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Dubna State University delegation visits Japan
7 December 2018

On 26-29 November 2018, the delegation of Dubna State University, comprised of Rector D. Frusaev and Vice-rector for Education and Methodology A. Denikin, made an official visit to Kindai University (Osaka, Japan).

Kindai University and Dubna State University have been partners since 2017, collaborating within the framework of the joint academic program “Human Resource Program for Monodukuri Engineer in Japan and Russia”. To date, this program has been successfully implemented in the form of student exchange.

During the official meeting with the President of Kindai University, Mr. Yoshihiko Hosoi, the delegates discussed the current status of the joint project and the prospects for expanding the exchange programs, including the exchange of faculty. All participants were satisfied with the achieved results and expressed intent to further develop cooperation between universities. Kindai University celebrated the visit of the Russian delegation by hoisting the flags of the two nations.

During the visit, the delegates met our exchange students who are currently studying at Kindai University. Under thoughtful guidance of Japanese researchers, our students conduct their projects in research laboratories. Professors of Kindai University expressed appreciation of the level of training of students from Dubna State University.

Our students also shared their impressions about the Land of the Rising Sun.

Alexandr Vasilevich, student of the 3rd course in Design and technology of electronic means:

“Studying in Kindai University is an invaluable cultural experience that is important for my career and my worldview. It is also a great opportunity for students to conduct research and practice in their field of interest. I work in a laboratory where I do programming and learn to use computer vision technology. The purpose of this technology is to recognize and track objects in photos or videos. It incorporates neural networks (CNN) and machine learning technologies. This area of programming has a huge number of applications, from the production to entertainment and security. The program can recognize any object. Today, the most popular research trends are face recognition, vision systems for robots, augmented reality, as well as elaboration of already existing technologies such as text and object recognition. I believe that machine learning technologies, such as computer vision, are very promising and relevant. I intend to write a Bachelor’s Degree thesis on machine learning”.

Valeria Gashimova, student of the 3rd course in Chemistry:

“I work in a laboratory which synthesizes and studies never-before-seen materials. Students work with rare and expensive materials and create substances with unique properties. For example, I am synthesizing an iridium-based organometallic compound, which could act as a catalyst in various types of reactions. I intend not only to synthesize it, but also to verify its catalytic properties. I conduct my research using the latest laboratory equipment, which I have never seen before. My colleagues are willing to help me and share their experience when using different instruments and reagents. Our laboratory also synthesizes oxygen-sensitive luminescent materials and unique crystals that change their shape when exposed to light. Here I have acquired new knowledge and skills that, I believe, will help me in my research and work”.