Today TSU was visited by a delegation from Harbin Institute of Petroleum (PRC). The delegation consisted of Yan Feng, assistant to the rector and dean of the Faculty of Economics; Zhang Soong, head of International Cooperation Division; and Zia Minsu, head of the Department for Cooperation with Russia. The parties discussed opportunities for academic exchange between their universities, as well as the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Harbin Institute of Petroleum is a young university that is actively developing. Though it was created in 2003, to date more than 10,000 students in 28 specialties have been trained there. The Institute actively promotes international collaboration, including with universities of Japan, the USA, South Korea, and our country. In Russia, the Institute has long partnered with universities in the Far East, but now it aims at establishing collaboration with universities in Siberia.
Yan Feng, assistant to the rector, said that Harbin Institute of Petroleum has Russian as the first foreign language, and it is studied not only by the students of linguistic specialties.
- We offer several directions, in particular, the exchange of students and teachers, as well as a cross-cutting training programme for Chinese students to study in Russia, - said Yan Feng.
In addition, the guests from China were interested in collaboration in economic education, in particular in the training of accountants.
In turn, Artem Rykun, Vice Rector for International Affairs of TSU, noted that short-term programmes of academic mobility, and in particular, seasonal language schools for students, could be the beginning of a fruitful collaboration.
In the near future, the sides will prepare a package of proposals on the possibilities for collaboration and conclude a Memorandum of Understanding.
For reference. TSU is actively developing collaboration with universities in China. In particular, TSU and Shenyang Polytechnic University have been partners since 2007. The establishment of the Confucius Institute at TSU was their first major joint project. Then a programme was developed for Russian language study, "2 + 2". Currently, TSU’s partner universities are carrying out dozens of joint projects. This year TSU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the North China University of Technology and discussed student exchanges and teaching of the Russian language with Nanjing University, which holds 126th place in the QS ranking.