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November 29, 2019

Development of cooperation with Chinese universities

On November 29, the delegation of one of the oldest technical universities in China, the Southwestern Jiaotong (Transport) University of Chengdu, which provides training for the Chinese Railway, met with the management of the HR Department and the Department of Technical Policy of Russian Railways, the Corporate University of Russian Railways and industry-specific research institutes.

The purpose of the visit is to strengthen partnership relations and expand cooperation. The participants of the meeting discussed the possibility of implementing joint educational projects, scientific research and experience exchange programmes.

The delegation of Southwestern Jiatong University was led by Vice-Rector Yao Faming and Advisor Wang Xiaoru). The Russian side included Sergey Saratov - Head of the HR Department of Russian Railways, Roman Baskin - Director of the Corporate University of Russian Railways, Sergey Levin - Deputy Head of the Technical Policy Department, as well as representatives of industry-specific research institutes.

Sergey Saratov presented Chinese colleagues the personnel management system in Russian Railways, the HR environment and the youth policy of the holding, as well as the railway education system in Russia. Roman Baskin covered the Company's executive and top management learning programmes and international learning projects of the Corporate University.

Cooperation with the Southwestern Jiatong University has developed for several years. Russian Railways delegations visited the University several times: they got acquainted with scientific and educational projects, visited educational campuses and laboratories.

It is planned to consider joint youth projects and technical visits with the participation of Russian and Chinese railway experts, including those who work on the border territory of the two countries and are interested in a systematic dialogue to improve the efficiency of solving their tasks.

"Cooperation between Russia and China in the development of the transport industry is strategically important. We, for our part, should actively support partnership relations, implement joint educational and research projects, including on the bases of railway transport universities", - said Sergey Saratov.

Southwestern Jiatong University actively develops a network of international partnerships, including cooperation with Russian transport universities, among them the Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Petersburg, Ural and Samara State Universities of Railway Transport. As a result of the meeting, colleagues from China were interested in the principles of corporate education in JSC "Russian Railways" and the system of development of the company's managers.

"We are determined to adopt the rich and effective experience of our Russian colleagues to supplement the business education system for the heads of the Chinese Railway company, which is implemented by our University", - said Wang Xiaozhu.

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