High-ranking award of the GRIAT on the occasion of the German-Russian Theme Year
At the end of the "German-Russian Theme Year of University Cooperation and Science" organised by the German Academic Exchange Service, the Federal Foreign Office presented an award to the German-Russian Insititute of Advanced Technologies (GRIAT). The award ceremony took place simultaneously in Berlin and Moscow on 15.09.2020.German-Russian Insititute of Advanced Technologies (GRIAT) The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) ranks the German-Russian Insitititute of Advanced Technologies (GRIAT) among seven so-called "lighthouse" projects of German-Russian academic cooperation. The first German-Russian university and at the same time the world's first two-state teaching and research institution in a modern industrialised country was established in 2014 in Kazan, the capital of the Russian autonomous republic of Tatarstan. The project is led by TU Ilmenau on the German side and the renowned Kazan State Technical Research University on the Russian side. The consortium of German universities (TU Ilmenau, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, TU Kaiserslautern) offers English-language engineering master's degree courses in Kazan, which offer a German-Russian double degree. So far, more than 150 students have successfully graduated and a large number of joint scientific publications have been produced. The DAAD praises GRIAT as "the largest binational science and education project between Germany and Russia". It is "a new form of higher education that fully implements German educational standards at a Russian university." The German-Russian Theme Year of Higher Education Cooperation and Science The aim of the German-Russian Theme Year of Higher Education Cooperation and Science was to present the long-standing and multifaceted relations in research and teaching between universities, research institutions and educational institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Russian Federation to a broader public. The President of the DAAD, Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee, paid tribute to the award-winning projects: "Intergovernmental relations with the Russian Federation are currently not easy. At the same time, Russian universities, research institutions and educational establishments have been reliable and excellent partners for German science for years or even decades. At the end of the German-Russian Theme Year, I am therefore very pleased to congratulate the 25 award-winning projects for their consistent and dedicated commitment to academic exchange and cooperation in science with Russia."
Press release of TU Ilmenau from 16.09.2020