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North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) established a new representative office in Russia

News International-French

19 Nov 2012

North Rhine-Westphalia established a new representative office in St. Petersburg, Russia. On this occasion, a high-profile delegation on business and science representatives travelled to Russia. Today, Russia is ranked among the 10 of the most important trading partners of NRW.

‚We are pleased to now being represented in Russia. St. Petersburg is a most dynamic city with a technologically driven economic structure. In addition, this metropolis is the logistic hub between the Russian Federation and northern and western Europe. The current Russia’s WTO accession will strengthen our excellent economic relations’, said Dr. Horzetzky, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Construction, Housing and Transport of NRW. 


Prof. Gries, director of Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, represents RWTH Aachen University in the delegation with representatives of businesses and economic development. With the opening of the new NRW representative he combines high hopes for the RWTH and the ITA: ‚The economic relations will be simplified significantly in Russia and the numerous contacts with academia are strengthened now!’  


With employees of NRW.INVEST Russia Prof. Gries cultivates good relations. Thus, the husband of deputy head of the NRW.INVEST Russia, Dr. Tatiana Kryachkova, researches regularly at the ITA together with the ITA-scientists.




About the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University belongs to the top 10-institutes of RWTH Aachen University. Its core competencies are the development of textile machines and components, new materials and new methods for the production of textiles. For industry partners, ITA offers advanced training and workshops and research and development projects in cooperation with the partner company 3T TextilTechnologieTransfer GmbH. Furthermore, ITA educates students in various subjects in technical textiles. Beyond that the opportunity to graduate (Dr.-Ing.) exists.



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