Russian and Finnish students took part in joint training and scientific seminar
The International training and research seminar, Mechatronic Control Engineering, for students of the Technological University of Lappeenranta and Saint-Petersburg Mining University has finished. The course of 21 lectures was delivered by Finnish and Russian professors.
Mechatronics is a field of science and technology, based on the synergistic union of connection joins of fine mechanics with electronic, electrical and computer components, which provide designing and manufacturing of qualitatively new modules, machines and systems with intellectual control of the functional movements. The desire for the full integration of mechanics, electrical machines, power electronics, programmable controllers, microprocessor technology and software is characteristic of mechatronics.
The Mining University and Lappeenranta University of Technology have a long history of fruitful cooperation. The relationship of the parties is based on the contract, which covered such areas of collaboration as short-term and medium-term exchange of students and graduate students, teachers lecturing in partner universities, organization of introductory, training and work practices.
Petersburg students have an opportunity to attend dual master course with the aim of obtaining additional knowledge in the studied field in Finland. Subsequently, they become the owners of two diplomas – Russian and European one, it dramatically increases their competitiveness in the labour market.
Two teachers of Lappeenranta University of Technology, Andzhey Kraslavski and Thomas Koiranen have the status of "Visiting professor of the Mining University". They have repeatedly lectured to students of the oldest higher technical educational institution of our country on core topics – "automation of technological processes and production" and "organization and management". Russian teachers and graduate students repeatedly undertook internship on the basis of Finnish University. There they got acquainted with the laboratory facilities, research topics, visited such enterprises as FLOWROX, Metso and some other.
The process of integration of higher schools of the two states forges ahead. The proof of this is the Mechatronic Control Engineering seminar for 60 Russian and Finnish students, conducted in the Mining University. For four days seven teachers lectured in the field of mechatronics. The course topics were, in particular, such as "Intelligent systems", "Automation and robotics", "Mechatronics components", " Signals processing".
During the classes students (30 students from each side) were able to improve their knowledge, to compare methods of teaching of Russian and Finnish professors, to raise the level of English language through the use of professional vocabulary. According to students, "the seminar is interesting and memorable project. This is an additional motivation for studying, promote the growth of trust between young people from neighboring countries". In the informal conversations they had a great opportunity to understand the mentality of each other better and converse on interesting topics, such as the development of computer technology, future employment prospects, environment and sustainable development.