The Academy of Logistics and Transport (ALT) opened the scientific workshop “Silk Road”. The workshop was created with the support of the Urumchi Vocational University (UVU) of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The grand opening of the Scientific Workshop “Silk Road” on the basis of ALT was as a result of a two-year review and discussion of cooperation issues and UVU delegation visit. UVU is the only multidisciplinary university in this Chinese region.

During the meeting between the institutions a Cooperation Agreement was signed under which the parties agreed on an academic exchange of students and faculty, training staff at the scientific workshop in innovative areas in the field of engineering, transport services, telecommunications, information technologies and pedagogical excellence as well as development of research projects in science and technology.

I the frame of the additional agreement students from Kazakhstan will be able to go to study in China where they will be provided with the opportunity to study the Chinese language and subsequent vocational training as well as scholarships and government support from Chinese partners. Also, at the Scientific Workshop “Silk Road” Chinese language courses will be opened for students and teachers free of charge.

Professional cooperation was supported by a preliminary meeting with representatives of the JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” and “Urumchi Railway” LLC and an agreement was reached on joint activities to provide highly qualified personnel for the railway space in the Eurasian region.

The initiative of joint cooperation in the field of training highly qualified personnel for the railway industry is backed by a thousand-year history of good neighborliness and friendship between the two countries, the global “One Belt, One Road” initiative connecting Asia with Africa and Europe through land and sea routes in order to develop trade and stimulate economic growth as well as the development of the international transit corridor “Western Europe – Western China”.

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