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.