A delegation of scientists, educators and leaders from the business/industries in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, visited the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 12 May 2015 to discuss collaborations on automotive and allied industries.
Among the visitors are the Vice Rector from Kazan National Research Technological University, Vice Rector for Engineering of Kazan Federal University, and Director of Kazan National Research Technical University.
Professor SQ Shi, Interim Head of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering, presented the academic and research interests of the department to the visitors and subsequently, the lead representatives from the three universities also introduced their interests as well. There was an open dialog with Q&A between the delegation with the PolyU team as lead by Prof. Shi in conjunction with Prof. Wallace Leung, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies, and Dr. TL Chan, Associate Professor of ME. Various representatives from the universities and industries as well as Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan also expressed their interests and appreciation of the visit.
The meeting had fruitful discussions and has opened doors for future collaborations in education and research in the field of Mechanical Engineering between Hong Kong and Russia.