The delegation of Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) visited KNRTU
On May 14-17, 2018, the representatives of Merseburg University of Applied Sciences visited Kazan National Research Technological University.
The delegation was represented by the Rector of Merseburg University of Applied Sciences – Dr. Jorg-Andreas Kirbs , Dean of the Engineering and Natural Sciences faculty – Dr. Valentine Cepus , Professor of the Social Work department – Halweig Hanke , the Head of International Office – Gabi Meister .
The representatives of the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences were welcomed by KNRTU professors and administration headed by the Rector – Sergey Yushko .
In the framework of the visit the delegates had a series of meetings and round table with KNRTU administration, scientists and students. The parties discussed the opportunities for collaboration development and strengthening the links. Joint grants, academic mobility, mutual visits and research were among them.
Also, Gabi Meister conducted the German language exam for KNRTU students studying on joint degree programs.
After that the delegation visited Kazan’s “Innovation and Production Technopark “Idea” to learn more about innovation activity of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The history of the partnership between KNRTU and Merseburg University of Applied Sciences extends back about 50 years. Hochschule Merseburg is the oldest and one of the most valuable partners of our university. KNRTU is proud of the partnership history which started with the visits of Kazan scientists to Technical University Leuna-Merseburg in 1967. The first scientist was Petr Kirpichnikov , the rector of Kazan Institute of Chemical Technology (now KNRTU), who worked at Buna Werke near Merseburg as a Chief Engineering Officer in the 1950s. The history of the partnership is marked by intensive academic and research cooperation. Professor Gert Naue , the rector of Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, professors Straube, Poltersdorf and many others visited Kazan and KNRTU. In their turn, our professors took part in various seminars dedicated to modification and deformation of polymers in Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. Our best students visited Merseburg for academic exchange for many decades. Everybody found warm welcome and hospitality there. We developed and implemented a joint degree programs several years ago. We created special groups of students who learned German language to apply for this program and study in Merseburg to get both German and Russian diplomas of higher education.
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