SPbPU, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (IAMT), and Engineering Center of SPbPU are now represented in Shanghai
On April 21, 2016, official opening ceremony devoted to Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) representative office opening in Pudong district of Shanghai.
"We run a new phase of our relations with our Chinese colleagues, for we are the first Russian university to open its representative office in Shanghai. Considering that today's China is a key strategic partner of Russia, and Polytechnic University is a leading Russian technical university, we aim to support and extend our countries' scientific and technical, educational, and cultural cooperation."
It was decided to establish a representative office in China in November 2015, when the delegation from Pudong district of Shanghai visited Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
SPbPU management exercised much efforts to implement the project that resulted in the office opening in the modern building located in the Hi-Tech park in Pudong district of Shanghai. Representative office will help the university to develop scientific and technical ties with both university and business communities of China and other countries of the Asian-Pacific Region.
SPbPU Vice-Rector for International Affairs Dmitry Arsenyev said, "Representation in Shanghai, one of the largest cities in China and an important industrial, financial and cultural center, is of paramount importance for both our university and the Russian high school profile in general."
"We are interested in development of cooperation with Chinese companies, it is a prospective and interesting market for us. I believe that industrial R&D leaders including Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of Excellence (CompMechLab®), and other SPbPU divisions will be reliable partners for Chinese hi-tech companies."