MAI signed agreements on cooperation with Beijing Institute of Technology

26 September 2018

On September 25, 2018 delegation fr om Beijing Institute of Technology visited MAI.

Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) is a co-educational public university, located in Beijing, China, established in 1940. It is a major research university under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. About 25, 000 students study at BIT. BIT's traditional research strengths in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Chemical Engineering.BIT has already had a joint institute with Moscow State University and plans to expand partnership with leading Russian universities.

BIT delegation was headed by the Rector Prof. Zhang Jun and consisted of 7 persons, including Director of the BIT International Affairs Office Prof. Tang Shuiyuan, deans of the BIT departments and leaders of MSU-BIT University.

MAI was represented by Vice-rector for scientific affairs Mr. Yury Ravikovich, Head of Directorate of advanced scientific programs Mr. Roman Klinovskiy, Adviser to the Rector Ms. Anna Katkina and Director of the Directorate of Space Programs Mr. Leonid Komm.

Both sides presented their universities in the aspects of international programs, cooperation and projects, told about possibilities for students and main domestic and foreign partners.

Rector of BIT noted that his university is interested in an innovative way of cooperation, which consists in the creation of joint, one-dimensional educational programs wh ere students obtains specialized knowledge with a focus only on their field of interest.

The negotiations resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, which confirms the intention of close cooperation between two universities, and the agreement on academic exchange programs. In the future, the partners will consider the possibility of creating a joint institute with master's double degree programs.

Daria Vinogradova (PR-department)

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