September 3, 2018 at MAI was held a solemn opening of the second academic year of the Master’s double degree program of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Moscow Aviation Institute（MAI）. President of SJTU Zhongqin Lin and Rector of MAI Mikhail Pogosyan took part in the opening ceremony.
Chinese and Russian students study together in English in three directions: “Design of aircraft structures from polymer composite materials”, “Technologies of life-cycle management for products in the design of modern aircraft”, “Propulsion Engineering”.
During the year, students will be study at MAI on special subjects in each of the directions. At the end of the academic year they will have to present their master's degree thesis. Upon successful completion of the program each student will receive two diplomas: a diploma of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a diploma of Moscow Aviation Institute.
“Today, the industry requires new specialists, and together with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, we launched an educational program that will train the leaders, who will change the future. Specialists of joint Chinese-Russian educational program will be in demand on a wide variety of international projects. Among Chinese and Russian colleagues from the industry there is a big request to attract graduates of the program to solve the practical problems of the aviation industry”, - said Rector of MAI Mikhail Pogosyan in his welcome speech.