Representatives of University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) visited our University on 7 June.

The Chinese delegation led by Prof. Zhang Xinxin, USTB President, met Prof. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, BUT Vice-Rector for Education and International Cooperation, and Deans and Vice-Deans of all the BUT Faculties. During this meeting, an agreement on cooperation between our universities was signed.

The conditions of the agreement, negotiated earlier, are the result of Prof. Lech Dzienis’, BUT Rector’s, talks and trips to China, including his visit at the university in Beijing. The agreement provides for e.g. undertaking joint scientific activities, supporting student and staff exchange, joint participation in seminars and symposia, and also giving lectures at partner universities.

According to Prof. Kosior-Kazberuk, our universities have very similar profiles. ‘We offer courses in the same fields of studies, have similar scientific interests, and want to develop research in the same areas of science. All of this gives us an excellent starting point for developing our cooperation and bides very well for the future. The distance between Poland and China is definitely shrinking’, she added.

The visit of our guests from China had a working character. ‘We would like to show Bialystok University of Technology to our guests and try to identify as many fields of collaboration as possible, so we have invited representatives of all our Faculties to participate in the talks’, explained Ms Krystyna Murawska-Sitko from the BUT International Relations Office.

The delegation from the University of Science and Technology Beijing was shown around the laboratories of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was established in 1952. It operates under the auspices of the Chinese Ministry of Education, and is nowadays one of the most influential key national universities in China. The university is called ‘the cradle of iron and steel engineers’ as it specialises in metallurgy and materials science. The USTB also offers courses in management, humanities, economics, and law. It has 14 Faculties and 24 000 students, including 900 international students from over 100 countries.

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