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29 Mar 2019

Gomel University, Beijing Institute of Technology to develop scientific cooperation

Gomel University, Beijing Institute of Technology to develop scientific cooperation
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GOMEL, 29 March (BelTA) - Francysk Skaryna Gomel State University (GSU) and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) concluded a cooperation agreement on 29 March, BelTA learned from the press service of Gomel State University. The document was signed by the GSU Rector Sergei Khakhomov and the BIT Vice-rector, the GSU Doctor Honoris Causa Wang Xiao Feng.

The university said that the document outlines ten areas of cooperation. The universities will focus on developing scientific cooperation. Priority cooperation areas include metamaterials, vacuum methods to form coatings for various purposes, sol-gel and nanotechnologies, microelectronics.

“The GSU scientists will get an opportunity to carry out research in the BIT laboratories, enhance economic effectiveness of their developments, promote them in China’s market. The parties are also interested in joint research projects and joint high-tech enterprises, mutual exchange of research results and innovative development,” the press service noted. Plans are in place to present joint R&D products at high-level platforms, including the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.

The document also envisages exchange programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students, bilateral internships for administrative staff and specialists, advanced training for teaching staff and researchers in the two educational institutions, summer schools. Negotiations will be held to develop programs of double diplomas for bachelors, talks about the possibility to set up a joint post graduate course and a scientific laboratory are underway. The agreement also provides for the participation of the universities’ representatives in editorial boards of the scientific journals published in the universities.

The press service pointed out that China is a promising partner in scientific cooperation. Gomel State University has been developing close relations with China for over 25 years and has already concluded more than 20 cooperation agreements with China’s universities and scientific centers. The university has developed close and effective cooperation with Nanjing University of Science and Technologies, Shanghai Industry and Commerce Foreign Language College, Xuzhou Institute of Technology, Jiangsu University, and others. Since 1992, over 400 citizens of China have graduated from Francysk Skaryna Gomel State University. At present, around 30 Chinese students are studying in the GSU. More than 100 students attend the Chinese language course offered by the university.

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