Ukhta University takes part in a Russian-German Raw Materials Conference
USTU Rector, Nikolai Tskhadaya (Deputy Chairman of National Research and Educational Innovation and Technology Consortium of universities of mineral raw materials and fuel and energy complex) participated in the 7th Russian-German Raw Materials Conference in Dresden, from 1 to 3 April.
Conference was opened by the former Head of the UN’s Environment Programme, Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer, and Rector of the National Mineral Resources University, “University of Mines”, Professor Dr. Vladimir Litvinenko. The participants were welcomed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, and Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich.
Nikolai Denisovich moderated the section called “Prospects of Raw Materials regions: opportunities for cooperation”. During the section, a number of Heads of Russian Federation’s regions presented their reports, and Heads of leading Russian and foreign companies, that have contributed to the development of industrial and agricultural production: Group of Companies “Titan”, Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, VNG Gasspeicher GmbH, and JSC “Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie”.
At the plenary session, Ukhta University Rector also made a report on the “Cooperation and Innovation: Scientific and technical cooperation in the resource and energy sectors”. He spoke about the implementation of sectoral cooperation at Ukhta University. Special attention was paid to USTU’s vast experience in organization of innovative cooperation between energy companies and international information media cooperation project between Petroleum and Mineral-Resources Field Universities and Companies, «UTime News», which is implemented at USTU. In conclusion, Nikolai Tskhadaya initiated the creation of a new section, “Staff Training for Mineral Raw Materials, Fuel and Energy Complexes”, which Ukhta State Technical University will be the coordinator of. This proposal was supported by conference participants. It is expected that this section will begin its work as early as by the next Russian-German Raw Materials Conference.