From June 21st to 25th, 2021, the Technology Week (2021 Nanjing Tech Week) was held in Nanjing (China), organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, as well as the Department of Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province and the city of Nanjing. Leading Russian universities took part in the event in an online format: SPbSUT, SPbSU, SPbPU, LETI, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, ITMO, etc. The University of Telecommunications was presented by the Vice-rector for Scientific Work, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Alexander Shestakov at the meeting of heads of educational institutions within the framework of the conference. Shestakov told about the research conducted at SPbSUT, the contributions prepared by the university scientists for the International Telecommunication Union and invited colleagues to cooperate.
At the official opening ceremony of the Nanjing Technical Week on June 21, 2021, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping noted: "Nanjing, as the first representative of the country's innovative cities, has set a new benchmark for the construction of innovative cities of national importance." According to the representative of the Organizing Committee of the Nanjing Technical Week, the city authorities will continue to increase their efforts to support Nanjing in creating original innovations and hard work in such areas as the search for strategic sources, achieving a peak in carbon emissions and carbon neutrality, and experimental areas of comprehensive reform of the scientific and technical system.
Nanjing is the capital of the most technologically advanced province with the highest GDP per capita. The city ranks third in the country in terms of admission to universities and research and development work. One of the priorities of the region is to strengthen research ties between leading Russian and Chinese universities and research institutes.
The Nanjing Technical Week 2021 was held for the third time and marked the importance of Russian-Chinese bilateral relations, which is especially symbolic in the year of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation by the countries.