Opening of Summer School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China
July 12-13 the Opening Ceremony of Global Summer School was held in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, partner of MAI.
MAI and SJTU have a long experience of cooperation. In 2017 was founded a joint Master´s degree program MAI-SJTU, where Russian and Chinese students have been already studing. In April 2018, SJTU invited MAI students to participate in Summer School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and provided grants for free tuition and accommodation.13 MAI students fr om different faculties and countries took part in this program. Total number of participants is 21. They came from Canada, India, Slovenia, China, Brazil and Nigeria.
Global Summer School will last from 11 to 26 July and, as part of the program, students are trained at the Aerospace Faculty of SJTU. They all attend a course of lectures on avionics and cosmonautics of professors from the USA, Canada, China, France and Spain. Among the topics of lectures are “Deep space exploration”, “Advanced flight control”, “Future aircraft technology” and others. Most of the students also study Chinese language and culture course. The program also includes visits to the leading aviation enterprises in China, such as Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC).
July 12 was the Opening ceremony of the Global Summer School, which was attended by teaching staff and SJTU administration. The participants could enjoy a cultural program from student teams of SJTU. The next day there was an opening ceremony specifically at the Aerospace Faculty. The students were welcomed by the SJTU Director of International Department Qifu Li. From MAI side Project manager of joint Master´s degree program MAI-SJTU Alexander Khvan and third year MAI student of Faculty №1 “Aircraft Engineering” Dmitry Truchenkov were held the speech.
July 23 will start the Summer School at MAI, wh ere took part students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.