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Visit of the official delegation from Lanzhou Jiaotong University (Lanzhou, China)

28-30 November 2011 the official delegation from Lanzhou Jiaotong University (Lanzhou, China) visited the Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (KrNU). The visit was organized in the framework of bilateral Agreements of Cooperation, signed on March 22, 2011. The delegation was headed by prof. Ren Enen, President of LZJTU, professor. The delegation also included: Mrs. Zhang Guojing, Vice-Director, International Cooperation & Exchange office, prof. Zhang Youpeng, Dean of the School of Electric Engineering, prof. Zhao Yanlong, Dean, School of Economic & Management.

Guests had the opportunity to review the scientific basis of the university. They visited the laboratories of the Institute of electromechanics, energy saving, and automatic control systems, the Transport technologies department, Department of processes and equipment for mechanical, physical and technical processing, and Faculty of management. Foreign guests were satisfied with equipping facilities and expressed the sincere hope for the development of students` exchanges between Lanzhou Jiaotong University and KrNU.

Mrs. Zhang Guojing, Vice-Director, International Cooperation & Exchange office (LZJTU), together with Andrii Markevych, Head of International relations department (KrNU), met with our students who wish to get Master and Doctor Degree at Lanzhou Jiaotong University. They discussed the rules of submission to the Chinese University, the terms and conditions of study, life and scientific activities of foreign students in China.

During the visit of Chinese delegation also had the opportunity to meet with Oleg Meydanovych Babaev, the mayor of our city, in Kremenchuk City Council & Administration. Oleg Meydanovych was very pleased to welcome the delegation from the Chinese University. During the meeting the mayor outlined the political and economic situation in Kremenchuk. Prof. Ren Enen briefly described his university and Lanzhou city. Prof. Mykhaylo Zagirnyak, rector of KrNU, described to Oleg Meydanovych the results of cooperation with Lanzhou Jiaotong University, and also shared the plans for the future. The mayor expressed strong interest in cooperation not only between universities but also between the cities, Kremenchuk and Lanzhou.

The main event of the visit our partners was the first Ukrainian-Chinese Roundtable "Regional sustainable development and its role in education", organized by our university. The working languages of the Round Table were: Chinese, English, Russian and Ukrainian languages. During the Round Table teachers and researchers of both universities made several reports. In their reports, they compared the economic development of Ukraine and China, determined the impact of higher education to stabilization the economic situation in the region and the country as a whole, considered the role of teachers and students scientific activity for the sustainable development of national economy.

The Round table is the very important stage in the development of efficient, productive and long-term cooperation between universities. Scientists of our university, together with their colleagues from China, were able to explore and identify areas and directions of future cooperation.

As a result of the visit of the delegation of Lanzhou Jiaotong University there were reached several agreements:

- to extend the most comprehensive exchange of students within the state grant programs;

- to establish a faculty exchange, aimed at improving professional skills;

- to promote new scientific relations by organizing short-term visits, aimed at establishing joint research projects.

International Relations Department