Research and production corporation “United Wagon Company” (“RPC UWC” or “Holding”) and Moscow state university of railway engineering (MIIT) have signed the cooperation and joint activity agreement and in the sphere of introduction of modern educational technologies and development of scientific potential in railway transport.
One of the partnership directions will be a tight cooperation with students. Programmes of intentional learning and material incentives for best students will be launched in the university. The partnership also means field experience and pre-graduation practical training in the enterprises of the Holding with the possibility of further employment in these enterprises.
The next area of cooperation is the joint scientific-research activity in the field of simulation, materials and freight cars component parts testing, including participation of MIIT leading scientists in the scientific and technical council, organized by RPC UWC.
In addition, there are plans to implement educational programs for retraining and professional development of the Holding employees, as well as practical training of MIIT teaching staff in RPC UWC enterprises.
Signing of the agreement took place in the Institute of Transport Engineering and Control Systems of MIIT. President of MIIT V. Morozov, Head of the university B. Levin and representatives of scientific community were present on the part of the university, top-management of the company, headed by the CEO R. Savushkin, represented RPC UWC.
Boris Levin, Head of MIIT, noted: “Cooperation between scientific and business communities is extremely important both for science development and railway industry. Giving incentives to talented students brings much benefit for the training of young specialists and shaping the future of railways. UWC is one of the leading railway companies, actively implementing innovations and paying particular attention to scientific developments. The partnership with such a company makes the direction of improvement of training process and educational technologies, as well as development of scientific research, a promising and important one for us”.
Roman Savushkin, CEO at RPC UWC, added: “Training of potential highly skilled employees is a very important goal for us. That is the very reason why we share our knowledge and technologies with young specialists, ready to give them our full support. Cooperation with MIIT will help to educate talented employees, including for our company, as well as bring UWC research developments to a new level”.