On June 2, 2022, at the initiative of the Confucius Institute at the Tajik Mining and Metallurgical Institute, a video conference and negotiations were held between the leadership of the Tajik Mining and Metallurgical Institute and the Lanjou Technical Institute of Resources and Environment of the PRC. China went virtual.
From the MMIT side, the negotiations were attended by:
Bakhtiyor Mahmadali – rector;
Umarjonov Abdusafo – Vice-Rector for Science, Innovation and International Relations;
Mukhamadiev Akbarkhon – head of the department of international relations;
Sherboev Murodzhon – Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies;
Davlatov Davlat – Head of Testing, Registration and Distance Learning Department.
It is also worth noting that the following officials of the Lanjou Technical Institute of Resources and Environment took part in it:
Pang Ying – CEO of Gansu Prime Technology Co., Ltd;
Lu Huaping – Dean of the Department of International Education, Lanjou Institute of Technical Resources and the Environment;
Tang Lin – Dean of the Department of Information Engineering, Lanjou Institute of Technical Resources and Environment;
Employees of the international department of the Lanjou Institute of Technical Resources and the Environment.
First, the dean of the Faculty of International Education of the Lanjou Institute of Technical Resources and the Environment spoke about the readiness of the university to establish mutually beneficial cooperation. Then a scientific report on the topic “The current state and future of artificial intelligence” was read by a representative of the university.
The CEO of Gansu Prime Technology Co., Ltd., which is closely cooperating in the field of artificial intelligence with the Lanjou University of Technology and Natural Resources, also expressed his opinion and expressed the company’s willingness to cooperate with the Tajik Mining and Metallurgical Institute in this direction.
After listening to the report, the rector of the institute, Professor Bakhtiyor Mahmadali expressed gratitude for mutual cooperation, noting that this cooperation is important for the economies of both countries. Today, technology is developing rapidly, and we need to follow this path step by step. It is well known that the People’s Republic of China has a place and status in the world in terms of artificial intelligence technologies and encourages us to use their experience and establish close cooperation.
Then the vice-rector for science, innovations and international relations of the State Institute of International Relations, professor A. Umarzhonov expressed the readiness of the institute for mutually beneficial cooperation and informed about the newly created center of artificial intelligence and information technologies of the institute. In this regard, in order to achieve the long-term plans of the institute, the implementation of artificial intelligence programs was mentioned. After the reports were completed, proposals and requests from both sides were heard, and an application was made to further expand cooperation.
During the negotiations, representatives of Gansu Prime Technology Co., Ltd. emphasized that they would provide comprehensive assistance in creating an artificial intelligence laboratory at the institute, retraining teachers and providing the institute with the necessary literature in this area. First of all, it was noted that the library of the institute will be provided with 50 textbooks in the field of artificial intelligence, 2 3D printers and 2 kV. For further cooperation, the parties sent each other copies of the agreement for consideration. It was stressed that the agreements would be signed as soon as possible.