On March 25 2017 European Alumni Forum Forum2017 took place in Berlin, Germany. More than 400 graduates of Soviet and Russian universities, students and young scientists, representatives of politics, business, cultural and public organizations from Germany, Russia, Denmark, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Austria, Poland, Cyprus, Belarus, Uzbekistan discussed information and communication technologies of the future there.
The forum had the name "Connected world today and tomorrow" and became the platform for establishing contacts between representatives of different branches and fields of activity irrespective of the country of accommodation, a profession, the accumulated experience and personal interests.
ETU supported the organizer of the event – Go East Generationen Associations (GEG) in organizing the Forum a lot. Co-organizers were also representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo in Germany – Russian house of science and culture, German service of academic exchanges (DAAD), Embassy of the Russian Federation in Germany, the German-Russian forum, Forum of Koch and Mechnikov and Kaiser Communication Gmbh Agency.
ETU at the Forum was represented by: Rector Vladimir M. Kutuzov, Vice-Rector for the international affairs Victor A. Tupik, dean of Faculty of Radio engineering Victor N. Malyshev and dean of Faculty of computer science and technologies Mikhail S. Kupriyanov.
At the grand opening of the Forum the First Secretary of Embassy, Acting as the head of representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo – the Russian house of science and culture Alexander G. Anisimov, Chairman of GEG Matthias Nagel, president of Technical university Mr. Vildau doctor László Ungvari, president of the World association of graduates of universities in the Russian Federation doctor Vladimir V. Chety and Rector of ETU, the Doctor of Engineering, professor Vladimir M. Kutuzov gave their speech.
After the opening of the Forum “Exchange of projects” exhibition and six roundtable discussions wrew held in parallel. At "Exchange of projects" more than 30 Russian and German exhibitors submitted the projects of cooperation between Germany and Russia among universities, research institutes and institutes of civil society. Stand of ETU was devoted to three advanced directions of developments: to remote methods of monitoring of water spaces, subject of anesthesia and low dose x-ray equipment.
While roundtable discussions various aspects of use of information and communication technologies were discussed. Within each roundtable discussion problem aspects of a digitalization and the way of their decision were contemplated from today point of view and in prospect. Representatives of our university also took part in roundtable discussions with their reports.
"It’s the first time when our university takes such an active part in this Forum. The idea to organize this Forum came up at us while meeting with our German graduates on 130-year anniversary of ETU in June, 2016. In my opinion, Forum was very successful. Many of our students very happy to participate. However, it seemed to me that one day isn't enough for such large-scale action because we managed to communicate not to all. Nevertheless, we made many new contacts and reached useful agreements", – Victor Tupik shared hisimpressions.
Then guests of the Forum participated in the plenum devoted to a political, economic and universal relationship in Europe and the world. They were told about the direction of cooperation between main economic and political units in the conditions of present political situation. For Russia the European Forum of graduates of Forum2017 was not just an opportunity to come into new contacts and to expand possibilities of cooperation, but also promoted renewal of the international dialogue with other countries.