MUST actively developing partnerships with well-known global universitiesSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. An international forum, ‘Role and Significance of Higher Education and Advanced Technology in Sustainable Development’, kicked off on October 15 in Ulaanbaatar. Over 60 executive staff members of colleges and universities of Austria, Germany, Russia, China, South Korea, Turkey, Canada, and Japan are participating in the two-day forum. The aims of the forum being organized on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) are to share experience in training and research, and develop a reference paper and suggestions for promoting globalized knowledge, which is planned to be later included into the policy and operations of the university.
Of the over 200 international colleges and universities that have established partnership with the university, MUST actively collaborates with over 60 universities. And currently, the university is also preparing specialists in partnership with over 20 universities through 2+2 joint programs. In his speech, MUST Rector B.Ochirbat highlighted that the university’s reputation continues to grow as partnerships with well-known international colleges and universities are actively developing.
He then continued on to say, “It is true that our country’s research environment is not on the same level as those of developed countries. However, as a result of the special attention given by the Government and international organizations, there has been many advancements being made in the learning environment of the university. We currently aim to establish super-laboratories, start-ups, and other leading research centers at the newly opened Technology and Innovation Center. With this, our university will be one step closer to becoming a research university.”
During the forum, MUST and the UBTECH Robotics Limited signed a partnership agreement in the sector of technology and innovation. Furthermore, the university also signed an agreement with Nagaoka University of Technology to extend the joint bachelor’s programme being implemented in the framework of the Mongolian-Japanese Engineering Education Development Project (MJEED), which is running from 2014 to 2023. With the agreement, the programme will be implemented until 2024, and 1,000 Mongolian students will be able to study at over 10 Japanese universities in the major of engineering. Currently, there are about 500 students that have been involved in the project.
Vice President of Nagaoka University of Technology Takashi Yukawa said, “Mongolian students are quick to learn new things and turn into knowledge. Thus, we have extended the joint bachelor’s programme with MUST by one year in the framework of the MJEED project. I am confident that the number of Mongolian students at our university will continue to increase.”
Dean at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology of Germany Carsten Drebenstedt said, “There are over 100 Mongolian students that have majored in mining at our university since 1975. Our university began to jointly implement a 3+2 programme with MUST since about 10 years ago. Mongolian students get to study for three years in their home country, continue to study in Germany for two years, and graduate with two diplomas. This is our contribution to the partnership between the two countries. As we aim to train personnel by implementing a comprehensive system of training, research and industry, German students that are majoring in mining do their practicums in Mongolia. It is a great opportunity for our students to be able to work at locations, where geological explorations and mining is being done.