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Ekaterina Kuroedova from Harbin Institute of Technology in China visited the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

February 11, 2014

Ekaterina Kuroedova, a russian academic of the School of Management of Harbin Institute of Technology in China, visited the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre in Münster. Ms. Kuroedova was awarded a Chinese Government Scholarship for a Ph.D program. Her major research field is International Technology Transfer, Knowledge Validation and IP Valorisation. Now Ms. Kuroedova is traveling to two key performance organisations in University-Business Cooperation in Europe. She visited the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre to investigate potential cooperation and elaborate opportunities of Professor Baaken`s supervision in her Ph.D research. The other organisation on her trip is TII in Luxemburg.

The S2B Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre of Münster University of Applied Sciences and Professor Jiang Minghui, Head of the Research Group Ms Kuroedova is affiliated with, are striving for closer cooperation in future.

Background information on Harbin Institute of Technology

Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) has received preferential support from the central government of China. In 1954, the Ministry of Higher Education designated, for the first time, six national key universities. Today HIT has developed into a large nationally renowned multi-disciplinary university with science, engineering and research as its core.

Educating 42,695 full-time students (including 25,035 undergraduates, 11,794 master degree candidates and 4,387 doctoral degree candidates ) HIT now runs 21 schools/departments, including 73 undergraduate and 147 masters' programs, 81 doctoral programs, 18 post-doctoral research stations, 18 national key disciplines, and 32 national (ministerial) key labs. The university employs 2,944 full-time lecturers, (884 are professors, 1,102 associate professors, 22 researchers of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering).

HIT is consistently on the forefront in making innovation in research. For years, HIT has continued to undertake large-scale and highly sophisticated national projects. HIT's ability for scientific research has always been among the strongest in all universities in China. In 2007, HIT funds for scientific research reached 1.1billion RMB. In the comprehensive 10-year evaluation of the '863'project, HIT scientific research programs ranked second among all universities in China.

Prof. Thomas Baaken (S2B Marketing Research Centre), Ekaterina Kuroedova (Harbin Institute of Technology), Arno Meerman (S2B Marketing Research Centre) (from left)