On December 24, SDUST and Makarov State Shipbuilding University of Ukraine signed a memorandum of cooperation, intending to jointly organise a Sino-foreign cooperative education project for undergraduate students majoring in ship and marine engineering, and to carry out cooperation in fields of common interest such as scientific research and teaching.
The signing ceremony was attended by Trushlyakov Yevgeny, President of Makarov State Shipbuilding University, Bondarenko Alexander, President of Shipbuilding Institute, Yao Qingguo, President of SDUST, and heads of Academic Affairs Office, Graduate School, HR office, International Office and College of Ocean Technology and Engineering. Yao Qingguo and Trushlyakov Yevgeny signed the memorandum of cooperation on behalf of the two universities. The signing ceremony was presided over by sun Heting, vice president of SDUST.
At the ceremony, Yao Qingguo welcomed the arrival of Trushlyakov Yevgeny and Bondarenko Alexandria, thanked the guests for their hard work, and congratulated for the consensus reached by both sides. Yao Qingguo said that the signing of the memorandum of cooperation marks the official beginning of the cooperation between SDUST and Makarov State Shipbuilding University of Ukraine. He believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, the level of cooperation will be higher and higher, the breadth and depth of cooperation will be greater and greater, and the cooperation will surely produce fruitful results. He hoped that the signing of this memorandum will be an opportunity for both sides to communicate frequently and get closer. He wished the guests a pleasant trip in China and SDUST.
Trushlyakov Yevgeny thanked Yao Qingguo for inviting him to attend the signing ceremony of the memorandum, and expressed his firm belief that the new partner, SDUST, would become one of its best partners. He hoped that both sides would make joint efforts to create a brand project through cooperation in the field of shipbuilding. Trushlyakov Yevgeny said that the shipbuilding major has a broad development prospect and can drive the development of related disciplines, scientific research and economy. Through the high-quality training of the two universities, graduates from the project will have strong employment competitiveness. The signing of the memorandum has laid a good beginning for cooperation. The follow-up cooperation will be long-term and arduous. They are confident that with the joint efforts of the two universities, the cooperation will be orderly and smoothly promoted.
SDUST and Makarov State Shipbuilding University of Ukraine will carry out cooperation in various fields of common interest in the next step. The two sides will jointly build the China-Ukraine Ship and Marine Engineering Research Center, strengthen communication and cooperation in scientific research, teaching, lectures, conferences and other fields, and jointly apply to the MOE of China for creating a Sino-foreign cooperative education program for undergraduate students in ship and marine engineering majors. The project will adopt "4 + 0" mode and award degrees from both sides. Both sides can also jointly cultivate master's and doctoral postgraduates, and postgraduates can apply for exchange study and joint scientific research.
On December 23, before the signing ceremony, Yao Qingguo met with Trushlyakov Yevgeny and Bondarenko Alexander. Heads from the Academic Affairs Office, Graduate School, HR office, International Office and College of Ocean Technology and Engineering attended the meeting.