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St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and TU Graz celebrate the five-year strategic partnership

In 2018 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Graz University of Technology (Technische Universität Graz) celebrate the fifth anniversary of the strategic partnership.
St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and TU Graz celebrate the five-year strategic partnership

In 2018 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Graz University of Technology (Technische Universität Graz) celebrate the fifth anniversary of the strategic partnership. On May, 18th the events devoted to this celebration were held in TU Graz. The delegation from the Polytechnic University, headed by the Rector of SPbPU, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Andrey I. Rudskoy, took part in these events.

The Graz University of Technology was the first Austrian university to sign a contract with a Soviet higher educational institution - Polytechnic University, called the Kalinin Polytechnic Institute at that time in 1985.

In September 2013, during the visit of  SPbPU delegation  to Graz, an agreement on Strategic partnership was signed. And in 2018, after five years of fruitful joint cooperation, a new agreement on strategic partnership was signed. The  presence of  the  representatives of the Graz Governance  at the ceremony emphasized the  importance of this event  to the Austrian city. The renewed agreement was signed by Rector of the SPbPU Andrey I. Rudskoy and Rector of TU Graz Harald Kainz.

On the same day, the sides discussed the results and further cooperation in the field of construction technologies, life science, cyber-physical systems and management, as well as  projects to increase joint publishing activity within the framework of the round table "Review and Prospects for Strategic Partnership of SPbPU and TU Graz".

The rector of  TU Graz Harald Kainz noted: "We can  see that within many years really strong ties between the scientific groups of our universities were made. It is especially important that students are actively involved in the scientific activity. Student projects reflect a high level of ongoing collaboration."

In addition, in order to develop academic mobility between the universities,  Rector of the SPbPU, Andrey I. Rudskoy provided five best students of  TU Graz with personal scholarships for participation in the International Polytechnic Summer School-2018.

"We have a lot of projects and ideas, and we will actively bring them to life. "International cooperation, especially with such  strategic partner, gives us an opportunity  to expand and transmit the latest achievements  not only of our researchers but also of  the world science. This is a priority condition for the high quality of education." – Andrey I. Rudskoy, Rector of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University shared his emotions.