From 18 to 22 December Rector of Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University Prof. Valery Grakhov and the Senior Vice-Rector Dr. Aleksandr Gubert visited Aalen University in Baden-Württemberg (Germany).
The cooperation on the «roadmap» of scientific cooperation, which was adopted this year by Russia and Germany, was discussed with the leadership of the German partner university. The «roadmap» presents four areas of training, two of which can be jointly implemented with Kalashnikov ISTU.
– We have a number of priority areas of cooperation in the field of education, science, research and innovation, such as: research in the field of health; renewable energy and energy efficiency; climate, environment and sustainable development. The support of young scientists’ and students’ mobility in our educational institutions is an important investment in scientific excellence, trustful cooperation and mutual understanding, as well as in the competitiveness of both countries in the future – commented Dr. Aleksandr Gubert on the results of these negotiations.
It should be mentioned that a student of Aalen University has already defended the master thesis at our university last year, the second one is defending the master thesis this summer, and two more are working on PhD dissertations.
In the fall semester, Kalashnikov ISTU plans to send five students for an internship to Aalen University. The same scheme will be tried for the Dean of the Faculty of Instrumentation Engineering and Director of the Institute of Informatics and Computer Engineering in order to cooperate at the level of university departments and actively develop the popular IT-sphere and Internet of Things. It was also agreed that once a year German professors of the partner University will come to Russia, and Russian professors will come to Germany to give lectures and participate in conferences and workshops.
For German students Kalashnikov ISTU will hold a summer school, where students will be introduced to our university, its history and teaching methods (details and exact dates of the school will be known in February).
The second meeting in the framework of the working visit of the leadership of Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University was no less important — with the Mayor of Aalen. Social programs were discussed: the visit of the Udmurt Philharmonic Orchestra to Aalen, the promotion of university orchestras in the framework of cultural exchange and others.