International Projects

Russian-Chinese University Alliance of the Volga Federal District and the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River

NNSTU is the leading university from Russian side of Russian-Chinese University Alliance of the Volga Federal District and the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River. NNSTU Rector Prof. Dmitriev is its co-chairman from Russian side, Sichuan University Rector Prof. Li Yanrong is its co-chairman from Chinese side. Nowadays "Volga-Yangtze" University Alliance includes 50 Russian universities and 32 Chinese universities.

The Volga-Yangtze format of Russian-Chinese interregional cooperation has been implemented since 2013.

In June, 2017 the signing ceremony of the agreement on establishment of Russian-Chinese University Alliance of the Volga Federal District and the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River was held during the meeting of the Council for Interregional Cooperation in the Volga-Yangtze format.

In October, 2017 I Forum of "Volga-Yangtze" University Alliance was held in Chengdu (China). From Russian side 30 representatives from 17 universities took part in the event, from Chinese side - more than 60 representatives from 30 universities.

The main directions of the work were:

  • The Belt and Road Initiative and regional development of China and Russia.
  • Interaction between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Volga-Yangtze format.
  • Chinese -Russian economic and trade cooperation within the Volga-Yangtze framework.
  • The Volga-Yangtze format - prospects and challenges.
  • Chinese-Russian humanitarian cooperation within the Volga-Yangtze format.

In May, 2019 II Forum of "Volga-Yangtze" University Alliance was held in Cheboksary (Russia). More than 100 people from the Russian and Chinese sides took part in the event. The topic was "University Alliance Is the Reliable Foundation for Russian-Chinese Interregional Cooperation".

In October, 2020 III Forum organized by the co-founders - Sichuan University and NNSTU was held. It was devoted to topical issues of further development of inter-university cooperation in the post-epidemic period and was held online.

As part of the work of "Volga-Yangtze" University Alliance summer and winter schools, internships are held on a regular basis, joint educational programs are implemented, scientific and technical cooperation between Russian and Chinese universities is carried out.

STAR-NET: Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev is a member of the Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology STAR-NET under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

STAR-NET unites 15 universities from 8 countries:

STAR-NET cooperates with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) complimenting the existing international initiatives including the initiatives of the IAEA by focusing on the area of education, training and problems related to nuclear technology. In addition, STAR-NET could benefit from the experience gained in the already established national and regional education and knowledge networks, for example, in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

The Erasmus+ Program

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev and Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute take an active part in scientific international cooperation within the framework of the Erasmus+ program with the support of the European Union.

The first result was the international conference "Economic Aspects of Energy Efficiency of the EU Countries" which was held in 2019 at NNSTU. The conference became possible thanks to victory of NNSTU Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute employees in the competition for implementation of the Jean Monnet project in 2018. The project itself was implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ program with the support of the European Union. This project was among 52 projects selected by competition from 344 applications and funded by the program in 2018. The conference was attended by numerous representatives of Russia, as well as 16 EU and CIS states - Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Sweden, Germany, etc.

The next event within the framework of the Erasmus+ project was the conference "Development of Renewable Energy Sources in the European Union and Assessment of Their Effectiveness" which was held in 2020 at NNSTU Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute. The conference was held online. Its goal was to exchange information among specialists on the topical scientific and technical problem. The conference was attended by numerous representatives from seven countries: Russia, Belarus, England, Bulgaria, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland.

After NNSTU victory in the new competition for the Jean Monnet project in 2020, implementation of the second project within the framework of the Erasmus+ program - the project module "Strategic Aspects of Interaction between the European Union and the Civil Society of Russia" began. The project was recognized by the reputable international experts as one of the leaders in the Jean Monnet program of the European Union. The program itself aims to expand knowledge about the processes of European integration through teaching, research and debate on topics related to history, politics, economics and legislation of the European Union, as well as the EU's relations with the other regions of the world.

Nowadays at the first stage of the module NNSTU Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute students master educational materials within the framework of the courses "Interpretation of the Phenomenon of Civil Society in the European Union" and "The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Formation of Ethnic Tolerance: European Experience and Possibilities of Its Application in Russia".