Exchange Program Students from Kazakhstan Visited SUSU

South Ural State University offers programs for student exchange. Under one of such programs the university was visited by students from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

The students share on why they decided to participate in this program, what lectures they attended, and whether or not this trip was helpful to them.

– What was your goal in coming to Chelyabinsk?

‒ We are students of the Faculty of Physics and Mechanics of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The goal of our visit to Chelyabinsk is to complete a training program to improve our qualifications in power engineering.

– Why did you decide to participate in this program?

‒ According to the partnership agreement between SUSU and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, we were given the chance to participate in a student exchange program to improve our qualifications, and using this opportunity we want to become highly-qualified specialists in our field.

– Which lectures did you attend, and what did you learn?

‒ From the first days of our training we attended lectures on such topics as: Automation of Heating Plants; Industrial Furnaces; Energy Saving in the Operation Regulations; and Modern Power Generation Sector and Resource-saving Technologies. During our training we got to learn about the operation principles of coal power plants and boiler systems, and attended lectures on energy-resource conservation, which is an important field related to the future of industrial power generation.

– What sites did you manage to visit, and what did you like most?

‒ We were able to visit Chelyabinsk State Museum of Local History, it really expanded our views on Chelyabinsk. Along with our education we also tried to experience the culture of the city each day. We’d like to notice that the central Arbat street impressed us not only with its unique character, but also by the young people who played guitars there and sang along in their wonderful voices.

– Was this program helpful for you? Will you return to Chelyabinsk?

‒ Yes, of course, this program was helpful for us, both in terms of education and in expanding our worldview. The academic process totally met our expectations. We not only understood the importance of power engineering, including alternative energies, which are very important for the whole world today, but also got to meet professors and leading specialists who have been working in this field for more than ten years. We are glad that such programs exist, and we hope for continuing partnership between our universities to the benefit of the friendship between Kazakhstan and Russia.

Marina Kovyazina, Ekaterina Kuznetsova
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