On May 31, 2017, Beihang University and Russian State Agrarian University jointly organized a video conference on the Application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems for the Agribusiness. The conference was held at the Centre by Internet-based video conference system. Mr. Meng Zhijun, Researcher of Beijing Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture, Mr. Jin Tian GNSS expert of the Centre, associate professor of School of Electronic Information and Engineering, Beihang University, Mr. Yang Lei from Shandong Agricultural University, Prof. Zeyliger, Prof. Shulga and Dr. Varvara from Russian State Agrarian University gave 6 reports on the application of the satellite navigation system in various fields of agriculture respectively. More than 10 international graduates of the Centre attended all the lectures.
Russian State Agrarian University, founded in 1865, is one of the first higher education institutions in agriculture in Russia. According to the requirements of the Working Group on the Joint Application of the Working Group on Education and Training, Russian State Agrarian University and Beihang University jointly promote the training of satellite navigation systems in both China and Russia. After the video conference, the two sides exchanged views on the educational cooperation, teaching materials, cooperative research and the like, and decided to hold the next video conference in October 2017.