The delegation from Beijing University has learnt our research projects in engineering and natural sciences and initiated discussion to identify the areas for academic collaboration.
The aim of the trip is to identify the areas for collaboration in research. The Vice Rector for Research and Director of the Research Park Sergei Mikushev who also chaired the meeting, presented our leading scientists in physics, chemistry, biology and showed our laboratories and resource centres.
We are glad to show our equipment and introduce out leading scientists.
Director of the Research Park Sergei Mikushev
The delegation was headed by the Vice-President for Research of Beijing University Gen Tsukhuan. He thanked for the meeting and told that Beijing University is one of the oldest universities in the country. “I hope we will identify a wide range of areas for collaboration”, — said the Vice-President for Research.
The Director of the SPbU Magnetic Resonance Research Centre Petr Tolstoi showed the delegation the Research Park which includes 26 research centres in four fields: nanotechnologies and materials science, biomedicine, information systems, and ecology and sustainable use of natural resources. The Research Park collaborates with the centres in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa.
The Director of the Resource Centre of Development of Molecular and Cellular Technologies Kirill Volkov focused on how we could collaborate in agriculture and stock farming; Associate Professor Oleg Levin from the Department of Electrical Chemistry told about the projects on synthesizing organic materials for storage of energy producing materials; Associate Professor Irina Fedorova from the Department of Geoecology and Use of Natural Resources who is also a head of the projects on environmental and wild nature conservation, preservation of biodiversity, and ecotourism presented the Earth sciences; Associate Professor Alla Iurova from the Department of Climatology and Environmental Monitoring told that they had already been working the their colleagues from China on the project “Ecological Civilization” and told about other opportunities for collaboration.
Gun Tsikhuan told about the history and current states of affairs in Beijing University. Founded in 1898, Beijing University educates and prepares 40,000 students, including 2.5 thousand of international students. Among its partners are 359 institutions from 53 countries. The University has six faculties. According to the QS, Beijing University is ranked 38, according to the Times Higher Education, it is ranked 27, and according to the Nature (Nature Index), it holds the 8th position. The Vice-President for Research also focused on the strategies of research development and programmes to prepare young specialists and scientists.
The parties shared their experience in fundamental and applied research and agreed to collaborate in a number of areas.