A courtesy visit of the delegation of the Finnish Natural Resources Institute to KATU

A courtesy visit of the delegation of the Finnish Natural Resources Institute to KATU

On September 07, 2017 a delegation from the Finnish Natural Resources Institute visited S.Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (further – KazATU). The delegation consisted of Vice President Markku Jarvenpaa and his counselor Johanna Logren.

The meeting was held with the Vice-rector on science and innovation activity of KATU I. Tokbekenov. Director of ICandMEDC S.Meiramova, the Dean of the Agronomy Faculty G. Stybaev, the Dean of the Energy Faculty S. Isenov, the Head of the Ecology Department G. Satybaldieva are participated at the meeting from the part of KATU.

The purpose of the visit is to conduct negotiations and discuss prospects for the development of cooperation.

In his welcoming speech, Vice-rector on science and innovation activity I.Tokbekenov acquainted the guests with the activities of  KATU, as well as the work carried out in partnership with the Universities and organizations of Finland.

In turn, Vice-President Markku Jarvenpaa and his adviser Johanna Logren thanked for the warm welcome, stressing that this meeting will serve as a new vector of long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation. Mr. Markku Järvenpää has announced the initiative of cooperation in the field of education and science, in particular, the internship of undergraduates, doctoral students and faculty of the University on the basis of the Finnish Natural Resources Institute, the development of joint projects within the Horizon-2020, Erasmus + programs in agronomy, hunting, forestry as well as participation in the funded scientific projects of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Finland.

Further, a productive discussion took place between the participants in the meeting. The parties discussed the issues in terms of the study on green energy, renewable energy sources, biological waste.

At the end of the meeting, the Parties reached an agreement on signing a memorandum between the organizations, developing projects in the framework of Erasmus + and Horizon-2020, and organizing internships for trainees and professorial teaching staff of KazATU in Finland.