The cooperation agreement with the TH Georg Agricola University
Rector Vladimir Litvinenko and President of TH Georg Agricola University (Bochum, Germany) Jürgen Kretschmann signed cooperation agreement. The document allows for the creation of joint educational and scientific programs.
The TH Georg Agricola University was founded in 1816 as the Mining Institute. Today it has about 3,000 students. They study engineering geology, mining and industrial management, number of other programs. The University is named after one of the outstanding German scholars of the Renaissance in the fields of education, medicine, metrology, mineralogy and geology.
The working program of the visit to the Mining University of the representatives of German University began in the Engineers’ corps. The classrooms, computer labs, laboratories and sports complex today, for the most part, are empty because of student vacation. However, this circumstance did not prevent the visitors to estimate the infrastructure of the building, built from scratch and opened its doors for future engineers a year and a half ago.
The guests from the TH Georg Agricola University also visited the Training Center №1. The historic rooms of the Conference Hall, the Mining Museum and the main library, according to German scientists, reminded them about the rich history of St. Petersburg University, and modern laboratories, some of which were created in collaboration with well-known companies such as Schneider Electric, Orica and others - about the current achievements of the University.
During the working meeting with Rector Vladimir Litvinenko, President of TH Georg Agricola University (Bochum) Jürgen Kretschmann noted that the Mining University is known in Germany as one of the leading Russian universities. Therefore, the "cooperation agreement between the parties will be mutually beneficial and the growth of academic mobility of students and scientists of both universities will be the result of it."
The document provides for exchange of teachers and students, mutual participation in important conferences and symposia, joint scientific researches and publication of the results. The heads of the universities agreed on the introduction of the coordinators responsible for making the specific cooperation conditions and their effective implementation. The coordinators should be appointed not later than 30 days after the signing of the contract.