The Consul General of France in Ekaterinburg, Mr. Pierre-Alain Coffinier, visited Reshetnev University. The visit took place within the framework of his working trip to Krasnoyarsk, which is taking place in order to expand international relations. The program of the visit included a meeting with the rector and representatives of the university, as well as an excursion to the Training and demonstration center of rocket and space technology.


Rector of the University Edkham Sh. Akbulatov, getting acquainted with the French guest, noted that the meeting takes place against the background of a significant date for the Russians: the 60th anniversary of the human flight into space. This event is also important for France, the world's third largest space power. Edkham Sh. Akbulatov spoke about the university's humanitarian ties with the French Republic, many of which lie in the field of space research. Reshetnev University, in particular, was among the participants of the international student competition for launching CanSat probes, organized by the French Space Agency. The competition was held in Toulouse and Biscarossa.

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Edkham Sh. Akbulatov presented to Mr. Coffinier a number of relevant projects of the university, which could later form the basis for joint work within the framework of international cooperation. They discussed a project to create a small spacecraft by students, the launch of which is scheduled for November 2021, as well as participation in the regional scientific and educational center of climate orientation.

At the end of the meeting rector presented the French Consul General with a rocket mock-up, the symbol of Reshetnev University, as a souvenir. In the 70s such rockets were used to launch satellites manufactured in Krasnoyarsk into orbit.