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PKU and HSE sign cooperation agreements in conjunction with the China-Russia Year of Innovation

DEC . 08 2021
Peking University, December 8, 2021: The closing ceremony of the China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation was held online on November 26th, 2021 and Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters. In his message, Putin underlined that the establishment of the China-Russia Mathematics Center was one of the principal results from the cooperation comprising more than one thousand academic activities. Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko attended the closing ceremony and delivered speeches, while witnessing the signing of cooperation agreements in related fields.

As an important part of the China-Russia Mathematics Center, President Hao Ping of Peking University and First Vice-Rector Vadim Radaev of the Russian National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) signed a student exchange agreement on behalf of the two universities. The agreement will strengthen and develop student exchange programs between the two universities’, aiming to cultivate world-class scientific and mathematical talents with pioneering spirit and international vision.

During the China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation, the China-Russia Mathematics Center was established on June 29th, 2020. The Center held regular academic forums such as the “Beijing-Moscow Mathematics Colloquium”, “Beijing-St. Petersburg Mathematics Colloquium”, “Beijing-Novosibirsk seminar on geometry and mathematical physics”. A number of well-known professors and distinguished young scholars from both countries were invited to deliver academic reports. A series of Seminars were organized, in which authoritative experts held in-depth communication. The Center has also established several partnerships with leading universities and institutes all over the countries, gathering the strengths of China and Russia in field of scientific and technological innovation. This will aid in developing mathematics research, cultivating talents and improving the innovation capacity of China and Russia.

Looking ahead, the China-Russia Mathematics Center will further consolidate the cooperative achievements made during the China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation. The Center would like to build a world-class platform for mathematical research and cooperation, talent exchange and cultivation.

Written by: Liu Zijing
Edited by: Ng Joong Hwee
Source: PKU News (
Chinese)