On 23rd March, a delegation of the Japanese Embassy in the Russian Federation, headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Russian Federation Harada Tikahito, and Japanese business representatives visited Voronezh State University.
VSU's Young Scholars Club held a robotics demonstration and innovation projects presentation for the guests in the main building of Voronezh State University. The events were followed by the guests meeting with the university administration.
'We are very happy that you found time to visit our university during your visit to Voronezh. Our city is a post-industrial city of high technologies that is actively developing in various fields. Many outstanding people of today’s world are frequent guests of our university. Among them there are politicians, literature, and cultural figures' said the VSU Rector, Professor Dmitry Endovitsky.
Dmitry Aleksandrovich told the guests about the history of the city and the university, the university's structure and the VSU's position in the international rankings, gave a short presentation of the faculties and the work of the academic staff.
'Before introduction of the sanctions against the Russian Federation, business experienced difficulties in requesting intellectual assistance from the university, but the situation has changed. Our scientists' projects have received support from such large companies as OAO Gazprom, OAO Lukoil, we have received a task order from OAO Novolipetsk Steel, let alone large-scale projects that we implement together with defence industry enterprises. We have a great potential and students and academic staff who are ready to take part in such projects. We are open for cooperation', emphasized the VSU Rector.
'We are very pleased to learn that Voronezh region has such great potential for cooperation with Japan. Our visit today to your university has proved it. We were very impressed by the works of young citizens of Voronezh and the research carried out by your young scholars. We are absolutely sure that your university can foster many more Nobel Prize winners. The present geopolitical environment brings scientific cooperation to the forefront. We know that VSU has been actively involved in strengthening cooperation with Japanese universities. We are ready to assist you in this in every possible way,' said the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Russian Federation Harada Tikahito.
After the meeting the guests visited VSU History Museum and Book Museum.