The visit of delegations from the People's Republic of China
On the 16th of April, 2019, a visit of the delegations from the Chinese Embassy in Russia, and Xi'an Jiaotong University took place at MPEI.
In the framework of the visit the talks with the delegation of XI'An University were carried out by professor Lung Jianange, Deputy Dean, professor Yang Shumin, director of the selection committee Zhang Hua, head of the international office Ma Teng, all from Chinese side. From the Russian side, Vice-Rector on International Relations Alexander Tarasov, Head of the International Administration Sergey Shirinskii, Head of the department of international cooperation, Elena Gulicheva, graduate from Moscow Power Engineering Institute Zhou Pengchao, who has defended his Ph.D. thesis in Technical Sciences in February, 2019, and is now hired as an MPEI teacher, and MPEI staff, were all present.
Associate professor Alexey Dudolin and engineer of the innovation technology center Vladimir Kindra led an excursion for delegates round the laboratory complex of the Department of Heat Electric Stations.
After the meeting with the authorities of the MPEI International Administration the PRC representatives held a presentation about the international programs of the Xi'An Jiaotong University for Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students of MPEI. They spoke of scholarships for MPEI students and of conducting the Summer school from 9 July until 18 July, 2019. It is also worth mentioning that students and staff of MPEI annually participate in Xi'an Summer School and give positive feedback.
Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of the leading universities of China and has an elaborate Infrastructure. The first agreement between MPEI and XJU was signed in 2012. In 2015 the Xi'an Jiaotong has become the founder of Silk Road University Alliance. 154 Universities including MPEI from 31 countries and regions joined the Alliance to promote cooperation and development of higher education.
The presentation about the Alliance and Xi'an made by Chinese guests was followed by their visit to study laboratories of the Department of High Voltage Engineering and Electrical Physics, being led by Sergey Khrenov.
On this very day, 16th of April, MPEI has also been visited by the delegates of PRC Embassy in Russian Federation, 1st secretary in education Jiang Ming and 3rd secretary Liu Wenquan. Vice-rector on international relations made a report on the collaboration with China. In the 50-ies of 20th century at MPEI appeared first Chinese students. Among the MPEI Alumni there are many Chinese students who had made an impact to the development of Chinese science and economy. The most famous Chinese graduate of MPEI is Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of PRC, who is a Honorable Doctor of MPEI, as well as Zhang Tun, president of Chinese Industrial corporation ''Great Wall''. MPEI also collaborates with 30 Chinese Universities.
The discussion over the prospects of collaboration and founding the joint educational program together with Xi'an Jiaotong University has been held.
Lately, for the delegates from the PRC Embassy in Russia, the Head of the Institute of Hydro Power and Renewable Energy Sources Tatyana Shestopalova, professor of this Institute Mikhail Tyagunov and Deputy Head of this Institute Alexey Vaskov led an excursion to the laboratory complex of the IHPRES, that was including the Hydromechanics laboratory, laboratory complex ''Smart network of renewable energy sources''. After that, there was a discussion on the collaboration with RusHydro enterprise.
The final event of the visit was the meeting of the PRC Embassy representatives with students and graduates from MPEI, where Chinese scholars shared their impressions of life and study process in Moscow.