Russia ? the Netherlands: new perspectives of scientific cooperation
On 9 July, 2014 representatives of All-Russian scientific-research institute of aviation materials (VIAM) - deputy General director Vladislav Antipov and chief of contract group of IC&FEA department Alla Rodina - took part in the work of the Round table, timed to the visit of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands) in Moscow.
The event was held in the conference center of the hotel “Ararat Park Hyatt” Moscow under support of the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation. The main theme of the Round table became a consideration of perspective directions of mutually beneficial cooperation of the university with Russian scientific-research organizations in the terms of changes, taking place in scientific, educational and innovative spheres of Russia.
Representatives of home universities, scientific-research institutes, science and technology specialists were members of Russian delegation.
Onno Elderenbosch, deputy of the chief of the mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in the Russian Federation addressed greetings to the participants of the Round table. He noted, that Russia is an important strategic partner of the Netherlands and both countries have great potential for cooperation in the field of science, education, innovations. In his report President of TU Delft Dirc Jan van den Berg expressed his interest in mutual work with Russian scientific community and proposed to the participants’ attention a presentation of the university.
Then changing of opinions took place on the issues of intellectual properties commercialization, a role of universities and scientific institutes in modern society, training and education of skilled scientific personnel.
After finishing of the official part of the Round table a working meeting of VIAM representatives with professor Rinze Benedictus, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Head of Aerospace Materials group took place. Possible directions of joint works on creation of laminated metal-polymer, thermoplastic materials but also polymer composite materials with higher operating temperature became the subject of negotiations. Rinze Benedictus confirmed the interest of TU Delft in cooperation with VIAM and considered with Vladislav Antipov probable ways of realization of mutual projects. The Sides agreed about further more detailed working out of technical proposals.
Delft technical university, also known as TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch state technical university, one of the top universities of technology in the world. It is located in the city of Delft, the Netherlands.
One of the priorities of the Delft University is the principle of innovative development against the model of «Triple helix», which supposes an interaction of scientific- research institutes with industrial companies and government aimed at stimulation of knowledge quality and creation of innovative technologies. Following this strategy, the university considers possibilities to start cooperation in innovative sphere.
8 faculties and numerous research institutes are working at the university. More, than 19 thousand students attend the university.
The university was established on January 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy with the main purpose of training civil servants for the Dutch East India ( Dutch colonial possessions on the islands of Malay Archipelago and in the western part of the New Guinea).The academy expanded very quickly. In 1986 it got its present name. Among graduators of the university are Nobel laureates Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes and Simon van der Meer.