Conference IAM-2014 was held at ETU

Conference IAM-2014 was held at ETU

International conference (IAM-2014) was held on September 18-19, 2014 at LETI.

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International research and practice conference "Cooperation of universities of European Union, Russia and Ukraine for preparation of masters in the field of automation and mechatronics" (IAM-2014) was held on September 18-19, 2014 at Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University "LETI".

The event included presentations of representatives of a number of Russian universities, Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic), Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) as well as representatives of Ukrainian universities from Kharkov, Zhitomir and Kiev. Participants shared their experience in exchange of students, development of virtual laboratories and test systems. The guests visited Department of Automatic Control Systems where they were shown the educational resources in the field of mechatronics and automation systems.

 "We gave the grounding  for cooperation, at that time when our university was being created. First educational programs were based on symbiosis and integration of experience of the best universities in Europe of the XIX century. Thanks to this, even in those days, our university became the center of attraction for many scientists. Nowadays, we do not see the development of our university without integration into the world educational space," - said rector of ETU V.M.Kutuzov at the opening ceremony.

"This is the last meeting of our project. I would sincerely like not to fall out of touch with our colleagues. So we need to find ways to prepare new joint projects. I hope that we will be able to find new place to meet and continue to work together for our students, "- says the coordinator of the project TEMPUS, head of Institute of nanomaterials, advanced technology and innovation (Czech Republic) Petr Tuma.

The main aim of the project "Dual Master's degree in automation and mechatronics" ia harmonization of Russian and Ukrainian engineering education with the European and mutual recognition of degrees through the development and introduction of double degree program for master's degrees in automation and mechatronics.

The conference ended with cultural program: participants saw the main sights of St. Petersburg and visited the Yusupov Palace.

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