Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno signed agreements on international cooperation with two universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Rector of Urgench State University Bahrom Abdullayev and Rector of Karakalpak State University Akhmed Reimov paid an official visit to Kupala University.
A delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan, consisting of representatives of two institutions of higher education, arrived in Grodno at the invitation of the Yanka Kupala State University. As the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Yuri Belykh noted, it was Kupala University that initiated the establishment of mutually beneficial contacts with Urgench and Karakalpak State Universities. Potential partners were offered a study visit to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in order to substantively discuss promising areas for further interaction in the field of education, science and upbringing of students.
The visit of the delegation from Uzbekistan began with an official event with the participation of the rector of the Yanka Kupala State University Irina Kiturko. During the round table meeting, heads of universities presented their educational institutions and voiced in which directions they see further cooperation.
- Today, the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has signed more than 200 agreements on international cooperation. Kupala University interacts with the universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the framework of 8 agreements, - said Irina Kiturko. - A joint educational program for the training of specialists with a higher education of the first stage with the Tashkent State University of Law in the specialty "International Law" according to the "3 + 1" scheme, a joint educational program according to the "2 + 2" scheme for the training of specialists with a higher education of the I degrees with Karshi State University with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In general, more than 10 agreements have been concluded on the implementation of joint educational programs with universities in China, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Work in this direction continues, as noted by the rector of Yanka Kupala State University. Recently, an agreement was signed on joint educational programs for training specialists with higher education of the first stage with the Kokand State Pedagogical Institute named after Mukimiy in four specialties: "Applied Mathematics", "Bioecology", "Psychology" and "Fine Arts and Computer Graphics". At the moment, a joint educational program is being designed with Karshi State University for the training of specialists with higher education of the II stage in the specialty "Computer engineering (programmable complexes, systems and services)".
During an official event at Kupala University, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of Yanka Kupala State University Yuri Belykh drew the attention of the dialogue participants to the development of potential related to tourism.
- I would like to note that the first student from Uzbekistan who entered our university chose the specialty “Tourism and hospitality”, - Yuri Belykh emphasized. - And here we see great potential. Our regions are attractive for tourists. 80% of the entire historical and cultural heritage of the Republic of Belarus is concentrated on the territory of the Grodno region.
Vice-rector for scientific work of Yanka Kupala State University Yuri Romanovsky, in turn, noted that a strong mathematical school has been created at our university. And here Kupala University could also find points of contact with Urgench State University, the rector of which, among the advantages of his educational institution, named precisely the good preparation of students in mathematical specialties. In addition, the meeting participants expressed interest in the implementation of joint projects in research activities.
Summarizing what was said, the participants of the event agreed that there are many prospects for cooperation between universities, but it is necessary to highlight the main aspects on which the partners will have to focus in the near future. The meeting ended with the signing of agreements on international cooperation between the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and the Urgench State University, as well as the Karakalpak State University.
Discussion of promising areas of mutually beneficial cooperation continued on the basis of Science and Technology Park of the Yanka Kupala State University. A tour of the Technopark was organized for representatives of the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan, during which residents talked about their activities and innovative projects. There was also a presentation of the Studio of Projects and Startups of Kupala University. Then the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the seminar "On the scientific and educational activities of the departments."
Urgench State University has 11 faculties, 36 departments, in which bachelors and masters are trained in 58 educational areas and 27 specialties. More than 16 thousand students study at the university, the teaching staff is 677 people. Urgench State University is actively involved in Erasmus + projects, collaborating with such universities as the University of Aquila (Italy), the University of Porto (Portugal), the University of Keele (England), the University of Padua (Italy), the University of Cantabria (Spain) and the Weinstephan-Trisdorf University of Applied Sciences (Germany).
Karakalpak State University is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Uzbekistan. Training of young personnel is carried out in 49 bachelor's areas and 24 master's specialties. The university has 48 doctors of sciences and professors, more than 200 candidates of sciences and associate professors. Karakalpak State University develops partnerships with more than 100 largest universities, takes part in educational programs TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ERASMUS + within the European Commission.