Alexander Y. Panychev, the President of St. Petersburg State Transport University (PSTU), visited SWJTU in this April. SWJTU university leaderships met the visiting delegation at Xipu campus.
SWJTU and PSTU bears profound cooperative foundation which can be traced back as early as 1960s. CAS and CAE Academician Shen Zhiyun, Professor Yan Juanmao and Professor Lian Jisan, the outstanding SWJTU alumni who have been devoted to China’s engineering development, obtained their PhD degrees in PSTU.
President Xu Fei remarked at the meeting with President Panychev that cooperation between the two universities should be further strengthened. He highlighted that a new stage was ahead of the two universities since China’s implementation of One Belt and One Road initiative.
Panychev spoke highly of SWJTU’s substantial cooperation with its Russian counterparts. “It gives the very best Chinese and Russian students the distinctive edge to compete on the global stage, providing Russian students with links to those brilliant Chinese minds,” said Panychev.
Before Panychev’s arrival at SWJTU, a delegation comprised of professors from PSTU visited SWJTU.
During the meeting with the delegation of PSTU professors, Xu put forward his suggestions on the future cooperation, including reinforcing talents cultivation, co-developing research platforms, collaborating in scientific research and co-publishing academic journals.