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Universities of the Russian Federation and Thailand have agreed on academic cooperation

03.02.2023 ТАСС 44 просмотров

Universities of the Russian Federation and Thailand has agreed to cooperate in the field of spatial data.

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK) and Thailand's Kasetsat University signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday on bilateral academic cooperation in the field of spatial data, TASS correspondent reports from the event.

The President of Kasetsat University, Professor Chongrak Watcharinrat, stated before signing the document that cooperation with Russia is getting stronger. "Only last year, the Russian Ambassador to In Thailand, [Evgeny Tomikhin] visited our university three times," he noted, recalling that a symposium will begin on February 3, in which Thai and Russian scientists and practitioners will take part. "I am confident in the success of our cooperation," Watcharinrat continued. "Russia is a country of high technologies, a very large country with a huge volume of technological and scientific achievements."

In turn, the Rector of MIIGAiK Nadezhda Kamynina wished Kasetsat University, as well as its students and teachers fruitful and successful study and work. "We are looking forward to the start of our cooperation, which promises to be fruitful and will benefit both universities and both countries," she said. "Scientific and educational cooperation is always a two—way process, mutually beneficial for both sides."

The rector of the Russian university declared her readiness to share with her Thai colleagues the technologies in which MIIGAiK is strong. "We are interested in developing academic exchange, studying your experience, creating opportunities for our students and scientists, we are ready to share our experience and learn from you," she stressed. "Such an exchange of experience and knowledge can have a mutual positive impact on the further economic development of our countries," Kamynina is sure.

According to the memorandum, the universities intend to develop mutually beneficial partnerships, maintain bilateral academic contacts and implement academic mobility programs. Cooperation involves the implementation of joint educational modules and double degree programs. In addition to educational activities, the agreement contains agreements on joint scientific and technical research and participation in national and international scientific conferences and seminars.

Cooperation plans "We are now at the beginning of our path of interaction with the university, we are planning a double degree program, academic exchange, joint research," the rector of MIIGAiK said in an interview with TASS correspondent.

"We are interested in ensuring that our educational products are in demand among our partners, including in Thailand." The Rector of the Russian University expressed the hope that as part of the development of higher education and its export, students from Thailand will come to Moscow for training next academic year. "Then they will return to their homeland and will successfully implement the knowledge that they will receive from us in Russia, this is our main mission," she added.

"Since our university is a recognized leader in education and science in the field of spatial technologies and data, we hope that our cooperation will be productive, we will exchange technologies," Kamynina stressed. — We are trying to create a successful environment for the training of young personnel, we plan to jointly develop youth science."

At the same time, she said that the Thai side is interested in creating a joint scientific center. "Indeed, we are waiting for concrete proposals on the content, on the forms of interaction," the rector continued. "We will check our agendas so that the activities of the proposed center are mutually interesting, are in strict accordance with our national agenda and are useful for the further development of universities, both Russian and Thai."

Kamynina explained that the signed memorandum implies academic cooperation. "Before embarking on global joint scientific research, it is necessary to gain successful experience in implementing educational programs in order to understand how our teaching staff interacts," she said.

The rector told about the work of the preparatory faculty, where students can learn Russian. "The pandemic has made its own adjustments and not only destructive, but also creative," Kamynina said. — Due to the restrictions on movement that still exist, now we are trying to give students the opportunity to master the programs of the preparatory department remotely."

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