference in China

On May 23-25 the delegation of Moscow Aviation Institute took part in the working seminar of the «Belt And Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance».

BRAIA is an alliance of 48 aerospace universities, researches institutes and organizations, which was established in April 2017 as part of the “One Belt and One Road Initiative”. This is the government program of China, which is devoted to the joint projects of the "Silk Road Economic Belt " and the " 21st-century Maritime Silk Road". MAI, as one of the leading Russian universities in aerospace research, was included in the membership list of the alliance.

In May 2018 the first working seminar of the association was held in the port city of Taicang, in the eastern part of China. The main goals were to create strong network and cooperation in the scientific sphere with universities around the world, as well as to identify the key moments of the alliance's development. The conference was attended by the delegates from 30 polytechnic universities of 7 countries: Russia, China, Spain, Pakistan, Italy, Australia and Egypt. Russian Federation was represented by Moscow Aviation Institute and Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Dmitry Kozorez, member of MAI delegation, made a presentation of Moscow Aviation Institute to all members of the BRAIA, highlighted the University's research projects, and spoke about the cooperation experience with foreign partners, such as the creation of a joint master program with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Members of MAI delegation noted that the atmosphere at the conference was open and friendly. There were a lot of present Chinese partner universities of MAI, the representatives of MAI have established a number of new contacts, which could further lead to productive cooperation and participation in joint projects. For example, the Xi'an Jiaotong University offered MAI students to participate in the summer aerospace school completely free of charge! 

Daria Vinogradova (PR-department)

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