Information published on 8 April 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 393.

Cooperation with Lanzhou University of Transport, 2 – 3 April 2014

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Lanzhou University of Transport (LZJTU, formerly Lanzhou Railway University), which is situated in the province of Gansu in China, produces over 50,000 highly trained engineers and managers for both the railways and local transport concerns. In the past 55 years, Lanzhou University of Transport has made great achievements in teaching, scientific research, management and personnel training. The University’s current enrolment totals over 30,000 students, including over 20,000 in the railway field. More than 5,000 students in the railway field graduate each year and become engineers or managers in railway companies and manufacturers. The main topics of this University consist of Rolling Stock, Infrastructure, Mechanics, Signalling…

The University comprises research centres with laboratories focused on mechanics, bridges and signalling with the development of one of the most advanced signalling systems in the world which is used in Chinese Railways.

On 11 November 2013 (see e-news 374 of 17 November 2013), Mr Marc Guigon met Mr SHI Guangtian, Dean of the University, and other representatives to begin cooperation work between UIC and LZJTU.

On 2 April 2014, Marc Guigon met Mr YANG Zi Jiang, President of the University, Mr Liu Zhen Kui, Vice-President, Mr SHI Guangtian, Dean, and Mr REN Muhua, Professor. They expressed their wish to cooperate with UIC and become a UIC member. They proposed to sign an agreement in order to prepare, discuss and negotiate the conditions to become a UIC member, and the preparation of a common work programme.
On 3 April, Mr Marc Guigon gave a lecture at LZJTU about High Speed Railways: the history, development of high speed around the world, rolling stock, infrastructure, environment…

For further information please contact Marc Guigon: guigon@uic.org