A delegation from Voronezh State University (the Vice Rector for Strategic Administrative Management, Yury Bubnov, Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Vyacheslav Kuznetsov, and Associate Professor Nadezhda Stolpovskaya) and their colleagues from Moscow institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences visited China and presented their research projects in the Russian and Chinese Centre for the transfer of technologies.
In Suzhou, they met representatives of the municipal administration and the heads of the Department of Research and Technology of the National New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone where the participants discussed the possibilities of cooperation. The members of the Russian delegation also visited China University of Mining and Technology. The scientists from Voronezh and Moscow told the rector and professors of the university about their developments and research and presented their cooperation proposals.
The second city on their tour was Qingdao. In June 2018, it hosted the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation which resulted in a decision to create in the city a free trade zone for the participant countries. The scientists, the director, and representatives of the Department of Innovations from Rubber Valley (there is a cooperation agreement in the area innovative development between the company and Voronezh State University), visited the technopark of the Qingdao Zone of Economic and Industrial Development. They also presented their developments and discussed the possibilities of cooperation.
It should be noted that VSU and Qingdao University of Technology have been involved in active cooperation and annually 6–7 students from Voronezh State University visit the Chinese university to study the Chinese language and culture. As a result of the meeting with the administration and representatives of the Department of International Cooperation at Qingdao University of Technology it was agreed to consider the possibility to create joint programmes aimed at attracting students from the Faculty of Chemistry to scientific research conducted in the Chinese university.