The May 24, 2011
UTT and Moscow State University for Railway Engineering (MIIT), Russia’s largest university, have concluded a cooperation agreement in the fields of research and education, with the objective to strengthen innovation generating education and lifelong learning in the Russian institution. Research projects in which both partners could join forces may be found in transport logistics, parallel computing as well as geolocalization and satellite navigation of railway transportation.
The cooperation agreement was signed in Troyes on May 19 by UTT vice-chancellor Christian Lerminiaux, in the presence of the MIIT’s vice-dean for innovation and informatization, Alexei Davydov, and of Irina Karapetyants, MIIT director for international education programmes.
The Moscow State University for Railway Engineering has been set up in 1896. With 120 000 students and almost 9000 staff, among which 2500 faculty members, it is the largest Russian university. The agreement set up with UTT and two French partner institutions is a landmark in MIIT’s roadmap towards its objective to be the national reference institution in Russia for research and education in the field of railway engineering.