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WMG Looks to extend collaborative operations to Russia

A WMG PRESS RELEASE

PR 12/07

28 September 2007 

WMG LOOKS TO EXTEND COLLABORATIVE OPERATIONS TO RUSSIA

EMBARGOED: 00:01 MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2007  

WMG, the global innovation group at the University of Warwick, is seeking to expand its collaborative research and education programmes into new territory: Russia. 

Earlier this year the Russian Minister of Telecommunications visited WMG to discuss the potential for WMG, in partnership with a leading Russian body, to provide support in research, education and knowledge transfer to companies based in Russia.  This follows the model successfully applied in WMG’s collaborative operations in China, India, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand. 

WMG’s ideal partner is the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications and today WMG welcomes a delegation led by Professor Alexander Gogol, the Rector of the University, to discuss the development. 

WMG founder and director Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya said: “This new collaboration will benefit both Warwick and Saint Petersburg universities as well as Russian companies and global organisations with a base in Russia. 

“We look forward to an exciting new expansion in our continuing programme of international development.” 

Notes to editors:·        

WMG, an academic group of the University of Warwick, is a provider of innovative solutions to industry, supporting some of the most advanced research, development and training projects in the world.·        

Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications is the region’s biggest training and scientific complex specialising in information and communications technologies.  The university is developing an IT Park: a scientific and technological park specialising in IT.·        

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Professor Lord Bhattacharyya with (l-r) Professor Alexander Gogol, Rector and Oleg Zolotokrylin of St Petersburg State University, and Pavel Erochkine of the UK Russia Round Table

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya greets visitors from St Petersburg State University, Russia