UST Inc. Signs Cooperation Agreement With a Leading Technical University in Belarus

A delegation of Brest State Technical University (BrSTU) visited Unitsky String Technologies Inc. During the visit, General Director of UST Inc. Nadezhda Kosareva and Rector of Brest State Technical University Alexander Bakhanovich signed a cooperation agreement on scientific research and training of engineers.

The delegation was also represented by the Vice-Rector for scientific work Nikolay Shalobyta, deans of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Information Systems – Sergey Onysko and Svetlana Lebed, as well as Natalia Vinnik, Head of the Media Information Department.

The university representatives were introduced to the activities of the design offices and visited the Design Department, where today, among others, BrSTU graduates are working.

"We work with advanced professional software and have been designing with BIM technology for a long time. When young specialists come to the company, they are immediately immersed in the world's most progressive environment. This is an excellent opportunity for graduates to apply theoretical knowledge in practice", noted Maxim Kubyshkin, Head of the Department. 

The centerpiece of the visit was the signing of a cooperation agreement between Unitsky String Technologies Inc. and BrSTU. The parties have agreed to work together in scientific research and training of engineers as well as to cooperate in other areas. Preliminary agreements stipulate that the university students will have the opportunity to take an internship at UST Inc. with potential employment upon its completion.

"Recent years have witnessed an ambiguous situation in the job market: promising graduates of technical universities tend to seek employment in the IT industry. This trend creates some challenges for other industries. And engineering is no exception. Our mission is to keep young specialists motivated to become engineers and allow them to progress in this field, while providing a decent income and working conditions. And this agreement is an essential step towards this goal", stressed Nadezhda Kosareva after signing the document.  

The guests got a positive impression of the scale of the SW PLANT production facility and the assembly of rolling stock. They explored the fleet of modern equipment for the manufacture of uPods, motor-wheels, engines, storage batteries, and other elements of uST transport. 

Furthermore, the guests took a measure of the capabilities of transport and infrastructure complexes in the EcoTechnoPark, the UST Inc.'s innovation center. The university delegates were demonstrated the exhibits of the uST transport museum, visited the passenger stations and control room, and learned about the features and advantages of the string rail overpasses. The colleagues were particularly excited by the demonstration of a 6-seater uCar and a 14-seater uBus, including by a ride in these uPods.

BrSTU Rector Alexander Bakhanovich remarked: the future belongs to this mode of transport, and its implementation allows the development of numerous related technologies and directions in mechanical engineering, material working, material science, and other sectors. 

"This is incredible technology! Only a few countries in the world can be proud of such developments. This is a great achievement which builds the name for our country. On our part, we are ready for close cooperation in terms of training specialists, conducting research and development, as well as improving this area as a whole", emphasized the Rector of BrSTU.

The meeting concluded with a discussion of cooperation lines. These include joint scientific events, lectures and practical classes, implementation of joint innovative projects, as well as cooperation in a number of other areas.

24 November 2022