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FEFU offers cooperation to Singapore

The rector of the Far Eastern Federal University, Sergey Ivanets, met with the official delegation of the Republic of Singapore, which was headed by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Li Yi Shien. Together with him to the FEFU campus on about. The Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore in the Russian Federation, Lim Kheng Hua, heads of a number of large industrial, trading and investment corporations in an Asian country, arrived in Russian, the university’s press service reports.

Li Yi Shien said that he is visiting Vladivostok for the first time and is very pleased to have the opportunity to get acquainted with the potential of the Primorsky Territory, to discuss with Russian partners the possibilities of implementing joint projects. As stated, Singapore’s interest in the region is not limited to business. Cooperation in the educational and scientific fields is of no less interest, especially since agreements on this matter with the Far Eastern Federal University have already been reached.

Rector of FEFU, Sergey Ivanets, recalled a memorandum of understanding signed with 2013 with the National University of Singapore, to which two universities confirmed their interest in conducting joint research, exchanging scientific, academic and technical information, commercializing the technologies being developed. Partnerships have also developed between FEFU and Singapore Management University.

According to Sergei Ivants, the parties laid the necessary foundation for closer interaction in specific areas. The Rector of the FEFU identified several such innovative areas for cooperation that could be of mutual interest. First of all, we are talking about medicine, including modern methods of diagnosis and treatment, the production of medicines based on marine bioresources. Here, the Medical Center and the School of Biomedicine are ready to address with the FEFU. Promising for the Federal University is cooperation in the areas of environmental monitoring, production of composite materials, underwater robotics. Another direction could be the creation on the island of Russian electronic trading platform, oriented to the enterprises of the Republic of Singapore.

Li Yi Shien showed interest in the voiced proposals and readiness to discuss them in detail. Note that the key platform for the development of bilateral cooperation is the Intergovernmental Russian-Singapore High-Level Commission, co-chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov. The next meeting of the commission is scheduled to be held in September in Singapore.

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