Rector of Cracow University of Technology, Poland, visits BJTU

On June 20th, 2024, President YU Zujun welcomed a delegation from Cracow University of Technology, Poland, led by Rector Andrzej SZARATA. Vice President Guan Zhongliang also attended the meeting.

YU Zujun expressed a cordial greeting to Rector Andrzej SZARATA and his colleagues. He gave a quick review of BJTU's history, disciplinary aspects, talent development, and research accomplishments. He also stressed BJTU's involvement in national rail transportation development and construction. He anticipated that both sides could build on their current collaboration by signing the Agreement on Joint Training for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers, which aims to encourage student growth and research collaborations in sectors such as mechanical engineering, rail transportation, architecture and design.

Rector Andrzej SZARATA congratulated BJTU for their kind welcome. He provided information about Cracow University of Technology's faculty and student population, disciplinary settings, research development, and international participation. He lauded BJTU's contributions to the 'Belt and Road' initiative and the national transportation industry. He predicted that both sides will strengthen their relationships through full-fledged double-degree programs, teacher exchanges, and research.

On behalf of both universities, YU Zujun and Prof. Andrzej SZARATA signed the Agreement on Joint Training for Ph.D. students and Young Researchers.

Delegation from Cracow University of Technology also visited the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Rail Autonomous Operation.

The discussion was attended by representatives from the School of Mechanical, Electronic, and Control Engineering, the School of Architecture and Design, and the Office of International Affairs.

Cracow University of Technology (CUT) is a leading public polytechnic institution in Cracow, Poland's second largest city, that was established in 1946. It contains eight faculties, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, and computer science, and serves around 17,000 students in professional programs ranging from bachelor to PhD level. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the university's largest faculty, and it has worked closely with the European Centre for Atomic Research for the past 20 years.