Delegation of ThyssenKrupp visited NSTU n.a. R.E. Alekseev

May 29, 2012 an extended meeting of NSTU n.a. R.E. Alekseev Academic Council took place where the Diploma of Honorary Doctor of our university was awarded to Member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Mr. Ralph Labonte. The ceremony was attended by Ralph Labonte's daughter - Isabel, Harald Obendiek - Member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Aufzugswerke, Marcus Wartinger – Chief Representative of ThyssenKrupp in Russia, Natalia Protasova - Deputy Chief Representative of ThyssenKrupp in Russia, Michael Halboth - CEO of ThyssenKrupp System Engineering (Kaluga), Nikolay Efremov - CEO of "Uhde'' (Dzershinsk), Hans Grosse – Sales manager of "Uhde'' (Dzershinsk), Sven Müller - Employee of "Uhde'' (Dzershinsk), Ilya Bolshov - CEO of ThyssenKrupp Materials (Nizhny Novgorod), Artem Kulikov - CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Nizhny Novgorod), Stefan Cassel - Coordinator of relations with German and foreign universities, Peter Rinza – Representative of ThyssenKrupp responsible for cooperation with NSTU, Alexey Volkov - NSTU graduate, employee of ThyssenKrupp System Engineering (Kaluga), Julia Soldatova - Finance Department officer of ThyssenKrupp Materials (Nizhny Novgorod), Elizabeth Horn and Tatyana Bezrukova - translators.

Honorary Doctor presented a short speech, concerning some facts about NSTU n.a. R.E. Alekseev and ThyssenKrupp cooperation. Since the beginning of cooperation in 2008, 10 NSTU students did many months' practical work at ThyssenKrupp companies abroad, more than 100 students participated in the business game TopSim, 13 students received cash prizes winning ThyssenKrupp Engineering Award and the authors of the best 10 Bachelor's thesis paper got the opportunity to visit the exhibition "IdeenPark" established by ThyssenKrupp. In addition, in 2012 at NSTU "Mechatronics" competence center funded by ThyssenKrupp began to work. The students visit additional courses of general and specialized disciplines with special attention to language training.

May 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Room № 1313 Mr. Ralph Labonte gave a lecture, dedicated to ThyssenKrupp corporate culture. It was attended by students and staff of our university and students of MBA program.