On November 20, 2020, on Friday, China Foundry Association (CFA) and Foundry School of the Open University of China (OUC Foundry School), and Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Education online.
Take a look at the NMSTU presentation here: https://www.foundry-planet.com/fileadmin/redakteur/pdf-dateien/3._NMSTU_Presentation.pdf
The agreement was signed by Prof. Libo Zhang, President of CFA and Dean of OUC Foundry School and Prof. Mikhail Chukin, Rector of NMSTU.
After getting acquainted with each other's activities, the University and the Association found a mutual interest in developing international relations in the field of industry science, education, dissemination of knowledge and technology on a long-term basis, especially considering the importance of the role of the parties to the Agreement in promoting cooperation and contributing to the development of society in General and the foundry industry in particular.
The parties determined that the most important areas of cooperation under the agreement will be
- identification of possible joint research projects with Universities and Research centers of countries;
- mutual assistance in implementing new educational programs and technologies;
- programs of exchange of students, postgraduates and employees with industry-specific educational institutions of countries.
- joint educational projects to improve the skills of employees of the foundry industry in the countries
Combining efforts will allow the University and the Association to develop industry communication platforms in order to stimulate interstate interaction for the development of the industry and to promote the consolidation and development of long-term partnerships between representatives of the industry in Russia and China.
After signing the Agreement, a plan of concrete actions was adopted to achieve the agreed goals for further development of cooperation and a regular dialogue mechanism was defined.
The parties also noted that this Agreement was made possible thanks to the BRICS Foundry Association's scientific and technical cooperation development program and the support of the Russian Association of Foundrymen.