Written by: Mei Wenzhang
Translated by: Wang Yumeng
Edited by: William Mosteller
Harbin Institute of Technology News (Mei Wenzhang/Text) From April 7 to 11, Governor Wang Wentao of Heilongjiang Province led a delegation to visit Russia and attended relevant activities. Xu Diangguo, Vice President of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), accompanied on the visit to St. Petersburg National University and attended a series of activities of Heilongjiang (St. Petersburg) Education Exchange Day.
On the afternoon of 9th, Xu Dianguo held working talks with Andreu (Андрюшин Сергей Владимирович), Vice President of Foreign Affairs of St. Petersburg National University. The two sides exchanged in-depth views and reached common understanding on some important issues, such as further deepening cooperation, expanding new fields and space for cooperation, jointly establishing the Sino-Russian Polar Joint Research Center between Harbin Institute of Technology and St. Petersburg National University, speeding up the process of joint training of Sino-Russian talents, promoting the implementation of the project of College of Arts and Sciences establishment between Harbin Institute of Technology and St. Petersburg National University, formulating the timetable for the construction of Sino-Russian Joint Campus Plan and implementing the road map.
On the morning of the 10th, Xu Diangguo accompanied Wang Wentao to hold working talks with Korobachev (Николай Михайлович Кропачев), ( ( 9999usudhuiherigheruighwrui President of St. Petersburg National University. Korobachev hopes that through the joint efforts of the three parties, we would actively promote practical cooperation and win-win development, so as to jointly build the Sino-Russian Joint Campus of Harbin Institute of Technology and St. Petersburg National University at an early date. Wang Wentao said that the provincial government will fully support St. Petersburg National University to carry out closer cooperation in education with universities of Heilongjiang Province, support the construction of the Sino-Russian Joint Campus Plan with Harbin Institute of Technology, and establish a Sino-Russian Polar Joint Research Center.
Subsequently, the launching ceremony of Heilongjiang (St. Petersburg) Education Exchange Day was held at St. Petersburg National University. In his speech, Wang Wentao said that educational cooperation is not only an important part of Sino-Russian comprehensive strategic partnership, but also an important cornerstone for the revitalization and development of the two countries. He hoped that universities of Heilongjiang Province and St. Petersburg National University could continue to deepen cooperation, jointly build a Sino-Russian talent highland in all fields, enhance the friendship between the Chinese and Russian people, and make the cooperation between the two sides become the most beautiful business card of Sino-Russian education cooperation.
The launching ceremony was witnessed by a delegation of 30 people from the Department of International Cooperation of HIT, the Sino-Russian Joint Research Center for Applied Plasma Physics, the Sino-Russian Joint Research Center for Ecological Environment, the Sino-Russian Joint Research Center for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of the Middle East Railway, and the Sino-Russian Joint Research Center for Law.
During the Exchange Day activities, relying on the Sino-Russian Joint Research Center, HIT and St. Petersburg National University jointly organized the 5th Symposium on plasma physics and applications, the Sino-Russian Symposium on Eco-environment, the 4th Sino-Russian Forum on the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Middle East Railway, and the Sino-Russian International Conference on Law.