USTU establishes cooperation with Finland
In May of this year, USTU joined the universities participating in the program FIRST (Russian- Finnish student exchange program). The purpose of this program is to develop student and faculty exchanges. The program is funded by the Ministry of Education of Finland.
The first step in establishing cooperation with foreign partners was the visit of professor of the University of Applied Sciences in Turku (Finland), Jari Lahtinen, to the university with a course of lectures. At a meeting between the guest and Vice – Rector on Administrative and External Relations Affairs Chief of Executive Staff, G. Korshunov, discussed the prospects of cooperation between the two northern universities.
In a number of advantages, Georgy Vladimirovich highlighted the geographical location of the universities in the North circumpolar belt and the northern nature of the regions’ economy; it all makes it possible to cooperate effectively in the international exchange of students and professors. In turn, Jari Lahtinen noted that in Finland they pay a lot of attention to development of industrial technologies in the North.
Also they scheduled a meeting between USTU professors and Jari Lahtinen on the establishment of joint projects in the fields of energy and environment.