On behalf of Beihang University, President Xu Huibin recently signed a university-level cooperation agreement with St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University).
Founded in 1900, ITMO University is a Russian national research university and a member of the Russian Academic Excellence Project (Project 5-100). Like Beihang University, it is also a member of the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU). It currently has over 11,000 students (including more than 1,800 international students) and over 1,300 teachers, and its top majors are precision mechanics, photonics and optics, computer technology, control system and robotics, network security, programming and so on. Since 2004, ITMO University has become the World Champion for seven times and won over 20 gold medals in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is the best record around the world.
According to the newly signed agreement, Beihang plans to join hands with ITMO University to seek teaching and research cooperation in areas where both have an advantage, such as information technology and mechanics.
Reported by Wang Lingpei
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Li Mingzhu