Chairman of China ISM Committee Professor HUANG Leting and Director of the Mining Damage Appraisal Committee of China Coal Society Professor ZHANG Huaxing visited Irkutsk National Research Technical University.
INRTU Acting Rector Professor Aleksandr AFANASEV received the delegation. The parties discussed prospects of cooperation and further ways of development of further interaction in the field of mine surveying.
Head of INRTU Department of Mine Survey and Engineering Geodesy, Vice-President of ISM Professor Anatoly OKHOTIN emphasized that Chinese colleagues take an active part in the work of International Society of Mine Surveying (ISM). According to him the guests of INRTU are leading specialists in coal industry of China. Professor HUANG Leting holds the position of General Director of the big Chinese company “Tiandi Science & Technology Co”; Mr. ZHANG Huaxing is responsible for research in the same organization.
Within the framework of visit Mr. ZHANG Huaxing met students of INRTU Institute of Mineral Resource Management and Processing and told them about the development of coal industry in China. During vivacious dialogue students learned the peculiarities of shooting operations in Chinese mines on the depth of 1000 m, average wage of an engineer in China (around 5 thousands RMB or 50 thousand rubles), duration of vacation of miners (15 days) and others.
”I heard many positive responses about Irkutsk Technical University. Today I received even more favorable impression about INRTU and especially INRTU students. They are friendly and have inquiring minds and I believe that it will be interesting to deal with such interesting young people and implement joint projects”, - ZHANG Huaxing noted.
4th-year students Viktoria ROMANOVA and Petr IVANOV listened with great interest to the speech of Mr. ZHANG: “We learned a lot of new things about operation of Chinese mining plants. For example, it was a big discovery for us that interstices of exhausted coal mines are filled with garbage. This method prevents squeezing of buildings and solves the problem of waste products utilization. We can say that the Chinese nourish soil with waste products. Such unusual technology is not common in Russia”, - students shared their impressions.
The students consider the opportunity to undergo short term introductory internship in Liaoning Technical University.
”We are glad that the University gives us the opportunity to visit Chinese HEI, exchange experience with our colleagues and get to know scientific and laboratorial potential of the University in the province Liaoning”, - Viktoria ROMANOVA added.
It should be noted that Agreement on Cooperation in education for mining engineering industry was signed by administrations of INRTU and Liaoning Technical University (Fuxin, China) in 2014.
by Olga BALABANOVA
Photos by Aleksandr BOGACHEV