Top universities of Uzbekistan have become USU partners. Cooperation agreements have been signed at the First Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum
2018-10-21 06:19 The delegation of the university headed by Boris Kostishko, the Rector of USU, the Chairman of the Council of Rectors of the Ulyanovsk Region, visited the Republic of Uzbekistan and participated in the First Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum “New Personnel for the New Economy”. The forum brought together representatives of more than 200 universities of Russia and Uzbekistan.
Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum “New Personnel for the New Economy” has become a part of the
program of the First Forum of Interregional Cooperation between Russia and
Uzbekistan, timed to coincide with the visit of the President of the Russian
Federation Vladimir Putin to Uzbekistan. The
event, which was held at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, was
attended by Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the
Republic of Uzbekistan Inom Madzhidov, President of the Russian Union of
Rectors, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University V. Sadovnichy and Advisor to the President of
the Republic of Uzbekistan, Rector of the University of World Economy and
Diplomacy Abdujabar Abduvakhitov.
Viktor Sadovnichy, in his speech at the plenary meeting, said that the expansion of cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the scientific and educational sphere is taking place during a new breakthrough phase in relations between the two countries and made specific proposals for the partnership development. According to the Rector of Moscow State University, it is required to jointly participate in promoting the “Three University missions” ranking to the international level, create joint educational programs, including in the field of digital technologies, scientific and educational consortia within the “Vernadsky” program, that implies cooperation between Russian universities , scientific organizations and business partners for the implementation of joint Russian-Uzbek projects. In addition, the point is about creating joint research and educational centers, developing joint projects to increase the attractiveness of museums (virtual tours, multimedia installations), sharing resources of the unique library holdings of universities in Russia and Uzbekistan, ensuring their accessibility in remote mode, as well as developing mechanisms of interactive communication, development of projects in the field of intercultural communication, one of the forms of which are testing centers for foreign citizens.
The results of cooperation between universities of Russia and Uzbekistan were presented at the forum and formulated the main objectives for the development of higher education systems of the two countries. The work was carried out in four areas: “Russian language is a factor of competitiveness in the scientific and educational environment”, “Technical education in the system of priorities of the Russian-Uzbek cooperation”, “Formats and mechanisms of personnel training for key sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan” and “Science and innovations in higher education”.
Participants said that over the past decades, the efforts of the university community and authorities have formed a solid foundation for cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the field of education, opening up an extensive range of opportunities for further joint development, taking account of contemporary reality and the requirements of the time. The forum delegates expressed an opinion that, there was a mutual need for maximum harmonization and integration of the educational space of our countries, the importance of active cooperation between universities and the business community in the field of professional training and implementation of innovative educational programs in the professions that are in great demand in the labor market.
The practical result of the event was the signing of 130 cooperation agreements and implementation of joint educational programs and projects between universities of Russia and Uzbekistan. The agreements signed by Ulyanovsk State University are among them. The University of Uzbekistan named after Ulugbek, Samarkand State University, Kokand State Pedagogical Institute named after Mukimi became partners of USU. An agreement is being prepared for signing with Fergana State University.
For a more detailed study of possible areas of cooperation, the USU delegation made a trip to the ancient city Kokand. In the former capital of the Kokand Khanate, which is now part of the Fergana region, the members of the Ulyanovsk delegation met with colleagues, held a series of negotiations, got acquainted with the history and culture of the city, the first mention of which dates back to the X century.
Participants of the event noted that the educational forum had become as an effective platform for interaction between university communities and supported the initiative to hold it on a regular basis in the cities of Russia and Uzbekistan.
The program of Boris Kostishko’s trip to Uzbekistan included the participation in a number of other events connected with the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the republic.