GRIAT Board of Trustees Meeting held on April 05, 2017
During the BoT meeting headed by Ravil Zaripov, RT President’s Counselor, the members discussed the results achieved by GRIAT since the last BoT and the issues for further development of the project.
During the BoT meeting headed by Ravil Zaripov, RT President’s Counselor, the members discussed the results achieved by GRIAT since the last BoT and the issues for further development of the project. Among the external participants there were members of the DAAD Evaluation Commission with its head, Dr. Mathias Paetzold, Rectors of GRIAT partner-universities from Germany, Dr. Martin Gitsels, Vice-President, SIEMENS Russia and others.
It was concluded that GRIAT is a very important project for Tatarstan as one of the most rapidly developing regions of the Russian Federation that pays a lot of attention to the creation and implementation of advanced technologies. GRIAT’s graduates are high-skilled professionals who are competitive in the world’s employment market. Now more efforts should be spared to attracting new partners from the industry. “The increase of industrial capacity is always within the interests of any state. And I’m happy to follow the university’s development through such a successful project as GRIAT. Now the university will be assessed not by the number if the awarded diplomas, but by the number of scientific and technical developments which are implemented in the real industry”, - Ravil Khammatovich Zaripov noticed.
Dr. Sven Rost and Dr. Ekaterina Egoshina gave a brief report on the basic results and prospects of the the project. They also presented a new strategy for the project’s development that includes the enhancement of R&D projects, the systematization of an admission procedure, introduction of students’ training on commercial basis as well as the optimization and extension of a range of educational programs.
Dr. Vladimir Mokshin, Director of the SIEMENS Engineering Center and Dr. Rishat Salakhov, Director of the Machine-building German and Russian Engineering Center, gave presentation on the progress made by their engineering laboratories.
At the end of the meeting the final global task of the project was determined – to create a “bridge” between Germany and Russia that besides science would connect social and cultural spheres of two countries.