Friday, August 18, 2017

UrFU signs agreement of cooperation with Kazakh industrial company

Ural Federal University's Urals Energy Institute signed an agreement of cooperation with Kazakh industrial company Aspan-Innovation during the Forum of Interregional Cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan.

The signing was attended by Director of the Russian Department of State Energy Policy Alexei Kulapin and Sverdlovsk Foreign Economics Minister Andrei Sobolev, as well as several Kazakh heads of state.

The agreement calls for the establishment of projects and facilities dedicated to scientific and technological development between the Sverdlovsk region and Kazakhstan in the oil, mining, chemical and metallurgical industries. Specifically, the document outlines necessary conditions for improving job skills and training for staff members of UrFU's Urals Energy Institute. Joint projects will also be established to develop innovative energy-efficient technologies to be brought to the global market.

"Agreement legitimized our cooperation with Kazakhstan now," Ural Energy Institute Director Sergei Sarapulov said. "We will be engaged in scientific developments in the field of nuclear energy, the environment, energy saving."

Sarapulov said that such projects will be co-financed by the Sverdlovsk region and Kazakhstan and there are plans to create an UrFU campus in Kazakhstan.

Now in its 11th year, the Forum of Interregional Cooperation was held in the Kazakh city of Atyrau and gave participants both countries the chance to discuss topics related to international cooperation first raised during a recent meeting of the Russian-Kazakh Business Council.