The Arctic-Asia corridor. Development of the Polar Silk Road was discussed in Tyumen
15:05 15 июня 2018
Категории: News in English
Today China is interested not only in creation of sea trade routes in the Arctic region but also in development of natural resources of the Arctic.
Russia, in its turn, supports plans of the Chinese side to revive the Great Silk Road, the global Arctic — Asia corridor, and to create an economic belt connected with it. The participants of the meeting discussed what role scientists and students of the Industrial University of Tyumen could play in this issue.
Professor Guo Peiqing of Ocean University of China arrived in the Industrial University of Tyumen with the official visit. At the meeting with the administration of the supporting university of the region the sides discussed issues of mutually beneficial cooperation within the initiative “Polar Silk Road”. According to the vice-rector for scientific activities of the University Yakov Pronozin, much attention in the higher education institution is focused on issues of digitalization and robotics, scientific researches are directed towards the Arctic and international cooperation.
Representatives of the academic teaching staff and students of the University work on social and economic issues; the roadmap connected with development of arctic tourism has been already developed. Ideas of scientists of the University related to development of the Arctic are continued by the younger generation. The University created the student scientific society “Arctic Research Community” (ARC). The young people are actively involved in conferences of different levels; in summer they will go to the expedition to study funnels of gas emissions. Mr. Guo Peiqing notes that he is delighted with scientific potential being developed in the Industrial University of Tyumen.
As professor comments, he is surprised with the depth of their research in the arctic sphere and believes that the Industrial University of Tyumen should be the first in Russia in terms of education of specialists for oil and gas industry. He is sure that the sides can initiate some steps in the sphere of cooperation on issues of the Arctic and very much would like Tyumen to become the leading center in the sphere of arctic research.
As it is noted in the presentation of Ocean University of China, the foreign higher education institution is the leader in oceanic research; much was done in the direction of processing of marine products. The higher education institution includes the Institute of polar research; therefore, special attention is paid to research in the Arctic.
The project “One Belt, One Road” includes three routes: “Polar Silk Road” (the Northern Sea Route), “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “Maritime Silk Road”. They should be united with the vertical corridor from the north to the south, which passes through the Ob-Irtysh transport corridor, starting on the Yamal Peninsula. Participation of three countries, Russia, China and Kazakhstan, is supposed in fulfillment of the project.
The resolution, which outlined the main aspects of cooperation between the two higher education institutions, became the result of the meeting, as the press service of the Industrial University of Tyumen informs. Signing of the agreement will be the first stage. The plans also include academic exchange of students and teachers, joint scientific researches, articles and the international conference on the theme “Polar Silk Road”. Guo Peiqing hopes that Tyumen will become the hub that will be active in interaction between the three countries. He invited the delegation of the University to visit Ocean University of China in Qingdao.