May 31, 2017 a meeting of the Rector of SUAI Yulia A. Antokhina with the director of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) Tao Zhang was held. At the meeting were also present the adviser of the director of the UNESCO IITE Professor Alexander Khoroshilov, the President of SUAI and the head of UNESCO Chair Anatoly A. Ovodenko, Head of the International Cooperation office O.V. Karelova and Deputy Head of the UNESCO Chair O.V. Mukhina.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and the prospects for cooperation between the SUAI and UNESCO IITE, including the joint organization of the World Championship on Instrumentation and Programming.