On 13-th of September, delegation of representatives from Klaipeda University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University visited NTU “KhPI” to take part in a seminar on the project partners The IncoNet EaP «Twinning Grants».
The goals of the negotiations are to identify areas of cooperation between NTU “KhPI” and Lithuanian universities; to establish and develop long-term contacts in the scientific and academic direction of the exchange (exchange of students, graduate students and others.), to implement joint projects.
Foreign delegation includes: Professor Sergejus Lebedevas, Professor Justas Žaglinskis from Klaipeda University; Professor Saugirdas Pukalskas, Professor Alfredas Rimkus from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
In the near future representatives from NTU “KhPI” and foreign delegation are going to prepare a program for the most promising areas of cooperation. In particular, it is intended to identify ways of working Klaipeda University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University together with the Department of internal combustion engines of NTU “KhPI” (Head of the Department — Professor Andriy Marchenko), whose activities are mainly focused on issues related to the engines.
“Department of internal combustion engines of NTU “KhPI” collaborates with Kharkiv Design Bureau of Engines (KhDBE) that allows scientists to carry out both theoretical work and experimental studies”, said the rector of KhPI, Professor Yevgen Sokol.
“If earlier the cooperation developed at the level of cooperation between the two countries — Ukraine and Lithuania, now joint activities are planned, based on international standards. For example, we are currently working under the twinning-program, which aims to develop cooperation between the West and the East in an European scale, as well as the creation of infrastructure for the development of further joint research projects, preparation of new proposals for the project HORIZONT 2020 “, said professor of Klaipeda University Sergejus Lebedevas.
The concept of “twinning” usually involves a direct exchange of experience between people, companies, and is based on the relationship between mentor and apprentice.
The main objective of twinning actions is to increase mutual learning, strengthening of cooperation between the countries of the European Union and Eastern Europe (EE) for the stable foundation of scientific and technical and innovative EU-EE projects. The idea is to challenge the research teams of the EU and the Eastern Partnership, with experience in the study of climate change, health and energy and interested in the preparation of new proposals for joint projects.