Professor Dewei Li, Associate Professor Huiling Fu and Professor Dean Lei Nie met UIC directors with a proposal of closer cooperation based on their project linking several areas of research. UIC was represented by Sandra Géhénot, Director of Freight, Vincent Vu, Director of Institutional Relations and Coordinator of the UIC Asia-Pacific Region, Teodor Gradinariu, Senior Advisor Rail System, and Jerzy Wisniewski, Director of Fundamental Values.
This time the parties focused on the freight aspects of this project dealing with the development of Eurasian Freight Corridors. The BJTU, a member of UIC, presented the subject of cooperation and their abilities in the areas of railway research, education and training. They were interested in an exchange involving experts and internships. The BJTU invited UIC to take part in a large conference at the University which will be held in October to present UIC’s position with regard to the development of freight corridors and its achievements.
The parties agreed to follow up the actions undertaken and specify the details of cooperation in the frame of facilitating cargo and passenger traffic flows and standards between Asia and Europe. Sandra Gehenot presented recent UIC projects (traffic flow study and block chain pilot). Vincent Vu described the areas of interest of the APRA region members in terms of projects and recent activities. Teodor Gradinariu presented the current projects on telecommunications and asset management. Jerzy Wisniewski encouraged BJTU to join the UIC TrainRail entity which will be a cooperative network of training organisations and industry partners working together. The project will be launched during the next UIC World Congress on Rail Training to be held from 9 – 11 October 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.
The UIC team expressed its gratitude to the BJTU for the above-mentioned initiatives, promising direct involvement in the project on a large scale.