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German students at the OSTU functioning railway stock training grounds

Omsk State Transport University (OSTU) invites foreign students to the introductory internship and cooperates with the transport faculty of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) since 2000. OSTU and TUD regularly exchange student groups, which participate in the introductory internship for 6 to 10 days in the partnering university, as well as at the local railway companies. This provides a basis for improving the professional and cultural competencies of the students from both universities, as well as establishing friendly contacts.

On September 21st to 26th OSTU received a group of five students from TU Dresden. They were: Marvin Joerg Maier, Cedric Alexandros Kekes, Martin Erich Gerhard George, Malte Worat and Alexander Schulz, and they participated in the international workshop for undergraduate and postgraduate students “Current issues in transport industry”, got acquainted with our university’s laboratories as well as Omsk railway companies. They also went sightseeing around the city and made some new friends in OSTU.

They started to get acquainted with our university on September, 23rd, while exploring the training grounds with the functioning railway rolling stock. Laboratory chief Viktor Nikolayevich Nagibin was leading the excursion.

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German students at the OSTU training ground with the functioning railway rolling stock

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Students from TU Dresden in the passenger car classroom at the OSTU training grounds with the functioning railway rolling stock

Irina Ivanovna Reznik gave a tour at OSTU’s museum.

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At the OSTU museum

Students from TU Dresden were also acquainted with OSTU’s laboratories.

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At the laboratory of the railway automatics and telemechanics together with candidate of technical sciences, associate professor of “Automatics and telemechanics” chair, Gayaz Gumarovich Akhmedzyanov

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At the “Sapsan” training simulator with the associate professor of “Electric railway rolling stock” chair, candidate of technical sciences, Stanislav Gennadievich Istomin

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At the “Railway rolling stock power supply” laboratory, together with the head of training center on the topic of transport safety and security, associate professor
Valeriy Viktorovich Tomilov

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At the “Railway cars and railway car facilities” laboratory, together with the associate professor Evgeniy Vladimirovich Kondratenko

OSTU has organized an excursion to the railway museum for our German friends as well as the Chinese master degree students, which were accompanied by a specialist of our International Relations Department — Larisa Vladimirovna Abramchikova. At the museum they were all warmly welcomed by the head of the Omsk Railway Museum Margarita Gennadievna Parkhomenko.

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At the Omsk Railway Museum

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At the “electrichka” of the Omsk Railway Museum

Pavel Mikhailovich Maltsev, deputy chief of the railway station guided a tour across the railway station for German and Chinese students. He showed all the facilities made for the passenger’s convenience, including the central ticket hall, waiting room, bar and canteen, kids playroom, the VIP hall, hotel and finally, the church dedicated to   St Nicholas the Wonderworker – patron of the travelers.

On September 25th five students from the TU Dresden and 10 young Chinese teachers from the Baotou railway vocational and technical institute, studying under the intramural master’s program at OSTU have visited the railway station Kombinatskaya together with the head of the chair “Railway cars and railway car facilities”, rector’s advisor, candidate of technical sciences, associate professor Vladislav Petrovich Klyuka and the International Relations Department’s specialist Larisa Vladimirovna Abramchikova.

By the order and with the active cooperation of the deputy head of the Western-Siberian railway in Omsk territorial administration Evgeniy Sergeevich Ashmyaga — a service electric motrice was provided for the excursion. The foreign students watched the actions of the train driver, as well as his reactions to the railway traffic lights, telephone exchanges with the train dispatchers and station attendants.

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An entertaining trip to the Kombinatskaya railway station by a service electric motrice

Firstly, the excursion participants have visited the gravity sorting yard and later the washing and steaming station.

Head of the station, V. O. Artyomchenko has explained the intricacies of work at the automated sorting station.

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At the washing and steaming station Kombinatskaya, near the training cistern

The meeting between our guests and the workers of the washing and steaming station was informative. It was organized with the director of the Novosiberian branch of the “PGK” stock company Evgeniy Gennadievich Dolgenko’s assistance, as well as the personal participation of the department head Pavel А. Dyablov. It began with a traditional teatime and concluded with an interesting show of the modern technology of processing and decontamination of empty cisterns, as well as the role of the station in the realization of the growing plans of the oil shipping via the railway.

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At the Kombinatskaya station (washing and steaming station)

After learning about the working processes of the railway station Kombinatskaya, the German students, accompanied by the International Relations Department specialist Larisa Vladimirovna Abramchikova, have visited the puppet theatre “Arlekin” (“Harlequin”), where they watched a mono-performance “Probuzhdeniye” (“Awakening”) in Polish with Russian subtitles, based on the Grimm brothers fairy tales. 

Before the German students’ departure, members of the International Relations Department have presented them souvenirs, and also sent some souvenirs to the dean of the faculty of transport at TU Dresden, professor, doctor of technical sciences, Gunther Prokop.

The TU Dresden students were received with the help of the volunteer students from Institute of Automatics and Telemechanics and the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor of the “Automatics and telemechanics” chair — Gayaz Gumarovich Akhmedzyanov. OSTU students showed the TU Dresden students around Omsk and met them outside of their study time.

Both OSTU teachers and students welcomed our friends from Germany and expressed hope for the further beneficial cooperation!

We express gratitude towards everyone who participated and assisted with the organization of the introductory internship of the TU Dresden students.