On May, 31 the KPI was visited by a well-known Chinese businessman and philanthropist, chairman of the board of Tiens Corporation (Tiens Group Co. Ltd) and founder of the Tianyuan University Li Jinhuan. He was accompanied by senior executives of the corporation, its board member Li Zongmin, CEO of TIENS Ukraine, Si Jouy, TIENS Ukraine Sales Manager, Sergiy Teptiuk.

After observing the university and getting acquainted with the exposition of the State Polytechnic Museum and its Department of Aviation and Cosmonautics of the KPI the guests met with the authorities of the university.

Participation in the meeting with the Ukrainian side was taken by the rector of the KPI, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Michael Zgurovskyi, Vice-rector for international cooperation, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Sergiy Sidorenko, Deputy Vice-Rector Kseniia Yudkova, Head of the Department of Foreign Economic Activity of the Department of Foreign Economic Cooperation of the University Andriy Shysholin and others.

At the beginning of the conversation, Li Jinhuan introduced the TIENS corporation and described the directions of its activities. It was founded in 1995 in Tianjin City, one of the four cities of the central subordination of the People's Republic of China. In 1998, the company entered the international markets, and now its products can be bought in 190 countries of the world, 110 of them it has branches. It produces and sells biologically active additives, created on the main recipes of traditional Chinese medicine, health products, and more. All products are made on its own high-tech enterprises. However, in addition to production, promotion and sale of their goods, corporations' heads also take care of issues of charity. “We are aware that our company is a part of society, so we invest in charity projects and have already invested in them more than $ 70 million,” said Li Jianyang. He also said he was the founder of Tianyuan Private University, investing more than $ 230 million in the development of education. The University is located in the Vyujin economic district between Beijing and Tianjin. Intensive building of university facilities and campus began in 2014, and by 2017 the university opened the door to the first students. Nowadays, more than 6000 people study in it. The total number of students who can simultaneously acquire high-quality education will exceed 42,000. The University consists of 7 institutes that train future specialists in 50 areas in the fields of design and art, bioengineering and food industry, business management, economics and management, technology and computing, foreign languages, medicine.

Presentation of the KPI and its opportunities was made for guests by Michael Zgurovskyi.

After discussing the areas of training that might be interesting in terms of establishing partnerships for both the Tianyuan University and the KPI, Li Jinhuan and Michael Zgurovskyi signed a memorandum of cooperation and mutual understanding between TIENS corporation, Tianyuan University and National Technical University of Ukraine “Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

The document stipulates that the participants will cooperate in educational and scientific activities and identifies the main forms of such cooperation. As the participants of the signing ceremony noted, the memorandum has a framework character – this is only the first step towards establishing long-term relations. Therefore, in the process of further work, specific directions and conditions of cooperation will be specified and regulated by separate agreements.

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