On January 22-23, UPC and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (hereinafter referred to as “Gubkin University”) held an online symposium on carbon emission reduction and environmental protection of the energy industry. The symposium had sessions for scholars and students respectively, attracting more than 500 teachers and students from 16 Chinese and Russian universities to attend, and 76 scholars, experts and postgraduates to make keynote presentations. Dai Caili, Vice President of UPC,along withKoshelev and Maksimenko, Vice Presidents of Gubkin University attended the symposium and delivered speeches.
The representatives participating in the symposium were from 8 Chinese universities including China University of Petroleum (East China), Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shenyang University of Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Tianjin University, and 8 Russian universities including Gubkin University, Ural Federal University, North-Eastern Federal University and Perm National Research Polytechnic University, etc. Academician Bessel and other 30 professors and experts and 46 postgraduates from China and Russia made presentations on emission reduction and environmental protection technologies in petroleum and petrochemical industries, nuclear industries, power industries and coal industries, as well as economic policies and legal research related to environmental protection and emission reduction. The symposium received more than 80 papers submitted by Chinese and Russian teachers and students.
As one of the annual series activities held by UPC and Gubkin University as the rotating chairmanship units of Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities from 2023 to 2025, the symposium is an academic exchange platform built to meet the needs of world energy transition and scientific and technological revolution, and it is committed to deepening the educational exchanges and cooperation between China and Russia in green, low-carbon and sustainable development.
Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU) was established in 2011 with the aim of bringing elite engineering universities in China and Russia together, cultivating high-quality talents, promoting talent exchanges and scientific and technological cooperation between China and Russia, and facilitating the common development of the innovative economy of the two countries. The Association is an effective exchange platform for higher education under the framework of the “China-Russia Cultural Cooperation Committee” and the “Sub-Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Committee of the Regular Meeting of Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers”. ASRTU members include 36 Chinese universities and 39 Russian universities. UPC officially joined the association in 2016, and serves as the 7th Chinese rotating unit from 2023 to 2025.
Translated: Jiang Shaofei
Reviewed: Xu Xiaoyan