Rector of Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology Botir Usmonov visited Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
During the visit, which took place on April, 28, the prospects of cooperation in the implementation of joint educational programs were discussed.
The visit of the leadership of Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took place less than two months after the conclusion of the agreement on cooperation between the universities. The document was signed on March 4, 2021 during the visit of the Belarusian delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan, which included Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno represented by Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Yury Bialykh. At that time, preliminary agreements were reached on conducting joint scientific research in areas of mutual interest, on designing and implementing joint educational programs, on organizing and conducting internships for teachers and students of Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
The discussion of the agreements already reached continued during the visit of partners from Uzbekistan to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The small delegation that visited Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno included Rector of Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology, Botir Usmonov, and Head of the Department of Double Diplomas, Anvar Shernaev. Botir Usmonov drew attention to the fact that in Uzbekistan in recent years, much attention has been paid to the field of education. At the same time, he emphasized his interest in getting a closer look at the achievements of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in the field of education and science.
– We are interested in your experience, - Botir Usmonov said. – Therefore, we strive to build good relations, establish mutually beneficial cooperation with universities of the Republic of Belarus, because the scientific potential of your country is very high. At the same time, we have similar sectors of economy. And our countries cooperate at the highest level in various areas – chemical industry, mechanical engineering, food, humanitarian sphere, culture. I am sure that academic mobility, exchange of teachers, and methodological support will be useful for the two states.
Irina Kiturko, Rector of Yanka Kupala State University, also agreed that cooperation with Uzbekistan is becoming a strategic and priority direction for Belarusian educational institutions.
"We already have some experience of cooperation with universities in Uzbekistan," Irina Kiturko shared. – The first cooperation agreement was signed with Tashkent University of Transport back in 2009. To date, there are already 8 such contracts. I would like to note that 4 of them were concluded last year. As for the vectors of cooperation, they are very broad. First of all, these are academic mobility programs for students and for university staff. This is the "Visiting Professor" program; this is joint training of specialists, joint educational programs.
Irina Kiturko also noted that at the moment, Yanka Kupala State University is implementing joint educational programs for training specialists with higher education of the first stage with Tashkent State Law University in the specialty "International Law", as well as with Karshi State University in the specialty "Applied Mathematics". An agreement is being developed 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".