Students from Russia and Greeсe unite to create better future for global agriculture

Students from Russia and Greeсe unite to create better future for global agriculture

On March 28 – April 1, 2016 Peter Dokukin, the Deputy Director of the Agrarian-Technological Institute and Elena Gorozhankina, the assistant of Vice-Rector on international academic mobility visited the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

On March 28 – April 1, 2016 Peter Dokukin, the Deputy Director of the Agrarian-Technological Institute and Elena Gorozhankina, the assistant of Vice-Rector on international academic mobility visited the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The purpose of the visit was the participation in the exhibition of the four Russian leading HEIs in the frameworks of the year of Russian-Greece cooperation. At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Perikles Mitkas expressed his satisfaction with the realization of the working program with the RUDN Agrarian-Technological Institute. He stressed that in 2016 the first joint Russian-Greek student’s conference was held with presentations of 12 Russian students and 12 students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  The second conference of this kind is scheduled in the ATI in Moscow on April 22, 2016.
 
There was also the discussion of prospects of opening the joint Master’s program “Agrobiotechnologies”. To make it real, Prof. Koveos, the Dean of the Faculty of agriculture, forestry and natural resources of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki planned a visit to ATI with the purpose to clarify details of the program and its employment opportunities.
 
In addition, Peter Dokukin met with Prof. Ioannis Gitas, the Head of the Laboratory of the “Remote Sensing” of the Facultyof agriculture, forestry and natural resources. They mapped RUDN cooperation with the journal “Remote Sensing” and reached the agreement that in 2017 the best 10 publications of the participants of the international conference on digital cartography of soil in the area of “Remote Sensing” will be published in a special issue of the journal.
 
Then Prof. I.Gitas and Peter Dokukin discussed the opportunity of opening the joint Master’s program “Remote Sensing and Monitoring of Natural Resources”. They adjusted the list of еру disciplines, the modules of the study program and the distant learning options for some disciplines. They also targeted the ambitious project on the establishment at the ATI the International cluster of excellence on “Remote Sensing and Monitoring of Agricultural Lands”.
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